Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MRS. COURAGE

copyright sharon borsavage 2009

My new mixed media piece was created just because she had to come out, no challenges or swaps. She is taking me on one heck of a journey, and I'm still hanging on. The image of the lady is a fantastic reproduction image that Gale from Paper Whimsy has been making from her collection of antique books with vintage images. When I see these beautiful regal ladies, my heart melts, and I have to buy them and try to do something wonderful with them. I can say I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. I feel like I am finally getting onto paper and mediums what is in my head, as far as images and feelings are concerned. And you know me, always with the bird, always wanting to fly! I also used some beautiful papers in here (I loooooove beautiful papers!), a part of a vintage book page, a vintage filigree flower from my collection, tiny colored blue rhinestones, and I stamped a piece of copper, and tinted the letters with acrylic paint. Let's not forget all the paint, and super heavy gel medium, which has just become my best friend. Thanks for always joining me on my journey!

21 comments:

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Sharon, I love her!!! I think she is my favorite.

stregata said...

Gorgeous, Sharon!! Love the crow and the colours and your details!!!!

Esther said...

beautiful shasha!! love this new MM piece!! the crown is stunting!!! more more more!!

Cindy said...

Sharon,
This new piece has such depth to it. I can see what you are describing...your relationship with paper - it has truly blossomed. Thank you for sharing!!

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, this is my top favourite of all the many favourites. The depth of this piece is amazing and all those layers. I want to reach out and touch it. Were this mine, I would hang it in my workspace as a beautiful message to myself. Wonderful, beautiful piece!

Mari said...

Sharon this is HERMOSO!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning Sharon. I've seen those images on PW and love them! I'm glad this is calling to you - beautiful mixed-media piece! xxoo

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG, Sharon! You've just raised the bar for yourself with this stunning piece! The composition, color, texture . . . there aren't enough superlatives! OUTSTANDING work!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Judy said...

Your journey is so much fun and I am glad to be a part of your path via your blog. You definitely able have found a new calling.

Doreen said...

She is lovely!

Cathy said...

utterly wonderful!

sharon said...

Thank you to everyone for all you kind comments, and for always being there on my journey!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Sharon she is beyond gorgeous The sensitive lines around the bird and the delicate crown all to perfect!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

it's stunning !!!!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Oh Sharon, Mrs. Courage is just gorgeous, you are now on the right way to express yourself. I am really happy to read you about what you feel with such a work. And the fact you feel like you are getting onto paper what is in your head. That's the best for an artist.

Today i feel you are free and happy. Thank you to share this with us.

xox

anna maria said...

It was great to be able to look at the enlarged view, where I could clearly see the pretty rhinestones, the text, the flower.
All very pretty. Great job.

Miss Gina Designs said...

Stunning!

Beth Anderson said...

Beautiful Sharon!

Lenna Andrews said...

absolutely beautiful, Sharon. I love the texture, the text . . . . ooh la la!
: ) lenna

sundownbeaddesigns said...

beautiful, one of my favorites...I hesitate to say this because I know you'll do another piece that I will also like very much...but for right now...my new favorite!

Pilar said...

This is really wonderful. I love your use of colors and image. xoxoxo

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