Balance is my true nature…

my 4×6 inch flat canvas began with various scraps of paper glued down for the background and a bit of Artist’s Cement (which is like molding paste but a bit rubbery when dry) stenciled on at the top with a wash of paint…

Magpie's Nest Balance supplies

the circle was a cut out from a long ago project that I still had kicking around

Magpie's Nest Circleand I got to playing with a roll of plaster I had picked up at a thrift shop years ago for the horizontal stripe…

Magpie's Nest Balance is my true nature

I am entering this in the new online monthly mixed media challenge at The Mirror Crack’d for their “Anything (Mixed Media) goes”

Magpie's Nest Balance is my true nature (1)

focusing on balance is definitely a good affirmation for me…

33 responses to “Balance is my true nature…

  1. Wow Patty, love all that texture, it looks beautiful!

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  2. Your picture is in harmony. I like those mixed media creations so much.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  3. sparkledaysstudio

    Oh nice work. Great plaster detail – so organic. xox

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  4. Oh Patty, this is so creative. I really like it ! xoxoxox

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  5. You master balance beautifully there! I’ve never tried that particular adhesive. USArtQuest isn’t far from where I live and they offer free in-studios where you can try their products. I’m hoping to get to some of them this fall and will definitely check that out.

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  6. Oh gosh – you have just a flow Patty! Adorable – thanks also for the link..have to check this new challenge! exciting!
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. I’ve looked high and low locally for that plaster and you found it in a thrift store. Aren’t you the lucky gal.

    A new challenge I’ve never heard of. Sounds like it’s right up your alley. Lovely first entry, too.

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  8. One of my favorite meditations- What beautiful pages Patty! that texture is sooooo yummy! great use of that bandage! xoxo

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  9. A wonderful projekt, liebe Patty.

    Have a great weekend

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  10. Great texture! Balance is a good thing, but sometimes hard to maintain.

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  11. Hi Patty, this is a fantastic canvas and you’ve used one of my favourite materials, Modrock plaster bandage. Thank you for sharing this project with us at The Mirror Crack’d challenge blog, Angela x

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  12. HMMM! Talk about the stars aligning. I simply HAD to join this challenge. I let everyone know you were the inspiration behind this. Or the one who provided the link, at least (grin).

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  13. Your creation is really awesome!!! I love how the colors are matching and the texture you’ve created! Thanks for joining our new Mixed Media Challenge over at “The Mirror Crack’d” Blog. Have a nice day, hugs, Susanne.

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  14. i totally love this! the Colors are divine, and the plaster makes a good texture. and i also love the pieces of Forget-me-not paper you include here and there!

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  15. At last I have a few peaceful moments to read and ponder this one, Patty. And I just love it! The shapes are superb, the texture wonderful. It’s just a joy the way you’ve created something unique from these great bits and bobs. The way you’ve used the plaster is so inspiring. I heard about this challenge from Shilpa lately and I love the sound of it. I really hope I get a bit more time in the future to maybe play along with one of the future challenges. Have a lovely, creative week. Julie Ann xxx

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  16. This is stunning Patty! I will definitely be following along on that blog and hopefully doing a piece or two myself. I am so new (and not very good at) mixed media, but practice is the way to get better, right? Even if I don’t post on the challenge, they will be on my blog. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  17. Love this piece and the thought behind it!

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  18. Lovely piece ~ the image *and* the affirmation!

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  19. Delicious and stunning for sure !!!
    I would love to have some balance !!!
    Sandy xx

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  20. Love seeing all your supplies waiting for your creative hands!

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  21. You get more comments than anyone I know! I get maybe two nowadays. Of course, I join no challenges! Maybe that’s it! Beautiful work as always!

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  22. such a lovely theme behind this fantastic piece of textural art!!

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  23. Fantastic. Wonderful colors and texture.

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  24. Dear Patty,
    the plaster is an amazing texture , and illustrating the focus on trýing to balance ,wonderfully!
    Your colours are so inviting and fresh looking ,love it and what you did with the Artist`s Cement !
    Hope your sun shines apon you, today ,dear !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  25. I love this! The plaster really makes it pop, is it a roll of plaster of paris? or normal sticking plaster, it looks to me like the plaster of paris that they make up for broken limbs. Whatever it is, it’s fabulous. Love the green and blue colour palette too, lovely and bright.

    Thanks for sharing in our first ever challenge

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack’d

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  26. This should be displayed in a beautiful frame and have pride of place on a wall because how I love this.
    It brings to mind, for me anyway, rolling green hillsides with the prettiest of wildflowers and with water trickling in a nearby burn and puffy clouds floating in the indigo sky.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. Patty your piece for The Mirror Crack’d is fantastic, beautiful colors and so creatively made, love the different layers.
    Anni

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  28. What a fabulous canvas in a super colour scheme. Love all the texture and the piece of plaster adds such a unique touch. Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack’d.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  29. Fabulous piece of mixed media art, WOW!! Loved the layering, texture and colors!!
    Thank you so much Patty for sharing your talent with us at The Mirror cracked challenge, Good Luck !!

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