Some time last year I did a mixed media piece to reflect the pain I felt about missing my dad. I used an image of a poppy seed head, which for me represented the loss and emptiness. I knew then, that I wanted to return to this idea, and I wanted to create a sympathy card for those who felt the same way. When I saw this poppy cutting die from ClarityStamp, I knew how I was going to do it. The quote comes from a poem.
This 15x15cm mixed media piece was done for the #artfulevidence weekly challenge. I used two of my favorite mixed media products in this piece: Baked Texture embossing powders by Seth Apter (in my book this artist is a genius!) and a Gummiapan stamp. Their stamps are unique and original, but at the same time they are quite versatile and will serve you for more than one project (disclimer: I am not in any way linked to these companies, I honestly love what they are creating!).
After making my previous mini-album, I wanted to make another one. So, papers are cut, glued, and out came my favorite mixed media tool: gelli plate. I really love the subtle color gradients, and the very natural, unstrained look of the prints.
Here is a video that allows to see the My Tribe mini-album better. The album itself ,should you like it, is now available in my Etsy shop here:
In their day these photos were taken for various reasons. For beauty, for ridicule, for artistry, for documentary. Whatever the reason was, thy touch my heart. I see your eyes, my sisters, I know what you are feeling, and I know what you are thinking.