Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mixed Media Place..."Tenderness" and Some Exciting News !!

The "Emotional" Challenges continue at Mixed Media Place. This month it is "Tenderness".
 Many descriptive words come to mind when defining what "tenderness" is. It is a way we respond to someone or something that is delicate or fragile, that is soft, hurt or easily damaged. Our world is a fragile, oceans, vegetation, air, animals and people are continuously being destroyed, some at an alarming rate. My page is reflective of the damage we are doing to our world.
I have used an image transfer technique and high lighted these with stamping, embossing, texture paste and paint. 
We would love for you to play along with our emotional challenges. The details are HERE.

Finnabair's Cold Country paper "Secret Diary" made for the perfect background for these pages.

I have used the Image Transfer technique with photos I've taken in Melbourne alley ways and applied different mediums over the top.

My work is going to be published in a book !
Two of my Art Journal pages have been selected by the editors of CreativeMixedMedia and North Light Books to be featured in their newest publication; the Art Journal Kickstarter book, due for release in December. Yah ! I am so very happy and excited to have my work chosen. Details HERE.
Have a great weekend.....with an equal balance of excitement and tenderness coming your way. 
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  1. HI. another amazing and thought provoking layout.. that image at the bottom left.. those eyes are haunting and hurting... brilliant features on this work of art.. and well done on getting published, you are worthy of all recognition!! have a splendid weekend!

  2. WOW!! Your page has so much feeling to it. I LOVE it. I have to agree with you on all the damage we are doing to the earth. It is really sad..

    Congrats on getting published.. So happy for you. It is well deserved.



  3. Breathtaking. Very deep, heavy and intriguing. Love it.

  4. Awesome textures and layers on your journal page! Huge congrats on the publications! Your work is always so inspirational.

  5. Oh my Gayle! This is sooooo thoughtful and beautiful! So many wonderful techniques - the photo transfer is amazing! Just stunning And Congrats!!! You sooooo deserve it!

  6. This is brilliant Gayle! And CONGRATULATIONS for the first of many book publications of that I am sure!! You are one very special artist & I am so honoured to call you a friend too x

  7. Congrats Gayle on your publications can't wait until you can share what was selected!!! Not familiar with Finnabair's papers so will have to check them out as you've created a stunning piece of art work here.


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