Friday, December 20, 2013

'All Is Calm' at Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place, a wonderful, one stop shop where you can buy everything you could ever need for mixed media projects, as well as all the beautiful products designed by Finnabair, has invited you to take part in a challenge.
They have started a new monthly project and challenge, and it is all about emotions..........and being women, we all experience plenty of them ! 
This month we want you to express "calm". Yes, at the craziest time of the year we want you to find your 'zen' place and think "calm"
If you visit Mixed Media Place HERE you can see how the DT have used the emotion of calm to create with. All the details on how to enter the challenge are also there.

Calm Is An Empty Head
For me, personally I need to have a clear or 'empty" head to feel calm. I try to let everything push all thoughts from my mind. All the bits and pieces of life, the thoughts, plans, worries, emotions, demands, responsibilities that race around in my brain. I want and need to push them out and away, so I imagine them spewing out of my head and falling in a jumbled mess around me, leaving my head space clear, calm and empty. Of course it's not that easy to do.....beach walks and yoga work for me:- sometimes. I have to confess tho that the whole time I was working on this page ( and I had so much fun doing it ) the song, "Zombie" by the Irish rock band The Cranberries, kept going round and round in my brain, making me then think that there is probably a fine line between being totally clear headed and calm and being a bit like a Zombie. Ahhh, stop thinking !
A lot of the detail is lost in the main photo so here are a few close-ups.
A product list of what I have used can be found HERE at Mixed Media Place.

Cotton mesh, tulle, wire and Finnabair Mechanicals

Embossed Sunrise Sunset stamp and wires

Tissue flower & gesso detail
Amongst all the Christmas activity I hope you can find some time to create and express what "calm" is to you.
Wishing you all a very happy week and a joyous Christmas.
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  1. Wow this is spectacular! Love the concept and all the bits, pieces and techniques!:)

  2. Awesome layout, so grungy and ethereal! Just wondering if you would be interested in being a guest designer for Scrap FX, kind regards, Jill W

  3. Wow! The detail is insanely amazing. LOVE the tissue work you have been using lately and this one is no exception. Very inspiring.

  4. love the lay out: it really shows your interpretation of reaching calmness by emptying your head. and beautiful photo!

  5. My goodness this is incredible.. it looks like your head was going to explode with all the thoughts and ideas shooting out going by the arrows etc.. amazing creation.. and sitting and scrapping clears my head.. oh and walks along the beach.. I could walk for miles and forget where I am at times!! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Beautiful project as always Gayle!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :)

  7. Gayle, this layout is AMAZING! Love all the detail! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

  8. Gayle this is a marvelous work of art, just love it, love that photo, your creative design really conveys a powerful message about clearing your head as a way to achieve calm, just stunning and so well done! The details here are incredible! I will check out that challenge,,,,,Merry Christmas to you and your family! Lisa XO

  9. I keep coming back to this work. Can't get enough of your art.
    I'm so grateful that you showed more photos of the details. Just as we talked - love the hidden meanings.
    You're a wonderful inspiring Artist!

  10. Stunning piece! This is really fabulous, in every single way! Love it! ;-)

  11. Can you see me smiling my friend. Well I am. This page is awesome. And what a wonderful theme, especially for this time of the year. Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you the Best in the New Year.


  12. Stunning project! So many details!

  13. That´s a great page again! What an artistic idea and gorgeous make of it! Love your work!
    xxx Evelyn

  14. A for amazing .. cant stop looking at this stunning image Gayle. swoon x

  15. Fabulous details here, Gayle!!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.


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