Saturday

The beauty of layers

I am a dyed-in-the-wool mixed media person. I love layers. I love non-minimal. I love to combine art and images, words and photos. Movies are made (or broken) by the strength of the soundtrack. Somehow for me combining the arts always feels stronger.

Combining art with a friend's:
This is our latest Echo submission for the theme of Portal:
Shannon Mucha, left; Shona Right

  
Combining photos with rubber stamp photoshop tool:




Combining photos with mixed media art:

Combining photos with poetic words:
  
How do you mix your media?




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Giveaway. 

Leave me a comment if you would like to win one of my little notebooks. 

Only if you promise to use it, to fill it with some words of reflection, words that will record something beautiful about your life.... deal?


I will let you know if your name comes up by Wednesday 9/15/10 ****** update ****** I am extending this deadline to Saturday 9/18/10 as I don't have a post ready for today!!!! I am working on a blogging schedule to keep me organized.  






 

46 comments:

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  2. I mix embroidery with photos, text, found objects and paint.
    I love being inspired to create something because of a quote I have read.

    I like the mixing of your media.

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  3. Love your images and mixed media. I'm just not that creative but I like textiles and wool and stitches and stuff. I would love one of your little notebooks. x

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  4. I've always loved filling notebooks with words, stories and recordings of special happenings.
    Your photos are so magical - I tried to pick favourite but couldn't possibly!

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  5. Gorgeous images!
    I did a course this summer in mixed media and I think I used just about everything! transfers, ink, watercolour, collage, rubbings, crayon, beads,etc! Layering was a learning experience although I do love collage anyway.
    Absolutely love your heart notebook (I collect hearts)! What a great giveaway!

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  6. I would so love one of your notebooks... so much has happened since I received your book and thought that I would be able to follow along... join in... participate....your notebook is just what I need!

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  7. Adding photos to collage is my fav

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  8. great images!!! please count me in!

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  9. Ooh! I would love to win! I adore journals.
    oh, and I'm doing a give-a-way on my blog as well! Maybe you'd like to join in?
    www.cranialpurge.blogspot.com

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  10. Your image of the little girl is strongly powerful and brings Grief knocking...an old, old friend of mine. Poignant and melancholy.

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  11. I love your notebooks! And I would fill it with beautiful words and reflections about my life :-)

    Your photos are beautiful!

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  12. Your pictures are gorgeous! I'd love to win one of your beautiful notebooks! I promise to use it well. :)

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  13. I would love to win a little notebook that you have made. I would promise to use it for something special. Thanks.

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  14. I love those photos! Is there a rubber stamp photoshop tool?
    Oh, and I'd love to win one of those beautiful notebooks! Yes, I'd definitely use it!

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  15. I love your little notebooks... I keep saying I am going to break out my pens, inks, stamps and bits of paper to make little notebooks for keeping sermon notes. I love taking notes in both Sunday school and church services. Random thoughts of inspiration to reflect upon!!

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  16. I have little notebooks scattered throughout the house filled with thoughts and inspirational quotations. Now that I have fallen in love with the Zutter(Thank you Shona) they are Much more personal. Your little book is lovely.

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  17. Your images are stunning. I love to see the written word scribbled across a photo, especially in the way you have here with a wonderful meadow. The purple colors in these photos is so inspireing, being my favorite color. The butterflies, oh the butterflies. I love them. I have been having computer problems and I'm so afraid of loosing all of my links to my favorite places in blogland. One of your little notebooks would be perfect for recording the wonderful blogs I visit and why I love visiting them. What touchs me, what inspires me at each place. Yes, I promise to use the notebook if I win.

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  18. Beautiful artwork! Thanks or the chance to enter your little notebook giveaway.

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  19. Lovely work, You certainly have a an eye for the photographs.
    I am fairly new to the mixed media things. In a way before I started with artsy things, I would paint on the walls of our house and do tile work, murals things like that. Now nothing is off limits LOL
    I have always been a scribbler of words and have many pages of thoughts and feelings.
    Some make it to my pages and wall hangings. Most just wait in my journals for my children to read one day.

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  20. I love little notebooks like this and have them tucked everywhere. They are great for phone numbers, ideas, note to self. My only trouble I can't remember which one I wrote what I am looking for in.
    Debbie

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  21. Oh your little pieces are alwasy so pretty. I love them.
    Notebooks are my favourite thing, I love pulling out a well decorated one or one that I have covered in fabric whenever I need to write something down.

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  22. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I love the juxtaposition of the photo images. I love the idea of photographing food. So beautiful, healthy, and inspiring!

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  23. Not only do I mix my paintings with my poems, bt I also mix my poems with my paintings!

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  24. I love your blog! I try and do mixed media work whenever I can! Your ideas will be an inspiration to me to find that time!

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  25. Dear Shona, I love how you mix your media..it IS more powerful! But I especially love when you add your poems. Wow--they are perfect along side the photography and graphic art.

    If I had the little notebook..I'd write about loving my hubby--my lesson for this summer...or maybe about grandbabies...I'm addicted!...or maybe about boys becoming men..it's hard to believe it's all happening so fast. I feel my heart will burst when I watch Jacob becoming the man that Andrew has become too. How I wish I could spare him the heavy weight that fatherhood sometimes brings..

    Thanks so much for visiting while I've been scrambling! We are off to Dallas for one last estate trip (I hope.)

    Love,
    Donna @ Comin' Home

    PS. To answer your question, I mix music with my poems. :o) And Fabric with my art. And now writing with photography. I think I'm getting a wee bit better at that! Thanks to you. :o)

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  26. Shona, those altered images are so lovely. Your work always has such a dreamy quality about it, which I just love. Think there's a daydreamer hiding away inside of me somewhere that's woken by your art!

    If I won I'd use this notebook to visualise and try and bring some of those daydreams to life :)

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  27. lovely photos, Shona. how to i mix my media? i find that i'm drawn to just about anything creative, so i think therein lies my challenge. while i don't necessarily try to mix too much into one thing, i do try to mix too much into my studio, creating one large mess. :-) i do mix my jewelry and photography by creating pendants out of miniture versions of my photos.

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  28. Ohh... I love these mixed media examples. They are gorgeous! Your little notebook is perfect for all those special notes. Great giveaway! :)

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  29. You have great talent. I would love to use your little booklet!

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  30. Your work is beautiful and your creativity seems limitless! Me... not so creative.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

    Cheers, jj

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  31. Hi Shona
    You continue to inspire me. I am just revisiting your book and working on some collage projects. I often wonder how you fit it in with children but it inspires me to find time too.

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  32. I am not an artist so I dont know anything about mixing techniques. But I love arts. just in two days I am going to visit alphons mucha exposition in czech republic. I love your notebooks and I would use it only for very special notes.:-) thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  33. So much prettiness! Thanks for the inspiration.
    :)

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  34. interesting to see what you have been mixing!! I am currently experimenting with resin! It makes a great glassy coating to pictures. I love it.

    Do enter me for your giveaway!

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  35. What beautiful photos, you have a style that always draws me in. Great giveaway too. :0)

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  36. Wow, your blog is wonderful. I just got your name from a friend of mine. She said you where a great place to get inspiration. She was so right. I would love to get one of your note books.
    Barb

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  37. beautiful! i don't do a lot with photos but i love mixed media collage with all sorts of scraps. i would love to win your little notebook!

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  38. I love your photo work : )

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  39. I had no idea you could do all of those things you showed - I am so behind when it comes to technical/computer things - they're all really beautiful! Thank you for sharing these pretties.

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  40. textile, papers, paint, inks and mediums for textures....i love mixing them....thank you Trudy for your lovely comments on my blog.....thank you for sharing these beautiful books....cheers steph

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  41. Thank you so much for adding me to your collage directory and stopping by my Lil' ol blog!
    Peace, Love and Light Kelly

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  42. Cute journal. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks.

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  43. Thank you all for entering and telling me about your mixing. There is a lot of us out there. A circle of women who get it. So glad that you are here.

    While I wish I could everyone a journal, the winner is Peggy.

    thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog.

    Shona

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  44. I mix Photoshop edited photos, vintage and contemporarty, fabric, stitching, photo transfer processes, wood, transparencies,and the list goes on and on and....

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  45. I mix Photoshop edited photos, vintage and contemporarty, fabric, stitching, photo transfer processes, wood, transparencies,and the list goes on and on and....

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