Friday, August 2, 2013

Celebrate Today ~ Red Poppy Torn Paper Collage by Floral Artist Nancy Medina

Celebrate Today ~ Red Poppy
by Nancy Medina
Mixed Media, Torn Paper Collage

Celebrate Today, Red Poppy, is the newest artwork in Flower Mound Studio this week. One big ole mess on the table, one new poppy collage complete! Celebrate Today seemed appropriate, as I created this at my Mother's kitchen table. One of the benefits of giving up my corporate job in March was the ability not only to pursue my art full tim, but spend more time with my Mom, who is in hospice care. She enjoys seeing what I'm creating each time I stay with her, and doesn't even mind when I spill glue on her table!

I have been collaging in my head every day since taking a torn paper collage workshop from the master multimedia artist, Nancy Standlee, recently. I see a bird, I think of it as a collage. I see an apple, I'm tearing up magazines in my imagination and gluing that little apple into abstract shapes. Even my puggies have been subjected to the idea of pet portraiture in paper. (They are refusing to make eye contact...!) There's nothing quite like having a new obsession to keep your creative muses humming!

Ask me how many times I tipped that glue pot...
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