Sunday, 29 March 2015

The joys of assembling and collaging - "Treasured"

Hi again, I hope you are having a great weekend!
I'm back to my studio, working on some "ultra secret" projects, which unfortunately will need for the reveal for the next couple of months! This is just amazing how long it takes from the planning process, through the early stages and samples to the final effect... Working that much in advance is not my strongest side and my only light in the darkness is I really believe this will be cool  stuff to play with! But shhh now, I can't say any more!

Today I'm coming back to the very beginning of the year, the first class i was teaching this January - "Treasured" Collage made for Art Venture 2015 in Anaheim. That was a great event with so many students and teachers in one place - if you will ever have a chance to go, you should seriously try it! Loads of fun!


Those of you who were interested in my Classes for 2015  will notice this project didn't finally make it to the final group of  officially launched classes. I'm not sure if it was a right decision - some of the places I'm visiting this year were asking about this particular collage, so who knows? Maybe it will show up here or there some time in the future?

Project is based on the creative use of Elementals 12 x12 Resist Canvas (Stripes) - my beloved Mechanicals and of course - Art Basics in a combination with Art Ingredients.



You can see some of Art Basics Modeling Paste in the background, nice coat of Art Basics White Heavy Gesso and finally touches of Mica Powders and Micro beads bonded with Art basics Soft Gels. Fun way to work with any found objects you my find in your collection!


This kind of project which is a balanced mixture of  assembling and painting is the quintessence of everything I love in the creating: freed om of choice, re-purposing, changing the unwanted, not pretty items into beautiful, eye catching compositions. What can be better than that? ;)

I wish you all a wonderful creative time - and please check the blog on Monday to see our next Creative Team project - inspiration is waiting!!!
Sending hugs

14 comments:

Nathalie Noreau said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring Ania! Thanks for Sharing! I hope I can take more classes with you in Canada!

Jennie Atkinson said...

I absolutely adore this project Ania! The colours are stunning and wow - the paintbrush!! Thank you for so much inspiration x

Elena said...

It is so cool. I love the colors and all the mechanical details. I adore them too.

Sue McGettigan said...

Love this piece - I had the pleasure of seeing it in person at CHA in January - fabulous!

teri reed said...

I also had the pleasure of attending this class in Anaheim, truly a dream come true learning from the best in the business ❤️ thank you Finn!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

So very gorgeous - love all of the "findings" and mechanicals and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

LucianaW said...

This project is so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing details! xx

Kathy Grigas said...

Truly one of your best pieces of art. Love it! Looking forward to whatever it is you're up to next.

suzieq23 said...

as always, beautiful, creative, inspiring, and on and on! Please come back to Maryland soon.
Sue

smokeysmom said...

This is such an amazing assemblage. Do you have a video showing how you made this mixed media piece? I'd love to see it:)

Ellie Knol said...

Yummy!

Ula H. said...

To jest jak zwykle to co lubię i oczu oderwać od tego nie mogę. Pozdrawiam :))

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love how you added the brush.

Carin said...

Yay!!! This evening I managed to get myself a spot in this workshop in September. Together with a friend of mine we'll be enjoying ourselves and we'll probably learn a whole new set of techniques. I'm so exited!!!!