Saturday, 2 March 2019

Sea Creatures Assemblage - By Finnabair

Hi my friends!
I can't wait to share with you my latest creation - assemblage on a piece of wooden panel which will go straight on one of the shelves of my "cabinet of curiosities" (which is more commonly named my main bedroom). It was made for Art Daily Cafe blog - and it was inspired by this gorgeous mood board and our new topic for March - "Fresh Look".

You may think I my interpretation of this topic is very down-to-earth, but for me  it was a perfect moment to find an excuse to go back to my roots and the real love - playing with recycling and upcycling ideas.  I've got quite large stash of found stuff at home - everything from old jewellery through rusy metal pieces to books and old paper - but torn between my everyday tasks, projects I need to do or get involved into I rarely have time to make something just for my own pleasure, without thinking how can I use this project later! I'm sure many of you know my pain!
So this time it all started when I took out one of my boxes and then my hands found something which most of people would simply toss away - and I noticed the similarity of it to inside of the shells or beautiful ocean creatures... then it all simply took off!
Once I knew what I am going to focus on, everything came together so quickly - I had a real "flow moment" putting things together and creating this assemblage inspired by the sea inhabitants...
And my unexpected finding was the heart of it all! Can you spot it?
I've really reduced the amount of "proper embellishments" to minimum this time. Except the metal seahorse  - which I think was a necklace - and a bunch of pearls, pebbles and screw heads all the objects you can see here are in fact my findings. And I have to admit - this is what makes my heart really happy! I love the result and I'd love to make more!
Working on the colour palette was easy - not only I had the emerald colour from the mood board but also I could use shades which are coming from the ocean - blues and turquoises. On the top of that a touch of rusty colours totally makes sense here - as salty water makes a lot of damage to metal elements, right? I decided to minimise the list of colour products used to Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylics and Metallique Waxes - and I love the results.

I'm wondering if you can guess what "my finding" really is? I'm sure you've got some good guesses! For your curiosity I took the photo of the project "before" adding all the colours, so you can see it a bit better... just check it below and let me know what do you think this "mechanical" part may be?

To make it easier for you to get similar results on your projects - here is the list of the product's I've used. All of them are liked to Mixed Media Place Store:


What do you think about this idea? What about finding beauty in everyday objects, giving them chance to shine and take the main role in the theatre of your art? 
If you feel inspired by it or our March mood board - you can drop your project in the links at Art Daily Cafe blog or tag #artdailycafe on Instagram to make it easier for us to find you!

Can't wait to see what your re going to create!
huge hugs


8 comments:

cindyaburns47@gmail.com said...

It's fabulous, so clever to use parts of broken or unused every day items. They work so well as a sea theme, love the colors, thank you for sharing art process, I love everything you create.

Bev Hayne said...

Ahh, so lovely. ALWAYS so inspiring! Thank-you.

Rebecca Ednie said...

That looks like the thingie on the back of my hair dryer.

Gigi Black said...

It is lovely. I was raised on an island so I appreciate being able to see all the sea treasures.

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

Liz's creative corner said...

Not sure but maybe to do with a fan!!, lol xx

The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box said...

I love this, Anna. You are just so inspiring xx

Wilma said...

So beautiful!!! I think the mechanical part is a fan from your computer.

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