Monday, December 29, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - What You Loved Doing in 2008


Every year I set goals for myself....nothing that I actually commit to paper but they are in the back of my mind. I do this for my art as well. This year I decided to seek out online courses and to learn techniques using acrylic paint. I also wanted to try my hand at assemblage. I began with altering altoid tins and worked my way into bigger assemblages. I always admired the detail in assemblage and found that I took great pleasure in layering and strategizing the composition of each piece. This is one that I created for a dear friend of mine for a personal swap and it is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.

28 comments:

June said...

Oh Heather this is so stunning. You are so talented. I love your art work every time
Hugs June

Nancy said...

This is just wonderful eye candy!

Lynn said...

Love your altered tin Heather, they really are a fun project. Hope you had a great holiday :)

vintage wil said...

Heather this is so
beautiful !!!
i love it.

crafty creations said...

Stunning work Heather as always

happy New Year

Hugs Hilda

indybev said...

Beautiful! I did my first Altoid tin this year...and altered my first CD...and did my first tag. I can appreciate your excitement at learning assemblage. You obviously have a real knack for it!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous tin, love it. Happy Newyear to you.

Dawn said...

Hellooo! My friend
Hope you had a wonderful Xmas and yes 2008 was the "Year of the Tin" at Chez Robinson!! You gave us such creativity with them and I loved seeing what you did.
May 2009 inspire you further and bring you many happy crafting hours and can't wait to see what your next focus will be!

Hugs
Dawn!

Diane said...

This is just as cute as cute can be! I have no doubts that you will meet your goals for 2009! Wonderful work, Heather!
Happy 2009.....Hugs, Diane

Chris said...

Oh I just LOVE your altoid tins Heather they are always so beautiful and you have such talent in the way you assemble all the pieces into one fantastic artwork!!
They are a joy to look at and this one is wonderful..thanks for sharing :D
hugs
Chris xx

Moira said...

Oh this is great lovely to look at and explore. Happy New Year to you and yours hope 2009 is fantastic. .

Faye said...

Really gorgeous altered tin, Heather. Lucky friend!

Brenda said...

Wonderful altered tin Heather. I love the way you set goals for your art as well as for other areas of your life. Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year and I look forward to seeing all your brilliant art work in 2009.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Loving this altered tin-it is beautiful and it warms me to look at it!!!
chris p

Val Foster said...

Wow Heather, this piece is awesome. I love all the detail and the theme. I have yet to attempt doing an assemblage. This piece is very inspiring! Perhaps in 2009 I'll get around to making my first one. One can hope anyway. Great job, and something different from you. Good for you, I love it!

Hels said...

Absolutely stunning piece of artwork Heather, I totally adore it!!! Hels x

Buffy said...

This is absoulty beautiful! I just love the look of altered tins.

Beth said...

Your assemblage is wonderful, as is all the work you have shared this year.

Kris Dickinson said...

This piece is so wonderful Heather! Makes me forget it's Winter. ((HUGS)) my friend and have a very Happy New Year! - Kris

Marilyn Rock said...

I, too, love assemblages. Your Altoid tin is beautiful; it's amazing how much you can pack into those little tins. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art in 2009. Have a healthy and happy new year! Hugs, Marilyn

Mary-Beth said...

This is a gorgeous tin Heather. Your assemblages are always so full of fabulous detail! I love them.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I recognize that beauty ;) It has been a special treat to get to know you here in blogland. You continue to inspire and are one of the kindest bloggers I know. You share your gifts so freely, thank you for that! Here's to another year of fun and play!
Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours Dear Heather! oxoo

J and Z said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! lucky friend to have received this!! hope you have had a wonderful winter season so far!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Lovely, Heather! Diane

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered tin is absolutely amazing, Heather!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!
I look forward to more fun and sharing in 2009!

Gaby xo

Sandy said...

Something I would love to try myself, too! This is so awesome!

Happy New Year!!

Melissa said...

Hey Heather!
Beautiful tin....as always!
I have a swap going on over on Flickr in my "Altered Art in a Tin" group for a decorated Valentine Tin, if you'd like to join please pop over and sign up in the discussion.
Smiles-
Melissa

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