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.