Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Time


I'm trying to figure out why I love altering tins so much. I'm at the point that my fingers tingle when I see one and I immediately head for the gesso to prepare it for altering. I love the process of layering and building up the images one atop the other. I adore the fact that the piece has depth and that 3-D objects can be added. Perhaps I should stop analyzing and just "do". A big thank you to dear Diane from Mixed Media Monday who allowed me to be host this week with the theme of "Time". This tin is on its way to a very dear friend of mine. I wanted to capture the passing of time, how quickly it passes and how often we wish it would just slow down and allow us to catch our breaths.

36 comments:

Diane said...

Heather, thankyou so much for being a guest host for us again! You are always very welcome to do so! You have me itching to alter a tin...hmmm....my daughter bought me home an interesting one...now for some time! Diane

Lynn Stevens said...

Heather, This is truly wonderful, I Love to alter tins as well. havent posted any yet. Yours is so inspiring.I Love to see ALL your creations!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...As soon as I saw that tin I thought of you...you are a wonderful artist and a perfect hostess!!!

great theme...very timely...no pun intended...

Hugs
Diana

lorhen82 said...

Beautiful piece, Heather! This one really hits home with me, as I have really been learning how precious time really is lately. So I love the saying you picked for this. I really gravitate toward altered tins too, but have yet to try making one. It's on my list of projects though. And now I own one of yours...thank you again! ~Lori

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful! A truly gorgeous piece!

Gifts of Creation said...

Beautiful piece on time!! It is so fun to see such tiny art!!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Heather, amazing what you can do with a tin!!
Clairexx

Femmy said...

great heather!! love all little details in it!!

Sue said...

What a fantastic piece pf inspiration for this weeks theme...........love it!!!

Rachel Bland said...

WOW! This is totally amazing! I really, really love this piece. It's so well put together, and I love all the elements. Stunning image, and amazingly beautiful in every way. Did I mention I like this one?

Hermine said...

Fabulous tin

vintage wil said...

Wow this is gorgeous !!!

Hayley Egan said...

Hi Heather. Tins are great! I love this one, and what a great quote. X

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a stunning assemblage; I love everything about it.

Kaz said...

Heather you are the Queen of altered tins, any tin I've altered has been inspired by you and this is gorgeous again, stunning hostess piece.

Rosie said...

This is gorgeous Heather - I love altering tins too, and what you've done with this is really special!

Chriss Rollins said...

Every time I see a tin just screaming out to be altered...I THINK OF YOU...
which is often...lol.

this one is amazing and I am green with envy... not really... your special friend will love and treasure it I am sure.



So sorry not to have been around of late...
I am trying to catch up blogging and visiting my wonderful friends...

You hit the nail on the head for me today...
'TIME' is precious....
'LIFE' is too short...

Have missed you, take care.

your friend Chriss x

*jean* said...

...and please don't stop!!! your tins are really amazing...i saw your work this morning on MMM and just had to stop by and say "WOW!" the details and composition are incredible! beautiful!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Whow Heather...your creations are so incredible. Great artwork...great klasse!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you for a brilliant challenge Heather, you are the altered tin QUEEN! I adore how you layer and create and capture moments and times, always so beautiful and inspiring! I am about ready to do a tin grilling, as soon as the snow melts that is ;) oxo

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Heather
your piece is brilliant! I love the images you selected, and the wonderful embellishments. Hope life is good your way - taking a break from school this morning to blog! :)

Jann said...

Your altered tin is just breathtaking, Heather! I would love to know how to do this--I've never done one. Yours are always so beautiful! I'm with you about the passage of time. It flies by way too fast for me . . . one day my oldest was a babe in arms, and, all of a sudden, I realized that he will be 33 this year--it astounds me! Have a great week! Love, Jann

Ed said...

Fabulous - I love your tin Heather, lucky recipient !! The elements you have put together are just so perfect and the poem just sets it all off !!

Kathy said...

Heather, Heather, Heather
You are an amazing artist, but this has to be the very best (IMO) piece of work I have seen of yours. This is completely and utterly stunning. I am not sure which element I love more. I just wanted you to know, that I am head over heals...with this one. BRAVO...and I know you will do many more.
Love and ~xx~
Kathy

Kris Dickinson said...

This piece is unbelieveable Heather. I really think you should send this in to Stampington & Co. I'm sure they'd publish it! One of your very best! ((HUGS)) - Kris

Alexandra Knittel said...

Fantastic Heather. I love your tin!

Beth said...

I certainly know why you love working with tins, Heather. It is because the medium sings for you. This is a wonderful tin and it was a wonderful challenge.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This tin is fabulous!!!!
chris p

Ozstuff said...

The Blog is having some glitches so I apologize if you receive two comments from me. Thanks for the lovely challenge, Heather, and may I say how superb your tin is. Such wonderful, creative and skilful work. I am in awe!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful altered box and the images is so lovely.

Carole said...

Gorgeous.

I have yet to alter a tin, though I've got several sitting here waiting to be....

Lorraine said...

I love your tins as I think they are brilliant. I have yet to alter the stack of altoid tins that I have..must get round to it!!

Janny said...

It's always a pleasure to be here........What a gorgeous piece you made again, thanks for sharing;o)

Gaby Bee said...

This altered tin is fantastic again. I always love the wonderful details in your work.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is fantastic Heather! Can you believe I've never altered a tin like this before? I am totally inspired to now. Beautiful work!

Sally said...

Absolutely stunning host piece! Love everything about it!