Monday, May 18, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Altered People

This is my Mother when she was in elementary school! Actually I gave this canvas to her for Mother's Day. It was my first trial with transfers and it was rather nerve-wracking, I must admit. The theme of the piece is education and schooling. My Mom did well in school. In fact, she skipped a grade. She was voted Queen of her graduating class in High School and went on to become a teacher herself. I used images of her with her best friend sitting in her desk in their one room schoolroom as well as a photo of her teachers' college. This is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.

16 comments:

indybev said...

What a nice memory piece for your mother! I'm sure she will treasure it. Well done, Heather.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful gift for your mom, I,m sure she will treasure it forever!

Femmy said...

beautiful canvas heather and what a great gift!!

lorhen82 said...

I always enjoy the pieces you incorporate your family history into! Love the transfers! ~Lori

Rachel Bland said...

I really love this Heather. All the detail is fantastic, there's so much to look at here! Thanks for playing my theme with such a wonderfully inspiring piece!

Dawn said...

bet your mum loved this Heather, it is fabulous and your transfer worked so well xxx

Marilyn Rock said...

This is beautiful and what a lovely keepsake for your Mom. She is certainly accomplished. Perfect gift!

Harriet said...

Great work, love it lots!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a fabulous collage' my friend! Love all the fun and whimsical elements! - Kris

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a wonderful and lovely piece. To know the background always makes the experience so rich and this was no exception.

Our mothers were very much alike. Mine went to a one room school house, skipped 2nd grade, and went on to be a teacher too. So, I especially loved this as it made me think of her. She's been gone for many years now and I miss her but your piece made me smile as I thought of her.

Lovely, lovely work!
marsha

Terri Kahrs said...

Fabulous piece with a wonderful backstory! Just found your lovely blog and was struck at how very special this piece is. Awesome! Hugs, Terri

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your canvas is excellent and what a treasure. Having your mom portrayed this way will be cherished throughout the years. Well done!

mixedmediamonday said...

Lovely, Heather - the transfers worked really well! Diane

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous collage! I love the composition! your Mom will love it!

Taluula said...

What a lovely memory piece Heather and such a beautiful gift. Bravo, this is special.

Gillian said...

This is beautiful, really beautiful Heather, such a fitting present to give to your mum for Mothers day, love the transfer work:)x