Monday, May 3, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Mothers


I decided that I'd pay tribute to my own mother by creating a canvas that captured her passion for learning and teaching. I used photographs of her teacher's college and her best friend and her sitting at their desks in the one-room schoolhouse that they attended and transferred them successfully onto the background. I then continued layering the collage with a photograph of Mom at her desk in high school and a copy of the inside cover of one of her textbooks that she'd adorned with her own name and practice printing. Here's to you dear Mom. This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.

17 comments:

Landi said...

Absolutely stunning. What a lovely tribute to your mom.

Cindy said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic tribute to your mother--it is fabulous, Heather! I love how you used the images to tell her story. It is soooo special and incredible visually!
Hugs,
Cindy

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; I'm trying to catch up on my fave blogs and see I've missed a lot of your beautiful art. Gorgeous works with wonderful themes! xxoo

Kristin said...

This is so beautiful!! I love what you have done and the picture of your mom and her friend - the best! Kristin xo

Terri said...

You have created something very special Heather!

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful and meaningful collage and tribute Heather!

indybev said...

What a great family piece to treasure in years to come! Beautifully and thoughtfully done, Heather!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is a wonderful collage....a priceless memento!

Silvia said...

Fantastic collage and so many to see.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous and very special

LiveArt said...

WOW, what a wonderful tribute to your mom!! Love the picture of her and how you've used the images and collage elements to create something so profound and meaningful!! BRAVO!!

Hugs,
Linda

martha brown said...

This is wonderful Heather -- and I'm speaking as a mother, a daughter, a teacher and an artist. Teaching and learning are pretty special things....

haendi said...

This is wonderful. The composition is filled with meaning, and all the images blend so very well.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Charming and delightful tribute to your Mother and her passion for learning. Love the combination of images and their personal relevance Heather. Very beautiful and touching x

Gillian said...

Hi Heather, playing catch up here at yours, this is such a fitting tribute to your mum, priceless memories xx

carolyn said...

Just a very lovely piece!

Diane said...

Heather, what a very special tribute to your mum! Dianec