over the last few weeks I have had some time to play in my studio.. and one thing I love about mixed media is just that. it is Mixing all sorts of Medias to create art!
Over last year or two.. I have noticed a huge trend in crocheting, needlepoint and knitting again. I mean I remember when my grandma or aunts would bring their yarn with them everywhere and while they sit and waited at the doctors office.. or at the part.. they would sit and make a beautiful scarf or hat or afghan.. then it seemed like when I became a mom.. it wasn't as cool anymore.. and it kinda fell by the way side. Then over the last 3 or so years.. it has TOTALLY come back in and not just for as creative play, but in fashion, home decor.. art.. you name it! At Barnes and noble there is a whole section on it! I tried MANY MANY times to learn how to knit or crochet and seriously. I don't have those skills. I am lucky that ben's family does and they have made me a lot of SUPER cute scarves and hats. Ben's mom even made me a purse! which I LOVE! I have ALWAYS loved needlepoint and sticheries though.. use to create patterns for stitchery and sell them a long time ago. Love that the medium is being seen a lot more in art and creative play! So I while I don't use yard and thread or twine to knit or crochet with.. I did find a fun way to incorporate it into my art! Here is a few of the canvases I made..
This just a simple flower our of yarn and paint on a canvas..
I used a hot glue gun and used it to apply the yarn layers and tried to use different kinds of yarn to have different textures on it.
This next one started out as me just creating a birdcage.. but then I thought it would be fun to accent the cage with bakers twine!
These were SO simple to create! TRULY.. I think this would be a fun art project for kids.. because you can use it with DecoPauge.. or a low temp glue gun!
It felt good to just get into the studio and have some creative play.. and use a different medium than I normally do! I challenge you to try it!