Sunday, March 29, 2009

~~Come Fly With Me~~







I have never entered my items into Mixed Media Monday's Challenge, but when I discovered that this weeks theme was anything with wings, I knew it was one I had to try. Mixed Media Monday is a group of Mixed Media artists who take turns hosting challenges, and display their work at this site... http://www.mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/ so please take a trip over there and see what everyone has accomplished.



This weeks theme was flying, and includes anything with wings so I decided my favorite bird would be encorporated into this vintage looking piece. The collage is gathered on a 5 x 5 stretched canvas, which was "rusted" using a real rusting agent. The watchful crow is placed on a vintage map which has been distressed and aged. The words "As the Crow Flies" is laid out in various fonts. A rusted up tag holds the dictionary meaning for the word "flying". I hope this stands up to the talented artists who will also be included in this challenge! Thanks for looking.

35 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

fabulous piece....love your Mr. Crow :)

Lucy said...

nice job carol--love it! Love the size of the canvas, just perfect for that piece.

ArtSnark said...

just awesome!
Will have to make the time to visit the site this week - should be full of amazing work

createitcottage said...

I love this piece. The crow is awesome!

pinkglitterfae said...

I love crows! this is great, the crow is a bit light hearted with his crown, and the colors are somber, love the combo

Willy said...

Wonderful canvas, Carol!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is great...I really love the vintage colours...

indybev said...

I'm a fellow fan of crows and ravens. This piece is inspired, and such a wonderfully creative approach to the challenge this week. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Great piece Carol. Love everything about it!

Rose said...

Great piece! I don't think you have anything to worry about fitting in! You have a great flair!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fantastic crow creation!

Ozstuff said...

It's funny. I love images of crows but the air is thick with them here where I live (in suburbia). They are rowdy and they use their size and boisterousness to frighten away smaller native birds. I am always having to remind myself that I really quite like them!!
Your work is fantastic. Crows and all!!

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

Chrisy said...

The rusting works so well with this piece!

Lynn Stevens said...

now this is something to crow about. I just Love it!!

Anneke said...

very beautiful piece with great vintage look

herminesplace said...

its gorgeous!

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

Absolutely fabulous!

serendipity said...

absolutely fabulous, compliments.
hugs
joan in italy

Kathy said...

Carol it is beautiful, and fits into this theme perfectly.

Bea said...

Awww, I love bird images. This is great. It looks like the cover to one of your altered books? I love to altered books, well just about anything I can get my hands on.
:)Bea http://dog-in-the-hole-studio.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Your canvas is a gorgeous ARTWORK! I loved seeing it.

Janny said...

Great piece of work!

hastingshall2 said...

Carol, I'm so glad you entered this challenge. Your rusting technique is beautiful. Great job. (If you ever run out of crows, please come visit me and take them out of my yard!)
Faye

Buffy said...

Such a beautiful piece. Love the crown on his head.

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

Beautiful vintage artwork.

Silvia said...

Great work, looks fantastic.

Sue said...

Great crow!!!

mixedmediamonday said...

Carol, this is GORGEOUS! I've never thought of rusting a stretched canvas before - but will have to try it now :-) I'm so glad you came to play with MMM, and I hope we get to see lots more of your lovely art! Diane

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Very nice indeed!

Rachel Bland said...

Fantastic art. Love it!

Connie said...

Cool!!!

Loudlife said...

Carol, this is wonderful! It's just chock full of beauty and a really great mood. I looooooove it!

I also love your interview, above, with Nancy. And Jodi's with you on the Melange blog. I really enjoyed learning more about you and reading your insights about Nature, etc.

Laurie

Amy Jo Dayton said...

Lovely work, I too love birds and use them in my collage.
Come join me-we're Michiganders.
Amy Jo

Kris Dickinson said...

Absolutely fabulous!