The funeral is tomorrow so I wanted to do something a little different as a memorial to her. I pinned THIS wonderful art collage by Linda Cain and studied it in detail. I thought it would be great to use pieces of my Mother's life on a collage and then add some pictures from her life. My Sister, Sharon, and my Daughter, Crystal, helped on this project.
So we went to her craft desk and gathered up all the little scraps and things she was using to make the last card she was going to send. We also grabbed some thread, flowers, a stamp, her pallet knife, some paint brushes, some paint, etc. Then we went to her little treasure box and pulled out some things like her 600 club bowling pin, an earring, some chains, and her fun little orange plastic sunglasses she wore to my daughter's wedding on the beach. We added in some other little meaning things like music notes, a drum major outfit, etc. Then we followed Linda's instructions.
This is how the canvas looked after we did the texture, black gesso and sprays.
This is a how it looked after it was done.
This is a close up of the glasses and some of the other memory pieces.
What a great project! It was therapeutic. Thanks for the inspiration, Linda.