Monday, May 31, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Personal Symbols and Myths

This week on Mixed Media Monday Beth is back as our guest host with another very imaginative challenge - personal myths and symbols. Wings appear in my art all the time, whether it's birds, butterflies or winged people! Like a lot of artists, for me wings symbolise freedom. That's my aim with my art, to try to loosen up, lighten up and be a lot "freer" with what I do. This pendant was made with a gold tone tray, into which I put a tiny collage, featuring a vintage child. The bird is a gorgeous little gold charm attached with some wire wrapping. Another fun challenge, thanks Beth!

21 comments:

Willy said...

What a beauty, Diane. Yes... freedom!!

carolyn said...

I love it! And what an inspiring message with it.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is beautiful Diane!!! wonderful work

haendi said...

This is gorgeous, and I agree completely the attraction to the image of wings. Just lovely!

Kelly said...

beautiful pendant!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Sandy said...

So wonderful.
Absolutely awesome.

johanna said...

i can fully comprehend your thoughts about wings! don´t we all wish to have some...
beautiful piece, diane, love the swallow especially!

Cindy said...

Oh Diane,
This is so dainty and beautiful...and I love the dangling bird with its wings! And I love hearing your "wings" story too...I love to know stories behind all the creativity. The message is beautiful too!
HUGS,
Cindy

Silvia said...

A beautiful charm, your necklace looks so fantastic - love the little swallow.

joanna said...

Beautiful Diane!! love the dangling bird!

WrightStuff said...

Thanks for sharing the thinking behind your art. This was a great challenge to really think about where our creative process leads us. This is a lovely piece - really pretty.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous Diane! The symbolism and fascination of wings is shared!
Your creativity always inspires!
oxo

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Gorgeous pendant!

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful piece with such expressive wings- lovely art!

Kristin said...

Diane, this is so beautiful!!! I love the collage and that little bird charm!
Thank you too for your sweet comments - I got the balsa wood from a craft store and cut it with a sharp craft knife.
Happy Monday, Kristin xo

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

I'm loving seeing your mixed media jewelry pieces, Diane! I know what you mean about wings, I am so in awe of birds and how they defy gravity. ~Sharon

Fabric Art said...

What a beautiful little pendant you have made Diane, wonderful work as always.

Nicola said...

So pretty, what a gorgeous piece!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Dianne, what beautiful art work, just stunning. I would love to be able to create jewellery like this. Love the wings too, I have tended to use butterflies with some birds, but freedom to play and experiment, love it.
Keep inspiring us.
LOL Bxxxxx

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