Friday, February 8, 2013

Steampunk Mixed Media Canvas

My daughter wanted a canvas and I told her she needed to help me with it.  Her ideas are aviator, editor, a little country, a touch of elegance and steam punk came to my mind.
She came up with the papers and I drew the girl according to how she wanted her to lean.
Then Tim Holtz's things are all over this canvas.  She went to work today and hasn't seen it finished yet!  We had fun collaborating together.

Here is the canvas, I know alot of stuff on it!!  It has all the things my daughter is passionate about.  Coffee stain, typewriter and The Journal represents her desires to publish books.  The bird is her urge to explore and travel.  The door is the mystery of the books she writes.  The gears are her creativity working and her love of metal and being different.

 A closeup of the girl, she is hard to figure out but it is more 1800's style tight with a poof of lace and her foot is up on a wall (can't hardly see it) and it ruffles the dress.  She is wearing boots with clocks on them.  She has a bustier on and is in a laid back position, very relaxed.

Here is a close up of the top

Here is a close up of the bottom.  The 2 sentiments are "Life Loves the Passionate" and In Everything, Love.  This is how I feel about who my daughter is.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am having fun with canvases lately, I have a really pretty one coming soon!!
Have a great week!!


  1. Hi Kelly - just loving this, so creative * artistic, fab!!!

  2. WOW...What a work of Art!! Beautiful colours, Love the textures & story behind the canvas being your daughter's choice of her favorire things!! Full of wonderful detail I'm sure your lovely daughter will treasure this fabulous piece... I sure would!! Hugs May x x x

  3. Again a fabulous canvas Kelly. So much to see on this one. Also the colorcombo is again wonderful. An eyecatcher for sure.

  4. Wow...that's really cool! Lots of goodness on there, Kelly! So fun that the two of you made it together!...Nancy :o)

  5. Fabulous work, Kelly! I love all the texture x

  6. You are really enjoying this.....I'm admiring all the elements on this work of art and how it depicts all of your daughter's interests and hopes for the future.....I'm sure she will treasure this forever! Looking forward to your next canvas!

  7. Gorgeous collaboration with your daughter. Love all the texture and elements you used here. Very striking! hugs, Angela

  8. Wonderful Kelly and that girl does not disappear into the page at all! Love the crown - see Amanda is good for you!!! All the symbolism -- I know why Amanda loves this so!
    I do too!

  9. Yes, it's all there and more! What a gorgeous collaboration with your Daughter and I bet she loves it.

    Love your girl in this one, she definitely looks of the time to me and the steampunk look is perfect. Such wonderful details and you're so clever to have been able to incorporate All the elements your daughter mentioned.

    Big hugs,

  10. Kelly, I really love the colors on this canvas, and door with light bulb is just my favorite part! So beautiful!!!


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