Friday, July 18, 2014

Mixed Media Wall Art ~ Be An Individual

Hello folks!

My 13 year old granddaughter was accepted to a performing arts school starting this fall. 
Her papa and I could not be more proud of her than we are now!

I decided to create a mixed media wall art in her favorite color-purple. 
Also incorporating some encouraging words that will hopefully help her to... 
Be An Individual! mixed media wall art
The perfectly written cling rubber stamp is from none other than   
Love, love, love it!!

The large purple flower is from Prima. 
The tiny leaf die is from Memory Box - Fabulous Phlox.
The acrylic heart with the music notes is made by Heidi Swapp .

I added wire to the Heidi Swapp chipboard mistable butterfly.

The flower die cut here and border die cuts are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Parisian Accents.

The resin flower has been in my stash for years.

        When individuals base their feelings, opinions, choices, or decisions only on what others believe to be true, normal, good, right or wrong, without giving any critical thought to their real value, then they themselves forfeit much of their own individuality and in turn join the ranks of mediocrity.
        Even though people may think of themselves as individuals making unique decisions when they simply adopt certain behavior demonstrated by their peers, in reality each becomes just another small fish in a big sea of insignificance.
        You cannot really realize your full potential as an individual until you can truly say to yourself that what you believe, who you are, and what you will become is directly related to what is deep within your soul. This is where true individuality is born.
        Anyone wanting to accomplish this must first be true to themselves. For those who live this idea, outside influences become only minor distractions and one’s potential and ability to flourish become limitless.
Kirk Mango
Becoming a True Champion  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012)

Papa and I have always instilled in her to be herself, and to move forward in life with confidence. 
Most of all, to never stop learning!

Have an awesome weekend!


x's & o's

aka The Rebel Blogger


  1. this is a truly serene, inspiring canvas which will surely be helpfull for your granddaughter.

    1. Hi Vicky, glad you stopped by and thank you!

  2. This is so beautiful, Cindy! There's so much going on! So many pretty patterns and pretty shades of purple! Perfect for a teenage girl! Your explanation of why you chose this quote for your granddaughter is so heartfelt, which makes it very special - a wonderful project overall!

    1. Zsuzsa, your kindness so easily flows out in your words and your art!

  3. Truly inspirational and so true you have to be yourself in life and not follow others (or at least try not to).

    1. Thank you, Anita.
      I am delighted that you found some inspiration!

  4. Purple is my favorite colour so I absolutely love your mixed media wall art Cindy. Everything tones beautifully and the textures and embellishments are perfect, as is the fabulous sentiment. I am sure your granddaughter will cherish it always. Lottie

    1. I am glad you like! Thank you for stopping by Lottie.

  5. What an amazing piece of wall art. Your grandaughter will treasure this. Great words too.


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