I had so much fun creating this piece! This marks my journey back to myself as an artist. Also, this is my first mixed media piece! I am in love with this new way of expressing myself. There are so many layers of meaning in this piece for me. I am an artist, musician, wife, mother, dreamer (nighttime and otherwise) and lover of nature, beauty and color. I am also a hairdresser, so it is natural for me to see "art" in hair. I love paisley, and my idea grew out of my love for that pattern. If you look closely, you will see a horse, a cardinal, a howling wolf, flowers and butterflies in the paisley.
I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, but, as it does for most of us, the project takes on a life of it's own. When I started looking for a 6×6 canvas, I wasn't having any luck. I saw 6×6 cork board squares, and thought it would make a perfect background. This is about me "catching" my dreams; I created a dream catcher out of embroidery floss, and put myself in the middle of it. The background is my very own night sky. There are pieces of jewelry that I wore on my wedding day to represent some of the "stars" in my life. My husband, my kids, my two rescue poodles and myself; our family. I bent the wire and attached them like staples into the cork board. I added some gems for sparkle, and some fringy trim for a bit of fun and whimsy.