How I want to feel, where I want to be and how I want my home, have been reduced to a mini desktop collage I created for daily inspiration.
A while back, I created some desktop inspiration stones (left) from recycled glass based on a framed inspiration board I created in a workshop (right). You can see that project here.
We have some mini canvas frames we have collected from dollar stores and art stores. I thought it might be fun to put together another desktop inspiration.
To make my mini inspirations on canvas I began with my magazine collection and cut out phrases and images that fit my themes. (1)
I checked to see what it would look like laid out on the canvas (2)
I used acrylic modge podge and painted it on the canvas and the back of my images and words. (3)
I started with the images I wanted in my background (4)
I finished it all up with a coat on the entire top of the collage (5)
For my board that relates to inspiration for mind - I simply added the words to the plain canvas and clear coated. (left) For my board that inspires my coastal dreams I added a turquoise wash of paint and created an ombre effect, for my background.
Dreams, mind and home - all reduced to a canvas measuring 2X3 inches.
You know what? I think it might already be working. I'm off for a quick trip with a girlfriend down to the Keys - my coastal dream has already been achieved. Next up - finding peace and zen ...
I'll be back here the middle of next week. Have a great weekend!