Canvas Corp has the spotlight on my Artist Trading Block today. “Wishes” is an altered art sculpture about my past and present. It is me. The little girl in the photo is me around four years old. I was wearing a big hat, facing a big world, and had big wishes and big opportunities in front of me.
Here at midlife, it feels a little bittersweet. Things many of us take for granted, did not go exactly as planned. Yet, I also have enjoyed many blessings. I think the glittery silver against the aged look of the paper aptly reflects both the dreams of youth and the realities of a life well lived.
Please visit the Canvas Corp blog for a full tutorial on how to make Wishes.
Chocolate & Ivory French Script paper
Black & Ivory Chicken Wire paper
Seed Packets on Ivory paper
Sizzix Box Die by Eileen Hull
Beacon 3-in-1 AdhesiveClear glitter
Hot glue gun
Assorted white, sheer and silver ribbons
Two small clear beads
Two large pearl beads.
Silver tinsel pipe cleaner
Four wooden feet
White acrylic paint
Vintage Photo Distress Ink