Monday, February 8, 2010

Melange Team Challenge- TIMELESS

Melange: "a mixture; a melody; hodgepodge; mingle-mangle".  When it comes to mixed media and collage, I couldn't have said it better myself! 

The Melange Team is a group of inspiring and talented mixed media artists who sell their work on Etsy, as they share their artistic journeys together.  I have recently had the blessing of joining them.  Each week they post a theme and a challenge on the Melange blog, and invite others to participate and share photos of their fabulous creations.  You do not have to be part of the Melange Team or an Etsy seller to join the fun.  To play along, visit here!
Since I joined the group recently, I am a little later with my submission for the "Timeless" challenge that was presented a few weeks ago.  Here's what I came up with.  I made this with sweet daughter in mind, who is so proud of being 6 and so intent on striving to do things FOR HERSELF, thank you very much.  Although she is a tomboy and prefers to live in jeans and superhero attire, she is also a little ballerina and loves to dance.  As she grows and fancies herself quite the Big Girl, I am filled with pride and joy.  I also find each step toward indepence a gift that is bittersweet, as every mom can relate to.  The quote I found for this collage was in an old reader and to me, it says it all.

The Melange challenges are a lot of fun!  I hope to be doing more this week, and posting about them here, too.

Just a reminder:  If you'd like to participate in the drawing for the watch face collage pendant, leave a comment with your name and email address by Feb. 14.  Thanks and Happy Monday!


  1. This is beautiful. I love the quote and it all goes together quite wonderfully.

  2. What a lovely piece! Ah, yes, that desire to fly is timeless. Perfect quote for your little ballerina. Linda B.

  3. Wow, wow, wow, this piece is gorgeous!!!

  4. Beautiful piece, Laurie. I look forward to seeing your next challenge contribution.

  5. Great piece Laurie!! Timeless! :)

  6. I love this! So sweet. Glad we found each other on Etsy. Vicki/Happy4u