Custom Art Piece Represents a Whole Family
I may have gone a little crazy this time...but I've started doing custom mixed media pieces that represent your whole family...my own version of a coat of arms. You may recall seeing the one I did for Louie and I ...the Mechanical Goldfish. The goldfish part represents me and my artistic passion involving goldfish and the mechanical part is Louie's love of cars and he happened to be a mechanic when I met him. So, a Mechanical Goldfish represents us...a sort of coat of arms and it hangs by our front door.
I created this particular piece above for a family that loves holistic living, the husband loves music and the kids are all about soccer. This special art piece is their story.
First, I painted some background colors. Then, stitch by stitch I unraveled a soccer ball and attached the pieces of the ball (representing the kid's passion) to the canvas in a circular pattern reminiscent of the mandalas that she loves so much. Then I went to my local music store and found some guitar strings (representative of the man of the house) that had some character and I hand sewed these into the piece. I whitewashed to soccer pieces and added some texture with oils and there you have it!
I delivered the piece yesterday and they loved it! Mission accomplished:)