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April 15, 2016

It's another Paint Party Friday...the best day of the week!

Hello everyone!
I have been absent for a little while,
for my mom passed away on the 1st.
We were not close,
even when I was a child.
I kept in contact with her my entire life.

I thought her passing would be a little easier
given our relationship.
It made it that much harder
as I will never hear those words of praise
a mother tells her child.

So that is why I have been missing for a few weeks.
I am back and ready to celebrate at the 
Best Blogging Party Ever!!!
Thank you Eva and Kristen for being the
Hostesses with the Mostess
Year 6 Week 6!
Have no clue what I am talking about?
Go HERE for more info.

I've been making mixed media backgrounds.
Here is the first and most special:

She sent me all kinds of cool stuff along with the painting I won.
There were a bunch of papers to collage with.
Her papers, now torn, look great with Tim Holtz's
Idealology paper!
Thank you Maria!!!

Old clean up paper towels plus gel medium onto a canvas...

Then sprayed with "Faded Jeans" Distress Spray Stain

Creates this!

It's a fun and easy way to make a very unique background.

I have more except this post is getting a little too long.
Thank you if you made it this far.

Have a Playful Paint Party Friday
and a Wonderful Weekend!

Hugs, Rasz


Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear about your mom, and I know that even a bad relationship is hard to digest. Glad you got those gorgeous papers and were able to have fun making those backgrounds. Happy PPF, hugs Valerie

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Great art work, hope you find a refuge when painting. Happy Friday!

Love and hugs

Faye said...

I loved every inch of your post, Rasz. Your background making is unique and beautiful. I think your mixed media piece with the butterflies and music is fantastic. I am sorry about your loss. Even after 25 years, I still find myself wanting to speak to my mother and find out something I missed knowing when she was around. My entire married life was spent away from her so I didn't have the closeness that my sisters did. Even then, a loss is a loss, and you have my sympathy.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Rasz. So sorry to hear about your loss but glad to see that you are doing what you love. 'M not very close to my mom but I know I would miss her once she is gone. She is 94 and still very grouchy person. Great work Rasz. My best to you. Stay strong,

Lynn Richards said...

Lovely, dreamy quality to your work. Glad you are able to paint again. Lots of hugs to you and hope memories bring you much comfort.

Laney said...

Sorry for your loss Rasz. Your backgrounds are lovely - both different. Glad you have been back to your studio. Have a great weekend!

Indira said...

Sorry for your loss. No matter what kind of relationship, loss of a parent is hard and you will grieve. Be kind to yourself.Have fun with your goodies.

Giggles said...

So sorry for your loss... I can relate to that relationship. The greif is so difficult no matter the status of that relationship. Be kind to yourself, you are truly a beautiful soul! So glad you got the little package of goodies. Glad you're back, hope you get in loads of creative time!!

Big hugs for healing

Magaly Guerrero said...

Nothing will replace what you feel you needed from your mother. But when the days get tough, consider looking in the mirror and telling the woman looking back at you just how proud you are of her. It might help. And it will be true and heartfelt.

Love the backgrounds!

Liz said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. Remember her and she will never truly be gone. I, too, have a difficult relationship with my mother as she has been absent from most of my life, so I know the mixture of feelings such a relationship can bring to the surface - they sneak up unexpected and stab you where it hurts. ::hugs::

But art! Art heals much and you have some beautiful textures and colours in these pieces. You've also showed me how to do a technique I've never even heard of that gives interesting results. Thank you so much for sharing ::hugs::

Best wishes,
Gumnut Inspired

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am also sorry to hear about your mom. The passing of a parent that still has issues I know is difficult. Sending hugs to you. On a happier note congratulations on winning the giveaway. I have never used the distressed spray, the effects are fabulous.

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I am so sorry for how you are feeling! You know, even when you have your mother around, sometimes, it's just the same. You just make sure you are telling yourself everyday, how brilliant you are and mean it!!! That's the most important thing of all, you loving yourself!
I am really loving your backgrounds! Well done my friend!
Big Hugs!

Rommy said...

I am so sorry you didn't get the peace and closure you wanted. That longed for affection never quite being returned can be hard on a soul. I second Magaly's advice. Keep making beautiful things and celebrating yourself.