Day 147: Newfound

Newfound, a mixed media painting

Today’s mixed media painting on 8×10” canvas incorporates (surprise!) vintage sewing patterns, an old Nancy Drew page, and a map of Nova Scotia. Highlighting elements like the words “fountain of youth” and “gold altar” was loosely inspired by a show we watched the other night that detailed a legend that the Ark of the Covenant is buried at the bottom of this “money pit” on Oak Island in Nova Scotia (you can read the legends & excavation attempt history here).

I love shows like that- historical legends, or science and physics like Star Trek and Mythbusters. It’s as if I can feel that my brain is actually working and creaking around up there while I’m watching, as opposed to just gelling into a smooth ball like it does when I watch something like “minute to win it”. I’ve also started meditating lately, which is another fascinating brain challenge- getting it to be quiet! I’m enjoying it so far.

I’m also enjoying these mixed media pieces lately… but what do you think? Like them? Love them? Wish they would curl into a ball and die? Let me know in the comments. 🙂


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