Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Asian Mixed Media Art

Thank you for sharing what you’re reading and why yesterday. I’ve added a number of the books you mentioned to my library list.

Last September I wrote about creating your own wall art in my post about Loving Your
Home. Here is a series of multimedia art pieces recently created by Jen for her kitchen. All photos are Jen’s and used with her consent.

Jen is a young woman with a great enthusiasm for life and a willingness to learn, just thinking about her makes me smile. Inspired by another artist, she created her own art using paper and paint.


The larger pictures are 13-inches square and the smaller pieces 9-inches square.


There’s both a soothing simplicity and a subtle complexity to these works.


The small white leaves on the flowers in the vase are actually paper. I love the textural elements that give these pieces depth while maintaining the integrity of the design simplicity.


I love the way she’s featured each kitchen item in color in contrast to the black-and-white vase of flowers. It makes for a lovely balance, I think.

Sake Cup

The constancy of the vase of flowers anchors the grouping.


Jen cut her own mats and framed the art pieces herself, useful (and less expensive) skills I need to learn.

Teapot 2

I love the way Jen took an idea that resonated within to create something of beauty for her kitchen that reflects her own personality.

  • Jen’s Flickr account

  • My original post about wall art with additional resources

    Rosie's Whimsy said...

    There indeed wonderful. I like how she has used them to to balnce out the area above her cupboards. Good Job, Jen!!

    Kari & Kijsa said...

    love these- Jan has a fabulous eye and loads of talent!!

    kari & kijsa

    de vliegende koe said...

    Wonderful pieces of art by Jen! Thanks for showing.

    Yummers! said...

    How sweet of you to give Jen a showcase. Simple is better and that's a lesson I need to remember.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ali said...

    Aren't they wonderful!

    kawaii crafter said...

    Love the mixed media pictures. In fact I enjoyed looking at just about everything on your blog. All the sewing projects below were really inspiring. I like how you share your resources for each project as well.


    Rosemary said...

    How pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing,

    Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

    Love those pictures, so cute altogether.

    Alison Gibbs said...

    Jen's work looks fabulous.