Mixed Media Challenge Swap - What I received!

February 27, 2012

Bent Whim mixed media art

Only half the fun in participating in a swap is creating the one you'll be giving.  The other half is opening the package you receive!

I could hardly wait to open the package from Caroline of Bent Whims Studio.  In fact I didn't wait long as I tore into in my car in my driveway!  She'd given me a foreshadowing by saying it was dark and hoped I was okay with dark.  I love dark!  In fact I love creepy and looking at the dark side of ourselves.  I may, I should, I must just go there one of these days.  The only thing that keeps me back is knowing my husband is going to hate it.  I should stop worrying about that, right??

I actually don't think her beautiful art piece is dark.  It's sad for sure when our innocence is lost, but is truth dark?The details in her piece are very cool - just about disguising the tin it was made in.
Bent Whims mixed media art detail

The heart is such a great deep red and looks very real in organ texture - like a kidney!


Bent Whims polymer heart
Bent Whims broken heart mixed media art piece

And one of the coolest things is the face glows in the dark!


Bent Whims Studio mixed media art piece

It was serendipitous that the piece I created was sort of in the primitive style.  I didn't even look at her site until I was finished.  When I did see some her work I did a little dance knowing that she was likely going to like it and how fateful the whole process of creation. This is one of her art dolls on Etsy:

Thank you Caroline!!