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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!!

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Comments

what a nice piece! I really

what a nice piece! I really like the doll from her shop as well.

You both did well!

You both did well!

You both did great!

You both did great! Thanks,Linda

What a unique piece!

What a unique piece!

Love the art doll!

Love the art doll!

What a fun swap Janet!

What a fun swap Janet!

Swaps are so much fun! And

Swaps are so much fun! And you're right...half the fun is creating a piece...and the other is getting one! A win win :)

Thank you so much Janet! I

Thank you so much Janet! I absolutely love what you made and glad that we met. :DCaroline

Amazing and beautiful work!

Amazing and beautiful work!

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