Me in Mixed Media

Hello Friends!

This was a fun piece to do. I wrote this poem called SHE WAS NOT ME over 20 years ago when I was going through healing from various instances of sexual abuse in my youth and 20’s. I didn’t want to type out the whole poem in this post so you’ll have to enlarge the photo to read it.

I have been wanting to do something creative with some of the poems I wrote in the past. So I was looking through them the other day and decided to do this with it.

I used a couple of my favorite Renoir portraits that I saved from an old calendar of his paintings. One is of a young lady and the other a little girl. To make them mine, I painted over parts of them to help portray who I believed I was in the past. And of course, the picture at the bottom is a copy of a recent photo of me in braids! I also don’t wear makeup anymore, so this is me…wrinkles, gray hair and all!

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

 

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on May 21, 2019, in Art Talk and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. I am moved and inspired by the way you have used collage and poetry to write and rewrite your life and story. I turn to art journaling and writing for integration, understanding, healing and growth. Thriving is possible for survivors of sexual trauma. xoSabrina

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  2. Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
    HELLO DEARS! TODAY IT’S TIME FOR RENOIR. THE GREAT MASTER AND ALSO FOR THIS WORK WITH POEM MADE BY PAT. CONGRATS!

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  3. Wow and now she has such a lovely voice and beautiful expression. I love this! I’m sure you have this one framed and hanging on a wall πŸ’œπŸ¦‹

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  4. Good for you, Patsy. This is a neat way to help work through traumas. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh, Patsy! I am so sorry you had such terrible experiences when you were younger! I am sure your wonderful artwork will help others just as it is helping you!
    I don’t wear make-up either and am grey and wrinkly too! πŸ˜€

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  6. I remember the little girl in the Renoir…she had a watering can. This is beautiful, Patsy. I’m so sorry for what you experienced. ❀

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  7. Lots of introspection there, and a good idea for expressing it.

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  8. Aww, I wish I had known you, been an older sisterly friend when this was going on, Patsy. I would have listened.
    Hugs and heartfelt regret for the loss of your sweet innocence. Your original, beautiful mixed media piece is amazing! Your poignant words brought tears to my eyes. πŸ’— Robin

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