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! 😀

 

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 💜🦋

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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! 😀

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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. 💗 Robin

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