The Boy gets a look of concern sometimes. A furrowed-brow look. One that is far away. Important. Quiet. And deep.
If only I could read his thoughts… But alas I’m not allowed into his secret inner world. Here’s my first attempt to capture one of these old-soul looks of his…
‘A Boy Caught Thinking’ is 16″ x 22″ (40cm x 56cm), rendered in junkmail and Mod Podge on craft paper and stretched over an old picture frame.
P.S. The March Break is here, posting may be light over the next week. Have a great one!
Absolutely stunning. This is a such a beautiful piece.
nicolette at dutchcomfort says
This is unbelievably beautiful Michele! You catched his deep thinking so well!
Ludo braille says
Superbe tableau !!!
What a collage! Wonderful!!! It's catching the eye at once… You've caught the Boy's mood in this special moment. What does he think about the picture?:)
Have a nice March break, whatever it means!
Beautiful work. You really captured the look perfectly and you did a great job of composition with junk mail.
I hope you enjoy spring break/
This looks great – this is close to what I want to try (I am not sure when I will get to it – I have so many projects going in the laundry room at the same time – space and attention are getting to be a problem). I am still trying to decide what I want to use for papers. I tend to want to go for the torn paper look but when I was looking at paper sources that I had available I began to wonder if that would work – some torn papers leave to much of the inside or otherside visible – maybe I will have to cut.
Things to ponder.
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Little Treasures says
This is brilliant! One of the most beautiful collage portraits I've seen!
Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says
This is simply amazing, Michele. You are a true genius.
It is stunning! 🙂
Michele you are able to leave me without words…!!! Great!!
This is kind of awesome. 😀 Love collages! Love collages made out of junk!
So colorful and expressive. I love it! You've done yourself proud again, Michelle. Art within the reach of any of us starving (wannabee) artists. So in tune with today – be green, do your art with junk. Congrats!
Am envious of your obvious talent, Michele. Love the canvas! And what a treasured keepsake this will be!
You've really captured your boys look here so well Michele! Brilliant collage work!
Michelle it is an awesome creation…. brilliant….
I am completely blown away. Do you have a clue as to how brilliant and talented you are? This portrait of your son is completely amazing. I just keep staring at it thinking how in the world did she so that?
I hope you have over-sprayed it with acrylic to protect it forever.
This has to be my favorite work of yours I've seen yet! Beautiful!
This is my favorite piece you have made. I love your ideas and often think I've got to give this a try but this time you've blown me away. What I love about your blog is that you take simple materials and turn them into works of art. Wow, what an amazing talent you have.
Amy at Ameroonie Designs says
Simply amazing Michele! Gorgeously done and in true re-use fashion. Just incredible- thanks for sharing.
Jenni Horne says
Blue Velvet Chair says
OMG Michele, this is amazing! Seriously! WOW.
You are onto something here…
Can't wait to see more!
Melissa Kojima says
Wow! Absolutely fabulous. Beautiful! I'm very impressed and hope to see more of these sort of collage-mosaic-tableaux!
Michelle L. says
That is so wonderful! I love the art of it, so expressive! And I love the yellow rain slicker – it's such a cool little-boy contrast with the 'old soul' face.
I adore collage. And this one is so beautiful!
I'm Feelin' Crafty says
This is beautiful! And very inspiring! I want to make one, too. Don't think I actually could, but still! Awesome
you're my favourite artist! no doubt! is the best collage i see. kisses
Teddie Seeley says
This is so beautiful! I'm at a loss for words to describe it any better than that.
Oh. My. Goodness. You did an amazing job capturing his expression. You have a great artistic eye to be able to put all those pieces together. Brilliant!
The minute I saw this I was thinking you have a awesome talent.
It is stunning. Love it.
Michele Pacey says
thanks for your nice comments everyone. i'm so glad you like the portrait. it was a joy to create.
very cool… love! 🙂
really beautiful! thanks for sharing!
Cool! Reminds me of Sandhi Shimmel Gold's work – http://www.schimmelart.com
Jennifer Stacey says
I love this….he looks like my son when he's thinking of what to build next with his thousand Legos.
Amy Anderson says
So amazing! A real piece of art. I love it.
Walter Silva says
This is wonderful!
House Revivals says