Foxgloves and Happy Details - Mixed Media ©Cindy Rippe 2012
This Mixed Media design was a perfect example of how I just kept adding details to express my happiness as I remembered the moment that I took the picture. Just couldn't leave well enough alone. I added layers and layers to the photo including a Photoshop drop shadow frame before I even printed the picture. I decoupaged papers, words and lace, painted accents and extra flowers, sculpted flowers with paper clay, and finally glued on a little card stock bird .*it's a Marjolein Bastin pushpin
The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art. William Morris
Note: The quotation, is a portion from Morris's lecture, "The Aims of Art" (collected in Signs of Change, 1888) and has been adapted to fit the design.