Thursday, 7 October 2010

Faith (mixed media monday shrines)


When I was at school I remember when we were all given photos of the turin shroud - a photo I have been fascinated by. I wanted to incorporate this image into a shrine so I have painted a mini canvas with a mixture of paints, red copper powder, beads, inked metal embossed leaves and a grungeboard painted crown. The word at the bottom is faith..I think it is so important to have faith in a higher power as well as faith in our own power to achieve success in life. I also like the George Michael song Faith..bet you are all humming that now!! be sure to check out all the other entries at mixed media monthly challenge

18 comments:

sAlt said...

wow...love that, a wonderful piece of art!!!
hope to find time, to do some collaging,too....

greets from germany.... ;-)

La Dolce Vita said...

great piece and yeah, that song will worm it's way in my head all day!! LOL!

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful shrine (I've got to get going on mine). Wonderful expression of spirit and art combined. Love this!

Carin said...

Lol. I posted my butterfly reminder yesterday. I chose faith as my word for much the same reasons!

Lovely shrine too :)

Terri said...

Ooooh, love this! What a fab idea to use that image. You have made a truly lovely shrine.
Hugs,
Terri

Martina2801 said...

Wow, amazing Lorraine! I love this fabulous shrine !!
It is totally awesome my friend.
Have a great weekend.

Kristin said...

This is really very beautiful! I love the image too - and the canvas it is grounded on is just stunning. I love it, Kristin xo

Carol said...

This is a gorgeous expression for Shrine! I love the background explanation, as well.

Pat Beaumont said...

love your shrine Lorraine and agree with your philosophy about faith

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

ArtSnark said...

love your take on the prompt. Really cool

Grannie Annie said...

Beautiful work Lorraine...I love all the 3D work on this shrine challenge...great job.

Michelle said...

Great shrine - it looks so small and complex to make!

Kris Dickinson said...

This is beautiful Lorraine!

~*~Patty S said...

beautiful and inspiring Lorraine and extra special knowing the back story!
oxo

Cheryl said...

That is very beautiful! It looks super old, you did a fantastic job :-)

mixedmediamadness said...

What a stunning shrine, Lorraine! Diane

Pearl Maple said...

great shrine, like your take on the theme