I was going through my books today and came across my secret garden book. I read it so many times as a child, I was fascinated by it and would always fantasize about my own little secret garden, maybe someday I will be able to recreate my image of the garden. Until then! I was inspired to do a mermaid piece entitled "seacret" garden. I added every kind of millinery flower that I own and a beautiful antique skeleton key I had found over the weekend. In addition a small rhinestone encrusted vintage earring with a screw back which I thought fit perfectly.
I painted a metal frame (another vintage find!) with my favorite paint color and built up from there. I love to use tissue paper as ocean water or the ocean floor since it layers well and I can easily "stuff" little treasures into it.
Painting with Fruit and Vegetables
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