My mother has been coveting the Malachites Diptych I created last year.
This yearâ€™s Motherâ€™s Day was the perfect time to create a piece for her, incorporating her favorite stone, the Malachite, the gorgeous butterfly of the same name (Siproeta stelenes), and the quote she loves.
I sifted through my photo collection to get the right posers.
Then I combined the healing properties of the malachite stone and the quotes onto a hand-stamped piece of newsprint.
Then I layered out the paper scraps and the photos to start fusing away.
Waxing the paper.
Layers upon layers.
We are constantly evolving into better versions of ourselves.
Hereâ€™s to the unfolding of that positive energy over the coming year.
This collage is a gift, but you can peruse my other encaustic photo collages on Etsy.