Malachites for Mom

My mother has been coveting the Malachites Diptych I created last year.

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But then she also liked the Desktop Minis with their quotes, so I’ve had a mom-specific project knocking about in my head for some time.

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This year’s Mother’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.

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I sifted through my photo collection to get the right posers.

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Then I combined the healing properties of the malachite stone and the quotes onto a hand-stamped piece of newsprint.

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I also wrote some malachite qualities onto the canvas, consulting Melody’s Love is in the Earth book and infused the canvas with the stone.

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Then I layered out the paper scraps and the photos to start fusing away.

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Waxing the paper.

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Layers upon layers.

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Et voila, we have a 10 x 10 inch piece to complement her custom Cruzar la Cara de la Luna piece based on my Migrating Monarchs.

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We are constantly evolving into better versions of ourselves.

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Here’s to the unfolding of that positive energy over the coming year.

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This collage is a gift, but you can peruse my other encaustic photo collages on Etsy.

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