“strong ones” mixed media canvas

Today season #3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt drops on Netflix – and while I don’t anticipate having the time to enjoy (binge) watching the whole season for a few weeks, I am excited some fresh summer “watch while crafting” fun shows are coming my way. The very first episode remains one of my favorite on this show, for a scene where Kimmy is deciding she won’t be giving up.

Life beats you up. You can either curl up in a ball and die… or you can stand up and say we’re different. We’re the strong ones and you can’t break us.

Life can be so full of hard things (and truly awful people)… but we always have choices! With loads of new positive habits and good stuff going on here (I’ll share more on that another time) I wanted to get this quote onto my wall ASAP, so I began a simple mixed media piece.

Now most of the time I like a lot of hoopla on my mixed media pieces. Today though, I really wanted simple texture + color + words. I did film the process – here is a link to my YouTube video.

This is 5×7 and sitting right at eye level on my desk. Reminding me that even when situations (or people) are pushing us to the breaking point… we can bend in a new direction, and work to be away from such nastiness. I am currently working on a number of positive & creative fun projects that I will share more about in the near future. The paint pen that worked (white) best here was the Jane Davenport for American Crafts (I know most Michael’s stores has them – not sure who else if anyone) vs the Dylusions paint pen. It’s not often I use one of those so that was a good test and lesson (can’t write over dry spray/mist color).

I hope you go into this weekend strong, and that you have a wonderful time with whatever you’re doing.

5 thoughts on ““strong ones” mixed media canvas”

  1. Just finished watching Gilmore Girls for the second or third time and Netflix is telling me to watch Kimmy Schmidt — I’ll have to check it out sometime. Happy weekend, May! 🙂

  2. I just love this May – the project and the sentiment! I’ll have to check out jimmy Schmidt – I’ve never heard of it!
    And I love how positive you always are, especially over the last little while with your injury – it would have been really easy just to give up and become frustrated.

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