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The Mixed Media Thing |
Illustrated, digital, and hand-painted/hand-crafted products for you and your home, including wall art, paper arts/paper goods, and one-of-a-kind gifts/keepsakes, designed fabrics, and some apparel. Limited commissions.
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The Mixed Media Thing

It’s commonplace for me to routinely work with a wide range of pigments, mediums, and textiles when rendering illustrations, paintings, and more. But this mixed media style of art-making was not always so.

To be honest, I didn’t even know what mixed media art was at one point … but this art style landed on my lap (and into my heart) at two unexpected occasions:

During the COVID19 pandemic

I spent many of those quarantined days during the coronavirus pandemic practicing my art-making skills and it was during this socially distanced time that somehow, I ended up blending watercolor and acrylics together while working on an illustration. I hadn’t planned to combine those two mediums but it kind of just ended up that way and made my final illustration look amazing.

During my MFA coursework

A collage assignment during grad school inched me closer and closer toward mixed media. The instructor at the time had tasked our class to produce a 9″ x 12″ collage and encouraged us to use whatever medium(s) we wanted. As part of that process, I ended up blending rubber stamping and paper cuts into my collage and the end result turned out to be fantastic!

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Today, mixed media art is my absolute passion.

While yeah sure … I can (and do) “just use watercolor” (for example) or stick to one style whenever needed, most of the time I’m 100% art-heart deep in mixed media blend mode and *totally* loving it.

As you learn more about me and my creative processes, I think you’ll find the latter statement couldn’t be more true 🙏

Yours in art and creative expression,

M A Y R A Y A D I R