Mixed Media with Shari Carroll: “C” for Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone!! It’s Shari here with a mixed media project full of texture and meaning. I have a wall of “C’s” for the Carroll name, each one different, some framed, some that light up, they each embody a bit of our family. It’s a fun display!

My youngest son is getting married next year and he’s buying his first house, closing next month. I thought this was is a perfect time to start him on the “C” tradition. I’ve taken one of my “C’s” and traced it onto light cardboard to get this project started.

I’ve mixed textures and elements to represent him by using numbers and gears and also incorporated the softness of flowers for my future daughter-in-law. I am always more inspired when I design with people in mind. I hope I’ve given you the inspiration to do the same.

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  1. Your work is impressive as always. and this post is especially close to my heart. My maiden name is Carroll and when I was born Mary was a popular name, usually as part of a 2 word name, Mary Anne, Mary Beth. Having Carroll as my last name I was and even after 52 years of marriage I am stilled called Mary Carroll by many.

  2. Awesome project Shari, I love that you have a wall of “C’s” and made an other one especially for your son and future daughter in law.
    I also love to make something with someone in mind.

    Question: I am curious what the beautiful background is where you put the C on to?

    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS artwork Shari!! I am sure your son and his bride will just love this!! What a great tradition to kick start!! :-)

  4. Loved all the different materials and techniques used on this piece. The gears looked amazing with the treatments and colors you used. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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