I think that people that work in Mixed-Media Art are forever hunting for, and gathering, small treasures.
The elements of this collage come from many sources, purchased at different times, and in different places. I bought the tin tile a couple years ago from Jaime's ART-E-OLOGY Shop. She offers the greatest vintage items.
The sweet little girl image came from Paper Whimsy. Gale's images are always too tempting. I purchased the fabric (a fat quarter), and trim, from a local fabric store. The bead came from Ornamentea, a fabulous bead store in Raleigh.
I bring my treasures home and let them simmer for a while in my Studio. Then, the right moment arrives and these little gems seamlessly come together and result in an art piece.
What art treasures have you found lately?