This was the starting base for my piece. I painted a few shades of lilac acrylic paint for the background and painted some swirls. Next I used a black marker to doodle paisleys. Then I used matte medium to adhere printed cream tissue paper with swirls. I don't know what inspired me to do this, but I was so excited with the result. I was actually shopping for gel medium and couldn't find any at the craft store, so I thought I'd experiment with the matte medium.
After the excitement of finishing my background subsided I wondered "What to do now..." I started looking at some images I had. I took a photograph of a tree I took in our neighborhood and put that down first and the other images just followed. I found the chandelier, bed and frame in a Anthropologie catalog. I used scrapbook stickers to spell the word wonder.
This piece reminds me of having a sanctuary or personal refuge. I have to have that one place to create, journal, daydream and wonder.