I would like to share today the first mixed media canvas I did when I rediscovered my love of painting. It was a small 5x7 panel that I made for my littlest sister's birthday. I got into scrapbooking a few years back, and I kept thinking, why can't I put this stuff on a canvas, wouldn't that be so cool! And so one day I decided to do some internet searching and discovered I wasn't the only one thinking like this and that's what gave me the courage to start doing it myself! My sister had this thing for zebra stripes and she had some zebra and other animal prints in her bedroom so I made this with that in mind, but I wanted it to be a little more funkier. Like zebra stripes meets Andy Warholish kind of thing, if that makes any sense to you. I drew a zebra pattern in pencil, then measured off and drew 4 equal grids on the panel. Then came the fun part, PAINTING! I was so happy, full of joy, it was the first time I had picked up a paintbrush in YEARS! It felt amazing. Here is how it looked after all the painting, and before a coat of varnish.