Damaged Goods

16″ x 20″ Mixed media on canvas

It might be hard to see, but if you look at the top left corner of the painting, you can see the tear in the canvas. That’s the way it arrived in my Blick order, damaged goods.

I could have thrown it out and demanded a refund, but that’s not my style, I use, reuse and recycle everything. So I painted on it anyway.

Then, I highlighted the flaw by using my very rusty sewing skills, rough stitching in a dramatic fashion, and you know what? It was really fun! I want to do more stitching on canvas, maybe like embroider something, all of the possibilities have me feeling kinda giddy!

I’m now completely out of new canvases. I’m okay with that, there are piles of not finished paintings I can pick through and play, surely I will have something new and fabulous to share soon! Stay creative my friends!😉🎨



  1. I love how you encorporate minuses into plusses! I find in making my Angel Tears that there are some rhinestones with minute chips or scratches in them. Instead of throwing them away I polish them as much as I can and still use them. I say all are homemade and even angels leave their marks!

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  2. I love your stitching, a very creative solution. It fits naturally in with your other ways of reusing. I thought of an old worn-out ragdoll when I saw it. Mended several times, but loved so much.

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  3. This is beautiful and the stitching just makes it even more interesting. I love it when you add texture to your work Tiffany. You use something that looks like netting I am not sure what it is but I love that too. Your work is something else!!! Love you Joni ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you, sweetheart!!! Yes, I have used everything from netting, fishnet stockings, fabric, lace, and all kinds of other objects in my art! I think it’s important to reuse everything as much as possible, plus, it adds whimsy and interest to the piece! 😉🥰🙏💕

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      1. I know I love that about you. It is very responsible and adds beautiful texture to your work. You have an amazing creative style. You rock sweetie. Love ya, Joni ❤️🤗💕🎈


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