mixed mediaExtraordinary Ordinary women is a series of mixed media artworks honoring ordinary women. I started with photos of the woman at various ages, photocopied these on acid free paper and adhered them to a gessoed board. Next I added appropriate words which highlighted the essence of the woman. I completed the work by balancing values, colors, textures. After exhibiting the series all works except "Mum's Story" were given to the woman honored or family members. "Mum's Story" was to honor my mother and will be treasured by our family. It was a joy to complete this series, and I learned more about composition and design in the process.