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My name is Mira.
I like to call my artwork “Art For Serenity”. I believe, that serenity is a natural state of mind, and I think that it's good to use an art to express positive feelings, joy, love, optimism and happiness.
My main passion is making illustrations and painting creatures such as gnomes, dwarfs, fairies and angels. I believe that they really exist in spiritual and magic world around us. My imagination is full of them, they simply exist in my head and ask to be painted. My favorite media is acrylic paint. Sometimes I also use mixed media, watercolor, pencils and other. I paint on canvas, paper and wood.
My second big passion is a decoupage.
Decoupage is a traditional art of decorating. It was very popular in the late 17th and early 18th as a hobby for young ladies. The word ‘decoupage’ is from the French “decouper” which means 'to cut'. It is a te…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 6
  • Joined September 3, 2010

Favorite materials

acrylic paint, oil paint, watercolour, decoupage paper

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About

My name is Mira.
I like to call my artwork “Art For Serenity”. I believe, that serenity is a natural state of mind, and I think that it's good to use an art to express positive feelings, joy, love, optimism and happiness.
My main passion is making illustrations and painting creatures such as gnomes, dwarfs, fairies and angels. I believe that they really exist in spiritual and magic world around us. My imagination is full of them, they simply exist in my head and ask to be painted. My favorite media is acrylic paint. Sometimes I also use mixed media, watercolor, pencils and other. I paint on canvas, paper and wood.
My second big passion is a decoupage.
Decoupage is a traditional art of decorating. It was very popular in the late 17th and early 18th as a hobby for young ladies. The word ‘decoupage’ is from the French “decouper” which means 'to cut'. It is a technique used to decorate furniture, boxes, trays, etc. Each object is hand decorated by gluing special fine paper cut outs onto it in combination with hand paint effects. Numerous coats of varnish are applied to achieve a smooth finish and protect object from hit and humidity (clean with wet cloth). Additional techniques such as crackle varnishing and ageing can also be used to finish the article, to achieve individual stunning effects. Creation takes several days. Every object has his special blended design, own style and character.
I discovered decoupage technique during my travel in Italy, and ....I just fell in love! It is fascinating, that using this technique, every plain, bored object can be transformed into beautiful, original, stylish item. I still learn and explore new methods of work, having a lot of ideas and inspirations.
For decorating objects I use some of my own or vintage illustrations and some special papers for decoupage. I love floral patterns, fairy tales, art deco, Provence and rustic styles, my work is mostly (but not only) vintage inspired.
I hope my artwork will bring a warmness and serenity to your homes and life.
Thank You for visiting my shop. I am honored that you have taken your time to view my work.
Mira Haven

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