This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge was “I am Woman.”

I started with a primed canvas board, and started writing every word I could come up with that I equate with “woman”: Strong, nurture, love, laugh, cry, warm, mother, etc. Then I added a wash of blues.

Katharine Hepburn is an actor and woman whose progressive attitudes about what it means to be a woman I admire. I just happened to have a magazine image of Hepburn that I decided would be my focal point. I have always admired Hepburn’s casual elegance, the fact that she didn’t conform to what was considered fashionable, but she was always beautiful. So when I found this quote: “Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.” I decided that it was a good one to use to flesh out the theme. So I added southern belles, a lingerie ad, a few more quotes, and then put Hepburn on top — above it all.