oil and acrylics

Here is a perfect example of what NOT to do when using mixed media.  Oil, and acrylics do not play well together.  I'm not sure what I used during the collage process, as I was in that euphoric state of creativity,  grabbing for anything and everything.

Finally, after the third or fourth application of paint, and glue, I submitted to the fact that nothing was adhering, including.....the deeper lesson (?)

So...   I washed off the layers  losing much of the water color paper, along with many pieces of collage, but salvaging what I needed! (thanks for the fabulous tip my dearest Misty)
Then decided to share this mess as the perfect model of the aphorism.."art imitating life,"

Ahhhhhh........ therein lies the lesson.   Don't give up!!!! ;-) XOXO'ssssssssss

Love and compassion

My rendition done in charcoal using the photo below as reference.

Photo reference