Labyrinth Of Love

Labyrinth : a complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost - sounds a bit like Love to me...

Finally got a chance to finish this piece started 3 weeks ago. It was inspired by Mixed Media Monday's prompt Games People Play, though I suppose it also fits this week's prompt - Romance.

By the way, thanks to the good sports who tried to guess what I was up to with the work in progress photos. (I always love to play)

So here's the final. It's an upcycled maze game, measures 5.5" sq x 1" h. Your goal is to get the metal ball from 1 heart to the other without dropping it in the holes.

This one was a lot of fun to make. I disassembled, sanded & stained the original broken toy. Then securely added the mixed media collage & walls.

It is available at ArtSnark.etsy.com - just click on any photo to visit listing. This piece is also customizable. I can add a message +/or hanging hardware to the back. There is also a flexible plastic front piece which can be added or not, your choice. Any questions, just let me know.

By the way today's Mix It Up With Melange prompt is Love Letters. Had it been Love Notes, I 'd have been covered (wink wink). Click on the prompt to see what others are up to or to add your own mixed media love letter.


By the way, last chance to enter stton's giveaway of 5 faux vintage Curious Hearts paper goods. Just leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 2/11. Click Here For Details. 1 random winner will be announced tomorrow.

Also On 2/15 hundreds of bloggers participating in the One World One Heart giveaway will be picking random winners. I'm giving away my Original Watercolor Climbing. Click Here for Details


  1. Oh wow what a fantastic idea.
    Wonderful work. Brilliant.

  2. w use for an old game! Love it!

  3. What a fabulous idea with amazing results!!! And how perfect the verse is to describe love!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. What a clever piece! I'm glad you were able to use your "games people play" for the romance challenge! Diane

  5. Very cool how you upcycled the game with your art Stacey!

  6. Couldn't resist...it's mine now! Let me know if I own any more for postage to this side of the world...

  7. wow! that is a really great idea and an awesome item!