"Mixed media" means the artist has created a piece using various methods--paint, collage, digital media, acrobatics, whatever. Some think "mixed media" is a diminished form of art. Not so. It is a creative combining of materials to form new art.
There are moments when an model's expression demands to be captured. When this model looked at me with that smile and with teeth glaring, along with her large eyes, I knew I wanted that image. Of course I made her look a bit manic, even insane, but that's the game I play.
On this sitting, I expected one former student to come. She surprised me by bringing her sister and a friend as well. Equipped with all kinds of props they went to work. This moment is my favorite.