yes, art challenges. And for those of you who know me through this blog understand how much I LOVE to be challenged/inspired by blog challenges involving art. Of course, I get through artistic blocks by the challenges, by books, by many other things, including online art classes. This year my goal was to work on faces- a hugely scary thing for someone with NO art classes outside of the early school years. I have been immersing myself with practice and projects which have been helping tremendously-thank you- all you generous teachers-including you my blogging friends!
Recently I also had a health challenge. Well, to get through it I first had to accept it, then surrender to it, trust my doctor, follow directions and rest. Hard as it was for me it was the remedy that is allowing me to heal as needed and spend time creating again.
So how do you cope/ work out both art challenges and other challenges? What helps you get through?
This card was made with this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
Products used on my card: white, black, grey card stock; glittery patterned papers (The Glitter Mat Stack-DCWV); clear stamp (Papertrey Ink); rubber stamp (Magenta); black ink(Versafine Onyx Black); Slate ink (Adirondak/Ranger). Asst. buttons, thread.
I am also linking my card to the Simon Wednesday Challenge for the theme of "masculine".
This is the base layers of color for my "girly girl" face from a class by Christy Tomlinson in the Radiant Faces online class. You can see my original rough sketch in this post, and you can see the initial background page here, (the first page). This is all you will see until I have the finished portrait to show you:)
Linking the collage page at the top of my post to ArtJournalJourney (this month's theme is masculine/feminine) and Mix It Monthly (this month's theme is the facial profile). And linking the portrait to Art Journal Every Day, Paint Party Friday and Art It Friday-Show Your Face.
Looking forward to seeing what artsy things you have been up to!
" Nothing's too girly and nothing's too masculine. But I do love color, and maybe that's a little girly-especially pink." Stacy London