Hey there peeps! I'm going to begin with a few questions for you and then it's on to the main reason I'm here blogging - ART! When you are facing a creative challenge do you procrastinate and set it aside before continuing? Do you face it head on? Or do you forget it and move on to something else?
I really had to ponder it all myself as I came upon yet another challenging lesson in the Radiant Faces online class. I knew I wouldn't give it up completely but it took quite a few days for me to get to my art table and just begin. I'm talking about the lesson taught by Tamara Laporte on "the inner child". I LOVE her style but it's also very different for me. Plus she uses the Caran D'ache water soluble crayons to "paint" her face and I don't . But guess what, it was all OK and ....I finished my portrait!
Here are a few wips and the completed page:
The finished page:
My page is filled with things that have special significance to me- the red dress (I had a favorite dress similar to this when I was a child and red has been my favorite color since I can remember), the books, the dog, the music paper , French text and heart in the background.. And this is the affirmation I wrote:
Paint Party Friday!
Side Note: because of how good it felt completing this I signed up for Life Book 2015 Tam's Classes online so I can continue to not only make pretty faces but to have that deep connection with my feelings and art that Tamara teaches so well. Oooh, and I get to learn how to paint a masculine face too:)
I have these cards for a few challenges I love playing in: Freshly Made Sketches, The Simon Wednesday Challenge, and Try It On Tuesday...
Great sketch to work with, and perfect for the Simon Wednesday CAS challenge, and the coffee and cream challenge at TIOT. Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the glitter I added to the peacock. Hoping to make more of these cards this weekend:)
Products:clear stamps (Papertrey Ink); Staz-On ink-Spiced Chai (Tsukineko); The Natural Matstack (DCWV); Vogue Paper Pack (Craftwork Cards); cream card stock; Spellbinders die cut machine along with the stitched die and floral doily motif die ; flowers (Prima); rhinestones; Stickles glitter glue (Ranger).
Will be around to see what creative goodness you've done this week! If this post appears a bit wonky as far as spacing or font I tried to fix it and spent A LOT of time trying but internet was acting up terribly. My apologies.
" The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." Barbara DeAngelis