Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Take Time........

I spent today doing a mixed-media piece in my new Moleskine journal. This is a double page spread, 8" x 10".
I tore a previously drawn face from my sketchbook and stuck it down along with some torn tissue, text and painted text (made by Patty and used to wrap one of the gifts she sent me).
Then I added paint, stamps, words, ribbon etc.
Close-ups.......

The words say...... 'Take time each day to sit quietly and listen'. They are from a lovely painting Sesga sent to me a long time ago, so I hope she won't mind me borrowing them.

This is stage one of my next project. I drew the face on cartridge paper, tore it out and stuck it down onto wood.
Its going to have a lot of paint, crayons, ink and modelling paste added to it. It will possibly become Mary....like SuziBlu's example.
I hope I don't spoil her!

24 comments:

Kimmie said...

Simply beautiful!

Kore said...

Really beautiful. I love the colours and the text just blends in so well. :)

Heather said...

Your journal page is absolutely beautiful and everything you have used to create the background blends so well with what you have put on top - or vice versa. I would love to be able to do something like that. Perhaps I shall just have to start and see what happens.

Sandy..... said...

You did a great job~! I hate to repeat other comments, but I too love the colors! Matted and yes so rich.

Mar said...

your faces are just lovely!!...
never heard of cartridge paper...so i am gonna search for some
i am guessing it must be sorta like tissue paper but maybe heavier
i don't see where you have a heavy paper affixed to your wood as the beginning for the project...
i am all for an easier way to transfer my sketch without messing the original up
especially when the shade has been begun so well..like here!
great great job and tip!

LazyKay said...

GREAT canvas, love all the elements.

No, of course you won't spoil her.

Your artwork's really good.

xxxxxxxxx

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Very pretty! The whole thing blends together very well. I really like the ivy vines you used too.

The Joy of Nesting said...

How wonderful Linda!!

There is a PPS (likeBBC) show, has been on for years. It's a basic oil painting class. The instructor's name is Bob Ross. He has this pet phrase There are no mistakes in art just happy accidents!! :) That use to be my kids favorite phrase when we were working on a project! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

pammyjo said...

Very beautiful. Really Linda, you have a gift! I love seeing your faces. I can't wait to see the progress on your next piece. She looks very intriquing! :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful. I love the soft and dreamy look you have given.

Rosie said...

Well done on starting the virgin moleskine, and love what you're doing and how your art is developing.

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I love the colors you used and your sketch turned out lovely. I am just starting out and I have not tried tissues yet, I think I am going shopping today so I can try this technique! This was very inspiring. Hugs, Vickie

Lynn said...

Fantastico!!!! I love her soft expression and her nose is perfect, your shading is a hundred times better than mine, but I try not to let it bother me LOL.
I love the text stamp over her face, I am still afraid of that part, just love it all :)
I can just imagine how beautiful your wooden piece will be Linda. I have played with mine on and off for a few days now and it is a lot of fun:)

Sandy said...

Woooooooooooow. I´m impressed. These are fantastic. I love your wonderful work Linda.

Judy S. said...

Very nice, Linda. I love seeing examples of your work. Thanks so much for sharing them!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

OH My Dear Linda!!! I am speechless, I saw your lovely Maria first = you certainly did not spoil her! You made her come alive so magically with golden shimmer and stars.
And your journal page, you've turned ordinary ingredients (not including your sketch of course) into magic...I adore the look and feel of this!
After seeing how beautifully you and Lynn have taken to sketching I am afraid to sign up for SBlu's class....it's a high standard you two have set!!!
oxo

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning I love how it all blends so beautifully together !
All the colours are beautiful .
I don't mind you using the words There not mine , where I got them from .I think maybe from the Buddha quotation book !
Wish I had a chance to practice them LOL.
No chance with the monsters about .
Love from sesga xxx

Cat said...

Your journal page is delightful!

LaY hOoN said...

Absolutely beautiful !!!

You did a very great job !!

Catharina Maria said...

Love the colors , it is simply beautiful !
XOX Rini

My Journey to Hope said...

I love how it turned out! The colors are brilliant, and the drawing of the little girl's face- you really captured emotion in her eyes. Well done!

-Michelle

Judy Scott said...

Linda your face is beautiful :) She's exquisite and serene ~ Jx

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Anne said...

Hi, Linda! I really like your mixed media art journaling piece. I love all the blended colors and texture especially the pearlescent and metallic colors.