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Felicity Firestorm

♥ Felicity Firestorm ♥

I never know. This started with her expression and went instantly to her hair. I’m a cold weather person. I love weather in the 30s and 40s. When it hits the 70s I’m getting out of my comfort zone. I love rain. I love ice. I’d love Alaska and could very well have been an Eskimo in my former life.  I don’t love heat, and it’s been TOO hot for me this past week! Summer is gorgeous and the flowers are incredible works of art that only God can create, yet physically I find the heat exhausting and draining. It’s like a seasonal hot flash. I get physically ill from weather that is too hot so I’m VERY thankful for the portable AC that the hubs bought last summer, as without it I’d have to live in a bathtub of cold water, (no that’s NOT me… but you can everything on the Internet.) I could have gone so many directions with this journal entry but when I picked up the yellow chalk pencil for her “hair” it was pretty much set in stone where I was going to end up. I only used 2 collaging elements on this journal page. One being her dress and the other is the butterfly at her neck. (Both of which I bought grocery shopping yesterday. I seriously only go for the art isle at Freddie’s.) I created the big leaf rubber stamp using a precut Fun Foam shape and a Jenga block. Jenga blocks are great for gluing precut or custom cut shapes to as they have 2 sides so you have twice as many stamps with 1/2 the storage. I left the background on this entry white on purpose so that when I smudged the green Conte pastel over the green marker swirls it would bleed out into the white. The rest of this page was created with colored pencils, chalks inks, stamps, doodles, and some sparkle. I had fun time with her expression and can see myself using her angst over and over again for oh-so-many topics! Here’s hoping your weekend it’s too heated and it if is…. I hope you find a funtastic way to chill out!

Bunny Hop

♥ Bunny Hop ♥

This is a bunny with attitude. She’s just daring you to even think of taking her carrot. I did the off-centered head on purpose just to see what it would look like and I think it’s rather cute. She’s got the cutest droopiest ears and a love for hopping around her garden. This journal entry is layers of love and fun. I started this by taking some bright pink tissue paper, wadding it up into a ball and then semi smoothing it out. I then adhered it with Mod Podge. I toned down the pink with a water/gesso wash and used a paper towel to pick up the extra unwanted medium. Then it was time for fun! I started the sketch and as always what comes from my pencil is almost always spontaneous. Using acrylic paints with glaze and finishing off the shading with watercolor pencils I had the base of her face done. I added micron pen and charcoal to complete it. She’s suited up in her daily hopping attire which is simply washed on layers of white paint. She stands in a garden of tulips which came from a decorative paper napkin. Extra flowers and leaves were stamped around to give extra garden detail. She’s got a mound of dirt with a carrot nearly ready for pulling and she holds her lunch in her hand. I have to say I really like the whimsical feel of this journal entry. I like her attitude and I really liked trying something different with her. Let me know what you think. Today is grocery day and it’s going to be hot out so I want to get going before it’s too hot! I’ll be back tomorrow for a TGIF show-and-tell!

Live Loud

♥ Live Loud ♥

And she’ll have fun, fun, fun, till her daddy takes her crayons away! Just another art journal experiment. I used a kraft type notebook paper called Cigar Paper that I bought at the college book store about 5 years ago. (I bought all they had left at the time and they were on sale. =) I lined it up with the ring holes at the top of the journal page and started to play. I took a few pieces of ripped collage paper and glued them down and tossed it aside for the day. That evening I picked up the journal and headed to the sofa with pencil in hand. I drew this girl and intended to give her a tri-colored face to see how it would look. As you can see the blending didn’t go so well as I didn’t use a glazing medium so the paint dried way to fast on the paper. No biggy, it’s just journal jazz and that’s where we learn and play. I gave her a matching hat, added funky flowers and cut leaves from collage paper. I outlined here with a black chalk pencil and used a handy dandy Q-tip to smudge it up. She looks like she’s just clowning around which is exactly what I was doing when I created her. Fun times as always! I just enrolled in a new online art class called Chaos and Calm. It promises to be something very different and educational. I can’t wait to buy my canvases and a few new brushes and get my fingers covered in messy paint goodness! If you want to check it out.. it’s Here! I LOVE the paintings in the background and would love to be able to paint something as wonderfully colorful and interesting as them. I’m super excited about getting started and will be on it asap on Monday morning.
In the meantime I’ll be playing with goodies already on my desk and spending the weekend with the hubs. I’ll see you back here tomorrow with some tags I’ve made to share with you. Have an awesome Saturday!