Friday, February 12, 2016

Express Your Creativity, PPF, and 29 Faces all in One!!...

It's Friday and that means I'm linking up with
 Kate Robertson's Express Your Creativity 
and also with Paint Party Friday

I've been working in my art journals but only have a couple of unfinished spreads to share this week. This first one you've seen bits of earlier in the week and I haven't progressed too much with it...

 I still have lots to do on these pages...more doodling and the pod/flower near the center isn't finished yet either. But it's a start! I love working in this large ( 13.5" x 10") altered book. 

In another altered book journal, this one just a little smaller, I started this collaged background...

I put down the papers and then gave it a little dry-brushed gesso to tone it down somewhat. Not sure where I'm going with this yet.

And I've also been doing 29 Faces this month so here are the faces for yesterday and today...

 Day 11

Day 12

I'll probably do some more detail work on that last one. She's very plain but I wanted to at least get the face done and something on her head so I could include her today. I'm happy to say I've been keeping up with this challenge this time around.

Be sure to stop by and visit the two websites mentioned here. You'll see some amazing art!!
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PS - Here are all the faces I've done so far. I cropped them to make the collage. Sorry about the uneven borders!!




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My Own Facebook!!...

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable day with my daughter. She's going through a rough patch right now due to her job and I feel so helpless. But she seems to be handling it. I don't talk about my kids very often on my blog but they are both wonderful people. I admire who they have become.
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This is my 10th face for 29 Faces! I can't believe I'm still going. It just seems to feel right this time. Nothing fancy, nothing different...just a face like I draw. Today is my busy day...grocery shopping and errands...so I had to get her finished quickly. I'm still drawing in my file folder journal...and as Laila suggested, it's my own personal Facebook!

PS - I haven't linked to the 29 Faces website because I can't figure out how to do it!! I've used Linky on other blogs and it's simple but the one for 29 Faces is confusing!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Doctors, Classes, and Faces...Oh, My!

Even though I didn't post anything yesterday, I still managed to do a face for 29 Faces. My day was hectic and disappointing. I had an eye exam with a new doctor because my previous doctor is pregnant and apparently has some complications so she's on bed rest and won't be able to do my cataract surgery. The new doctor is just that!! NEW!! He looked like he was about 12 years old but I guess he's actually 23. Not sure how much experience he could possibly have but I'm trying to stay positive. My surgery is postponed for a month and that doesn't make me happy but what can I do.
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I had my art journal class in the afternoon...made it just in time. We've been making journals. Here are a couple from the class...



 I think they did an amazingly good job. These are simple and 
use the ribbon/tape method of attaching the covers.
Next we're tackling the coptic stitch.
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And here are my latest faces...


Day 8

Day 9

Today my daughter is coming up to visit. She hasn't been here since Christmas so I'm looking forward to spending some time with her. But I'll be sure to do another face tonight and be ready for tomorrow.