Sunday, January 21, 2007

Flesh True Colors Journal....Red

I have had a great weekend playing ART. I really am learning and enjoying the process. I guess you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you but I did this one backwards. That is to say I usually start with the face sketch and then do the background first. For this one I painted the sketch of the face first and then worked on the background. I found it to be a little difficult and do believe that I prefer the background first.
Sometimes the Norah takes over. I wanted so bad to make paper roses in her hair, though I don't know what paper roses would look like. I thought about it all week. Had other inspiration to maybe use bleeding hearts somewhere on the piece too. Well Norah didn't seem to know what paper roses looked like or how to make them either so.....we didn't. And do you see the wings? I was just following Norah'S lead and using the piece of ribbon to stencil through to get some white flowing through the page. Minutes later I leaned it up and stepped back. Melissa was in the room and I said, "hey look she has wings". So I gave a little definition at the edges so you would know they were wings. Now we all know. I guess Norah knew first.
OK, dh (dear husband) would say I am "certified". But I would just tell you that today I realized the Norah is my muse.
More later,
Sharon



10 comments:

  1. Dear Sharon - I'm back - I just scrolled thru your blog - I love what you are doing - your RED page turned out great - I LOVE your tutorials - I can't wait to try some board books - who knows how many we gave to the local children's center when my son cleaned out his book shelf!?!!!!!!!! - in any event you are one creative wonder! - I also argue with my Muse - She needs a name tho.... xox - eb.

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  2. LOl! If you re certifiable (and aren't we all?), it's definitely in a good way.Perhaps we should all discover the name of our muse?
    Your red lady is gorgeous and her wings delightful.

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  3. OMG! I love that your muse has a name! LOL! I truly think that this is my favorite so far...love the hearts and the little bird on those etheral wings. GORGEOUS!!! smiles...

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  4. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!! AND it's something I've said to my children throughout the years, "You Make My hEart Sing" Too cool!

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  5. I heart Norah! She has great taste.

    So glad I found your blog through the Cabinet of Curiosity challenge! I will have to take some time to drift through your blog archives :)

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  6. Sharon. I love the direction your MUSE took you! I thought this was on canvas with the way you painted those wings. She'd look beautiful on canvas too. I have an envelope of goodies coming your way!

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  7. I want to buy the first book of art you produce...

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  8. Hi! so glad you visited my blog. My "Yella" journal page was posted on my blog on June 14th. If you go to June in my archives...along the right side of my blog and scroll to the 14th, you will see it...my grandma...who always said"yella" inspired the page. I had a ball creating it...need to do more.
    Jill

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  9. She is wonderful! Love the wings... that Norah does know what she is doing doesn't she.

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