Tuesday, March 8, 2011

WOYWW 92

Hello WOYWWers, are you ready to hop around the world? Take a peek at other crafty people's desks, thanks to the wonderful Julia of Stamping Ground who gathers a whole lot of those people on her site. Take a look and have fun visiting all those creative spaces.

Perhaps some of you remember what was on my desk last week:


Over the past few days I continued working on this canvas - I'm not a very fast worker, especially not when there are so many other things to do. Yesterday it looked like this:


And today, I was finally able to finish it.


This is my first canvas for the She Art Workshop with Christy Tomlinson I'm taking at the moment. Her girls usually don't have faces, but I couldn't leave my girl without any kind of face. I haven't painted faces before and I practised a lot until I just did it - nothing elaborate as you can see - and I'm quite happy with the result. I had incredible fun creating this canvas, playing around. I looked forward to it every day. I'm so glad I signed up for this class.

52 comments:

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Her face is so lovely. I like how this collage/ painting turned out.

soraya nulliah said...

Carola-I LOVE LOVE LOVE your painting!!! Seriously cute! I am so glad that you are enjoying your SHE ART class...A lot of great reviews from people taking her class. Also-so glad we are taking BYW together as well. Isn't it seriously amazing??? xxx

Nicky said...

Love the finished canvas and the sentiment you have one it - I too like faces and smiles of add them to stamps that dont lol - happy WOYWW ~ Nicky 2

Maria Ontiveros said...

SHE is so happy looking! I got so inspired by all the She Art posts that I pulled out rub-ons today for my art journal page. LOL!
Rinda

sasa said...

Wonderful canvas - looks like you really had fun. Great colours and layering! take your time - I am so slow too!
Sarah or Sasa at 4

Marjo said...

Wow, I love your finished canvas!

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #6

Helen said...

What a fantastic canvas! Love how it turned out - I would never have known you were going down that route.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your canvas looks wonderful. I never made one by myself, but I hope I can do it once. I'm also a slow worker and I don't care because it's fun to make all these Arts.
Franka

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how marvellous is that - cheerful and bright - and the face is perfect! Every daughter should have one! Love your Altoid tin stuffed with colours!

foxysue said...

I'm totally in love with your girl, face, frock and all!

Sue x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I missed out last week but glad you re-visited the project THIS week - it's fab. What a serene expression she has!

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

This is great! I've seen some collages from some others who joined this workshop- looks like you're all having a lot of fun and are all inspired! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Ginnie said...

OMG, Carola. You are quite the artist! I love not only the finished canvas but the image of your work space. It made my fingers itchy just seeing it. :) In fact, just last week I got out my colored felt-tipped pens and colored a Native American mandela. Something I haven't done in years! It felt so good.

Doone said...

indeedy, there is nothing better than that wonderful buzz feeling when you do a new thing and it comes up good, yeehah - go conquer that world girl!!!

dx

Kat Sloma said...

I love how this turned out! THe words are so inspirational. I will have to look at that class!

okienurse said...

Very nice! I love your finished canvas. Makes me want to get up the nerve to try one. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

Di said...

Fantastic result! No face seems a bit spooky to me - and yours is ready to conquer the world :) Di x

Cathy said...

Fabulous canvas, love those bright colours.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

JoZart said...

I think you have created such character in her face with simple detail... it really works and I agree that facial features are needed. Love her!
thanks for popping by my blog,
JoZarty x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this. Well worth the time it took to finish!

RosC said...

Hi Carola. I really enjoyed seeing how you have 'built' this canvas. Very inspiring and interesting as my skill is not that of an painter but rather an art printer. I'm glad the lady has a face.
Besst to you,
Ros (77)

alexa said...

She is just delightful! And I share your dislike of blank faces too ..

sharingthepassion said...

Fab desk and creations!

Happy WOYWW

Ali x #89

Moy Yin said...

I love your collage art canvas. It is amazing. Will check out the class.
Thanks for sharing.

Moy Yin#1

windrock studio said...

Hey Carola, I really like this piece, I like it alot! Nice color and energy about it ... good job!
Susan

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow, I would have never thought it would end up looking like that, simply wonderful. She is adorable and I love the phrase you used. Thanks for letting me peek this week.

Rebekah said...

What a fabulous canvas Carola! Sucj bright colours hugs Rebekah xx 108

Chelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! 91

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That canvas looks great - it makes all the difference when you can't wait to get on with projects like that each day.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca(#42)

Minxy said...

Love how it progressed, and it turned out fab :)
Stay Inky
hugs Minxy #65

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the canvas- I am inspired to have a go with these sometime this year, Shaz #118

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully done, Carola.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Biomouse said...

How fun! I love your canvas prep and all that background work-beautiful. Oh and I'm with you about having to have faces on human figure drawings-I can't just leave them faceless! Too sweet my dear and thank you for your comments always at my blog, you're so kind.

Rhonda said...

Oh she is so sweet. Her face sets the tone for the entire piece! It is great Carola. Sounds like a fun class. Happy WOYWW!

Puna said...

What a beautiful piece of art!

Caroline Hallett said...

fabulous canvas - happy WOYWW x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wunderschön, eine ganz tolle Seite, ich bin begeistert.

Starla said...

What a great canvas! I wasn't around last week, so I am glad you showed the background again. It's nice to see where something started and the end product!

Rossylalah said...

I think I am going to have to check out these classes Carola. Love what you have done. I like to see the photos of "whats on your desk" its like a mini workshop giving an insight on how and what you have done.

Bugged Designs said...

That's lovely. I always struggle with faces.

Anna said...

That's a wonderful piece and it looks like it was a lot of fun to make. TFS.

wiebuecherinfremdersprache said...

Hi Carola, thank you so much for commenting on my blog, I wrote an answer to you there.

We definitely share a passion for photography, art and learning by doing! ;) It's so nice to meet you!

Mir fällt erst jetzt auf, dass ich ja auch in deutsch schreiben kann, aber das kommt mir etwas unhöflich vor, da mich die anderen Leser vermutlich nicht verstehen...
Verrätst Du, wo aus welchem Teil Deutschlands Du herkommst? Ich wohne im Norden bei den Stadtmusikanten.

Herzliche Grüße,
Katharina

Christine E-E said...

you can't tell faces are not your expertise! she is adorable!

voodoo vixen said...

WOW Carola, your canvas has turned out fantastic and I love your girl and the colours are stunning!!

RosC said...

Lovely to have your comment, thank you. Yes, the little flowers come in the box with the compartments. The box itself is made of papier mache and is so light and natural. Delighted that you like it.
I'll put a couple of links on my blog for you to follow for your marbling adventure. :-)
Ros.

alexa said...

Hi again and thank-you for popping over to see me! In response to your question, this is the first year I've done this. Can't manage to do a week every week, and too much goes by in a month to remember, but a fortnight feels about right. Just experimenting. Many thanks again, and will be visiting often. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is beautiful...I LOVE your art! I showed my new tag from OWOH this morning and gave a link to your blog! Hope you can stop by! A couple of days ago, I showed a collage frame of tags that I put together and yours is there, too! Thanks! ♥

lisa said...

What a fantastic canvas. You have got some much detail in it and your lady's face is perfect, it suits her so well. Well done you.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork.
hugs Lisa (119)

Dragon said...

Woo, Carla, this is just so fab... I love her face and the colours are so vibrant... Great work
Frankie
xx

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what a transformation - the finished canvas is terrific and I love her face. Elizabeth x #97

Gez said...

AMAZING creation.. I love her face :)
Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs, Gez.xx

Susan said...

Hi Carola,
Love your canvas...it is fabulous. Thanks for photographing your process too. I love seeing how you got to the finished product.
I ended up working 3 days in a row and I am exhausted. Not surprising since it has been 6 years since I last worked as a teacher. The icing on the cake is I received a paycheck! Woo hoo me! Cha-ching I'm going shopping!
Susan xxox
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