Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Life Book 2013


I've just realized that I haven't posted any more of my Life Book 2013 class except for the "warm-up" Fairy Art Mother. Of course I am already hopelessly behind since I am also working on other online classes, but it's okay. I have enough time to catch up, and I don't think that I am doing every week's "assignment". Some don't speak to me as much as others, and I'd rather have fun with the ones I feel tempted to do. I also don't want to show all of them since some are very personal and for my eyes only. But - today there are two assignments I'd like to share with you.

The first is the black and white image on top, "Scales of Light". I worked with white pastels on black cardstock, a first for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I used Schmincke pastels which are incredibly soft and just wonderful to work with.

One week the topic was "Celebration and courage" - I painted myself with the "shadow" of a mountain lion behind me. Unfortunately I couldn't create this in the way it was supposed to be - the woman should have been covered with masking fluid while we would spray over her, then remove the masking fluid and paint the clothes and hair etc. in. Well, when I opened my small bottle of masking fluid it had all dried up (the same thing happened to Tam in the video!), so I drew the woman on cardstock, cut her out and attached her.


This week's lesson as well as from two weeks ago are really tempting and I hope to do them real soon. Hopefully, I can post them here.

9 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love all of the joy in the second picture...such a happy image.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your Celebration and Courage. Such a vibrant triumphant woman.

The first, I see different things in each time I look. I love the smoky, slightly melancholy feel.

Thank you.

Molly said...

I adore both of these paintings for entirely different reasons. How I wish I could express myself in an artistic manner, but for now I suppose I will have to be satisfied with using words and photographs - and come here to admire your expressive creativity :)

Robin aka Gotham Girl said...

I'm glad you're sharing your journey with us!

windrock studio said...

Yes, the second one is so colorful & full of joy and the first one I love because of the hand ~ you sure did a great job on both!

Maria Ontiveros said...

The second one is pretty, but I love the first one. The light trails and the bird just keep drawing me in.
Rinda

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love these! Especially the second one! Great job!

Magic Love Crow said...

Both images are freeing! Letting go! Very strong! Love them ;o)

see you there! said...

Fun to see what you are doing. The two pieces of art have such different feelings.

Darla