Thursday, March 13, 2014

A New Girl

Recently, I have painted a lot. It seems to help me to get through these sometimes confusing times after my Dad died. It is strange to be so far away, on the other hand it helps as well. I don't think I've talked so much with family in Germany, especially my brother, on the phone as I did over the past few weeks.

But back to the painting. I already told you how much I love to work with watercolor crayons, and those crayons were my main tools in all the little paintings I created. There are ATCs and tiny paintings that I attached to cardstock and thus made some bookmarks. But there is also Life Book with Tam, and I enjoy the lessons so much, especially Tam's lessons. She is such a funny and at the same time serious and deep person, I always feel that I get a lot out of her lessons.

And so my girl for week 10 emerged. The theme was "positive connections", but I didn't write them in my painting. Sometimes I feel shy to put these inner feelings out into the public.

We started out with some collage and a girl we found in a magazine or catalog etc. I found "my girl" in one of the Gudrun Sjoden catalogs that I like so very much. It looked like this:


Then we painted over it, created our girl out of the magazine girl. Since I liked her face quite a bit I decided not to go too far away from it and basically kept her face.

Here she is.


Since it is Friday I'm linking with Paint Party Friday, glad to join this group of talented artists. It's their third blogoversary!!! Congratulations!

24 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Your collage came out beautifully Carola. Great work! Happy PPF to you.

Christine said...

beautiful piece!

Helen Campbell said...

Your girl is lovely! I really like how you finished her.
I'm so sorry to hear about your father. It is hard being far away when something like this happens, although comforting to connect with your family. Hugs!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry for the passing of your father. It truly is a blessing to use your artwork to process difficult issues in our lives. Your angel is beautiful, and reflects an amazing sense of peace.

Elephant's Child said...

Love her angel wings and the serene vibe she is casting.

Netty said...

I love your collage Carola. I always write on my journal page after I photographed it. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

I love what you have done here. The girl is beautiful and I love the background :)

Cheri said...

beautiful Carola. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are finding the painting time healing.

Trish said...

Love this page! Great job!!! :D I found your post linked from the PPF page.

Anne Butera said...

Hi, Carola,

Nice to be stopping by your blog again for PPF's birthday celebration!

So sorry to hear about your father, but I am glad that you are finding solace in your painting.

Your New Girl is lovely! Nicely done!

Here's to another great year of painting!

Gotham Girl said...

Love!!

Linda said...

Oh Carola I really love your finished girl-so soft and expressive!

Giggles said...

So glad to hear you connecting more often with family that may help carry you through some of the grief!
I love your artwork, I think you made her face even prettier!

Hugs Giggles

Tam Hess said...

Happy Paint Party Friday! You are so creative, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :) Tam

*jean* said...

Lovely work! Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Hi Carola,
Nice to hear you are getting some support from over seas. Time will heal and art certainly helps as well. I like your collage, she turned out lovely. Take care.

Annabelle : )

Haddock said...

That is a good idea (painting over it)
Using those paper pieces in the background makes it stand out.

denthe said...

Your journalgirl turned out lovely! I found after my sister died that painting really helped me a lot, it was as if all my feelings poured onto the canvas. It's good also that you talk a lot to your family. They're the only ones who knew your father like you do ... Wishing you lots of strength and healing through art... ♥

Saskia said...

Gorgeous work!

Smiles, Saskia :)

Cozycomfycouch said...

Absolutely beautiful! Magical!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She's lovely my friend! I love your art and your creativity! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Laila said...

Your girl is beautiful and I especially love all the writing in the background. Very Nice colors as well.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this creation! Sending you a big hug ;o)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Loved the creativity here....