I’ve always been attracted to the look of a classy woman. You know what I am talking about. The kind that even looks like a million bucks when walking through a crowded airport. I notice them while I am walking through the terminal in my lulu lemon yoga pants. I think that Jackie O had the most fabulous sense of style. When I wear a dress reminiscent of her style, I immediately feel classier. Timeless class – what does that mean to you?
We all want to fly. Sometimes it is a dream that we hope takes flight. Sometimes it is physically getting onto an airplane to fly to an exotic vacation. Sometimes I see a bird riding on the crest of the wind and I wish I had that freedom of flight.
I saw this video and watched with open mouth. What an amazing display of flight. You have to take a look at it. Then you may be inspired to find your own different way to fly.
Inspired by the teaching of Christy Tomlinson.
Lately I have been working my way through an e-course by Rachael Taylor called Surface Pattern Design. It has opened my eyes to a whole realm in the art world that I have never been exposed to before!
Among the many great things I learned was how to take a simple drawing and turn it into a motif inside Photoshop.
Then I learned how to change its color, copy it, and play with patterning. This is the first one I made! Super Fun!
See how simply changing the background color alters the feel and mood of the whole design? Who knew! I’m having a blast playing with it!
I started out thinking it would evolve into something with hanging ornaments. Guess not! That is the magic of art for me – sometimes things take a direction both unexpected and delightful!
I used a shape cutter and made some different sized star masks to create the tree. The paint is semi-translucent. Before it dried I added a little glitter. It looks so sparkly on my mantle!
From my house to yours – I wish you happy holidays and a season full of touches of magic!
I am taking an e-course called SheArt by Christy Tomlinson. In it we learn how to make these cute little girls.
It is so fun to start with a completely blank canvas and just start to get MESSY!
Making the clothes and doing the shading is a stretch for me….it takes a little more detail and a little more time than what I normally like to do. But is it great experience!
The snowstorm was a little burst of inspiration….mainly because I made the girl too short for the canvas! So I had to think of something for her to stand on. I decided to go with a pile of snow….then made some snowflakes coming down.
The saying “She Felt Peace In The Midst Of The Storm” was one of the many prompts from the class. I hadn’t even read that one as I was making the painting. It just jumped out at me when I saw it – and decided it was a perfect fit for my angel in a snowstorm!
Funny how things tend to come together even when you don’t plan it all the way out!