Time For Art

There was time for art yesterday morning and this morning. It was a struggle to get up even earlier than normal to have this time but so absolutely worth it. It felt great to get in the groove, crank up the music and just play with paint. One thing that seemed to work well for me and I wanted to share with you is this coiled piece of cardboard held together by a pipe cleaner. Just add a little paint to the end and it becomes a stamp that makes cool spirals. As you can see I was working again on painting faces using a magazine image as a guide. I find this to be one of the most challenging things I have tried since I began my art journey but I love it.
Here is a sneak peek of the finished piece (on canvas paper). I wish I could share more but I have these plans/hopes for it you see and well, to share too much, too soon would be a no-no.
and part of a second canvas paper that goes along with the first...
Do you remember the poem from a few posts ago? The "Where I am From? poem" ?
A blog friend left a comment suggesting that I complete an art piece to go along with the poem. Well, what a wonderful idea! The thought had never even occurred to me so thank you dear Corey for planting this seed in my mind. That is what I worked on this morning in the wee hours. A few tears were shed but as usual for me with art like that I was left with a strong feeling of peace and acceptance. Very healing.

And again I will show a small part of that two page journal spread because I may have a plan/hope for this piece as well. I took this photo just for the piece and I think Olivia is getting tired of me and this new camera especially when I try to control her espressions...here I asked for thoughtful/maybe even sad and she kept giggling and giggling. Finally I got the serious face I needed on the 20th and last shot of the night. A big thank you to my MIL who helped me pick of the mimosa leaves and put them into the jar!
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Have a blessed beautiful Sunday!


Hélène Deroubaix said...

beautiful picture & can't wait to see that artwork looks already very interesting!
blessed be!

Paulette said...

Tricia your face so far looks wonderful! Can't wait to see her finished!

And what a cool homemade spiral tool!!!! I so love spirals, so I just gotta try that one out! Thanks for sharing your discovery.

What a lovely picture of your daughter! I'm sure the journal page will turn out beautifullly. :)

Susan Tuttle said...

This photograph of Olivia with the mimosa leaves is leaving my eyes moist--it is that beautiful!

The sneak peeks (sp?) of your painting are a wonderful tease--I can't wait to see the completed piece.

Your art is so very soulful! Thank you for sharing--I just love to visit your blog and see what you have been up to.

Big Hugs,

missficklemedia.com said...

I can't wait!
The eyes are so enchanting!

I love pictures of children holding things, so magical!

e. beck said...

oh! i love that rolled up cardboard idea!!!!

Gypsy Purple said...

This is such a beautiful post!!!!!

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Thank you very much for your time.

Anonymous said...

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A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh, I just love seeing your work and your work space. I have to say, I gasped when I saw Olivia. She is the most loveliest creature I have ver seen. What an angel...xxo

Jo Wholohan said...

Looking amazing Tricia!!! You always inspire me, you clever thing :))
Ive just started trying to combine some of my drawing into my other art, its very daunting isnt it???
Can I ask what you use for the outline of the faces, some sort of pencils???
Oh PS LOVING the spiral idea :))

Ro Bruhn said...

This is looking great, I love the colours, thanks for visiting my blog

Corey Moortgat said...

I'm so glad you decided to do a piece about the poem! What a wonderful "self portrait" it will be! I can't wait to see it. And I LOOOOOVE the photo of your daughter- gorgeous photo!

Southern Heart said...

I love what I'm seeing so far...it will be lovely! I am anxious to see the completed piece!

Jenn said...

I love this picture...