Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mixed Media - Art Journal 4-30-13 - Girl in Progress

Was drawing playing with faces... and I felt this face came out perfect...  I got the nose to look like a nose was so happy it motivated me to do an art journal page.
I wish I would have video taped this one - I came to me so smooth and I just loved how it came out
I used ALOT of teaching I learned at Donna Downey's Inspiration Weekend.

See how the nose doesn't look ONLY like a pig nose... Working hard on that one...

At Inspiration Weekend Donna introduced us to try Grouche Paints - I have to say LOVE LOVE LOVE.  They are so smooth - and vibrant they don't lose the colors...  Very controllable.  

Finished Girl had to add eye lashes.  I am so very proud.
I hope you all like.
Faces are so crazy hard to draw.
going to need to take a class.
Dina Wakely is what Im signing up for!!!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Mixed Media - Art Journal 4-29-13 Newest Face Drawing...

I can't figure out if I love actually drawing faces - or I love working hard to learn more and get it right.  Maybe a bit of both.

Here's the newest lesson.

First I started playing with my new Pencils and I love them.
GretaColor Monolith I used 6B, 8B and then 9B

 Below is darken in. a bit more - and then I started adding color with Neocolor II 

Did a few different colors on each section - and then used the water pen to blend it.

Also included Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box - by Sakura Color - I love it.

Watered pen used a bit here.

A bit more blending.

Darken a bit more.

A final photo...

And i'm very proud of the nose.

Going to use her in my new art journal page...
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Learning to Draw Faces... I think I'm getting better

So I've been watching YouTube video's and looking at blog to learn how to draw faces to add into my art journaling. 

Have a really hard time with the "real nose" 

But I cam across a youtube video (lost it but will add it when I find it)
On drawing some cute basic faces... 

I love how they came out.

Face 1

Face 2

Face 3

Face 4

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Mixed Media - Art Journal - Art Enables Us.... 4.23.13

So a great friend tagged me on facebook with a quote
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

This couldn't explain me better these days...  

So here's my art journaling tonight - took all that I learned at Donna Downey's Inspiration Weekend

I hope you enjoy..

Supplies List:

Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Creative Journal

Golden Paints

PITT Markers



I promise the next time I sit down to journal I'll video tape it... this was a 4 1/2 hour process - had no idea what time it was when I was done...  

I really hope you enjoy it all.

Thank you

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My Donna Downey Inspiration Weekend recap..... in 1 word - AMAZING

So just including a few photos - I took 300+ of the weekend.  I know we have many choices out in the art world to participate in... some cost alittle - some cost alot.  And you might wonder - is this Inspiration Weekend worth it.   I have 1 word YES!!!!!!!!!

First Donna & Bill Downey are just from the core nice people that you will ever meet.

It's rare to find people that just deeply believe that your experience should be over the top fulfilling.  From the look of the store - the decor - you feel like your walking into Donna's Craft Room - to the actually tour - by Donna to see her craft room.  To the Gifts... The food - that was home made with love from Donna's Mom...  To our Limo driven dinner on the last night. Bill picks us up from the airport - drives us back and forth to the hotel - it's so nice to have a man at your beck and call.
Now lets talk about the weekend...  The Supplies are endless...  I mean i'm in totally heaven endless...

Here's a small peak on the supplies we had at our finger tips....

Lets talk about the teaching.. I love Donna's style she talks... sits at someone's seat and just shows you how she does it with other's doing it along with her.  She wants to give you the tools to do it your way...

Then she moves onto the next tasks.

To Next Lesson and over and over....

Then Melissa Taught us how to do some fun stuff on the Gelli Plate

The extra classes were just amazing.

The food hand delivered - hand made by Donna's Mother...  And with Love and Care... Very good.

The love gifts were amazing.

 The Tools they let us use.

Bill & Donna   Film Crew & Host!

Lots more photos to post I'll keep them company - the art on the walls - the teaching... the extras...

But I will say... if your on the fence...  GO GO GO it's worth every single penny.

Stay at the Hampton  very nice hotel - good continental breakfast - and you can walk to the store - but Bill won't let you!!

I can't wait to go back.