The Bee Faerie painting... coming along...

25 January 2012

The "Bee Faerie", as I've been calling her, since she still doesn't have a proper title, is coming along. There are a few layers of watercolour happening, and so far, I'm pretty happy with how she's coming along. There's a long way to go yet, until she's finished, but here's a little peek at her progress:

New painting in process (bee faerie)

10 January 2012

A sneak peek at my latest work in process...
The pencil sketch is finished (at last).
I plan to use coloured pencil and watercolour... a limited colour pallet, with lots of honey tones.

It is one of the busiest backgrounds I've done... wish me luck (lol)

Life Book : January : My Goddess Super Powers

05 January 2012

January 2012, wow! It's here... and so far, the world is still turning, hehe. Which means, of course, that the glitter is still flying all over my flat. . . And. . . Life Book has begun !!!

I begin with a project by Tamara Laporte (aka Willowing) : My Goddess Super Powers
It's mixed media, on paper, with a nifty fold-out bit on the side, and is meant to represent ones' inner Goddess awesomeness, complete with a list of ones' Goddess Super Powers.

I opted for a self portrait, and overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it all came out.

It was diffcult to make the list of my possitive qualities, because let's face it, giving oneself due praise is not always an easy task, especially when the gremlins of guilt and self-doubt come creeping in to spoil the party. (Who invited them, anways?!) But in the end, I managed to kick the party-crashing gremlins out for the night, and made my list of nicities without too much suffering afterall. It felt good to allow myself to praise myself, to focus on the parts of Me that are commendable and amazing, and worthy of acknowledgement. Yay for Me! hehe.

Mediums Used: water-soluable crayons, watercolour and acrylic paints, graphite pencil, ink pen, stamping (with ink), paper collage, glitter, and rhinestones.

It was fun to make collage on the fold out panel. I used bits of old dictionary pages and some decorative scrapbooking papers that had antique text and handwriting on them. After collaging all the paper scraps, I added some layers of acrylic and watercolour paints, before going on to add the decorative elements and sentiment.

At the top of the page, I wrote: "The Goddess wakes within me"
and then I picked three words, based on my list of qualities, that I felt encompased my attributes, as a synopsis.

I had to laugh at myself a little bit... I just had to alphabetize my list... oh, librarian's wife, what a nerd you are! haha!

My Goddess Crown of stars is thouroughly glittered
(although difficult to catch the sparkles on camera.)
"I am made of stars "
All of the borders are glittered, too.

I glittered the text with a glitter gel pen + glue pen and more loose glitter...
just to be sure it was properly ├╝ber sparkly.

The last little touch to this painting was in the bottom right corner of my list. There was a tiny paint blob that made me think of a leaf, so I added more, and then some delicate branches. Of the entire piece, I think this is my most favourite part of all.

GIVEAWAY! Win a place on Life Book + 1 of Tamara Laporte's other workshops

04 January 2012

Enter my GIVEAWAY to win a place on Life Book
+ 1 of Tamara Laporte's other workshops of your choice!

This contest is open until midnight (GMT) 11 January 2012
Good Luck !