Gypsy Woman .... Gold Dust Woman

I signed up for an online art class titled "gold dust woman".   It is a month long class and this is the end of week #1.  I have never taken a class like this where the design appears and is created from applications of paint added randomly.  The one you see was done with my hands and a red kitchen spatula....  Now I have to begin bringing out what I have created -----   that I don't see......  lol.

Tonight Candace (my art partner and friend in spirituality) and I got together for about an hour to help one another emerge into, through and out of what we have.....  I know where the woman is but I couldn't get her to take shape.... but after tonight I can see more of a form....she just wasn't how I expected her to be so now it is on to week #2.

Needless to say this has DEFINATELY been and will continue to be an "experience" and a FAR CRY from the decorative patterned traced history, painting from a picture, etc. scope of my artistic journey.

I feel out of control, frustrated, angry, confused, ready to give up, etc. but the die hard in me just says go for can't get much worse than what it is right now......LOL....  and relates a lot to situations in my own personal life right now.

Stay tuned as I continue to post the progress .....  good or bad.......

One thing about this type of would never have to worry about copyright laws.....

Beyond Paper Dolls by Lynne Parella

A friend showed me the book Beyond Paper Dolls by Lynne Parella and I saw the following design that I knew immediately I was going to do as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter.   Today I went to JoAnnes and began purchasing some basic scrapbooking paper, ribbons, etc. to use.  I am now looking for something I can put everything in so that I can add to as I find items that "might" work.

I remember saying I don't like paper...... and here I am.  NEVER say NEVER cause it will come back to "bite you".

Following is the coat design and the items I have purchased and gathered as possibilities.  My background color is going to be the red/orange solid color and the cork for some texture.

Buddha Necklace

This is one of my favorite necklace pieces.  Polymer clay focal, handmade ceramic and lamp work beads,  cording and silver chain.

Buddha Paintings

I chose several Buddah photos from the internet listed as free images to try some techniques or just to "do them"....  

A friend told me I needed to put a quotation in the larger buddha so have chosen a couple and will get it incorporated somehow .... somewhere.

Tonight I will start the 3 rd one... which will be totally different from these 2.  I have learned / remembered a lot as I painted them and this next one will be a real challenge....but it IS about the journey.....and twice the fun if things "work out".......


Freezing fog on a pine tree bough.