Monday, January 4, 2010

A Journal's Journey

Today I spent a full day putting away Christmas decorations, washing the floors and doing laundry. I was also multi-tasking as I had a journal cover brewing on my mind. I had covered a composition book with some Navy blue fabric earlier with not a clue as to what I was going to do at the time, and finally decided on a sketch of a girl and it evolved from there.

I did a quick sketch with chalk.

I quickly covered the face with a flesh tone allowing some of the background to show through.

I then painted in the eyes and lips and working in more detail. I even auditioned a silk flower that I thought that I was going to use, but then settled on doing a title.

I liked it as it was, but I also used some glitter glue to make it sparkle!

My First quote was added which reads, " You have to be a little patient if you're an artist, People don't always get you the first time."~ Kate Millet


Threadhead said...

Beautiful Wanda!

Lori said...

I love your Journal Wanda! so talented a lady...someday I want to be like you!

Deborah said...

This is beautiful!

DAnna said...

Spectacular Journal....I love it!

Pam said...

What a lovely journal. I love it.

morningDove said...

what kind of sealer did you use over the finished painting? she reminds me of the carnival reader
machines i've seen on tv shows.


Dove, I used Delta Ceramcoat varnish:)

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi wanda
your art is looking wonderful :D
i wish i took that pic of the moon-but its stock photography i don't have a much wanted tripod
i hope you enjoy your day
many thanks

Deb H said...

Your cover girl is beautiful, but she looks a little blue (as in melancholy). Maybe it's just the way I'm feeling tonight. The quote rang a chord for me. I've had a close encounter with someone who doesn't "get it". Maybe artists need a hard outer layer to protect them from the dolts!

Patty Skypants said...

What fun!! Hope you're staying warm! xxoo Patty

Chris said...

Beautiful work and a wonderful quote.