Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 36)

"Her"
8 x 12 Journal Spread (Moleskine)




Hey Party People! So happy to be here: my Muse was on strike for a while, but I found that a new Moleskine was the perfect lure to bring her back . . . . 

This is the second page I've done this week and I have to say, I'm really enjoying having a journal by my side. I know this isn't a new concept, but although I've done journal entries before, I've never actually gotten to the journal part.  . . . or to be honest, the being-okay-with-it-not-being-"perfect"-part. That's what I'm working on at the moment: being free, loose and more spontaneous with my art. In other words, I purposely allowed myself to make "Her" messy. Messy strokes, rough outlines and even finger painting played a role - see, I took (really close-up) photos to prove it . . .

I also played with a new body style inspired by Manon's work (don't you just love her!) - check out her site (also on my sidebar) to read about a free class she's hosting this weekend. . . the camaraderie and creativity over there is too fun to miss.

Thank you Kristin and Eva: you always throw the best parties! 



Kristin xo

72 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful ,love the eyes,

Cameron said...

I have trouble with that too....being loose and free...I tend to want to control my painting s a bit too much...haha!

This is so much fun, Kristin! I love her Jeanie-esque hair and beautiful eyes ;P

Hurray for the return of the muse!

Janet said...

I love her hat and her hair. She's so cute.

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin! She is beautiful I love how she carries across the page you do the eyes so beautifully!! Lovely work! xoxo

creatingme said...

eeee! I looooooove HER! Well done dear. I have decided to start the new year off with a huge journal as well. oh the hat!

and by tomorrow, I should have a new blog header! :D

Scarlett Clay said...

I love it! What bright colors...The ring stack hat is so unique, I've never seen that, so cool. This looks so fun...
I confess, I have never done an art journal because of what you mentioned..trying to get each page just right and then I get frustrated and I know it's supposed to be free and fun but I can't have fun when I think it's a mess..(taking a breath now)...but then I see so many others having a great time experimenting. Maybe 2012 will be the year I lighten up!!lol!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful artwork!

~Scarlett

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kristin!!!! I love your latest piece....the colours are gorgeous!!!!!

Heather said...

She is great!!! Messy is good. I love messy! Sometimes I make the best things when I am being messy!! Happy PPF Kristin!

JKW said...

I love what you did with her hair. My children had toys like that. Blessings, Janet PPF

Gloria said...

Hi Kristin. Love her hair and her eyes are awesome. You are right about those moleskines, they do have a way of enticing. Great job on your girl. Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

Awesome colors, she is so cute and cheerful, happy ppf

A Dancing Mango said...

this is wonderful.. love the girl and love the colors .. they are great.. looks like so much FUN!!
xo Darlene

craftattack said...

Love your journal pages, have fun with your new journal! Valerie

missy k said...

I love her!

Bright, cheerful and happy.

I love the new 'body shape'....off to check out the blog you mentioned now :)

Have a great weekend

Karenx

WrightStuff said...

Our Muse takes on such a wonderful artistic journey when we let her. Magic!

NatashaMay said...

This looks fantastic! Love her hat/hairdo. :)

Diane said...

She is awesome--Love your version of Manon's popjes--that hair is very cool!

Netty said...

Totally wonderful Kristin, she is so full of verve and colour. Happy PPF, Annette x

Kristin Dudish said...

This is such a joyful post - it makes me want to squeal with delight that you're having so much fun while you're creating - that's what it's all about! Hooray for new journals, found muses, finger painting, new techniques, cool classes, and artsy friends! Wheee!!!

xo
Kristin

Jingle said...

This is just fabulous!!!

Janelle said...

I love your girl. She is really cute. Her hair is just adorable. I really like the bits of sparkle.

Anne said...

Messy is AWESOME - let your thoughts go and splash away!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the vertical layout/composition on a 2-page spread! Very unique and works perfectly for your subject!
The intense colors are absolutely gorgeous!! Do love the blues!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Heather said...

this makes me happy!!!!!!!
I love her hair! and the colors...it's all so cheery and bright!!!
Have a great friday!

Janelle said...

Thanks for posting about the class. It was very interesting and gave me something to do while I hem choir dresses.

MollyGirl said...

Her eyes are luminous and I love the bright colors!

Amanda Mills said...

she's lovely!
I just started a new journal too, its funny how that blank paper can motivate

ok... so many people have mentioned that class i'm on my way now to take a look!

carlarey said...

You must have had a great week, all these bright colors and shapes are so happy, and I want a hat like that!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

She is gorgeous ~ love your art style ~ very lovely! ~~ Thanks, namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Julie said...

I love messy and finger painting and journals! Your pages are gorgeous and so fun!

Christine said...

love her eyes! Cute sketch!

Carol said...

She fantastic!!! She was created to make people smile and it's working :0)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love her and I am with on trying to be a bit looser... you are really making a beautiful page here... so impressed... perfect palette of colours and great line work... love it xx

EVA said...

These is an awesome spread. I love the colours and her hat with her ponytail coming out the top - how wonderfully creative!

What a neat poem too.

Gloria said...

Beautiful,beautiful face and colors!
Why is it so hard not to "judge" ourselves?

Manon said...

Thanks for the shout honey!!! Love what you have done with your inspiration. You are a star!!!! Really looking forward to see you tomorrow I think you will like what I have in store for you all.
ManonXx

Robin Panzer Art said...

Just lovely, vibrant colors! So glad you've found your muse! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Joanna said...

I don't think I thanked you for your kind words about my dad...they really meant a lot!

Of course this piece is beautiful & full of personality! xoxo

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your journal is full of fun!!Moving color around with my finger tips is one of my favorite parts of my journal!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Kristin - I love her! I always love the way you make your eyes and I am adoring her super cute, sassy hair. Oh, and yes - I am also a member of the Perfectionist Club! I am learning to let go and isn't a journal the best place to let that happen!? I am SO looking forward to seeing your progression through this journal. :) Happy Friday. xxoo

Teri C said...

Your muse. Ame back with a bang, a beautiful bang. Love it.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is lovely! i can relate to trying to be more free and loose. yes, me too. thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Fallingladies said...

I tend to like what I put in my journal pages better than my finished art!, love your girl!

jany said...

WOW!!! Great painting i love this ....


Creat A Design

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh how I CrAzY LoVE this!!!!!! Kath

FLO said...

Hello Kristin, I love your colored girl ! Your blog is beautiful

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gorgeous turquoise eyes! I have to remind myself to be freer too! I tend to stick to the same color palette! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Emakesart said...

Yay for playing in journals!!! It's the best darn place to experiment with different styles and no one gets to see it unless you want us to! What a fun spread! I love her hat/hair thingy. And great colors!! Play more!! Make a mess!! Have fun my friend!

xoTG

BlackPumpkin said...

Journals are addictive! This page is amazing!! Love your style!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kristin!!! I am loving the updates!!! I hope you will pop by for a tutorial you can do with Kendra!!! hope she likes cupcakes!!!!

Ella said...

I love the freedom of letting go!
It is hard for me, too...to just play!
I love what you made, the bright colors and allowing to whatever comes into mind, appear! I love her hat thingy, too ;D

Yes, we need a crafter's motto:
Just have fun!

You are always so clever!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I do really love looking at your creations Kristin..It's wonderful to be free and loose with our creating..something I struggle with too!
A wonderful colourful journal piece!
Jan x

Denise said...

Kristin,You won my giveaway Of my Felt Wee Folk craft book with a few other goodies.Please e-mail me your address and I will send you the package.Hope you enjoy it.Denise at knuckled54@yahoo.com P.S. I realize it's Thanksgiving weekend,if your away I understand.

Denise said...

Just E-mailed you .That is my correct e-mail?

SHERI C said...

Vibrant and fun! Happy PPF!

Lesley said...

Stunning. Just love all those colours and her face is really pretty.
x

kae pea said...

She is wonder-full! I am a sucker for rainbow hair girls! Thanks for introducing yourself! So glad to meet you :) love your work and your blog! See you again soon! xokp

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam generic brand - street price for diazepam 5mg

Anonymous said...

diazepam generic diazepam dosage bnf - diazepam side effects 5 mg

Anonymous said...

brand valium valium hiccups - valium high blood pressure medication

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam valium diazepam forum - diazepam online in usa

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam dosage kids - buy diazepam in india

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam purchase diazepam online no prescription - picture of diazepam 10mg

Anonymous said...

buy ativan online buy lorazepam with mastercard - buy lorazepam bulk

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol online carisoprodol typical dosage - order soma net

Anonymous said...

soma generic soma drug slang - carisoprodol no prescription needed

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien 2 - ambien withdrawal 5mg

Anonymous said...

buy soma online somanabolic muscle maximizer login page - soma muscle relaxer drug test

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online valium half life 2 mg - valium snorting

Anonymous said...

buy soma online no prescription carisoprodol tablets usp 350 mg - soma medication info

Anonymous said...

buy soma soma order status - buy soma online us

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online duration ambien withdrawal symptoms - ambien generic brand