Sunday, January 8, 2012

Life Book (1)

"My Super Powers"
9 x 12 Watercolor page (with extension)

I (finally) had the opportunity to finish my first lesson with Life Book! I'm thrilled to be a part of the year-long class and so look forward to the education, insights and camaraderie there.  

Our first lesson focused on creating a journal page that will eventually be bound in a book at the end of the year. We were asked to list what we believe are our "Super Powers," or the qualities that make us unique and which bring joy to ourselves and others. 

I really enjoyed making this page and learning how to create a more realistic, 3/4 portrait. It's the first that I've done like it, and I want to thank our teach Tam for sharing her beautiful talents with us.

Here's what I came up with:

Front flap, closed
Vintage text reads, "My Heart"
Full spread
Swarovski crystals on crown & Stickles glitter on lettering

Eeeee . . . . SO looking forward to more . . . .

Thank you for visiting,
Kristin xo

30 comments:

WrightStuff said...

What a pretty page! I'm not doing Lifebook... I deliberated on it... but I decided I needed to focus my energies elsewhere. What I didn't count on though was spotting all this wonderful artwork coming out of it and starting to feel very jealous....

No... I must resist... I need to finish all those other courses I paid for last year first...

craftattack said...

Beautiful page! Love the colours you have used, and I knew there would be swarovski crystals somewhere! Valerie

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Kristin, I LOVE it!! I love how you dangled the letters instead of the hearts. The whole spread looks wonderful. I am hoping to find some time today to work on my 3/4 portrait too. You have inspired me...as usual!!! :)

Daniele Valois said...

I also loved how you dangled the letters. I just left that out completely. And I love the pattern paper lady, looks like a sewing pattern lady, in the background. But you didn't let me see your cuteness with big classes! Those glasses look just like a pair I bought years ago (my one and only expensive Versace buy...haha...so not me, but so fun too!) You did a nice job with the skin, really soft and totally your skin style. So hard doing these faces that are not ours, but so good for us too! You did really follow hers, but I like the added blue hair and the pattern to the crown and your bling...nice job lovely lady!!!

<3

Sophia said...

It looks like a number of people are doing the Life Book. Never heard about it prior to this past week. Your first lesson completion looks amazing! Love her stunning eyes, the colours and how everything falls right into place. :)

Mandy said...

just beautiful..i wish i was doing it too...sadly money is an issue for me with only one wage coming in sadly this year is going to be huge with home schooling the twins and all the medical thiings with my mama and the twins...but wowers....i see your work and i bet i will see some of my other favourite people doing amazing things...so amazing...xxx

Carin said...

She's absolutely fantastic Kristin! And I love your excitement over the class. I'm totally jealous, but this just wasn't the year for it. Can't wait what else you make over the year, my friend. xoxo

Jenny said...

WOW and WOW Kristin... she is absolutely stunning... I just LOVE your page... and those magical blue eyes... love your beautiful Super Powers also and the way you suspended the letters... what a fun year this is going to be :))

Jenny x

laurie said...

this is just beautiful , amazing and such a wonderful concept,

Janie Husband said...

gorgeous......have fun with all those wonderful artists......i have many courses to finish up myself from 2011 and one BIG one with Flora this febuary that i am looking forward to... ;-)

Tammie said...

this looks wonderful and charming and you are off to a awesome beginning!

sugar Creek said...

I love how you did the word super, and I love her eyes! They are beautiful! Love the pop of blue in there! xx

Crafty Mom said...

Gorgeous, Kristin!

Cameron said...

This is awesome, Kristin!!

What a way to start the book!!

missy k said...

What a gorgeous page Kristin.... it has a lovely, soft, gentle feel to it.

Piarom said...

what a great start of Lifebook btw this is one of my favorites :-)

Jingle said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL!

Netty said...

Oh wow its beautiful Kristin, could do with some super powers myself at the moment......lol x

Janelle said...

I love your page. I'm inspired to use glitter on my girl now, I didn't think about adding sparkle. I love her eyes they are beautiful. I love the way you did the shading too.

Scarlett Clay said...

Your faces are so fairy-tale like, this is a lovely page. Just one page and it's already incredible! :)

... and I love being able to 'see' what collaborative things are going on in the blog-world, this looks like an awesome project, WOW a whole year!!

~Scarlett

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! what a super fantastic piece Kristin!!!! love her face!!!!

Leanne said...

Oh, I triple LOVE this piece . . . . ADORABLE!!!!!

Heather Henry said...

Oh, I love this page! You are so talented. She is really pretty and I love the way you did the dangling letters. And how you brought her into the corner of the page. This is really an awesome page, love all the colors too.

Joanna said...

Oh what a gorgeous page - you are so clever with eyes, they're like deep pools, so soulful. So pretty! I really like the touch of turquoise, that works really well.

I'm doing Life Book too, but I haven't sat down and watched the videos yet - MUST DO IT!

xx

Joanna said...

Oh Kristin...this is magnificent!!! You are truly excelling at life book, I can only how magical your book is going to be at the end of the year.

You have such an amazing talent of mixing colors so your pieces are always sooo pleasing to the eye :)

xoxo

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kristin.. so wanted to do this too.. working full time again.. just can't fit everything in.. but am looking forward to seeing all your Lifebook journey..
Kath
xx

BlackPumpkin said...

Your princess is beautiful!!

Jennifer McLean said...

you do really beautiful etherial work. I especially love the colors you use.
Best,
Jenn from http://www.JustAddWaterSilly.com
(newest follower)

Amy said...

Your book is BEAUTIFUL...I just started a journal book..Yours will be filled with such amazing pieces of artwork!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Love how your page from week 1 turned out Kristin. It' beautiful. Hugs, Kyles :D