Friday, April 19, 2013

Paint Party Friday: "I Am Made of Stars"

"I Am Made of Stars"
9 x 12; cold pressed watercolor paper

Happy PPF . . . .

I hope this finds you well! I've had a couple of busy, arty days and am filled with joy because of it. I just came off of a long stretch absent of creativity and missed it so much. It's crazy how much our moods can be lifted when we give time to ourselves, right?! 

Anyway, this week's painting was inspired by a book I was meant to read. I picked it up from one of my Mom's bookshelves a week ago, set it aside, and then (like a new word you've just learned and then keep hearing everywhere) for some reason people kept asking me if I'd read it. Seriously, like 3 people in a week - over a book from the 90's that I had never heard about until a few days ago! I took that as a major sign, and got to reading. Well, if you've ever experienced The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz), you'll understand why I read it in a matter of a few hours. It really is inspired.

And inspired I was then to create this - "I Am Made of Stars" - a 9 x 12 mixed media painting on watercolor:

Created on a gessoed surface with multiple layers of stamping and doodling

Sentiment written on neck with both matte and glitter pens

Also used: iridescent confetti stars and silver leaf

And here she is in her entirety:


Thank you for your time, thanks to Kristin & Eva for hosting PPF and have a happy, creative weekend. Perhaps with a trip to the bookstore thrown in for good luck. . . .


Kristin xo

44 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your star painting is really dreamy, love it! Hugs, Valerie

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

It is a fascinating book. I love your painting and the words in it, yes, we are truly made of stars. Happy PPF xox

Gloria in CA said...

What a great painting Kristin. she is beautiful. In fact she looks very much like you. Nice job.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just fab! I love it!
HAPPY PPF!

sugar Creek said...

Ijus tlove this painting! Love how the blue goes to black and lettering on her neck! Just wonderful!!

Cameron said...

I have crossed paths with that book so many times, and haven't read it! I need to go find it now based on your recommendation....and this new art piece! Inspired is right!

Kim said...

This is wonderful, I adore your color palette! HPPF!

Carmen said...

I have never heard of the book but you have me interested now. I love what it has inspired in you. That background is gorgeous.

Marji said...

I want to be made of stars - just like her!! She is lovely.

sharon said...

I love the idea that we are made of stars. Lovely painting.

Kyra Wilson said...

I do so love anything with moons and stars! :) Very nice!

Terri Corona said...

VERY cool, I'd have loved to watch you make it! So much detail, and fabulous colors.

Faye said...

Beautiful painting. I love those wonderful eyes.

peggy gatto said...

Oh, this is a beauty!!!

Beverley Baird said...

Such a beautiful piece! Love it!
Haven't heard of the book - but I am going to check it out.

Cat Beringer said...

she's beautiful! I'm on my way to check out the book that inspired you!

Dianne said...

she is dazzling! simply beautiful...happy PPF!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Not heard of the book but if it inspires such creativity I will definitely check it out! Wonderful work.

Rhonda H said...

Love this one! The colors are gorgeous and she has such a quiet beauty!
Thank you for stopping by my blog for PPF earlier too! Glad to get to know your creative spirit!

Netty said...

beautiful painting and so loving her eyes. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

bellefrogworks said...

I may have to read that book - your painting is just gorgeous. That girl has such a dreamy look on her face. I love the writing on her neck! HPPF

denthe said...

Wonderful painting! I love how you did the words.

Mary Ann Potter said...

I love it! The star motif is one of my favorites. So beautiful, Krisin.

Giggles said...

She's beautiful!! I have read many books such as the that one...but never the Four Agreements, I must give it a read!! Especially if it inspired you!!

It's always so happy here!!

Hugs Giggles

Maria said...

wowza! Absolutely BeautifuL!!!!! :D Thanks for your visit to my blog! :D

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Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wowowowow I love her eyes.
Nicole/Beadwright

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I am going to hunt it down... sounds like it will be good and it inspired some great work... hate that you haven't been feeling so creative... I hate that...xx

Anne Manda said...

Awesome painting, love it! <3

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I had the same thing happen with the book love languages! I love your painting + i adore your quote! X

joanna said...

Your girl is so happy and dreamy looking! and I love the writing on her neck.
hugs to the munchkin xoxo

missy k said...

Kristin she is beautiful indeed!

I love her hair!

I've made a note of the book btw - not one I have heard of.

Karen x

Jane Blogs said...

I've never heard of that book, but maybe I should check it out now!

I absolutely love your painting, the shading is exquisite :)

Lindsay said...

Beautiful pure colors! She looks adorable :)

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NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous painting! Love those dotty swirls. :)

Carin said...

I adore this painting! I love seeing your process, and I'm always amazed by the final result. And now I really want to read this book too!

Ella said...

She is gorgeous! I mentioned you today ;D
@>----------- xo

Annabelle said...

A lovely work of art with a whimsical touch.
Adore her starry eyes.
I'll check out the book, sounds something I would like. Thanks : )

Lorraine said...

just beautiful happy ppf

Daniele Valois said...

I am so not focusing well, but I think I got the gist. I am now drugged up on cold medicine. anyways, you are make of stars my lovely!!!

E Makes Art said...

I heard about the book years ago, and went to buy it several times... but never did for some reason. Thanks for sharing because I just went to Amazon and put it directly into my cart! Anywho, I know I already told you on FB, but I LOVE this art piece. There is just something special about her. I can't stop staring at her!! I want her!

xoE

JackieP Neal said...

Kristin, Your painting is beautiful and very dreamy! What a wonderful contribution to the auction! I am so proud to be a part of this with such awesome caring artists!