I have been working on several different projects since I last posted. The first is a banner I did for my niece's 16th birthday. I have not worked on anything scrapbook for sometime. It was fun to make something with all those pretty embellishment I have. Not to mention it was a nice reminder I need to do something with all those pictures I have.
The above page and the page below are for one of my many round robin journal groups I am in. I was feeling a bit whimsical. Played a bit with stencils from tulip in the above page. Then added a portrait using colored pencils. The page below I added some bling which is so unlike me. But, as I said before it was fun and different.
These two portraits are just for practice. They are in my moleskine. The above is using graphite; the one below is using conte crayon in a single color. I saw how Pam Carriker used them in a portrait on her blog; I just could not be left out when it comes to using a different medium. I really enjoy them. In a way they are teaching me to be more lose. I am very tight when drawing and this makes it very difficult to get the results I am after. Practice practice. That seems to be my word of the month. I am still not happy with my shading and understanding hues. I will get there I know just more practice. Ok, I think I am now hating that word. Like most people I want it NOW!! But I think I would not appreciate my successes if it comes to easily.
Now, I have shown my works in progress. What have you done lately. Art is something that should be shared and given not kept hidden because you are afraid of a critic or because YOU think it is ugly. Art is just that ART; nothing more nothing less. I beleive art is an expression of the soul. Sometimes it can be ugly, sometimes it is simply the practice of a technique. Sometimes it is soul moving. Art can and is so many things to so many people. Share it, believe in yourself and what you have to offer. You are worth it, you do contribute to this world. Art is a way to say world I was here and I matter. For it will be here long after we are gone.