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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Second Day of AEDM....

I've made it to the second day of Art Every Day Month! You may be laughing but I think it's worth noting because so many times I sign up to do an art project and then fizzle out. I like to say my intentions are good....it's just my follow through that sucks!

Once again this piece has gone through several changes but then with me, what else is new! I began this painting thinking "exotic" and I painted her face half and half with shades of blue and gold. Looked okay but just wasn't doin' it for me. So out came the gesso and she disappeared.


She looks a little sad or mad or just plain not happy but that's who she is and that's what I went with. Every face isn't beautiful and everyone isn't always happy.

approx. 7.5"  x  11" 

I think she's some suburban "community leader" who has a meeting but she's not happy about going, plus she's a bit of a rebel so she's wearing an over-the-top hat just to shake things up a bit. Maybe she'll swing her head around so that long tassel will hit someone in the face....probably that guy who's been trying to take over her job. Don't mess with her! She's a woman on a mission!

(I just noticed her mouth is messed up on the right side of the picture. I'll have to repair her lipstick!)

17 comments:

  1. love her even more now that I've read her story. I need to find a hat like that for my next tedious meeting...

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  2. Janet I think she is good. Sounds like one don't want to mess with her. :-) How very different she looks at an angle, it's stunning to see the differens. Good job!

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  3. Janet I think she ate to many cookies and is thinking " why did I do that". Love her, your wrk always makes me smile.

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  4. Lol comment previous has made me giggle, I love her look (& her smudged lippy - don't we all have something like that going on everyday we're blissfully unaware of haha), great page thanks for sharing Jennibellie xx

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  5. She's a woman on a mission alright and Heaven help anyone who crosses her.

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  6. She's quite chic looking to me too...great job, Janet! Your lady certainly seems to have a lot on her mind...perhaps she's mentally going over all the items to be discussed at the busy meeting ahead?

    Like you, I often sign up to projects that I fizzle out on tho, I have to admit that, when I've signed up to AEDM & Nablopomo in the past, I've always managed to complete the challenge. I hope I can do so this time around too.

    Happy AEDM!

    Serena xo

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  7. Ha, ha! I love the story that goes with her! I see her in a different light. Tough lady! Fighting with a hat! Very cool.

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  8. Oh Janet you crack me up!! I love the thought of the tassle flying and her walking into that meeting like she owns the place, Too funny! She is fantastic.
    Lee:)

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  9. maybe she was in such a hurry to get to her meeting that she went too fast with her lipstick... I love the way youve given her a personality Janet!

    I thought she looked 'religious' when I first saw her...she is definately someone who is on the case and NOT to be messed with! I am looking forward to seeing your daily creations in november!

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  10. I think she turned out terrific. I like her moodiness

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  11. She looks like Bette Midler to me.
    Hope you stay focused, I will keep checking to see what you are doing.
    I have done a few pages in an altered book, hope to get it posted tomorrow.

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  12. I love the painting, and the story behind her, I agree with you, she is going to shake her tassel and then she is going to burst into song, I am woman hear me roar.

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  13. Janet she seems quite severe! Tough is what my mom would have called her!! She's very old school too...I think she needs to chill!! lol Thanks for sharing!!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Hi Janet...I commend you for taking on AEDM...Love the lady and her story...she should go far! :)
    Mary

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  15. courageous determination!

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  16. Your "back story" on your painting makes me smile! I love the designs you have created in her fabulous hat and blouse.

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