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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Playing in the Studio...

Yesterday we had some rain and it was the perfect day to just do nothing...which is pretty much what I did! But I did find a journal spread that I hadn't shared with you. I did this in my Book of  Days journal...


It began with a picture from a magazine, then I painted over it and added some UPC labels which I think are great graphic accents.

I also recently painted this face...


I did her on one of my hardback book covers. I layered on some old book pages and then painted her. She's given me a lot of trouble with her face shading. I just can't seem to get it right so I just gave up and called her done!


I also doodled around with these flowers. I wish I had added some brighter colors but for now this is what it is. They sort of remind me of octopus arms!! Maybe they're octopus flowers!

And that's what I've been up to recently. I hope you're all creating lots of fun art, too. Keep playing...

19 comments:

  1. oh i adore your faces!
    and doodles too!

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  2. Awesome!! Gorgeous art, the purple and yellow together just *pop* beautifully x

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  3. Your ladies are always so beautiful!!

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  4. i like your octopus flowers, that's what doodling is all about. take what comes.

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  5. that face is just perfect... in fact more than perfect! love those colours against the grey!

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  6. I love that journal spread - the UPC codes are a great touch, the woman is fabulous and I love the color scheme.

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  7. Love the sea like feel of your flowers..I think it's cool!

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  8. love your girls, you paint faces like knowbody else, I think you do a fabulous job, and should do a tuturioal on how you do it.

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  9. love your girls, you paint faces like knowbody else, I think you do a fabulous job, and should do a tuturioal on how you do it.

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  10. How cool to see you play! They're all gorgeous. I can't see any problem with the face, but then again I don't know what you was aiming for. The octopus flower is special too, I like it alot. As is your spread. I haven't tried to paint over a magazine image so perhaps it's time to try that.

    My knees are a bit better today but no running I think. Have to make sure that it disappears.
    Have the most wonderful day!!

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  11. Wow! You blew me away with this post. Love barcodes..I have a rubberstamp of one that I used to use, but totally forgot I had till now. That grey bkground and the painted girl is very cool. Octopus flowers are my favorite kind! The faces you do always look fabulous to me.

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  12. Sometimes just playing is the most relaxing thing ever. My future daughter in-law came over recently and we just played with art stuff from 2pm until midnight! The time flew by!

    Love your play works Janet!

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  13. Love the magazine page!!!

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  14. My love to you dear Janet.
    Your art and details so inspiring.

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  15. I love your pages, he use of the UPC codes so inspired. I like the girl you painted on the hardcover too, She is beautiful.

    I like how you always manage to do great art.

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  16. I love everything you do Janet! Those UPC labels are a great accent...never would have thought of that one!

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  17. Great journal pages, Janet!!
    Adore the doodling you incorporated in the flowers.
    Great color combo too :]

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  18. Very creative- Ilove the idea of painting over a magazine picture
    Johnina

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  19. The purple and yellow is fun -- and you're right -- they do look a tad like octopus!

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