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Monday, March 19, 2012

Flora Comes to Life...

Saturday was a cloudy, rainy, windy, chilly day. You'd think it would be the perfect day to play in the studio but you'd be wrong! I tried...and I tried some more but nothing was happening. So I gave up and watched some videos and read.

Sunday was better although in the afternoon we had hail!  But I finally worked on a face that's been sitting in the studio staring at me for quite awhile...


Do you remember her...


For the longest time I just couldn't "see" her hair. Then I was looking through my patterned papers when I saw several papers with large blooms and they just spoke to me. I cut out several of the flowers, glued them on, and then using a dip pen and ink I outlined them all. And she's called Flora!

21 comments:

  1. Very cool, Janet...I enjoy hearing about your process with these pieces.

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  2. And her last name is Garden...Flora Garden. She's very pretty Janet.

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  3. I love it, and the flowers are just the added touch

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  4. Love the floral hair. It really enhances her.

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  5. oh my I just love the face and the flowers are an amazing touch!

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  6. Janet, she's beautiful! She's got such a perfect face, too -- like a doll. :)

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  7. Hi my new friend lol well shes beautiful and could also pass as a Frida if her eyebrows were more enhanced lol thought it was time i posted been lurking too long ....

    hugz bev

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  8. Perfect Janet, it really looks like they were ment for each other. You're so good at waiting for the right thing to happen. I could learn a bit from that.

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  9. So cool Janet! I adore her hair! Very, very cool! Clever you! And clever you for walking away when it wasn't coming together. Such an important thing to learn to do.

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  10. I just think Flora is Beautiful!!

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  11. I Like Flora!!!

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  12. No wonder you couldn't do any hair on her...she was ment for this, love her new look.

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  13. Oh she's beautiful. I love the flowers. It may not make sense to anyone but me, but my first thought when I saw her was "syncronized swimming" I'm sitting here laughing and I crack myself up!

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  14. Love her zenia hair!!!! Beautiful!

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  15. She great Janet. Love the hair. I like that you walk away from a piece and then come back with inspiration to complete it.
    hugs
    ♥♥

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  16. Who needs hair when you can be beautiful with Flowers...this is really good....We snow again today, and we got about 4 inches, but the mountains got loads more.
    Sounds like you have had some great weather also....I am so ready for warm, and sunny!!! Your, Mary

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  17. Her hair is perfect -- she reminds me of a goddess, sort of!

    Our Saturday, hot, and I spent it in a studio with Kari McKnight Holbrook -- her studio was in the same issue of CPS Studios as yours! Great workshop -- look for a post soon...

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  18. Oh, that's just brilliant! I LOVE this - and it reminds me of the old plastic bathing caps! But hers is of course much more elegant! Beautiful Flora ;) xoxo

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  19. When I read the title I thought you painted something in Flora Bowley's style... so you surprised me! Your Flora looks great! I love how you shaded her face (even you have to be happy with it) and her "hair" is appropriate for the first day of Spring. xo

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  20. She is delightful and I love the zinnias in her hair. Your devoted follower, Connie

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  21. Love seeing the process, Janet! :]
    Thank you for sharing, looks great ((hugs))

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