I actually created a Suzi face complete with collage and embellishments--
This was done on a piece of wood, and I think I like it. I've been fooling around with it so much that I'm not getting an objective view anymore. You know what I mean--when you keep working on a piece, and you can't tell if your satisfied with it or not? This time, after I sketched the face, I put clear gesso down before I used the Prisma pencils, and I love the way they look over the gesso. The gesso gives it a gritty texture, so the pencils aren't really smooth over the surface, which I really like. I'm getting a little more comfortable with the pencils--you have to use a light touch to get those layers of colors. And I liked the collaging afterwards--using all that girly stuff--I felt like I was 10 years old again. It's hard to know when to stop. Overall , I'm happy with it, and I hope in 6 months time that I won't be, because that means I will be that much better.
I decided to name her Lisa, because I'm giving it to my daughter Lisa : ) I hope she likes it!
And look at this guys--
This is the first 2 pages of my new art journal! I know it doesn't look like much, but it's a start. Everybody says--just get color down on the blank page--so that's what I did. I don't know how it will end up, but I'll show you when I'm done. It's fun just putting down any old color with no purpose--again, like being 10 years old !! And I will never be out of inspiration either. Milliande and Mystele on utube have been showing art journal techniques all this month. Just click on their names, and it will go to their utube channel. Milliande has been having a journal prompt daily during this entire month! They are just 2 of the many talented and generous artists that share their art journaling on utube. All you have to do is put a search in for art journaling, and you'll be on the computer all day long.
And I also wanted to mention the new project that Kathy at Amusing Muses has started for the Haiti recovery efforts. She's starting an auction in June and is asking everyone's help by donating an art piece. She explains it all on her blog--what a great way to help out. If everyone donated just one piece of art--think how much this would add up to!! I can't even imagine how it would be trying to go on in this kind of devastation. And the next time I complain about my computer giving me problems or the gloomy weather, I'll be happy to know that's all I have to complain about. You can click on her name or the banner on my sidebar for more info, and SPREAD THE WORD!!