She has to be my favorite so far. As much as I really like the whimsical , colorful art, I 'm still loving the shabby look, and as soon as I drew her face, I knew that's how this piece would turn out. In Suzi's class the face is colored mostly with the colored pencils (Prisma), and then a few finishing touches with the acrylics. You can do it however you want, but this is how she teaches it. Also, I'm trying to get a little looser with the hair. The way she teaches us --it's the face that is the most important--everything else is abstract--so anything goes, including the hair. I'm still working on that part. I do know that all of my girls have nice full heads of hair, and this one as a little natural curl to it. Probably because I have stick straight, baby fine hair that won't do anything.
And then in Sharon's class, All Norah's Art, we learn how to color the face with acrylics, and mostly using Folk Art brand paints, which are inexpensive, but still work good. This is my first face.
Now I've been only taking this class for a week, and I notice some things that I'd like to improve on, but overall, I'm very happy with it. I love the look of Sharon's faces--they have an old-fashioned, vintage look to them. And you see that house in the background?--that's an inkjet print transfer, which I 've never been successful with before. But Sharon shows us in her step by step video (one of 7 for the just the first week alone!) how to do this, and I was so pleased that it turned out (I keep telling everybody this : ) She's very thorough with her lesson, and I love watching her paint. Her new lesson starts today!
I love creating both of these faces--Suzi's and Sharon's-aka Norah's. I turn on the videos and work along with them. I know Suzi's by heart--I don't even watch her anymore--I just listen. I talk along with her, because I know what she's going to say next. And I'm sure it will be the same for Sharon's, once I watch them enough--right down to her Southern drawl! Both of these classes are still available to sign up for, and I can't recommend them enough!
No fancy cooking this week to show you, but I will have some cake and ice cream. Yes....today is my birthday. I am 56 years old today, and what are those sayings?--"You're as young as you feel", "Age is just a number", "Youth is wasted on the young"--I know there's more. These sayings were all probably invented by "old" people to make us feel better. But you know what--they're right. If I live to be 100, I know one thing for sure--I will NEVER be old!! So I'm off to the internet now to look for some more age sayings : )