Happy Autumnal Equinox…

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As this is Harvest Time…I seek to draw in what I have put out for so long…things I have released…things that have grown…things that I need to keep tight within once more in order for myself to grow and evolve…

Now is the time for the great reveal…

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She’s not very ‘garnet’, is she…or maybe she is and my perspective is skewed …

She is painted on a seven inch by fourteen inch canvas.

She knows why she is here and so do I.  For now, that is enough.

I am sure you’ll hear more about her as the days go by,

Full Moon Spread

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The Full Moon was this past Friday...and Fridays are always a madhouse around here, what with the fetching and the carrying that has to go on…

I did start my art journal spread on Friday…as seen here:

WIP Full moon journal spread begun

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Alas, I have not yet made the time to finish it …

Instead, I grabbed a spare piece of book paper that was actually laying under my keyboard…where I stash all manner of strange things…and I started to sketch in charcoal…

Her color is from white paint and soft pastels…that, with the charcoal, is all I used on this piece.

When I was done, I sealed her…then glued her into a journal, one of my altered book journals.

The background visible around the edges…is just bleed-through from the page behind…

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29 Faces Check-In This Week

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Here are some more of my faces this week as I play along with Ayala Art’s 29 Faces Challenge:

Presenting numbers fifteen through  twenty-five:

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WIP #29faces drawing w my toddler's friends

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At some point in the journey, I lost my charcoal pencil and grabbed a slab of charcoal block.  (I have a toddler–apparently at some point he needed a charcoal block and I got the remnants when he was through–or when I caught him…whichever…)

I actually really like the charcoal block.  There is so much less control with this thing.  Things turn out wobbly and wonky and most unlike how I envisioned them…and I really like that part.

 

 

Ode To Frida

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I was working in my art journal and decided to do a paint over collage of Frida Kahlo.  Frida as sort of a Guardian Angel.

I tried to scan this using a piece of glass between the journal and the scanner, as was suggested here in the comments by some caring individual.  My scanner just wants to be a pain in the butt.  That’s all I can say.

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Here is the scanned piece:

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It doesn’t look all that bad here, does it?

Except–then I took a picture, using my camera, because I wanted the pink to really show up:

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Not that the lighting is awesome either way…but still…

It made me happy to create this.