Monday, December 6, 2010

Angels in the Studio...

Willowing again???  Yes!  I'm just now finishing week 4 of  Art, Heart & Healing.  This is the last week where Tam shows us how to create our healing invitation angel.  We are to be open to receive healing from our angel - or higher power - for whichever need we are choosing to target.

So while we create our angel, we invite all the healing blessings to come in and change our lives - to manifest our need of choice.

And here she is...
I will be printing up some xmas cards when she's finished.
Here are a few photos of my process...



Of course, I have not finished my background and words yet but I wanted to share her with you all.

It was very difficult for me to do this in such a small format as my 16 page art journal is an 8x10.  Tam had suggested a canvas of 12x16 I believe.  This is why her head is slightly bigger than her body proportionately, I couldn't do the face any smaller.  Yikes, I don't like working quite this tiny!  My previous portraits were done in a 7x8 inch journal.  There was no way I could manage a full figure in that one! Lol.

I used a little of the caran d'ache watercolor crayons along with fluid golden acrylics this time.  I had some of their wonderful metallics to play with.  Fun!

Of course I listened to dreamy christmas music the whole time and took little breaks to work on my cards.  The studio has sure been humming with activity!

To free my spirit, I've been taking a daily drive with my pup in the countryside and enjoying a s/f mocha from Dutch Bros.  We only have one large Starbucks in town but about 5 little Dutch Bros. all over the county and they make the BEST mochas and hot chocolate ever!  I did do a tiny bit of xmas shopping too.

That long and winding road...

The hangin' tree...

Music in the studio was Sarah McLachlan (again!) - "Wintersong", and Enya's - "And Winter Came".

So until next time, keep those creative fires stoked!

Yours forever in art,   Jessica

11 comments:

Kristin said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I Love the metallics!!! Love the grey eyes (may copy that idea one day - so soft and sweet ;) and the pink and your style definitely shows through! Really beautiful work my friend, xoxo

Carin said...

Wow, she turned out beautiful! I love her! I have still to make the angel (and the cover to the board book), and hope to get to it soon. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh Yééééé...the nice angel...magnifique...sensationnel...I adore that drawing, I am an unconditionnal fan of your girl and angel and mermaid...so beautifull...the colors are amazing...wouawwwwww

Louise said...

Hi Jessica. I did the Willowing course too. I love your beautiful angel. I like the colour of her hair and I think the feathers of her wings are incredible.

Emakesart said...

Your angel is beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors you are using. And now I'm craving a Mocha!! Lol! Hope you have a wonderful, creative week.

xoEsther

violette said...

Oh your angel is just stunning.....i love the healing energy she exudes Jessica! Lovely!

Love, violette

Kittyj said...

I LOVE her too! It makes me happy just to look at her!!! So glad you posted!

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

She's gorgeous!!! I love the gold and pink together. The wings are incrediable!
lovely angel. And her hands are full of love!!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Jessica! Love your healing angel, she's beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

PINK German Glass Glitter!!?? I WANT some! . . . really . . . can't wait to see what you do with it . . . thank you for your sweet comment and I hope you have a great weekend, xoxo

Kristin said...

Thanks for the sweet message and the tip - I totally want that glitter ;) Happy Sunday, xoxo