Monday, January 10, 2011

Art kick-off for 2011!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!  It is so encouraging to have your positive feedback!  It's no secret that I've been having some challenges with my health and riding that ol' emotional rollercoaster and I want you to know how much it means to me that you are following my bumblings in my tiny studio.  It has become such a joy for me to have this little studio, this haven to create in and I love sharing it with you!   

I've been working on a little mixed media canvas and it's been slow going.  Not sure why.  I think it's 'cuz I really want to be working on my big Goddess canvas that will be our first lesson in Tam's (Willowing) new class, "Mythical Magical Makings"!

Here is sneak peek of the little canvas...



I've got a ways to go.  Working in acrylic only is a bit more challenging than the watercolor!

O.K., back to "Mythical Magical Makings"!  Kick-off will be January 17th. The first two weeks envolve creating a large mixed media painting of a Goddess with the inspiration of Klimt.  Of course, rebel that I am, I'm already planning a few changes so that I can hang her in my living room!  The canvas size was to be 24 x 36 which I found a bit daunting (to say the least).  So I chose a 24 x 30 instead.  After all, I have a smaller cottage and I want it to work well with my decor.  Now I just have to find my easel and I'll be ready to roll.

Also in my studio art kick-off, Traci Bautista is running a daily challenge on her blog, "Art Journaling Daily".  I've included a button on my sidebar if you'd like to check it out.  I always find Traci's journal prompts to be fun and freeing - anything goes! 

In the coming weeks I will be sharing my journey through "Mystical Magical Makings" (M3) with you along with some colorful, freeing and open journaling inspired by Traci B.

Music in the studio this week so far is:  Blondie's Greatest Hits. Oooh, ooh, ooh, ahhhh... I have a feeling that Lady Gaga is next for the spin!

Let's kick-off 2011 in a artful blast of creativity!

Forever in art,  Jessica

12 comments:

Patti said...

She is beautiful, just like you. Sorry, I didn't know you were sick. I'll pray for you. I love your blog.

JessiVille said...

Thank you Patti!

Linda R said...

Hi, I don't know how I came to find you as I was surfing around this morning before leaving for work and put you in my fav's til I got home tonight. I had thought about Willowing's class but haven't signed up - not sure how I feel about the subject/topic? Anyway I loved reading your past post about getting healthy which included the diet we all know we should be on and am TRYING to get myself motivated (again) after some not so good health stuff. Then I saw in the latest post you've been ill? Got me concerned (so emotional I am)...keep us posted - we care ;-) hugs.

Linda R said...

p.s. I've been looking for a journal or art journal with 140 lb. hot press paper - can you advise me which one you have and where I can get one? thanks. designsbylindar@yahoo.com

linda said...

She is beautiful! I love the black over the purple on her hair. I have also siged up for Tam's class and she has a picture on her Flikr site, check it out, as it is truly wonderful. Hope you are back to full health soon!

Emakesart said...

OOH, this is looking so pretty!! Love the hair and those eyes...wow!! Take care of yourself, OK?

xoEsther

Kristin said...

I love that you and E (above me) are connecting too - I adore you both! BEAUTIFUL beautiful wonderful work! I love her and your painting is so precise and colorful - I just love it!
Hey, I too will be doing Tam's next course - yeah!!! Glad to be in another one with you! Hope you're feeling better, xoxoxo

Jessie said...

The class sounds fun, I can't wait to see the outcome. :) I agree about acrylic being so difficult compared to watercolour. Funny thing is, I used to say that about watercolour when I first started usng it after years of acrylic! I'm sure I'll get back into the swing again soon though. xx

Sharon Lingren said...

Jess, Love the girl! Tam's class is getting close. I know you are excited about it. I can't wait to see your work. I hope to be joining in on some of the classes soon. Until then I live vicariously.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Oh this is such an awesome canvas !!! M3 is going to be so much fun !!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my painting, Jessica ! Your blog is SO PRETTY =) xoxoxo

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

she is lovely....great likeness!!!!
I like the background too

Liette alias Pixelle said...

like I told you before...I adore that nice beauty...each drawing is particular and unique...I admire your talent!!!