Ha, you knew this post was coming! LOL! Oh my, I am SO outside my comfort zone with my Goddess. I've been stressing too much over her I know. Maybe I didn't think it through enough. There are several reasons I am intimidated by this canvas. I've never worked this large and I'm not used to doing my eyes this way. Getting her skin toned and smooth has been a major undertaking! I would have liked to take Tam's fabulous faces class first so I could be more comfortable with the learning curve.
Well, it's too late now. I'm in it for the duration! Now I've added even more stress by wanting to hang my finished Goddess in my living room. As of today, she might make it to the second bedroom.
So, I took a deep breath (or five) and got up the courage to post her in the Willowing M3 class last night. The comments I received this morning were so lovely and kind - Thank you! I know that I've got a long ways to go...
Very late last night I started working on her hair. I will be adding metallic highlights to boost the color. I'm feeling that she is a water goddess even tho I started out in my journal intending to do an earth goddess. She gives me a calm, serene feeling - something I need so very much!
Today I will be connecting with my Goddess and putting my feelings into her name and description as well as preparing some different embellishments as I've changed the color scheme a little.
As I was working yesterday, I kept thinking of "A Day Without Rain", the title of my favorite Enya album. So I put it on and it was perfect! I am always dreaming of a day without rain or at least without cold, driving rain, so I will spin it again today. I am thinking about that as a title for my painting but I'm a little confused as to how a water goddess would perpetuate a day without rain. Maybe it is about relaxing, serenity and self control? All things this high strung girl needs! LOL!
What are your thoughts?
Forever in art, Jessica