Monday, June 13, 2011

The Heavenly Blue Fairy and Blu Garden Faerie

Hello all you colorful artsy types! It's Monday and our first time to submit our project for Summer of Color, the 1st week of Blue! Yay!

Well, as you can see, I did not step too far outside of my comfort zone for this first one! Ummm, a fairy journal spread, of course, done with caran d'ache w/c crayons and acrylic paint.  I did her in my hot press watercolor paper journal using golden gesso, crafter's workshop stencil, colorwash spray, glimmer mist, and clear stamps with distress ink and white paint. 

Underneath it all I journaled both pages with thoughts on blue and garden treasures in blue.  After writing about the garden, my tiffany blue fairy ended up masquerading as the heavenly blue morning glory fairy for this week, ha!

The mantra reads...

Heavenly Blue

Morning Glory Faerie and Vine,
Disease and depression you will bind
With cool, calming peace of mind.
- Jessica Watson -


My second project was another fairy, Blu Garden Faerie, done in my doodle style on painted and stamped background...

Blu Garden Faerie

Although I had fun doing them both, I think this one is my favorite blue fairy.  Viva la Summer of Color!

Stay tuned for next weeks' color and entry!

Music in the studio this week was Zen collections.

Forever in art,  Jessica xox

43 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful blue faeries! :)Happy Monday!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I knew you would do something beautiful, Jessica!
Both pieces are wonderful, but I love your Blue Fairy and mantra.
I'm so looking forward to seeing what you do with all the other colours in this challenge.
Jan x

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

OMG !!!!!!! This is incredibly beautiful, Jessi !!! Oh Oh how I love the blue, the goddess face and her butterfly wing and the heavenly blue mantra... oh I'm in love !
p.s. Staying in comfort zone is not a bad thing.. everyone has their comfort zone and as long as we're content, it's all good, don't you think? plus, your comfort zone is most fabulous comfort zone =)
BIG HUGS !!!!!

Kindred Spirit said...

Gorgeous, as is your blog! Glad to have stumbled upon you :)

Janet said...

Different styles but they're both equally beautiful.

Maggie said...

Jessi you SERIOUSLY have a talent with details. WOWZERS SOOO freaken jealous.lol Both Faeries are gorgeous in their own unique way, I love how you can draw such different faces. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

linda said...

Jess, they are gorgeous, as usual. Such different styles, but you can see that they are your paintings.

Kristin said...

Oh, my talented friend! Your work is always so beautiful! I love the background and sentiment on your first spread (love those lips!) and you know, your second piece looks almost digital - you have so much layering and beauty here. I especially love her eyes and wings. SO looking forward to your green piece ;) xoxo

joanna said...

Hi Jessica! your fairies are both sooo pretty!! love the blue violet hair on the second one :)

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Equal to yourself...Jessica it is famous...she is so nice, her face so soft. I adore her expression of compassion...happy to see those faeries...I adore like usually...xxx I am eager to see your green one...

WrightStuff said...

I've just sneaked on here for some art relief... I'm supposed to be working (at 9pm at night - sucks!), but escaped from my report writing to drink in some lovely art!
I want to go and paint now! This is lovely!

craftattack said...

Lovely work Jessica, I think the first one is my fave, it is so peaceful. Thanks for visiting my blog, Hugs from Germany, Valerie

missy k said...

Your fairies are a m a z i n g !

I think my favourite is the Blu Garden Faerie.... I especially love the background.... it's so pretty.

Thank you for your positive comment btw!

Karen

Mandy said...

these girls are beautiful...xxx

Missouri's Lilac said...

Both of your faeries are simply lovely.
AJ :)

Diane said...

Hi Jessica--what beautiful art you create!!! I'm so glad that joined in so I could find your lovely blog...and thank you for your visit too!

Alis Clair said...

Oooh they are both so beautiful. Why move out of your comfort zone when you create such beauties.
xxx

Pam Tucker said...

OH, I love BOTH of these! The first is simply gorgeous with the soft colors. Her face is awesome! :)
I am in love with the colors and the style of the second one also! She's fantastic! I LOVE your style!! :)

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

hehehe Hugs right back ! It's good to release, isn't it? Oh my stories are horrendous and stupendous.. I'm so tired of it all.. :( One day.. if we ever get to sit and have a cup of chamomile tea, you might have to plug your ear cuz i'll be extremely chatty.. maybe not.. we'll just enjoy a cup of tea :D
xoxoxo

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

hahaha i wrote extremely mean messages to evils that i'm fighting and i may need to go check out Staples to see if they have pens and highlighters on sale ! LOL

Missy said...

Pretty, love your backgrounds!

Joanna said...

Hi Jessica! Both of your fairies are beautiful - I'm particularly drawn to the sweet face of the first one, with its gorgeous background and mantra.

Great to see you playing along with Summer of Color, looking forward to seeing what you do for 'green'.

Nan said...

Having a huge weakness for fairies myself I can tell you that I love both of these. Your poem is wonderful too. Can't wait to see more of your work! :) Nan

Ella said...

Wow, these are vibrant and beautiful~
I love all the detail! Great job~

Sandi said...

Adore both pieces!! WOW

Jenny said...

Oh I love both your of your fairy's Jessica... your work is stunning...

Jenny x

Trece said...

Your work is lovely. I think I prefer your first one. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. The header was just part of the free layouts.

MeUpcycled said...

I love the Blu Garden Faerie, especially, Jess! Way to go with her electric eyeshadow, too!

creatingme said...

absolutely stunning!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Looks great Jess.
Kyles =D

Chris said...

Oh love your blue fairies... they are both so different but beautiful in their own original way :D

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh my goodness - these are fantastic! LOVE them all! Love your blog too and am going to come back for a proper look round.

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Hi, Jessi ! Hope you are having a good weekend ! I just got up... again at 6 AM on Sunday morning.. oh how I wish to sleep in until 9.. I'm here sipping a big cup of coffee =)
It would have been so nice if I took this workshop when it went on live.. it would have been super fun ! The weather's really hot here now.. I think I'm going to make today a very lazy Sunday.. with a bit of doodling maybe =) xoxoxo

sugar Creek said...

so beautiful! I really love the second one with all of her hair!
Thank you for your comment on my cover!

missy k said...

Congratulations :)

aichaku-愛着 said...

both fairies are so beautiful!! <3

Kindred Spirit said...

Congrats on your *blue* win :D Love your work :)

Lesley said...

Wow Jessica, this deserves to win.
I am sorry I didn't get by earlier as Blogger was Blogger again. Leaving comments can be tricky at times.
Congrats and just love your arty eye candy.
Lesley

Jo Murray said...

Gorgeous fairies.... and you won!! Congratulations!!!!!

Anita Van Hal said...

beautiful blue fairies! congratulations on winning this week's challenge too! thanks for sharing! hugs!

Emakesart said...

WOW!! How did I miss this?!! Beautiful!! Both of them!! And the poem...wow! Wonderful!

xoE

angelself said...

Heavenly Blue is exquisite. I am loving your dance with Summer colors! Kathryn

Heather Henry said...

My internet is sometimes slow, so I didn't get to see these before, because they didn't load up. I am so glad I'm getting the chance to see them now, they are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. I truly love your style, it is bold and whimsical at the same time. Very gorgeous.

Heather :)