Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In a workshop I am in over at A.R.T., a yahoo group, our lesson this week was to make a page using a page out of the book we are using Artist's Journal's and Sketchbooks by Lynn Perrella. I chose page number 26 that had a hand on it. Mine came out quite differently I think but I am glad of that really.
This has acrylic paints for the background with white butterflies embossed with clear powder. I don't know why they turned color. Anyone have an idea? Did it suck up color from the paint with the heat of the gun? I don't know. Anyhow, the rest of the page was done with Pitt pens and watercolor pencils except for a few cutouts from my own photos.


  1. I can't provide any useful advice here as I've never done anything quite similar, but it's very unique and I find it very intriguing! :) I really like the bright red background, and the arrangement of different elements on the hand is simply marvelous!
    Thanks for your comments on my last drawing. And yes, I'd love to learn how to bake :) Let's just hope that I don't burn down the entire kitchen or something

  2. Wow, I love it! Love the pics on the nails and all the personal images. Have a great time visiting family!

  3. I LOVE THIS!!!!! Of course you know I am a sucker for color, but this is just fabulous!!! I have to do one myself!

  4. I love it!

    The teapot and cups make me smile =)

  5. Can we caption this "talk to the hand?" I just love this so much! The colors are invigorating and doodling on a hand reminds me just a bit of mendhi. So sweet! xo-teri

  6. You have bwwn very busy too and just as busy learning! Very admirable!

  7. and I am SOOOOO glad that brown is not your favourite colour! (sorry 'u's' are used as per Aussie English :-)

  8. Alex, I have almost burned down the kitchen myself - by leaving pots of water for tea to boil dry several times!

    Thanks Tammy, I had a great time. Even got along with my son-in-law for a change!

    Ellen, I would love to see what you would come up with for a hand pic. Are there some lyrics for that?

    Helena, I'm glad I made you smile. I love my tea! Must be the British or Irish in me coming out.

    Thanks for stopping by Ann. Glad you like it.

    Teri, thanks. Yep, for once I decided the words were in the picture!

    Magiceye, thankyou.

    Peachtree, I get too busy web surfing to get as much done as I'd like to. It's just too much fun seeing what everyone else is up to.

    Arteefaque, thanks for stopping by. I sometimes use those u's myself or even grey for gray! Too many old Harlequin novels I guess!

  9. This is awesome! I have that book! I love the teapot and cups in this drawing - it's just so great!

  10. This is fabulous! I love everything about it! The butterfly probably did suck up some of the color from the acrylic paint but I'm also thinking because it was 'clear' embossed the color might just show through?
    I love the drawings on the hand that make it so intricate and detailed. I love detail!
    Thanks for your comments and for stopping by again. Hugs

  11. Thank you for all the kind comments you have given me and others. For being such a generous person I'm giving you an Over The Top blog award. See my blog for details.

  12. Absolutely fantastic creation. What a lovely use of colors..Well done!

    Water Color Pencil: Prince George of Persia

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I really like the hand. The red really sets the patterns off. What is your class? I am always interested in ways to improve my skills. Thansk

  14. Hi freebird. Your artwork and interesting ideas are so inspiring. I've left you an award on my blog.

  15. I was just heading over here to thank you for your comments and insight on my blog when I saw that wonderful journal spread. I love that hand. Makes me feel that all that busy-ness and doodling truly depicts the purpose of our hands. They are there for many reasons and can do lots of things.
    Well...thanks again...You'll have to let me know how your endeavors go in selling journals and I'll keep you posted on mine.

  16. Thanks you so much for your comment ^^
    I know that you're active and have been visiting sites and leaving comments, and perhaps working on another wonderful piece as well. I can't wait to see really :)

  17. Hi Freebird,

    I came over to check on you from the comment you left on my blog and saw that hand. Wow - you are the queen of doodling. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on mine.

    And I did include the antlers and yes his is a bit too big for his body, but he is a male after all (grin).



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