Saturday, October 6, 2012

Inner Demons

Inner demons and outer demons, it's better when we're on the same side. :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Keep Calm and Stay Fearless

Love this saying!  She is fearless.  This art is so incredibly fun.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Girl With a Gun and other obsessions

I once had a boss that would put a brochure in my mailbox at work for a training in New Mexico called "Art and Mental Illness."  This training was held every year, and every year I worked for him, he would put it in my mailbox. He had an interesting/odd sense of humor and it was sort of an unspoken joke between us, because I never asked him why he did that; mostly because I think I was afraid that he thought I was mentally ill!  Now that I am pretty sure that my intense urge to create things has some element of craziness, I am no longer fearful to know his intent.  I know.
 Girl With a Gun.  She surprised me because she looks so much like one of the girls that I supervise at work.  I draw the faces with no intention of a certain person, but they end up looking like people that I see every day.  As the painting develops, it feels like opening presents on Christmas morning.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Steampunk Girl 1

So, Em and I were talking about Steampunk and doing face art and then I was inspired...I think this one will end up with my daughter rather than on Etsy. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I like how this one turned out!  I named her "Emily Dragonfly," because she looks like my niece, Emily Grace.  :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

From blogging to selling, I waste no time!  Some of the face paintings are for sale on Etsy:

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, August 20, 2012

She looks like a Virginia.  Maybe a Ginny.  I have a cousin named Ginny and I think this girl reminds me of her. 
She is kind of intense.  I think this makes her more interesting.  She reminds me of someone but I can't put my finger on it.
I like the bird and the dragonfly in this one, she looks like a Christine.
I love how you do this art.  You paint a background and then you add the face, and you don't really plan what the face will look like so its a surprise every time.  And then you add all sorts of stuff around the face until it looks right.  :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Violet eyes

My third face today.  Sometimes I just go gangbusters; its like when I'm in the zone I have to just keep on going.  I'm liking the eye shading and the lips, and her features all seem to be even!  Yay!

Pretty and happy

I really like this one!  Such a great expression.  She's very pleased with her purple hair lol.  This one makes me happy.  :)
Busy day today, I finished 2 face paintings.  This one is kind of dark, but I like her expression.  Hair is always a challenge; I'm not sure I like the white "cloud" she has all around her, lol. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Holly and Aidan playing in the yard

Painting of Holly and Aidan playing in the yard. 
I had not been doing any art for quite a while; I would start a project and then lose interest, not sure why.  I'm also not sure what sparked my motivation to start painting again, but the urge just kind of happens and then I have to paint. So this is the result, and it has inspired me to do more art.
"Goldfinch Girl."  The second face painting completed.  She seems really dreamy.  And calm.

One of my first attempts at painting faces.  They look fine as long as I don't try to paint a certain person!  I am really liking painting eyes.
This is a new journey, starting a blog.  I am not certain about my destination, but I will let it take me where it goes!  There will be art!