Friday, June 28, 2013

Live Your Wild Life

Here's what went wrong with this journal page:
  • the paper was warped and I was too lazy to tape the stencil down to get a proper image
  • the purple paint was too transparent so I decided to use white spray paint first to get a base
  • I sprayed my fingers white and it won't come off
  • the spray paint was too shiny for the purple acrylic paint to stick nicely
  • had to go over multiple times which resulted in losing the edges
  • had to go over with a pen to define edges
And then I just said, F*ck it!

Because I'm in a slump again and I barely make myself look at paint let alone use it. That's why this is the only piece of art for this week. I didn't want to miss Summer of Color and I thought I'd try the new stencil designed by Jessica Sporn that she so graciously sent to me to test drive. I wish I would give it justice because it's truly awesome but it'll have to be some other time when I'm feeling more alive.

And I just remembered I was supposed to do the Artful Readers Club post today. I read the book but didn't do the art. Next week might be better for me.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.


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29 comments:

  1. This was hilarious! Sorry about the fingers... I guess we all have days like that, I hope you can laugh about it too.
    The page looks perfect, very alive... no one would suspect it gave you such a hard time heheheh
    Happy PPF!

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  2. I love this piece, especially the background, full of life.

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  3. Love it, it's wonderful, and you said just the right thing! I don't speak much, being on my own all the time, but that is one word heard here a lot! valerie

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  4. I laughed out loud! SO happy you FINALLY received the stencil! Looking forward to seeing what you do... love the purple and green and love your post. We all have weeks like this and they pass, thank goodness!

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  5. You'd never know for one minute this piece was flawed...I love it...But I hear your frustration...and these lulls always take artists in a new direction once they pass....embrace it...and just enjoy some other bits of life that will bring you inspiration in due time!!

    Big hugs Giggles
    It will all come back!!!

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  6. Your story made me laugh. So funny to tell us what you did wrong. I think that's great. To me life is a series of oopses and I like it that way. Full of surprises. Your collection of oopses turned out great. I love it, even better than when all had gone well. =)
    xx

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  7. Yeah we have those days... ;) But it turned out great and vibrant and fun! <3

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  8. great post and love your entry for SOC. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I have certainly had my fair share of days like those! But your journal page looks great, I never would have known to look at it, and thats the truth!!! I hope you start having fun with art again soon!! :)

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  10. Great piece for SOC! HPPF!

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  11. This is great. Let it 'rest' in a closet or drawer and take it out in a week and you will see how wonderful it is. We all have that "monkey" as Danny Gregory refers to it that criticizes us and our artwork. Sometimes we have to work at silencing him.

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  12. I love your explitive - ha ha and I would have done the same, but I love your wild life anyway....Happy PPF xox

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  13. well I love how your vibrant SOC project turned out!! I have felt like you already too. Here's to a much better week ahead! Happy PPF

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  14. In spite of all your issues, I think this page is great! Your humorous post is a bonus, too! I hope you feel better soon -- I think most of go through slumps like this sometime. I know I certainly do.

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  15. I think your purple and green piece looks beautiful. White stained fingers is much better than the mica-laden blue ink I doused my fingers in using a sponge. I had to use everything from soap, alcohol, Comet cleanser, peroxide, and finally success with nail polish remover. After all that there was only a faint blue tinge under my nails.

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  16. Even with all the wrongs it turned out great. Right now I have purple die on my fingers.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  17. Looks great to me. Wonderful page and great post.:)

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  18. Don't be so hard on yourself! You know, you said so many things went wrong, but I think everything turned out the way it was suppose to be ;o) After all, your piece is called, Live Your "Wild" Life ;o)

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  19. She turned out so alive, and vibrant!. LOVE!. I do hope you feel cheerful soon.

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  20. All that and you still managed to create a great painting Natasha! The colours are perfect for this weeks SoC and I like how you have "defined" the edges of the stencil with a pen giving the illusion of movement!

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  21. Despite everything that went wrong I think you did a great job! Hope you'll get out of your slump soon ;-)

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  22. I think it's really cool! The vivid colors really suit the image. Sometimes the end product works out pretty neat despite our mishandling of it. :)

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  23. Detest slumps - have them! My sympathy. However, you still did it - and despite what you may think your piece has character. Remember, you don't have to colour inside the lines. :o) xoDonna

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  24. Go you for showing up even in the middle of the slumps. That takes courage my friend. It always amazes me that while I am in the slumps (which I like much better than in the pits of black sticky gunk), the work I do is all impact by that frame of mind. If it is any consolation, you can't see there were any issues at all. I think it came out fabulously.

    Thinking of you. xx

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  25. So cool and absolutely perfect for the colors this past week! I love your page very much!!!!

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  26. Love that stencil Natasha.... I think times like these are needed every now and then... time to rejuvenate and feel freshly inspired after a little break away from the art supplies... I've been through one too...

    Jenny ♥

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  27. absolutely fabulous...the colors are just right and the wildness in your girl truly has come alive :)

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  28. This made me chuckle so much lol Love the overall effect in the end it was well worth your persistence ;) Dxx

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