Thursday, 18 August 2016

Loosening up

It's Friday, so there must be a paint party!

This was my second go at this page. It's not often that I rip a page out of my journal. Generally I'm a 'turn over the page and start again' type, but this time I really felt I couldn't save the page. So out it came.

In order to 'get out of my own head' I switched the brush to my other hand. With black paint so I had to commit to the brush strokes, I tried again. And this time I am so much happier with the results. I've used this trick many times. Somehow, using my non-dominant hand frees me up to draw wonky faces. And quite often the faces have more character because of their flaws.

This girl called for a wreath of leaves made from a hand-cut rubber stamp. And if there were leaves, there needed to be flowers - another stamp. I'm in a period of waiting at the moment, so the journalling reads: Learn from the plants - spend time in stillness.

Have a great weekend and go check out all the wonderful creations at Paint Party Friday.


  1. Wonderful journal pages, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. I like the look on her face. I can't quite decide upon what emotion is there--it is a wonderful painting.

  3. Beautiful! I love the crown of leaves. :)

  4. Happy PPF
    luv the spring renewal in your journal page

    much love...

  5. Lovely flowing journal page and wonderful portrait work ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  6. Beautiful journal page. I adore flowers and plants. She reminds me of Mother Nature in her crown.
    Happy PPF to you

  7. This is a truly wonderful page. Can't imagine this girl without the wreath. Well done.

  8. Great idea to try a change...nicely executed!! Turned out so lovely!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. she is very pretty :) love her wreath. sometimes I draw with my left to try to loosen up too, even if no one see what I make it still helps

    Happy PPF! :)
    Jen #50


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