Friday, April 19, 2013

More Life Book 2013

More quirky animals 
Week 16 Life Book 2013
A little bit of fun this week - on the left more "quirky".  They are so fun and addictive (in a good way) that I created some other animals as well as one more bird.

The lady on the right was based on the week 16 project presented by Aimee Dolich (her blog is here).  This doesn't really follow the layout she presented - but the basic idea is there.
The lady's colorful hair is full of things that bring joy to me.  I sketched her in my sketchbook first and loved her.  Then I created the journal page and hated her.  Needed a walkaway (new word?).  I made some adjustments to the page and then decided she was finished.  I like her better now than when I completed the page.  My 7 (almost 8) yo grandson (my staunchest supporter) declared her to be beautiful!  That's enough for me.

I will be linking to Paint Party Friday (here) hosted by the wonderful Eva and Kristin.  Please hop on over to check out the wonderful artists contributions to this event.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a blessed and art filled day!






45 comments:

  1. Your grandson is right! Lovely work! Valerie

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  2. AMAZING!!!

    Happy PPF!
    xxx Susi
    from the monthly challenge for art journalers---
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment!

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  3. I just love, love, love your whimsical animal series. They really would make excellent prints for note cards. Your grandson has a good eye for art, even though he is only 7. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Arnoldo - I had some thoughts in that direction. My gs is also the most encouraging person I have ever met - he's definitely got God's heart in him.

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  4. what a great idea to put the words in her hair! I was wondering why her brows were knitted and she looked a bit perturbed...and then I saw the phrase on the right...too funny! great page, and cute whimsical animals too! happy PPF!

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    1. I grew up with Mad magazine - with all those joyful things to be grateful for, it just seemed like the right quote. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. HPPF

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  5. your grandson has a good eye! Fun to see more whimsical animals! I can't even pick a favorite, they are all so fun!

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    1. Thanks so much - they are really fun to do. I see more of them in my future!

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  6. great pages gina! I especially adore the lady because she is confident and she wouldn't want to worry her beauty off. :)

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    1. Thanks so much - I like her too in the end. It was just a hard road to get to the liking part LOL

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  7. Great work ...I love the choice of colors !

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  8. Wonderful idea to create other quirky animals. I like how you did the background in your journalpage. Your lady looks wonderful on it!

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    1. Thanks Denise - the background is one of the parts I hated at first. I'm ok with it now.

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  9. Love your little birdies! Thank you for stopping by my blog for PPF -- so glad I have the opportunity to see your creative spirit too! (I know what you mean about the dynamic view -- that is why I kept the old way, hope they let us keep blogging that way!)

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    1. I will have to investigate a different blog platform at some point - don't want to think about it now. Thanks for leaving a comment - it is fun and enlightening to see how others travel in the "art world"

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  10. When you look through the eyes of a child, it's easier to find beauty. Thanks for sharing all your work! I like the lady and the whimsical animals.

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    1. Thank you Joy - I guess that's what we all need as artists - the open eyes of a child.

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  11. lovely work this week! Cute animals and great hair!

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  12. Do so well understand that you enjoyed painting these animals, they make me smile! :-)
    And to your woman - she is wonderful! Love the collaged hair and the expression on her face. Also love the colours and the background!

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xxx

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  13. I love your quirky animals adorable..and I love that your grandson is such a darling support too!! There may be a budding artist brewing in him!! Thanks for sharing!! You are blessed!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. He is darling - thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I agree with the little fella….she is beautiful : ) imperfections make it interesting and unique…..one of a kind art piece. I also like the critters.

    p.s. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

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    1. Thanks so much Annabelle (I am actually Gina Belle)

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  15. Awe. You had me at quirky animals! LOVE your LB inspired work - and I just watched Tam's bird video - loved seeing your adorable interpretations! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Kristin - I am kind of far behind. Right now I'm kind of sticking to what I really like as projects. No pressure though!

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  16. Marvelous Life Book pages. I am so behind, but that's okay....Your woman's hair is fantastic and I love all the message in it. Happy PPF

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    1. I have missed several projects - I'm doing what I can and not worrying about what I can't! Thanks for your encouraging comments.

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  17. Love the lady and your animals are so cute - that rabbit's expression cracks me up!

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    1. The buck teeth were a last minute addition and they really changed his look! Thanks Jane for the lovely comment

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  18. I love quirky. Thanks for commenting on my blog. morningprayerblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Quirky makes me laugh as I paint! Thanks Barbara

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  19. What a sweet and charming bird with a bit of attitude, I love it! Your lady is very expressive too...

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  20. Your quirky animals are the best! I especially like the elephant ( of course) and birdie.

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    1. I just love elephants too - thanks so much!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  22. Walkaway...that's the perfect word! I think your lady turned out great. Way to stick with it and let her become what she was meant to be!

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  23. I have almost finished my quirky birds and loved that week's assignment. As you can see, I'm taking Life Book as well, but I am hopelessly behind - haven't had any time to look into some weeks before the quirky birds, but it will come. Life Book is so much fun! I love your quirky animals and that you took the birds a step further into other animals. Very fun!

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  24. Beautiful! your quirky animal are so cute! I Like the work on your girl. Great job!

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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