Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a chance to look around my new virtual home!
Many years ago – maybe 7 or 8 I had a challenge on my blog called “Long necked ladies” (or something to that effect). So many of my readers were challenged when it came to drawing faces so i decided to create a simple face – like the one above which appeared in my book Journal Bliss I asked people to download the image and then to colour, collage or do whatever they liked to it to make it look like theirs. I was amazed at all of the wonderfully diverse images my readers created! From that point on I believe many of them had the courage to veer off and experiment on their own creating their own signature look!
Here are a couple more long necked ladies that appear in my book.
Now you see a number of art journalers who have come up with stencils you can buy to create your own faces. It’s easy enough to create your own template though of a simple face like my long necked lady and then by using a piece of graphite paper transfer it onto your own journal page. By varying the media you use, the hair you put on you can come up with radically different designs!
In this image i am adding dimension to the face using pencil crayon over top of Twinkling H2O’s. It’s a design from my Journal Bliss workshop. You can make your girl as detailed or as simple as you like. And of course like anything the more you practice the better you’ll get at it.
You can then create a page around your drawing or like i did here cut out the face and glue it to a painted background. The possibilities are endless.
I do hope you’ll experiment with drawing faces!
Love, Violette xo
Hola! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We enjoyed Thanksgiving here in Canada – a long weekend of eating, giving thanks and spending time with family and friends.
Over the long weekend Mr. G and i have been switching WordPress themes so that my website/blog is easier to navigate. I hope we have accomplished that. I’ll be adding to the store page too as I’ll soon be selling my postcards as well as inspiration cards based on the ^60in60 series of cartoons. I know this website is probably not the most creative site around but for now I think it will work out okay. We are still getting some of the kinks out – need to add a “search” button and “newsletter” button etc. I’ll be posting more workshop buttons on the lefthand sidebar as I create them.
How to Art Journal
Check out a video interview that Kiala Givehand has with my friend Susan Miller here as she shares tips, techniques and the joys of art journaling. Kiala has created a website called How to Art Journal. Do check it out for art journaling inspiration!
See you tomorrow.
Love, Violette xo
Yay! It’s finally open – registration is now open for Life Book 2015! Can you imagine a year full of self-discovery, art, joy and bliss? Well that’s what’s in store for you when you take Life Book 2015. I’m so thrilled to be in such good company – check out some of your amazing teachers……..
This is going to be a sparkly year – a mixed media art journaling extravaganza where you’ll connect with like-minded spirits. You’ve heard me mention many times that art saves lives – art has saved my life! What a wonderful opportunity to get your mojo going while healing yourself and positively impacting those around you. Your sparkly vibes will be felt all around you while you honour your creative spirit by making heart inspired art!
I’ll be teaching two classes. “Magical Mystery Tour” – a tour of the magic cottage (video) and dialogue about how it evolved and had included the community. You’ll be guided to create your own magic cottage on the page using fast motion video.
“Glorious Childhood tales!” We will be remembering the cool things we loved as a child and honouring them by doodling them using a variety of mixed media techniques – we’ll be joyfully assembling the doodles into a lively joyful page using collage. A whimsical child will be drawn to connect all of the wonderful joyful memories. An audio visualization to connect to our small child will be provided.
Click here to register for Life Book 2015
Hope to see you all there!
Love, Violette xoxo
Good Morning everyone!
I just wanted to share with you a few of the illustrations I have been working on. I have no idea what they will be used for……..art journal pages, cartoons, future projects, sketches for future projects?
Here’s a tribal face and a jellyfish. Supplies used: Copic Markers, micron pens, gel pens, paint pens and pencil crayons. I had bought some new art supplies and wanted to test them out.
I was inspired by the little creatures Teesha Moore has been creating in her journals and so decided to make a few of my own. I can’t tell you how much fun i’ve been having! I was sitting and watching TV drawing away! Fun!
This will be the last reminder to enter to win a spot in LIFE BOOK 2015! You will be able to enter over 20 times on the different artist’s Blogs.
Good Luck everyone!
Love, Violette xo
I don’t have much to say today except for I am still pining for the ocean (or like on Monty Python – Pining for the Fjords - 1:38)and the Sunshine Coast. Here i am drawing at Nancy’s Bakery in Lund. What fun that was – i even got a super tasty gluten free treat from the Bakery.
I was working on the unicorn and other bits on our deck overlooking the inlet.
Here I am in Lund harbour in a little tourist kiosk enjoying the sunshine and a view of the harbour.
Here are some gorgeous sunflowers and Cosmos lining the path to Nancy’s Bakery.
Here are a gathering of sarongs i had to pick from – do you recognize the green, pink and purple one we bought? Love it!
If you have not already entered to win the contest – one free spot in Life Book 2015 you can do so here. Good luck!
See you on Wednesday!
Love, Violette xo