Friday, September 19, 2008

Illustration Fri. -'clique', IMT - 'storyteller'


mixed media, handmade paperbag journal

Finally getting a chance to post to IF and Inspire Me Thursday and it just happens I was able to combine the two prompts, love when that happens!

This spread was created in my paperbag journal (created from a tutorial from the talented Judy Wise -- you'll have to scroll down a bit at this link as the tute is in her archives) which has been filling up quickly these past few weeks. I'm experimenting with lots of techniques and layout ideas before bringing them to canvas or wood panels which are primed and ready to go. I think with Autumn finally here (that is on the calendar anyway, we're still experiencing fairly warm weather here in south Texas, but nights are slowly cooling off) I'm feeling more creative again after such a hot, hot summer, especially when you're used to cool Midwest summers :>

Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Yazasoo said...

my god, lovely! congrats.

TD said...

There's a haunting sadness in her eyes made all the more powerful by the shade of green contrasted with the pink. I sincerely enjoyed. Thank you.

namesconnie said...

How nice you can do such wonderful artwork and I loved the writing, too. Sincerely, Connie

Juan said...

Great piece Laura!

Debbie Egizio said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Love all the texture.

studio lolo said...

Wow, this is a beauty! And what serendipity for both prompts to be so close!
Glad you made it through the storms :)

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Laura!

I love this spread! -- I keep looking at all of the wonderful shadings in her blouse. Judy Wise is an amazing woman! -- I had the extreme pleasure of connecting with her in New Hampshire last week. I just love everything about her -- she's so talented and very, very wise -- her last name suits are perfectly!

Susan
xo

soulbrush said...

the colours are lovely,all so simply done yet so effective.

Rowena said...

two for one! I haven't done my IF yet. I like this wistfulness of this.

Deb G said...

I really like how you worked the text and the image together. This is really great!

Ronni said...

This is lovely. The textures are delicious. So juicy like a strawberry. (Did that sound as silly as I thought? Oh well).

dianeclancy said...

I like this illustration quite a lot!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.DianeClancy.com/blog
www.DianeClancy.etsy.com

krisztina maros said...

really nice painting, i love it!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Please post your experiments! Would love to see them.

ValGalArt said...

Super exquisite and soulful Laura! I really love it :)

carla said...

What a really beautiful spread! I love the pinks and the textures, and the text gives voice to her expression. I also enjoy jounraling as a way to generate idea for paintings... there's a wonderful freedom in that process that allows you to play! Happy Autumn!

illustrations by doni said...

this is a very beautiful piece. i love the striped wall paper and her green eyes

INDIGENE said...

The texture is wonderful. I always the mixture of text and image! Bravo!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

kazumiwannabe said...

Nice! very romantic, and great composition!