Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 4: 'White' and Illustration Friday - 'Pale'


affirmations journal - 'learn'

"Most of the time life whispers only soft clues, gently suggesting the path to follow. Heed the whispers. LEARN the language. When you comprehend their meaning, dreams can be attained and hopes fulfilled." --anon

The affirmation word for this entry couldn't have been more aptly titled, I am learning so much through this January Art Journalers challenge. Through myself and others....so many creative, sharing souls...I feel like I'm part of a much bigger picture and that at least for now, I am not alone on this wonderful journey...

I left the area around the arch until the end and then I was too tired/done with this to finish it. However, I did love working with this pale, serene, almost meditative color palette, I can see why Misty loves it so much. It was really hard to capture a good scan or photo of it though. Which brings up a good question because I normally don't work in such a light color palette - how do you photograph light-colored pieces for reproducing?

Oh yes, I have the winner of my recent giveaway - it is Becky of Sweet Cottage Dreams, congratulations! My daughter helped and pulled a name the old-fashioned way, out of a [cowboy] hat, this is Texas after all *smile*.

Thank you again to all who entered, you are each truly inspiring and lovely - I wish I could send something to everyone.....I've decided to do monthly GIVEAWAYS because I loved this one so much, look for a reminder in February!

6 comments:

Michelle Zheng said...

Idyllic... What I would give to be able to draw like this...

-Michelle

PeregrineBlue said...

my favorite of the set so far. you really have a knack for drawing faces and they are so feminine and soft, like you. you should definitely make more, you just know how.

get zapped said...

Gorgeous piece. Her expression is a mix of worry, sadness and daydream. Love the soft colors.

indigene said...

Soft, pale and perfectly done!

studio lolo said...

What serendipity to have this be the word for your 'white" entry!!
It's beautiful Laura :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Love this print. It is very peaceful. Wonder what she is thinking about?

WOW! I am so thrilled to have won your giveaway - and in Texan style, too! How fabulous!! I will look through your Flickr and get back to you.

hugs,
Becky