Friday, July 29, 2011

Paint Party Friday - 'Breath' and 'Innocence?'

Hi everyone,

Well after an horrendous start to the week, I'm pleased to say I'm back to feeling like myself again. Just in time for the start of term our house hold was hit by the worst gastro bug I've had in years. It completely knocked my husband and I off our feet, as well as unfortunately passing it on to my parents :0(........our youngest had it over the weekend but not as bad as us and our oldest managed to miss out completely.  We are now calling him 'Superboy'!!! Phew!!! Today I'm feeling back to normal although my appetite has definitely shrunk which isn't such a bad thing for me but I'd rather loose weight in a less icky way!!

I've painted up two more ladies in my journal I'm really loving this little project I set myself it seems to have opened another creative door for me. So much fun!!!

 First up was this page that I have called 'Just breath'.......
I really love how she turned out and yes I'm going to turn her into a very striking pendant!

 I called this one 'Innocence?'......

She kind of reminds me of Bridget Bardot and a bit of 'Sookie Stackhouse' from 'True Blood'...I'm so into that show at the moment....(not to mention Eric Northman) ;0)

What I'm really enjoying about this process is that I'll have an idea in my head but each girl takes on her own unique personality as I start to paint her. I painted these two in the space of a few days but they couldn't be more different in character.......with each one I have more ideas popping into my head :0)

Last but not least I just wanted to show you one of my latest pendants which are proving to be quite popular. I sold my 'Red Lady' wooden tile pendant that I made last week, a few days ago as well as my 'Koi fish' ring!!! Such a nice feeling to see my pieces go to new homes all over the world.

This pendant is made from my painting last week 'Trust'......
 Also now in my etsy shop :0)
Hope you all had a great week and I look forward to catching up with  you all this weekend :0)

30 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Nicola! I love your paintings and the pendants are just awesome. Nice job. Happy PPF!

Heather said...

Ohh I am so glad you are feeling better!! Stomach bugs suck!!
Your paintings are so cute!!! I love these faces!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Pleased you are better! Your girls here are stunning & I love the way you can use them as striking artwork on pendants too - Well done & Happy PPF :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

love the first one and her bold hair! and she will make for a very striking pendant indeed

Jehanne's doodles said...

These are really striking!! Love the first one the best, so dramatic!!
Glad you are feeling better.

SHERI C said...

You are so right about how each of your girls in the Journal have life's of their own. They are wonderful. Love your cute pendant too. Hope everyone os feeling better. HAPPY PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE just breath- she really is gorgeous just flowing across those pages with all that exuberant red hair- LOVE it!
PPF hugs,
Stephanie

Geckostone said...

Oh I love how your paintings came out and how you have them stretched to the two pages in the sketch book! Both girls are beautiful! Your pendant is lovely!!! I'll have to check our your shop!!! Deb

NatashaMay said...

Oh, I would so love to see this journal of yours in person. :)) Love the redhead and the blond is just stunning. Lol, I'm true bood fan, too. :) I even won a T-shirt from our HBO that says "I wanna do real bad things with you." :))

art2cee2 said...

Oh, I just love your journal pages! Hope you are feeling better. In my house usually everyone got the whatever bug was going around except my son, who we started to call typhoid Sean. :-)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your style ~ Awesome~ Pendant is wonderful! ~ namaste, Carol ^_^


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Marlene said...

Beautiful paintings and that pendant is awesome.

Her Speak said...

LOVE the pendant! Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Yikes! What a terrible bug! So glad you are all getting better.

These pages are beautiful! I really love the red and black haired girl but both are fabulous!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wow everything here is so gorgeous! I'm a true blood fan too!

laurie said...

the eyes you do are just beautiful so dreamy!!

Fallingladies said...

Lovely sketchbook pages of ladies and the pendants are wonderful!

Darla said...

Sorry about that nasty bug thing! I hate summer bugs! But on the upside you have completed some beautiful journal pages and projects.

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, glad everyone is feeling better ;o) I love your sketch book paintings and I love the new pendant!! Hugs ;o)

Natasha said...

I love both of them but there is something alluring, something that speaks to me about that first piece. Her hair, her gorgeous eyelashes....such vibrance....she has such mystery about her and the second has innocence with a few skeletons..they are gorgeous and your pendants are beautiful....cartwheeling in happiness for these.

*jean* said...

lovely work!

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better (Congratulations to "Superboy" for not getting the bug)!

The top one will make an amazing pendant :)

I can definitely see the Bardot/Stackhouse combo in the second one (And I'm an Eric Northman fan too ;) )

xo
Kristin

wednesday said...

This journal is so great, love how you are spreading it across the pages.

Tam Hess said...

Glad your feeling better! Love your art. So much personality in your girls. I especially love that pendant!

Joni Nickrent said...

Glad things are going better for you. Wonderful work again this week...loving that cross-over to the opposite page!

Annabelle said...

Love them all and the black and red hair gal will make quite a unique pendant.

Annabelle

Jenn said...

I do love how each of your girls has a totally different personality and persona!!! The red and black hair is very striking!! Congrats on selling your jewelry!!! And I'm glad you are all feeing better - it's so hard when those dang germs make their way through the family!!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

LOVE BOTH OF THEM!!! I agree two totally different personalities!
great stuff!
cheers, dana

Tammie said...

I am so glad you are feeling good again. your ladies are lovely and breathe will make a wonderful pendant.

creatingme said...

oh geez, this turned out so amazing. I love her closed eyes, her eyelashes, and those lips, oh my. So beautiful! I am in awe!

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