Friday, July 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday, my new journal

Hi everyone, if you saw my last post you will have heard about my new journal that I have started. I decided that I wanted to keep a journal for my lovely big eyed ladies so that I could keep track of ideas and try new things but to also have a finished book at the end. Normally my books are filled with all sorts of idea for projects, sketches and some paintings. I wanted to start a journal specifically for big eye ladies and to have some sort of consistency for my work. So this week I've been super inspired and painted a few lovelies. I posted my red lady in my last post and today I wanted to share the others.

 First up was this naughty looking cutie........
I'm trying to explore different expressions.....

 I made my red lady into a very cute wooden tile pendant and plan on doing the same with these cropped versions of the newest ladies so stay tuned!

It is our last day of the school holidays and after this weekend the boys are back at school. It's been nice having them home but we're all ready to get back into our routine now!  Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time catching up with my blog friends :0) Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to this week!

30 comments:

Gloria said...

I love your bigeyed ladies. You do a great job with them.The have big eyes and little lips which makes them very darling. Thx for stopping by my ppf. Happy PPF!

Jenn said...

What a great journal idea! Your big eyed ladies are awesome!!! I love your use of color and the different expressions you are experimenting with!! Can't wait to see more! (And thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!) :)

Netty said...

Terrific journal idea and loving their expressions, have a great weekend and happy PPF, Annette x

Diane said...

Great features--Love this style!

Geckostone said...

Love your big eyed girls!!!Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Your LADIES are charming but I do NOT trust that first one! I like the way the second piece bleeds over to the second page. Very creative presentation! LOL! HAPPY PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am LOVING your ladies, and also the idea of an art journal just for them- how FUN! And I think it's so cool that you can use them in your other art- they'd make great cards too!
PPF Hugs!
Stephanie

Jessie said...

Hi Nicola, isn't it funny that just as our children over here are having their last day of school today, yours are getting ready to go back! I think it's a great idea to keep all your ladies together in one book. I need to do something like this, I tend to put everything I come across plus random drawings, all in the same sketchbook! Jess xx

Theresa said...

Great way of tracking ideas and techniques! Have fun with them and enjoy your "me" time:)

Pointy Pix said...

Your big eyes ladies are so cute - I love the expression on the first girl's face - like butter wouldn't melt!
Where do you live that your kids are going back to school already? In Northern Ireland the finish at the end of June and don't go back to the first week in September!

La Abela said...

Explore new expressions is always rewarding to you has been good. Regards

EVA said...

Wonderful girls! And great idea. I started a journal for faces too - so far they are just pencil sketches but I may have to follow your lead and try paint at some point....
Fabulous faces!!

wednesday said...

What a terrific idea to keep a journal just for these ladies. They are really great. Love their expressions.

NatashaMay said...

Your grilies are coming along beautifuly! :) They are the cuttest thing.

Joni Nickrent said...

The perfect theme for your new journal! Can't go wrong with those expressive eyes! Love them! happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

WrightStuff said...

Today is the first day of our school holidays - just off to pick my son up!

Adore your big eyed ladies and great to keep them all together - they can have a party when you're not looking!

Magic Love Crow said...

Nicola, fantastic! I love the first painting!!! "Of course you can trust me..." Love it!!!

Helen said...

What a great idea keeping a journal just for your big eyed girls. They are fabulous and what a book you will have when you look back over it. Happy PPF x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Your ladies are wonderful and so expressive! Wow! thanks ^_^

New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)^

Sophia said...

Your big-eyed girls are lovely and I think it's a great idea to keep a journal. Happy PPF. Hugs

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Cute, cute! Isn't it amazing how the smallest change in a line or a shadow changes the expression? Can't wait to see your tile pendants! Happy PPF

peggy gatto said...

you have a lovely and original style!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

your big eyed ladies are looking beautiful and I love their expressions, you're doing great!

My little one is about to start school in a few weeks for the first time, I don't know what I'll do with myself at first! Mixed emotions going on here...

xx Jaime

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I think that is a great idea- to keep all you "big eyed" cuties in one book. At the end it will be so fun to go back through and look at all of them. Looking forward to seeing some more. :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

LOVE THEM...eyes and hair are great and expressive.
cheers, dana

Marlene said...

Love your girls and your journal idea. I still have to start my journal that I bought several months ago. I just seem to get too busy.

Kristin Dudish said...

Such wonderful big-eyed ladies (and how great to have them all in one place)! I think the different expressions are great... I like the naughty one :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I love how your koi fish turned out and it looks fantastic as a pendant... Beautiful!

Kerrie said...

I came over from Gloria's blog and really like your paintings! So much color and happiness!

toadinaboat.com said...

Cute girls! Keeping them together in a journal is a great idea.

PaperPumpkin said...

Lovin your big eyed ladies with their unique personalities! What a great idea for a journal. It will be such a treasure to have book of them!

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