This is really much prettier IRL...I just could not get a good photo. I know it seems odd for the MIX77, but this is made from scraps and they really do reoresent me. I am the only person born in Southern California who does not like the beach. I like to hike. This rock was picked up a while ago on a family hike and had been sitting on my desk. Of course, since I love crafts, when I go on hikes I see everything in terms of a craft project. This rock just shouted "paint me". I do always refer to inanimate objects (craft supplies etc) taking to me, but it really is just a figure of speech...I'm not crazy yet. The image was colored awhile ago and reminded me of the summer driving trips when I was a kid. It had a big blotch of ink on it and I couldn't use it. Since I had to tear the image to fit the rock, I was able to rip off the boo boo. As anyone who lives where they actually have a fall (certainly not here in So Cal) the leaves are very bright. So, I also used this for the MIX77. Lots of mediums used...copics, prisma pencils, inka gold rub, distress inks, black gel pen and gesso to lighten the dark areas of the rock. TFL, Francie
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 GMT Views: 1065
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 @ 9:45 PM
You ROCK!!! OK really, no pun intended...I realized what I had written could be taken that way but I SERIOUSLY mean just that! This is amazingly creative and so wonderfully, brilliantly colored... I couldn't do ANYTHING like this on my very best day. You should be proud proud proud!!!!
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Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:32 PM
Frannie this is stunning! Wait a minute while I pick my jaw off the floor. Beautiful, full of symbolism, just a total work of art. I, too, 'hear' inanimate objects speaking to me, so we'll just keep that between ourselves, right? Thanks for playing!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 21225
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 @ 6:17 AM
I don't know how I missed this one, Francie, but WOW! What a gorgeous painting! I wouldn't buy stamps if I could paint like this! I too like to hike and prefer it over the beach! Love that raffia you added!
Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 487
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 10:39 AM
This is absolutely AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to spend some time studying how you achieved this effect, for it is WONDERFUL!!! This is art at its highest form, I am totally blown away by your talent!!! Wishing I'd seen this before, it would have been on my favorites list for the past week--but it's going into my favorites and I look forward to checking out the rest of your gallery. Thanking you in advance for all I will learn from you, I LOVE color and clearly you do, and your coloring is breath-taking, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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