Tuesday, March 16, 2010

what's UP in the studio?

Here's my update for all the projects I'm working on this week.  Once again, I've probably been too ambitious, but we'll see how it goes:)
For starters, I'm getting close to completing my new tulip that I started last week.  It began as a deep crimson parrot, but somewhere along the way decided that it wanted to be a black parrot when it grew up, so I've finished the highlights and just have to work on the purple-black tones the fade out from the center and the not much longer, I hope!
Next up;  this weeks challenge for Inspiration Avenue is "My Town".  Since I've been dying to do an art doll and a shadow box from a canvas, that's how I'm going to address the challenge.  Here are some of the materials, I'm planning to use.....
And last but not least, my new altered book.  I've finished the prep work on the book, I'm just going to white wash over the exterior and then modge-podge the butterfly papers on.  Then I'll paint my Joie figure onto the canvas, and put the quote on the cover.  I *might" add some tags in, haven't really decided yet;)
There you have it, what's UP in the studio for this week, I'm crossing my fingers that work goes fast and well.
Happy creating- Cheers,


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are certainly ambitious. I can tell you create every day. That lovely tulip is going to be finished just in time for the real ones in my garden. OK, mine aren't as pretty or colorful, but they are tulips.

I had to go back and read some posts about your "Joie de Vivre" series of ABs. I also perused your completed ones. Very beautiful selection. It must be wonderful to be so talented that you use your own hand painted images in them.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

oh that tulip is already gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished. I get such a kick out of seeing pictures of art supplies that has been used... it's very inspiring. good luck on getting ALL that done! whew!

Yvonne said...

Very very ambitious, Stephanie! Such wonderful creations! I love that parrot and can't wait to see the rest of this weeks creations.

Healing Woman said...

Isn't it wonderful to have precious studio time. Glad you are being so creative. It's such a treat to see the before and after. I look forward to seeing the finished products.

Halo Hill said...

I can't wait to see it!


Lynn said...

Wow, you are really busy in the studio this week you lucky girl :) I am loving how your tulip is looking and can't wait to see the finish on your altered book.

Janee said...

What an absolutely beautiful tulip!!!