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Friday, January 6, 2012

Paint Party Friday- YAY I Made it!

This past week, I've been working on getting reorganized and trying to create a schedule for myself where I can get everything done on my list and still have some art to share in time for Paint Party Friday, a place I have truly missed being part of!  And here I am!

Yesterday, when I shared my palette for Palette and Paint Thursday, I mentioned that I'd been working on my Traveling Sketchbook again.  And so, here it is:
I wanted to use Autumn inspired colors since it's for the month of  November and I'm focusing on Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead for my theme.  This is the background I painted in:

These are scraps of paper leftover from my art classes and I just painted free form swirls and stuff.  I'd planned on cutting them into pockets to hold the 13 (to represent each of the Sistas) sugar skulls.  But, now I like them so much, I don't want to cut them up.....so we'll see what I end up doing with them......

Here's my winged skeleton- I'm planning to cut him out and glue him down in pop up format with the sugared-sistah-skulls poking up and around him.  IF I can get it to match my vision, it should look super cool.......

Now, I'm off to start painting the skulls......I'll you all later at Paint Party Friday!

Update:
Here is what the skeleton looks like cut out and folded before I glue him into place.  I want to get all the skulls done and planned out before I do anything final!


 Obviously, it will be a LOT neater when I'm done.....now I'm off to read more PPF posts.....

29 comments:

laurie said...

wow, thats intense, Happy Paint Party Friday,

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your creations ~ very unique ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

laurie said...

I hit the button to soon, your swirls are beautiful , great colors, the pages are beautiful,

Sadee Schilling said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the pop-up version with the skulls! Very unique! :) Sadee @ a Picturebook Life

Victoria said...

So fabulous Stephanie...pure gorgeousness..magical..mystical and full of energy!I have an affinity for skulls and your art is beautiful!
HUgs and massive sparkles for 2012 to you!
Victoria

BlackPumpkin said...

Very unique! Love it!

craftattack said...

Great ideas there, Stephanie; so glad you are with us again! Valerie

Gloria said...

Stephanie, great work. Glad you are back. I love your skeleton and the journal looks to be going in the right direction. :)

Pointy Pix said...

so glad to see you back online at PPF and I'm looking forward to seeing how you make the skeleton pop up (maybe a step by step would be good as I've no idea how to do that!)

Netty said...

Oh wow Stephanie am sure this is going to be sensational. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Hugs Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your winged skeleton!
It's fabulous!
Can't wait to see it popping up!

Happy New Year and
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

wednesday said...

WOW!!! This is amazing and you aren't even finished yet!

Daniele Valois said...

eeek! love love love! LOVE!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Yay you are back!!!!! this is going to look very cool when it is done and can't wait to see the finished product... I am linking up with P&P when I get back from the beach... Tracey Potter is a great friend and lives just down the road and we catch up for tea regularly.... how lucky are we... happy welcome back ppf xx

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!

Is this in my book :D I think it is *****Squealllll*****

Can't wait!!!!!!!!
xx Jaime

Carol said...

Very cool!!!!

WrightStuff said...

This is SERIOUSLY cool! Love it.

Magpie said...

I love this! It's perfect for November...the winged skelly is awesome!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow - I love the pop up (the winged skeleton is fantastic) - how cool is that?!?

xo
Kristin

EVA said...

What an awesome page!! Who's lucky journal is that? (

It's been so long since I've had one I've almost forgotten what to do...)

Tracey Potter said...

FUN,and scary at the same time :)

Great journal page. The winged skeleton is executed very well, fantastic autumn colours, line and shading! The pop ups are cool, it's like a haunted house in your sketch book.

Thanks for the P&P mention and for joining in this week, it's great to have you back! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work in 2012.

Happy New Year, Happy PPF and Happy P&P, and Happy weekend! That's a lot of HAPPY! xx

Belinda Carson said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!! So glad you made it to Paint Party Friday- that's for sure!!

Geckostone said...

Wow, simply wonderful and soooooo fun!!! Glad ya made it here too! Deb

Fallingladies said...

Wow, so amazing! This is incredible! I can't wait to get a book again to get going on it!

SHERI C said...

Very creative work!!!
Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Healing Woman said...

That 3-d effect is very creative. What a great spread!!!

Beadwright said...

WoW!! I love what you have created. Of course the skulls. Great work
Nicole/Beadwright

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your vision and I can see where you are going with it, too. You have a real ability and the theme you chose is perfect for your drawings.

Sorry I have been gone so long, but I'm here to wish you a happy belated new year and I hope you had a great Christmas, too. Thanks for dropping by even when I was unable to reciprocate. It means a lot to me.

art2cee2 said...

Amazing work! :-)