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Friday, March 30, 2012

I'm Baaccck- for Paint Party Friday!!!

I really missed being part of Paint Party Friday last week, but I also really needed a break and knew that while I might be able to post, I surely would not be able to visit all the folks attending the party!  Anyway, here I am rejuvenated and ready to Party!
It's been a really busy week for me- I spent most of my art time getting my book ready for my new Round Robin with my Inspiration Avenue sisters.....this included making the book and creating a sign in page plus (for me) a back page where I hope everyone will sign year book style!  You can find more pictures of my book HERE.  The cool thing about star books, is you can tie them open so all the inside pages (which are connected accordion style) can be displayed at once.  This shot just shows the inside covers I made...NOT tied, but you can see the ribbons ;)
For the front inside cover, I made two pockets with more pieces from my 29 Faces painting and then made tags for each of the ladies to sign in, I also made a postcard with a basic write up of my theme- "8 Degrees of Inspiration" which is a play on 6 Degrees of Separation...
Postcard & Tags laid out together

I also got some work done on my series of small canvases.  These are 6" x 6" and 1" deep-
 I LOVE working with them!
 For my garden angel, I did some more shading on the face and added another pansy....
I'm really happy with this painting so far!

For this one, I didn't like how it was mostly Christmas colors so I added some blues, purples and golds to update the palette- it's pretty much done except for some touch up work on the sides.
Hopefully, I'll be able to list these in my Etsy shop by the beginning of next week.  
I'll be asking $69.00 for them, so if you're interested, let me know and I'll hold one for you!
For now, try to get over to Paint Party Friday- LOTS of beauty to see there!

18 comments:

Netty said...

Love star books and yours is fab. Loving your fab paintings as well. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

RobanStudio said...

Your paintings are coming along wonderfully. Loving the book. Sounds like great fun! Happy PPF! :-)

Carol said...

These paintings are great!!!

peggy gatto said...

Wonderful book!!!!!!
I also love how the little girl is progressing, so very sweet and endearing!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very unique and magical creation ~ love it ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Gloria said...

Very nice Stephanie. Love your work. Happy Paint Friday and oh yes, have fun at the Vincent Van Gogh viewings. How I wish I could be there. Thanks for letting me know about it though.

Debbie said...

Wow, you've been very busy. Your book is gorgeous and I love the small canvases, too.

WrightStuff said...

Ooh I'm so excited... Can't wait to see it! You look like you put a huge effort in! My first arrived in the post this week - from Kat.

NatashaMay said...

Awesome! I love those pansies. :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

So glad you made it to the party!
Really like your last painting image.
Going to check out the link for your star-books now. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful book Stephanie, the 29 faces pieces are stunning. I'm loving your angle child painting, the pansies are so life like (I know ive said that already-but that was when there was only the one pansie). Enjoy your weekend xx

Sabina said...

Love the two garden angel paintings, especially the second one. Great job on the face.

wednesday said...

What a fabulous book! You are kind of a genius, I hope you know.

Love both the garden paintings, especially the bottom one, they both kind of mysterious.

Melisa said...

These look wonderful, Stephanie! I'm really loving the garden angel!

swanfeet said...

love the "8 degrees of inspiration" theme! beautiful work!

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston)

EVA said...

The book looks wonderful - great re-use! Stephanie, these garden statue paintings are gorgeous - especially love the pansies!

Annabelle said...

Hi Stephanie,
These paintings are beautiful and that book is amazing. Oh , and the pansies are just gorgeous.I'm totally in awe of the immense art work you manage to produce and every piece is magic.

Tracey Potter said...

Stephanie, you have such a unique way of painting, a very recognizable style. I enjoy viewing your work. The flowers in both the garden paintings pop (stand out) against the dark and muted backgrounds. I'm loving watching your work develop.