Thursday, April 12, 2012

Palette & Paint Thursday!

Whew, I can't believe I've been away from my blog
for almost two weeks!
I think I'm in withdrawal....I took pictures for today's post on
Tuesday thinking I'd be ahead of the game for once for Palette and Paint Thursday,
but today, when I went to upload them; guess what?  they were missing!  
But I thought, no problem, I'll get use my file recovery program and get them back!
Well, my recovery program is apparently no longer free,
and me being the cheapster that I am, I decided to fudge it a bit.  
Since I still have the "color tester" from when I was painting in my background 
and I let the palette I used the other day dry so I can re-use it...
I took new snaps to share and so, here we go!
This is the tester/palette combo that I used to create the background.  
I did have snaps of just the background, but alas, those are gone too...

The project I'm working on this week is my pages for my Inspiration Avenue friend Kim's book.  We just started a round robin...and I loved the idea of her cover- she did a play on the words "Round Robin" and the way we all inspire one another- this group is a collection of past and present IA members- and I think it will be such a wonderful commemoration for me of the time I was part of that team!
Anyway, I took inspiration from her theme and  this is what I have so far:
 The palette is of the colors I used for the background.  I added the woman holding the bird yesterday 
and though I could have taken pictures of that palette, I didn't because 
I knew I already had pictures from Tuesday....which of course, I didn't!  Ah well, hindsight!
I cut the middle page down so you could see parts of the composition at all times no matter what page you were on of my spread.....this page will have a bird flying off into the horizon and a letter to Kim explaining my thoughts and inspirations behind these paintings.....
So, go visit the gallery of my fellow P&P-ers at Tracey Potter's Blog , BE INSPIRED and I'll see ya'll tomorrow at Paint Party Friday!


craftattack said...

Oh yes, I know all about disappearing files and other things! But your journal pages are gorgeous, love the colours you have used! You were really inspired! Have a good day, and see you tomorrow at the party. Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

Thats a great front cover. Loving your beautiful pages. Annette x

peggy gatto said...

I love the lady with the bird, lovely shades!!!

IMGIRL said...

This is so gorgeous! I am just blown away by your artwork. I can't tell you how much I LOVE IT and I can't wait to receive it back at the end of the year just to view it closer and to know that it is from you.
I will cherish this journal from so many talented women and right now and I doing cartwheels!
(well in my mind I am, but I am over joyously happy!! :)

Thank you so showing me a glimpse of your beautiful addition!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Round robins are always so much fun. I can see how this one will add a lot of memories. Glad to see you joined in! Now I'm the one who's late.

Tracey Potter said...

Welcome back! You were very much missed. Sorry to hear about your technology issues, I'm so happy you got a chance to post this week. your robin painting is lovely, great colours as always.

Tammy said...

The pages you painted in Kim's journal are gorgeous! You always amaze me, girl. Always.