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Friday, June 8, 2012

Paint Party Friday!!!

It's Friday again, and you know what that means- time to PARTY!  With all the other artists at Paint Party Friday!  I'm almost done with my mandala- on Wednesday, I got it out to finish and then remembered that duh ! it has to work with the spread it will be "floating" above!  So I put the mandala to the side and started working on the two page spread.  I'm glad I did too, because they did NOT want to have the same colors!  I had used really intense colors for the mandala and the spread wanted to be soft and gentle.  And I can make them work together, but the way I work; I have to work on them simultaneously!  It's just how I am ;)  Anyway, that said, let me show you how it is right now:
 Now I love ultramarine blue, but it just doesn't work for me when paired with the spread :
I think, the figures will now become turquoise which will give a good continuity 
between the two pieces while allowing them to remain different

And here is the inside spread by itself:
Eight ladies dancing to honor the eight ladies in our Inspiration Avenue Round Robin

That's all for now, I really must get to the party, 'cause as usual; I LATE!
Come join me?

32 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, love the dancing ladies, great idea. I think they really will be dancing for joy when they get that journal! Valerie

Kat W said...

Oh WOW the spread & mandala are amazing - I love them!! It speaks to me of joy, celebration & friendship. As a mandala lover & creator I'm in awe of your mandala - it's wonderful. And it all seems to tie in nicely with my thoughts/feelings in my post this week.

Lisa is going to be super pleased with this I'm sure :-)

Hugs
Kat Xx

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Love your mandala!! It makes me happy!! The dancing ladies are fun and bring to mind Midsummer's Eve festivities!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative and love the dancing ladies ~~thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Kat Sloma said...

I LOVE your dancing ladies. Just love them. They are so free! Happy PPF!

minnemie said...

Your dancing ladies are just wonderful!!! I did not notice at first that they were repeated in the mandala - very well done!

kat said...

Lovely these graceful dancing figures, happy PPF to you and thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

Diana Evans said...

I love your paintings!!! what wonderful work....Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

NatashaMay said...

Amazing! Love them both! I almost didn't see the people in the mandala I had to look twice. :)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

It looks pretty amazing even if you aren't too sure... the bottom page is staggering in its gorgeousness...xx

La Abela said...

Original mandala, dancing figures blend perfectly with the colors in the circle. Saludos

kristin maynes said...

I love all the female figures, so beautiful! I love how they are curvy, like a real woman. :) I love the orange so much! Happy PPF!

Melisa said...

The mandala is so so cool! And the spread is equally cool. I like that the figures on the spread have a ghostly look. Looks great so far!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late to the party. I had to look at the spoiler post and see where you had been and where you are going with this. The dancers are amazing, and the mandala is incredible. I know Lisa is going to wet her pants with delight when she finally gets it back. Wonderful.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful mandala and figures!
Love the ultramarine blue and turquoise, too!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Nora MacPhail said...

So vibrant and full of energy. Wow! Happy PPF.

Gloria said...

Just beautiful Stephanie. Love the ladies, lots of movement. Yay! Happy PPF!

Belinda Carson said...

What gorgeous and vibrant colors! Such striking work!! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy PPF!

Simona Cordara said...

What an amazing project!! Very dreamy!!

Giggles said...

Beautiful ladies dancing!! These are just great! Wonderful movement!!
Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

scapmanufaktur said...

This blowes me away, love your dancing ladies. Amazing moves and great color palette.

EVA said...

What joy in these! I love them!!

Sabina said...

Heh--I came to PPF late too, I gotta stop that.

Anyway love these, especially the eight dancing figures. They look very graceful and elegant.

Linda said...

The Mandela is fantastic and the dancing ladies are just glorious. What a happy feeling it invokes.


Hope you're having a good weekend.

Lynn said...

I like the sisterhood here...and can very easily see this as a textile piece as well. Lovely beyond lovely. HPPF.

Mandy said...

How cool...i love the colours as they are......xxx

wednesday said...

Wow!!! Just so inspiring and beautiful. Love the fluidity of the dancing figures, it's perfect.

Fallingladies said...

I really love these dancing ladies, so graceful and flowing!hope to see more like this!

Nordljus said...

Both pieces are gorgeous, and together they're just fabulous. What a wonderful idea! I love both ultramarine and turquoise, and they go so well together. Love the movement in these, especially in the spread, it has a gorgeous light and blithe feel.

Pointy Pix said...

Stephanie, these are fantastic. The mandala is beautiful and the dancing ladies is amazing - I love the sense of movement you've created. can't wait to see it finished!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

FABULOUS, Stephanie - as always! ♥

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow! I loooove these... The colors, the movement... Beautiful!

I also think your rainbow sherbet butterfly in the post above is fabulous too (and the quote you've chosen is perfect!)

xo
Kristin