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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bits and Bobs for Paint Party Friday

Am afraid am having a pretty lazy week art wise due to us getting out and about enjoying the lovely weather.  In the UK you have to take the opportunity when you can.

My first make is an altered Torso, made of Napkins.  Gesso, painted a Bird in Acrylics, added some Pearls, Ribbon and finished it off with Gloss Modge Podge so its easy to clean.  The back is the same as the front.


Journal 52 Challenge, Week 20,  is to create a page inspired by a book.  So here's mine.......


This page was created with papers, Acrylics, texture paste, Oil Pastels and bits and bobs.
Have to admit there is a touch of Joseph minus his technicolour dreamcoat...............lol

The following spread is a Work in Progress, its about a Girl who wants to swim with Mermaids.  A complete colour contrast from the page above.


As you can see there is a lot more to do yet.

I hope you have been enjoying the weather this week and are keeping well.  My insides are still on the delicate side but improving each day.  Have a lovely weekend, hugs Annette x

50 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of lovely stuff, the torso is gorgeous, and love the contrasting pages you have made, too. Enjoy the weather as long as it's good! Hugs, Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lot of creativity in different styles...lovely Netty!
That torso looks so sweet with that little bird and the pages, especially the one with the stunning bright colours, look so well too.
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Boo said...

Love the torso. It's elegant.

Sandy said...

Hey Annette - I don't blame you - get out in the sunshine and enjoy the pretty weather while you can.
The torso is very pretty - aren't those lovely napkins. I was a little surprised by your book choice - I thought it would be Murder On Elm Street with something red! Looking forward to seeing the girl who wants to swim with the mermaids. I always love what you do Annette -
Sandy xx

MeOfCourse said...

Yes enjoy the wonderful weather Netty. You have a lot going on this week and it all totally awesome. Love the torso and what a great idea. I'm getting ready to learn paper mache. Great work.

crafty-stamper said...

well the good weather didn't last long it's heaving it down here!love the delicate colours and pearls on the torso,love the bright colours especially the face on your page and can't wait to see the finished mermaid
carol x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, Woah I have missed loads, beautiful art work I particularly love the highly coloured page here, smashing work :D xx

Pam said...

The torso is beautiful, and love the bright colored journal page! That must have been one bad food poisoning you got, do hope you don't ever get that again!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful pieces, great work.

1CardCreator said...

All of these are beautiful, enjoy the beautiful weather too. ~Diane

Linda R said...

Lots of wonderful work to look at here my friend. Enjoy that beautiful weather..

Hugs~

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

ooohhh Netty I really like all of these. The bust is beautiful. Your art is always wonderful.
Nicole/Beadwright

zana said...

Love the torso, your work is always so wonderfully different.

Buttons said...

Good grief you've been busy. Love that you can vary your style to give a completely different feel to each of your projects. Jenny x

sheila 77 said...

I am bowled over by the torso, amazingly different artwork and I very much like your two paintings. It will be interesting to see how your mermaid painting progresses, such a good subject.

Aga Gasiniak said...

gorgeous creativity, Netty. Torso is absolutely fantastic and cute!
thank you for sharing!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Lovely work, Netty. I can't wait to see your finished painting.

Laura Moore said...

Annette your creativity amazes me. The torso is so querky and stunning. The sun didn't last long. Glad you managed to enjoy it. Have a good week.

Giggles said...

What a stunning torso...very romantic and pretty!! Love the variation of work this week...beautiful colors on the book cover and lovely sweet wip girl!!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Love that torso and the bird you painted on it. That week 20 journal challenge is my favorite: love the bright happy colours ♥

Laila said...

I love the torso with the blue tit sitting on it. The painting with bright colors appeals to me as well, there is something mysterious aabout her. Lovely art.

Faye said...

Looks like you managed to get in a lot of beautify art in the limited time you had, Netty. The altered torso is wonderful and unique. I've never seen that done before. And as always, your artwork is beautiful.

Paper rainbow said...

So pleased you are on the mend. Lovely variety of work this week!

paintingforjoy said...

Loving your altered Torso!! And your journal pages are super. Love the way you use such vibrant colors in your work! Have a super weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful compositions , beautiful colors ! All three are beautiful !

Linda said...

I love the variations of your projects Netty. You know I tend to be the same way:) -and about taking advantage of good weather too! Your torso is delightful and even though Joseph doesn't have the Technicolor coat he certainly is surrounded by Technicolor. In contrast your soft mermaid wip is looking really lovely.

AnnD said...

Oh wowza! I love all three of these projects! The Shakespeare piece is my super favorite, though. What a great palette!

Boo said...

Annette, you are so right. The Second piece does remind me of Joseph and his dream coat. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wonderful and beautiful work Annette. Love all of them. Hugs

JKW said...

I love the Torso. . .I tried to do that with fabric.. ..well, I tried. This sounds fun and it turned out great. Yep, your creativity with the colors, I knew that was Joseph and his coat of many colors. . . Excellent. More color on the mermaid unless she is underwater.. .. then perhaps a few 'fish.' just sayin' Blessings, Janet (Thanks for the visit.)

Sirkka said...

LOVELY ARTWORK, ANNETTE! YES, WE SHALL ENJOY THE WEATHER WHEN EVER WE CAN. I HAVE DONE TOO!

Viola said...

Beautiful hand craft and drawings! :
I am settled, thank you, but some things here and there to sort out yet ;) I would or should rather be out in the lovely weater, I think I'm as you, the latest few days..
Have a nice weekend! :)

Victoria said...

So magical my friend. Love the girl who wants to swim with mermaids, she feels like a kindred soul from my childhood!Beautiful and love the decorative- artsy-torso..how awesome..gorgeous and the very colorful vibrant art/accordian/fanned styled one..is amazing! Thanks for this visal journey today!
Happy wkd!!
Victoria

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your version of a lazy week is my version of a very productive one! I am glad you had some nice weather! Beautiful pieces, I love them all. I am especially drawn to the girl who would love to swim with mermaids, I love them so myself!

Margik said...

These are fantastic art works. Well done!

lydiapuenteharris said...

I love what you shared with us! The torso is very nice and the book themed page does remind me of Joseph a little but she's great. Awesome two page spread as well!:) Happy PPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your colorful journal page, and that torso is so cool. Blessings!

Abigail Davidson said...

Lovely projects. Have a great weekend!

Marianne said...

Beautiful projects - and so different from each other.
I can't wait to see how the mermaid-page turns out :)
Have a nice weekend.
Marianne

Alicia C said...

Wow what a great torso, and made from napkins too! Simply love it .The bird is awesome too. Such colour!

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely variety of artwork! Love the journal52 page especially!

Gillena Cox said...

The torso is my favourite , elegant and whimsical ; have a nice weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog

Much love...

Ariel said...

The torso is beautiful. Love the subtle shades you have used.The collage is so bright and colorful. Your girl can play with my mermaid-:) I did one for the first time this week.
Susan

bellefrogworks said...

I love the torso-so simple and lovely. Your journal page is fun and funky and chock full of color. Can't wait to see where your mermaid girl is going.

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

That torso is so beautiful, Netty. Omgosh!! Pat yourself on the back for making that one. :)

Shauna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, every art piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love the variety of styles and mediums used. What a talented artist you are!
Shauna

Karin said...

wow great projects!
Groetjes Karin

Jez said...

I like the torso, something I haven't seen before and you have decorated it beautifully. Your book-inspired piece is lovely, bright and colourful and with a happy feel to match the feeling of the play. Lovely work.

Gio said...

Beautiful art, as always, Annette. The torso is my fave, so classy!

butterfly said...

So glad to hear you've been enjoying the sunshine... but nevertheless there's a wonderful array to admire here. I love that torso, and the bold, beautiful As You Like It page. Can't wait to see how the dreamy mermaid girl develops...
Alison xx