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Friday, August 10, 2012

Paint Party Friday and the Butterfly Effect

Another week has passed and I haven't blogged at all since last Friday :0(
It's been busy.....I mean really busy in a good way. 
The Granddaughters came and stayed last week end. A Fun 3 days! So much fun I forgot to take pictures. 
The rest of the week was divided up between my outside job that puts food on the table...and my crocheted hat challenge. I have committed to make 25 hats for charity and my personal goal is to get 50 done. I now have 16 hats crocheted :0) 
Enough about me and back to the art :0) 
The challenge at Butterfly effect this week was non-dominant hand art. 
Can we say SCARY! 
I started out with faces drawn on phone book maps.

Then I attached them to watercolor paper with Liquitex matte gel....

The last one I glue face down so it was looking the other direction.
Then I started painting it using Water soluble Oil pastels. 

I'm really not good with my left hand at all....but I was having fun.  I decided I wanted a brighter and bolder background so I used soft pastels and clear gesso.
So there he is all bold and bright and slightly cross eyed :0) 
Linking to :

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Paint Party Friday

23 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love the map backgrounds. :)

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  2. Loving your non-dominant faces! Good luck with all those hats! Valerie

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  3. Gosh, Carol. Is it a he? Looks like lipstick to me. You did exceptionally well with your non-dominant hand. I can write with my left so that it is legible, but I've never tried to paint that way. Must be hard.

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  4. This is a great exercise. I would never be able to tell you did this with your non-dominant hand. It's so expressive and fun.

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  5. For a non dominant hand, these are just great!! I like the backgrounds, they really add something.

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  6. I am surprised at how well you are able to "art" with the "wrong" hand. beautiful colors. Did the clear gesso go on before the soft pastels or after?

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  7. So brave to attempt with your non-dominant hand and your face turned out superb, love her. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. Oh that is so cool! Really looks great. Ambidexterous is good. I'm left-handed and can't write with my right. Great job!

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  9. Love these faces! You did a great job and the map pages make a wonderful background.

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  10. Isn't it wonderful how non-dominant hand pieces really bring out the fun feeling of making art! I love these.

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  11. Your faces have such a fun feeling to them! Sounds like you are going to reach your crochet hat goal!

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  12. It was a fun challenge wasn't it? Love your quirky face, so much character. :)

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  13. This turned out pretty cool, i like it (:
    Hey delicious babe, i got your release in the mail - THANK YOU!!!!

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  14. Great portraits! Love that they are on phonebook maps!
    Glad you had a great time with your granddaughters, and I truly admire your charity goal!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. What a fun idea and the out come so bright and happy looking. Glad you had fun! Hppf!

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  16. I love your phone book faces! Lots of pages to work from. Great idea. Happy PPF

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  17. Life is happening, just to give you more things to blog about ;-)

    Oh, and I will disagree with you, for you are mighty good with your left hand ;-)

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  18. Wow this makes me happy it's so fun!! I usually only blog once a week too.... like goes fast when you get up there in age!! Have a great week!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  19. wonderful treatment, this came out really nice!

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  20. What a great idea to use telephone maps as a background! Your faces came out really nice, I wouldn't have known it's with your non dominant hand!

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  21. When it comes to painting a room I do my best trimming with my left hand but don't ask me to write or draw with it, Not gonna happen.

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  22. wonderful to read and see how you did this. i can see that you had fun and the outcome is fun too.

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