Thursday, January 5, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Happy Belated New Year to you all out there. I decided to take the month of December off  with art and posting about it. I just had so much going on with the holidays and fighting off a sinus condition that somethings just had to be put on hold. 
So now that the holidays have come and gone and my health is back under control for the time being anyhow. I have started working on art again. 
My husband bought me an online class with 
Mindy Lacefield. 
"Letting the Paint Speak "
So I have started working on that this week. 
It's out of my comfort zone but I am loving it  and letting loss a bit more than normal for me. 
First day was just throwing paint on the paper and letting it move. 

Then blending it out with a calming color...
....Next was adding a few of the details ...

...and then building on them..

...more details and more background colors and marks....

So this is where it's at tonight... will be working on the faces more next and blending in some calm spaces too. Who knows where they will end up but I'm totally enjoying the effort. 
Some Random Thoughts for Today..

I shared the second one on my other blog earlier this week but thought the message was worth repeating. 
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  1. Have fun with the course, glad you are feeling better. Hugs, Valerie

  2. What fun, Carol! And your two little people popping out of all those colors was a surprise. Nice work. I like the way you did the faces.

  3. I think many of us took breaks during the holidays Carol. Your class sounds fab and I LOVE how you are playing and freely painting with Mindy's guidance. Your piece is looking marvelous! Happy PPF!

  4. Enjoy yourself with the class! Hope you are staying warm this morning... 2 degrees in our little bit of country!

  5. What a fun class. I love this method of creating. Nice husband.

  6. Wonderful creation ~ and process sounds like fun ~ work too ~ but look at the wonderful results ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

  7. What a sweet gift from your husband! It looks like a fun class. Happy New Year!

  8. I once took a Mindy course Love the results of this new style!! Glad to hear you are feeling better! Wishing you good health and abundant creativity for the New Year!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Nice to see you back Carol! I love seeing the progress in this painting, it looks like a lot of fun. How sweet of your husband. Wishing you all the best for 2017, especially with your health!

  10. Your process sounds like fun - great painting Carol!