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Monday, August 1, 2011

It's orange baby!

Well here's my orange for the week! I wish we had some more colors to go because I've really, really enjoyed this! Meeting some new people and new followers and seeing so much wonderful and beautiful artwork!! We had to add a favorite quote and I added "To practice art makes your soul grow" by Kurt Vonnegot. I love this quote because art does make my soul grow. When I need a pick me up, I go to art. When I need an escape from things,like teen-age drama, I go to art. It refreshes me and clears my mind ready for the next round!! With this one I started with yellow, light orange and red pastels and just smeared them into the background. I sprayed it with a fixative so it doesn't get all over everything else! I then used some light orange, dark orange and white acrylic paints spread on with an old i-tunes card. (I have a ton of these things, my kids have i-pods!)


I then used a used sticker sheet, well wait it isn't a sticker it's those little white circles with the hole in the middle to re-enforce a hole in the paper. I used light blue paint and brushed it on like a stencil. Then I used some stamps here and there as well.




I drew the black and white image behind his head on water color paper and cut it out and glued it on behind this handsome man! I drew on the black and white border and used paint pens to color it in. I drew the circles in the border as well and also used the paint pen to fill those in. Oh I used a Sharpie ultra fine point marker for this as well. I drew the lettering on and then used paint , the paint pens and the Sharpie to color it in and add the detail as well. The dots are done with a white paint pen and the little flowers were drawn on and painted with acrylics and Sharpie for detail.






The thing with orange for me was trying not to make it look Halloweeny. I was still drawn to the black and white with the orange though, but I do like the way it turned out! Thanks for stopping and taking a look!! Hope everyone has an awesome day and hopefully I won't melt today!! It's so hot here!!





25 comments:

WrightStuff said...

It looks totally fab-u-lous. That's a wonderful orange you used too - so bright and vibrant. Makes me want to tuck into a glass of juice from that fruit!

Jo Murray said...

An absolutely beautiful piece... and great quote.

craftattack said...

Love this piece, and I have just finished writing this quote in my journal for August, that' a strange coincidence! Hugs, Valerie

laurie said...

wow, thats really beautiful and a lot of work too!Its got so much going on,, thankyou for visiting me and I will remember your tip,, layers,, its so nice to meet you ,, well actually I'v e been here before but for some reason I could'nt leave a comment,,thats was for the color purple, have a super day!

NatashaMay said...

What a wonderful collage! Love the journaling. THanks for sharing. :)

Netty said...

Terrific collage and love your journaling. x

Lesley said...

Great journal page! Love the black and white with the orange.

Mandy said...

You know I adore your style...I say it every week...I an going to give it a go...hope you don't mind.... Can you tell me one last thing please...what is s paint pen and what brand do you use?...thanks for the inspiration each week...xxx

Melodie said...

Great journal page...and you succeded...dosn't look at all like a Halloween LO..

Heather Henry said...

oooh, I really like this one, the colors and the groovy umbrella. It's so whimsy and psychedelic! It sort of reminds me of vaudeville. I also love the quote you chose. I agree, art is therapy, soothing to the soul, mind and body.

Joyce said...

Gorgeous! It has been a wonderful summer!

Kristin said...

WOW! Another stunning page! You are such a talent and I have loved seeing all of your creations in the last weeks - thank you for sharing them with us and for sharing your techniques. LOVE that idea with the sticker circles - so cool! Can't wait for your "show and tell!" xo

linda said...

Gorgeous collage with a lovely quote. I love the way you went about this with all the extra elements.

joanna said...

I love this page Lisa!! it's so vibrant and bright. also love the quote and black-white contast. great job!!
xoxo

JessiVille said...

This journal spread rocks! Gorgeous! Love everything about it. The quote is so where I'm at with my art! This Summer party has been so fulfilling! We still have the finale yet!
Jessi xox

Jenny said...

Another stunning page Lisa... really LOVE your orange... awesome background and fab lettering... and your image and the umbrella... just wonderful!!

Jenny x

Elisabeth R said...

Just a perfect wonderful page! :-)) And I so agree with the quote! :-)

Liette alias Pixelle said...

you are right...praticing art make our soul grow...it is like a therapy with colors...your page is magnifique!!!

Janelle said...

Great quote, I feel that way too. I love all the detail that you put into the background. Great piece for orange week.

creatingme said...

I totally want you to make a video and let me watch you make these FUN pages! I really do. ...or you can come over and hang with me! :P

sugar Creek said...

creatingme...I'm gonna have to do that, make a video! I did think about that the other day! I could come hang with ya but I live in southern Illinios, but it would be nice to have an adult conversation, so excited school starts in 2 weeks!!

aquariann said...

Awesomely orange piece! I adore the swirls and checkered border.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I am with creatingme...you need to make a video. I adore your pages and would love to see you in action. :) Love it! Do you typically use a sharpie fine point for your pages? Do they bleed? Have a great week!

sugar Creek said...

Jen, yes that's what I use and they now have Sharpies that don't bleed!! Wonderful stuff I tell ya they really don't!

Joanna said...

Finally getting round to catching up with my favourite blogs!

Your 'orange' pages are wonderful - and although you've used black with the orange it hasn't got a Halloween-y feel. Super quote.

x