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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Creativity takes Courage!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well.           Weather first lol........another dull, damp, grey day here so once the jobs are done I'll be off for a crafty play! Today I have another canvas to share.........and I drew her myself........eeeek! Now I know I'm not the best......and she's far from perfect but I love her! My daughter is taking GCSE Art & sometimes doubts herself (she's amazing) and I'm always telling her to be brave & go with what she feels so when she flipped that & said I need to do the same I kinda thought I needed to practice what I preach lol. You might remember I gave you a sneak peak of her face a few days ago.....well, she started out as a pencil drawing then I simply cut her out & drew around her onto the canvas......had some messy play with acrylics, inks & stencils then I painted her with acrylics. No blending or shading cos I have no idea how to do that (yet) then I used pencil to add some highlights in her hair & to outline her. Last I added the words: Creativity takes Courage........and so she'll be off to join Rebecca's wall of canvas & I hope every time she looks at it she'll take courage from it & realise that if her old Mum can have a go then there's nothing stopping her! Rightio, better go get them jobs done......thanks for calling......see you soon!
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  1. Wow Jo this is amazing you clever girl, fantastic canvas.
    Hope you all ok hun.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Wow Jo, you have drew her?? Fabulous! I think that your courage has gave a so beautiful result! :D Love this girl, she is so sweet and cute! And love also your painting, this canvas is really lovely! Fab choice of colours, love them and the light pencil around the girl makes her pop out from the beautiful background. Great work my friend, you can be proud of yourself!

  3. Great canvas Jo love the contrasting and toning colours she's quite a cutie.

  4. It's beautiful Jo, fabulous colours and layout, absolutely just go for it, Kate x

  5. A brilliant canvas Jo, I think she is fabulous and your background is perfect.

  6. You should be mighty proud of yourself Jo, she is fantastic!! xx

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful. You are really talented! Great job!
    Valerija xx

  8. Jo your canvas is wonderful sweetie !! Love your girl drawing, how clever are you !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. Your hand drawn girl is really sweet, you have made a lovely canvas with a great sentiment.
    Jean x

  10. She is really beautiful your drawing is amazing. I was doing a face in a workshop today ... it yook me way beyond my comfort zone but i loved the process ...even if the results aren't brilliant cx

  11. Ohhhh love this Jo! clever girl you lol huggles Sue xx

  12. Nice work and fab colours.

    Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

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  13. Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

  14. This is fabulous Jo and yes Rebecca is right!!! You have done a fabulous job and I love the composition and colours ! Hope your having a lovely weekend and all are well
    x catherine

  15. Wow Jo i love your canvas and your drawing of the girl is amazing. Great post to..Hugs Lozzy xx Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media and good luck in draw

  16. wow very nice! Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  17. I know where your daughter gets her talent from, I think your lady is fab. Love your canvas especially the bright colour combo.
    Hugs Erika. x

  18. This is gorgeous Jo and it certainly does take courage to look at a blank, white canvas and put those first brush strokes on it. Well done for not only painting this lovely creation but for drawing it too - looks like Rebecca got her talents from her mum.

  19. Ganz super gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei A Beautiful Mess.
    LG Dreja

  20. Great work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.


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