Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Whimsical Frida Kahlo
Hello to all my lovely blog buddies and warm welcome to my new followers. It's so lovely to share my creations with you and be over at your blog by the click of a button!
I have something a little bit different for you. I've been recently introduced to the ART JOURNAL JOURNEY blog by Susi, my blog buddy and an amazing artist and art journaler! If you are not familiar with her work then hop over to her blog, because you'll be in for a real treat! So, thank you, Susi!
The Art Journal Journey blog has monthly challenges for art journalers, painters, artists and this month's theme is 'Frida Kahlo'. How could I resist? If you aren't sure who Frida was then hop over to the challenge blog where you will find a little bit about this wonderful artist.
I wanted to do something a little bit different or shall I say...use a different medium to create my art journal page spread. I chose to do the entire piece in oil pastels. I used the Crafters Workshop and my own handmade stencils (Mini Mums & my Funky Feather). You just scribble over the stencil with your soft pastel and then go over the motif with your finger to work the colour in. That was a great fun! I don't know how much experience you have with oil pastels, but I can say that I certainly am not a pro so this wasn't the easiest thing for me and was more about exploring the medium. I had fun with it and tried something different so it's a good thing, I guess. You know how much I love creating whimsical faces so I decided to create a whimsy Frida...
I hope that Frida would approve if she saw the whimsical version of herself. She painted herself a lot. I admire anyone who can paint themselves. I am of the opinion that everyone's own perception differs and as a result of that the true vision of ourselves might be clouded to some extent. For example, you look in a mirror and see your face. Then you take a photo of yourself and suddenly you think.. oooh, do I really look like this? Some people hate themselves in photographs and they will also tell you that they do. Is it because they see themselves differently to what they really look like? This is the point I'm trying to make. I never tried painting or drawing myself, but I never say never...
Other challenges I'd like to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything but a Card
Feel free to share your thoughts on my whimsical Frida in the comment section below. I'll look forward to reading them.
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Have a great day!