Saturday, February 22, 2014

Inspired by Suzi Blu

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.   I would like to welcome the new followers, thank you for your interest and visits !

I have something different to show today.   I enjoy drawing 'not real' and 'doodle style' faces.   Recently a friend pointed out a book by mixed media artist, Suzi Blu that she thought I would enjoy.  It's titled "Mixed Media Girls" and she is right I love the book, it's great fun.   Here is my first 'folk art' girl that I drew and painted in my Journal.  


It's difficult to see but the background has texture from acrylic paint, which I stencilled over.   I stamped Design by Ryn's Sea Bubbles to add some fun texture to her hair.  The colouring was done with Prisma Pencils and Neocolour II (water soluble) crayons.   I also used TCW stencils:  Starfall, Circle Explosion and Cubist with Distress Inks and a white pen for the highlighting.

And here is a photo that shows how buried a couple of chairs are in snow.   It's a bit milder today, it's melting a little but it's going to get quite cold this week again.......Spring please come soon !  



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day,
Shirley

37 comments:

  1. Love your journal page, your little girly is great! Sorry about the snow, here I saw apple and cherry blossom trees today....Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Your girl is a real beauty Shirley...so original and appealing!
    I am hoping I find my own style some day soon ;)

    That IS quite a lot of white stuff you have there = Wow!
    Someone told me that snow is winter's mulch ...
    Just imagine all of the spring flowers sleeping under there waiting to pop.

    Happy Weekend to you and yours
    oxo

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  3. She turned out fab Shirley.. I also have this book ( it's now available in german language) and I am very glad that I bought it! So many cool techniques Suzi shows...

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  4. too much snow Shirley.. we have no snow and spring will come soon....

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  5. Such a beautiful drawing, very talented. That's a lot of snow, hope Archie and Sheena stay away,they might get lost. :)

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  6. What a co-incidence, I've been playing with paint and pencils to create whimsical faces today! Must check out that book. Love your drawing.

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  7. What a nice and cute little girlsface you drew Shirley.
    One can see, that you enjoy making this. I think you did a great job, don't think that I could do it this way. Enjoy your book and stay inside for the cold, so we can enjoy lots of your work.
    Oh, how I would like to have a tiny little bit of your snow. You made a beautiful picture!
    Have a nice weekend. Groetjes Gery

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  8. Wow , she is pretty! you are so versatile in art Shirley!

    We don't get snow in Bangalore(India), and we are amazed to see this huge snow fall in US and Canada this year :) I saw snow fall only once in my life when I visited Scotland :) and I enjoyed ! :) I love the pic of your garden with snow!

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  9. I love your girl, what great work. I have that book too, but no way could I do anything this fab. I love what you have done to her hair, really fun and creative. have a great weekend. Elaine x

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  10. What a fun girl with the lovely Ryn stamps in her hair. This is so creative and I like the stencils you have used on her too. x

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  11. Shirley
    Your girl is beautiful, you created such character to her face, she draws you in. This is a book I would imagine to be fascinating to study.
    In awe of the skill you have displayed in creating your girl.
    Please keep the snow as the U.K. grinds to a halt with the smallest of snow flurries!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Hi teamie, from Leiden now....love your Suzi Blue and that must be a very inspiring book! You've made her look great with the seabubbles in her hair! Adorable.......xxMiranda

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  13. Nice job with the drawing Shirley. Good coloring too. Agreed. Come on spring.

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  14. I love your drawing Shirley, your girl is amazing. Gorgeous colours too, it must be a really good book. Your snow looks lovely, all white and pristine. We've just had two gorgeous days of sunshine and boy do we need it to dry up some of this rain. Thank you for your best wishes, the days are flying by at the moment. I'll post some pictures after the event.

    Sue xx

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  15. Oh wow how much snow??? we haven't had any this year at all its really spooky because we always get it..but we've had so much water it's been unbelievable. Your design is fab love that girl Shirley and gorgeous colours! huggles Sue xx

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I would love to see more of this from you. Your girl is charming. I wish I could do half as good as what you have done! What a brilliant idea to put the bubbles in her hair. Love all the colors too -- please keep it up!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Beautiful love your art and creation...clever lady...love it.xx

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  18. Wow Shirley, you certainly have more talent , than you did show us till now, your girls face looks so amazing!!! I just love it!! And I hope to see more of thes gorgious pages!!!

    And it looks cold outside!!!You have a very heavy winter it seems, here we didn't have any frost till now, it's a bit weird too, it seems to be automn all the time!!!

    Have a great week!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  19. Love your doll! Think it is a fun book... Love the bubbles in her hair! Maby I have to send some warmth from over here...it has been below zero here twice, maby three times... Enjoy your Sunday, Gerrina

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  20. She is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL, Love her and her colours!!!
    OMG what a lot of snow, we have'nt seen nothing this year in Holland!
    Greetz Patricia

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  21. That's some snow fall Shirley but doesn't it look beautiful.

    As does your artwork, you are very artistic.

    B x

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  22. Wow Great work Shirley.This looks so fantastic.I really love it.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  23. Wonderful drawing and colours Shirley on your journal page

    Great picture of the snow but I guess you are really fed-up of it by now

    Love Chrissie x

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  24. Your use of the stencils is great fun & I particularly like the texture of her hair that you created with Ryn's stamp. Take care in that weather - we've winds battering our home yet again with the rain - roll on Spring please!
    Paula (PEP)

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  25. Oh how PRETTY, Shirley! She is wonderful with all the "dots" and shirley-style hearts of love. I especially like how the stars change the texture of your masterpiece. Wonderful colors, and great technique combinations as described in your post! She is soooo lovely, Shirley. hugs, de

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  26. I forgot to mention how cold your crisp clean snow looks! yikes! still, it is peaceful and lovely. xo

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  27. Ooooh Shirley your Journal page is beautiful... Wonderful colours.
    A girl with amazing eyes.
    Brrrr... So much snow, it looks very cold...

    Grtz, Annemie.

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  28. What a wonderful page. Love the cute girl and the techniques are fabulous.

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  29. What a pretty and cute girl! Wonderful page!

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  30. wow what a lot of snow, I'm jealous,haha

    Gorgeous journalpage, beautiful face and I love what what you did with her hair.

    Groetjes Karin x

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  31. She's got a beautiful face Shirley!!! Love how you decided to add texture to he hair :)

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  32. What a very pretty girl, so well painted, something a bit different. I like all the different pieces and the hearts add something extra.

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  33. Hi Shirley!
    I love love love this creation so much! She is just beautiful and you made her look fabulous! This is so well done, very creative and artistic, she really is lovely! I love everything about her, her beautiful eyes, her pretty face, her fabulous hair with the drops (that looks so great!) and the cute hearts! Big compliments on the background too with the stencilling, what a terrific piece of art! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)
    PS: beautiful snow picture! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  34. Your yard looks just about the same as mine wit all that snow! So when are you going to start creating your own stamp line my friend? Seriously!! Fabulous work Shirley!!
    Have a fantastic day!
    Hugs
    Ellen

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  35. You are such an artist, Shirley!! I love her! And I am really agreeing with my friend, Ellen!!

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  36. You are truly an artist, Shirley--whether using stamps or drawing! This girl is amazing--love how you did her hair! That's quite the snow scene at your place. Hope you have a warm spring!

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