Sunday, November 20, 2016

Inspired by Tamara Laporte

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well. I have something completely different to show you today and not a Christmas design!

I drew and painted this page while following a self-study mixed media course by Tamara Laporte of Willowing Arts.  The short course, "The Happy Traveller"  is part of her Life Book 2016.  It was up on her web site as a free sampler for a short while, but I see it's gone now.    I've signed up for several courses including the Life Book 2017 which I'm very much looking forward to.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,
Shirley

22 comments:

Pat said...

This is fabulous Shirley and I adore her face and hair and the background colour is so pretty. I love the added owl and dragonfly, and all the hearts with the stars and bits of script, and the chain of hearts through her hair goes perfectly. A very clever piece of work. Enjoy your week too. x

Greta said...

Beautiful work, Shirley--love the colors!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Shirley, I think this is outstanding! Truly a dream come to life! You'll be teaching the class next!! Hugs, Darnell

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow this looks wonderful!!! You become a real artist now, beautiful design, great colours , super, I love this!!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous piece Shirley, really beautifully made, the owl in the background is a great touch. I'll write you soon! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

SO different Shirley, clearly your talents are many.

B x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful painting Shirley! Wishing you much fun with the courses! Great to stretch your wings! You will enjoy it for sure!

Shirley Chillman said...

Can't draw to save my life Shirley so I am in awe of this beautiful piece.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, Shirley this is stunning!!!! Hope Archie is well and eating lots. Skipper is being sick again so more vets visits. Hope all is well. Hugs Anesha

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, so different for you. Looking forward to seeing what you create while on the courses.

Sue xx

chrissie said...

This is stunning Shirley and certainly brings out the artist in you. I am sure you are looking forward to learning more

Love Chrissie xx

Sophie said...

Eine tolle karte, Shirley
Mal was ganz anderes...

Herzlichst Sophie

Gerrina said...

Looks beautiful! Think it is great that you explore other ways to be creative! And glad to see your go-to colours :) Enjoy the week (Here autumn really has started) Hugs, Gerrina

Karen P said...

Absolutely stunning! I will check out that course Shirley, and I will be pinning your canvas to inspire me too, thank you for sharing x

Enny said...

Wow, this is fabulous, absolutely beautiful ! I love the colours and all the details, you're a great artist ! Love, Enny

Beth Norman said...

You are so talented. Very beautifully done. Your work is very versatile. Hope to see more journal pages from you. Got my Christmas tree up and half my Christmas baking done. I'm so in the Christmas spirit. No snow in Sarnia, but just north of us, there is quite a bit. Stay warm!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love your peaceful art work, you are a very talented lady.
I wish you a wonderful week,
big hugs Anja

Margik said...

Love love this page Shirley! Such a beautiful face and the owl is so cute.
Looks like a great course.
A fantastic work and so beautifully done!
Mar xx :)

cuilliesocks said...

Oh this is just so beautiful Shirley. wonderful composition and colours, love it, Kate x

Little Artbee said...

A very nice and romantic image with lovely colors. Well done Shirley! I like it much.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley you did a lovely job on her face!!! Love the turquoise eyes. They look like deep pools of water. I like the colour variation in her hair as well. So happy to hear you're experimenting and having fun! Sending hugs!!!

sheila 77 said...

This is great, love the owl and her flowing hair and the hearts. Looking forward to seeing more of your paintings (as well as your cards, of course), you have quite a style with your colours.