Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone & Studio Madness!

GREETINGS & SALUTATIONS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL FROM STUDIO!
THANK YOU ALL FOR A FABULOUS 2009 & LOOKING FORWARD TO 2010!
I hope you all had a wonderful, happy, and safe Christmas! It's hard to believe that it's over and we are heading into 2010 shortly! As we gather our thoughts and writing down our "New Year's Resolutions"... (please, I'm lucky if I commit to one of them, but I do try!!! HAHAHA). However, for those of you out there in blog land, make a commitment to start an "Art Journal." You will never regret it and you will find such peace and freedom in this art form. I have only been doing Art Journaling for a very short time, and it's really helped me with ideas and my sketching. It has also given me the freedom to do whatever I want. Over Christmas break I continued working on my Art Journals and here is a sneak at some of my pages. Now, mind you, an Art Journal you don't have to finish it in one sitting...some of these pages I work on for months...that is the beauty of the Art Journal...there is no AGENDA! It's just you and your Art Journal...Try it, I promise you that you will always continue on this path!



This Darn Page is Sideways...arrrrghhhh!
Pop in a movie while you are working on your Art Journal...Remember, it's just you having fun!

One of my Art Journals. I have several going all at once! WHOOOHOOO
More Sketches
Grab yourself some Adirondack Color Wash Sprays...These things are freaking AWESOME!

Cut-up paper towels and use gel medium...Look at how much fun you can have with a PAPER TOWEL!

This is the Journal Page I did for "Create and Pass the Journal" over at "Art From the Heart!
My Angel Page from the workshop I'm taking over at SuziBlu.ning.com

This piece that I'm working on is from Angel Workshop with Suzi Blu. I am having loads of fun with this. She isn't done, but she is getting closer to being completed.
Still working on this piece. I keep switching her colors. By doing so, it's creating really cool layers and textures.
A Basket Full of "Works in Progress." It takes time considering all of the layers of paint these little suckers require! LOL
Got my little girl ornies done! I think they came out really well! These are addicting to make!
My little "Gothic Annies" are all most done. Just need to add some clothes and hair!
Now for some new "Art Book." It's so nice getting new books. It's better than buying chocolate! LOL Well, I might not go that far!
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL, HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR! ALWAYS HAVE ART IN YOUR HEART AND KNOW THAT YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD!
UNTIL NEXT TIME
CHEERS!

20 comments:

Jackie said...

I love peeking in your studio to see what you are up too,, very inspiring!!!
ohh and I am with you on the books and chocolate. I love art books..
Thank you for sharing!!

slommler said...

Love all your art journals. I start them and then I don't go back and finish them or even work on them. I am bad about that. I will try to do better this coming year!!
Happy New Year
Hugs
SueAnn

Zan Asha said...

Hello Lovely! Once again, you prove how crazy busy and super prolific you are! You are amazing! Love everything, your sketches are soooo pretty!

Hope you have a great New Year!

Maria said...

Happy New Year! I love your angels and your art journaling. So much to look at. :)

PolkadotToadstool said...

Your art journal is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Wonderful post, I'm so glad this year is over, but I made lots of new blog friends which is the best part of 2009! I have books of sketches, I suppose that is not a journal, but it is all I can commit too, most of the time, I see you have the Human Figure Sketch Book, of John Vanderpoel, I have a blog on him http://thevanderpoelartcollectionchicago.blogspot.com
my family owns the original pencil sketches housed in the historical gallery in Chicago. Some friend trivia LOL
Happy New Year
did you try LaDoll Clay yet? it is fab
Karey

Pattee said...

Happy New Year Michelle ~ you are so inspiring! Those Art Journals have all fabulous art pages!

I love the ornies you made from the cloth and clay group...

Ans as soon as I can take a breath I'm going to show the blog land peoples the wonderful, generous gift you sent me...
Thanks again so much : )
Pattee

MarZel said...

I got my blank books today!! Now, my committment is to once a week, but collecting images and items during the week. I am wondering if a year of Monsters would work well for a nice journal for the year???

Love all the pictures. Happy New Year, My Friend!!

DellaRae said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...how did you manage to get so much work done. I have been terribly lazy. Love the little ornies!

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Hey, crazy lady! That's it. I'm convinced you never sleep.
Your head sketches and paintings are fabulous! Love some of their winsome expressions. I would love to see some of these angels made up as dolls...hint, hint...wink, wink.
I wish you another succesful year of fabulous creations. As far as New Year's resolutions go, there's always Chinese New Year in February...lol. :o)

Daydreamer :) said...

Are the journals from a Suzi Blu class? Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

love the art journals

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Hello My Beautiful Friend:) I trust you had an amazing Christmas!
Your journals look like they are full of heart and soul and are incredible....might just have to give that a whirl some day...hehe
I do love your girls, they are sooo sweet and your dolls always bring a smile to my face:) Thanks for being such an inspiration:)

May 2010 bring you only good thing!!!

Lots of Love
Jacqui
XOXO

Mary Ropelato Art Dolls said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I love to see your creative process!

Sue said...

Love your posts Michelle! I always come away from your blog feeling so inspired to just get busy and create! Your art journals are awesome (love the paper towel idea! ) and your little girl ornies are just too
cute!

Wishing you a super-duper New Year!!

Hugs

annie2006 said...

your art journalling is very inspirational - love your angels :)

Caroline said...

You're doing an excellent job on your paintings!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year--Prost :)

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Hey busy bee mish xxx heres wishing you & family lotsa magical wonder and happiness for 2010....big hugs ..mwah xxxxxx Trace xxxxxxx

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit!
Happy new Year !
Fantastic display of creativity!

Rainey

Nicole Austin said...

i love your dolls, sketches, journal pages and paintings! it looks like we've taken a lot of the same online classes, too. ;) i can't wait for misty's painting faces workshop. i'm looking forward to seeing more of your artwork. happy new year!
nicole

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