Tuesday, May 31, 2011

my first canvas {and i love it}!!

it's been a really long time since i have pulled an all nighter.  i mean a "true" up all nighter.  i did not go to bed until 8am and i was up before noon.  what kept me up you might ask?  in february i signed up for an online course from the very talented christy tomlinson!  it was a {she art workshop} that i had only watched the videos of.  i had been wanting to actually do a canvas she art since the first day i watched the video.  though my life has been extremely busy.  that even thinking about taking the time for me seemed impossible.

this memorial weekend was very emotional for me, for many reasons.  i was away from my creative place and could not do any art.  i had the urge to create.  i felt i needed to do something to just let myself let go.  to find my "happy place".  to allow myself some much need peace.  i had my art journal with me but didn't have everything i wanted to work with.

last night i got the creative bug.  i thought i would finally pull out a 6 x 12 small canvas and see what these hands and heart would do.  i logged onto the class and enjoyed ever minute of it.  christy is just so down to earth and amaZing to have as a teacher.  she is one lady who the art of creating. 

i took pictures of my process so i could see for myself where this piece started, how it developed and the final results.  my heart is so happy i can't even stand it.  it is making me want to create some more.  i am so very grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as i create pieces that speak to me.  to create and share my time and talent with others.  i am so thankful to have a hobby that allows me not only share my memories but helps me find that much need peace for my soul.  thank you christy for sharing your time and talents with many of us.  you are one roCkin' gal!!

 first try at canvas

and she begins

watching her come together

  first try at painting hair

 adding more details

what this canvas means to me

i will always dream

isn't she just beautiful! 

man, i can not wait to see what christy has in store next!!  i have 2 more classes and 6 months to get to it. thanks christy for giving me the know how to feel like i could create such an amaZing piece.  i feel alive!!!  and truly at peace.


ps.  thanks lynda for all the goodies to get me motivated on this class.

you can check out christy and all her sites here...


Nelly said...

Really beautiful. I love when you get so immersed into a project that you forget about time.

Found your blog through the Brave Girl Club.

Kristan Paolacci said...

Oh my goodness - you are an amazing artist - I LOVE THIS !!!! It is beautiful and you are beautiful !!!

Jill said...

Love your girl!!! My daughters and I have several of them going right now. I LOVED Christy's class too. Also enjoyed her 3 Hearts art journal class. More fun, fun, fun!