Sunday, September 13, 2009
Kids that creep
I am already thinking of Halloween, thanks to some of the blogs I follow. It's all your fault, haha!
This creepy little girl painting took me many, many hours to do. It looks like it would be so simple, but it wasn't. I wanted it to look very primitive, and shabby, and it went through many changes until I was pleased. I tried using the one step crackle, which was crap! I don't know if maybe my bottle is bad, but I have used it in a few paintings, and I can't see any crackle. I ended up using the Tim Holtz Crackle paste, which I love.
Anyway, I am not giving up so easily, so you can expect more creepy kids (oh sure, I can say that now, but if another one takes me this long, who knows, lol!).
This next painting I took to work to show a friend, and someone snapped her right up. I have mixed feelings about selling my originals, especially when I just finished and haven't had a chance to enjoy them yet. On the other hand, it is going to someone who loves it, and getting paid for something I love to do is a bonus, lol!
Last week I took part in a 'flash mob'. I work at a University, and my workplace was doing it and looking for volunteers. It sounded fun so I signed up. If you have not heard of a flash mob, it is when a bunch of people freeze in place. You may have seen this popular video on Youtube of the one that took place at Grand Central Station. We had to freeze in place while reading a book, to promote the library, and it was funny to hear the students reactions.
Ok, back to work...I am painting a witch portrait :-)