Yup, that's me! An altered photo - that's what we did with Dina on day 3 of our workshops. I LOVED this! Really! You take a photo, blow it up to A4 size then add paint and pastels and away you go.
This is fab. You can be anything you want to be.
Want orange skin and red hair? No problem.
Got wrinkles you want rid of? No problem.
Got wild curly unruly hair? No problem.
So here I am with a pink skin and green (straight) hair. I dream of straight hair. I almost messed the eyes up here. They were looking a little bit too 'Twilight' at one point but I think I just about rescued the situation:
Dina warned us of the dangers of having a blue face (too smurf) or a green face (too Shrek) ha ha ha! Just think of the fun you can have! You could take a photo of your boss and ...... er ....... better not even go there :-)
Here's another pose:
And here's Dina hard at work showing us how it's done. But she has an annoying knack of making it look so easy!!
And this is a few of us on the last day, ready (or not as the case may be) to go home:
L to R: Me, Sarah, Jude, Dina
Now, onto something different. Just have a look at what arrived in the post for me this week:
Isn't this just gorgeous? It's been completely hand-made by Jill of Third Age Musings. Just have a closer look at the incredible detail:
Thanks so much Jill, it's absolutely beautiful. Do pop over to Jill's blog to see even more inspirational arty things, you won't be disappointed.
Now, I am off on my hols shortly and I'm almost hyperventilating at the thought of being away from home WITHOUT MY PAINTS AND SPRAY INKS. Yikes! I am such a fidget, unable to sit still for more than 2 seconds at a time. I have done a few background in my small (A5) journal ready to take with me so than when I have the urge to write something I'll be ready. Of course, I'm itching to write on these now but I'm doing my best to be patient :-)
Image by Nancy Baumiller
Oops. It's the hand again..... I know some of you don't like the dismembered hand because you e-mail to tell me, but don't worry - it's only a rubber glove mould! No human being was injured in the process of this journal page.
Central image (eyes) by Nancy baumiller
Images by Nance Baumiller
Before I go, thanks to you all of you who take the time to leave me a comment. I have been overwhelmed by all of the comments I have received recently and I want you to know that I read and appreciate every one.
Byeeeeeeeeeee for now.