Two Faces and an Angel

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Well, I’ve been working along with Jeanne Oliver on her Documented Life Project Art Video, and the results are so cool!

If you check out Jeanne’s Documented Life Project Art Video, which I highly recommend, you will quickly see that I did not follow along with her beautiful sketch idea of “Ephemera”, her theme for July.  However, I did have a great time using the technique that she showed while making three different faces.  One of the faces, on the left, I was inspired to sketch after looking through Melange, “On a Roll With Journaling” by Jenny Walker, that I found in the July/Aug 2015 issue of Somerset Studio magazine, p. 86.

Here are some pictures of my double page layout in my newest plaster cover journal:

I first used matte medium to cover the entire two-page spread in my journal with tissue paper by Tim Holtz
I first used matte medium to cover the entire two-page spread in my journal with tissue paper by Tim Holtz
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After it was totally dry, I began sketching out my images using my Stabilo pencil and my charcoal pencil.
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Then I began shading with my wet round brush, periodically dipping into white Gesso as Jeanne suggests.
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Here is a close up of the largest face – I chose to leave the butterfly from the tissue paper in the background as part of the face, and I like how it turned out.
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Here is a close-up of what will eventually look like an angel, she’s kind of strange looking… But you can see the wings beginning to form…
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This is the face idea that I got from Somerset Studio magazine – Melange, “On A Roll With Journaling” by Jenny Walker, p. 86.

It’s not done yet, but I thought I’d let you see how it looks so far.  It has been such a fun process and I really think if you are feeling artistic and are looking for some way to get it all out, definitely try this two-video series by Jeanne Oliver.  You will be so glad you did.

UPDATE:  You can check out this completed piece at Daily Art Journal.

SimplyLiving Blessings!

Constance

The Third Week of Advent

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Yesterday, was the beginning of the third week of Advent.  This week our family has chosen to do our Advent on Thursday when our family will be all together.  We will be lighting our third candle, the shepherd’s candle, which is pink in color and represents God’s love and faithfulness to us.

The suggested Bible reading from “Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas” is:

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“How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
and says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
Isaiah 52:7

and

“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
But the angel said to them,

“Do not be afraid;
for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:8-12

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There are only ten days left until Christmas!  I pray that peace and happiness rest on your family and that the Salvation of God is alive in your heart.  Your God reigns!

Merry Christmas!

Constance