Thursday, 8 September 2011

Her life followed a pattern

If you read my previous post you'll have noticed several things.

The first is that I love reading, the second that I was rather excited about painting over text. So thrilled in fact that I decided to do it again. They do say that there's a story behind every face after all, so I took a literal interpretation. I took a piece of patterned scrapbook paper, added some romantic novel and painted a picture.

Who is she? Well, she's a girl that follows a pattern... What kind of pattern? Does she always fall for the wrong sort of man? The kind that breaks hearts as easy as dry twigs on a forest floor? Does she give up before she ever gets started? Does she procrastinate and miss every moment? Is she afraid of living? No, it's nothing so dramatic I'm afraid. She just likes to dye her hair all the colours of the rainbow. This month it's pink, replacing August's orange. (I'm expecting October will be wicked witch green for Halloween).

Posting for Paint Party Friday & Inspiration Avenue's Pattern theme.

48 comments:

  1. Lol August orange I like but pink I love, great seeing another bookgirl!
    ManonX

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  2. I just love this! Her expression sends me to many places and painting over script is one of my favorite things to do! Lovin' her pink hair and how she loves changing colors of it - a chameleon of sorts perhaps? xxoo

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  3. Beautiful, Lisa! She looks so pensive....like she is on a walk in her mind.....

    Gorgeous colors :)

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  4. Classic, every face tells a story, just gorgeous!! Truthfully up on my desk at the moment I have vintage (aka fill your bag for a dollar) french textbooks & totally stuffed at least 5 (maybe 12) pages... lucky I have a few left but wow, totally inspired by your work! Happy PPF :)

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  5. Loving your new painting, it definitely looks great on a book page. Enjoy the weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. She is lovely! And I love her pink hair.

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  7. Painting is awesome ~ Like that you painted over paper ~ may have to try it sometime ~Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

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  8. Lovely work ... your ladies are evolving. Fantastic! ;)

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  9. This is my first time seeing your work, and I love it! I've never painted over script/patterned paper, but I may have to try :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love how you painted over text, it makes the piece a bit more mysterious! :-)

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  11. She's beautiful and I love the background.

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  12. She is beautiful Lisa!! Love the pink hair! :)

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  13. These book paintings of yours are fabulous. Love how they make you want to furnish them with a story of their very own.

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  14. great idea. I love that you used pages from a romance novel. and PINK. :-)

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  15. Excellent! This made me stop and think about my own life and the patterns I follow.

    Darla

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  16. oh I love her!!! pink is my favorite colour!!!!

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  17. She is so beautiful. I love the pink and the background pattern is really cool and unique, xo

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  18. Beautiful...pink passion and love the background!POP ART MINIS

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  19. Lisa this is GREAT! What a perfect entry for "pattern...I love her expression, the patterns of the papers and the story you wrote to go with her- wonderful!

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  20. How cool is this?!!! I think she'll probably go back to orange hair for October, maybe mixed with a little natural black. I love the technique. Your lady is wonderfully beautiful. Faye

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  21. What fun to dye your hair a different colour every month!

    Lovely job!

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  22. I love working over text as well... there is something about combining my loves of reading and art that always makes me happy, so your piece really appealed to me on many levels. Love the blog http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com/

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  23. She's wonderful, and so is the last one a post below. I want to try this myself,,, hope you won't mind if I copy! I love to read too and I have to say; she's so interesting in pink!
    -Andrea

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  24. Just lovely! Very nice interpretation of the pattern challenge. It has a dreamy quality to it!

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  25. She is beautiful as well as interesting. The pattern is really awesome. You've done it again, great job!! Happy PPF!

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  26. I like both the "story in every person" and that "she follows a pattern." Such great words to go with this painting. Happy PPF!!

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  27. Oh she is beautiful in all her pink! I love that idea of painting over the print!!! Deb

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  28. She is beautiful!!! I love the pink hair! I love using print in my pieces. I don't know why it just seems to make them more interesting. Happy PPF!!!

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  29. Lisa,

    You have taken your patterns to a whole new level. Patterns within patterns. Very, very impressive painting and a fun story that made me stop and think.

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  30. Oh this is wonderful - love it! I like all the pattern & layering and the story behind her creation. Fab!

    Kat Xx

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  31. nice layering! happy ppf! I like your work.

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  32. I bet we all see a bit of ourselves in her don't we? A woman's life is littered with so many wrong choices! She is lovely. Happy PPF!

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  33. I love following your train of thought! I love seeing your beauties over text... Wonderful!

    xo
    Kristin

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  34. Your paintings always inspire me. This one is no exception.

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  35. I like painting over text as well. She's gorgeous, I love that pink hair!

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  36. An interesting way of working, I'm afraid I'd be caught up in trying to read the words and forget to paint! Thanks for stopping by my place, Happy PPF!

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  37. Love the background patterns - perfect for the IA theme...

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  38. Hi Lisa...this is divinely captivating..serene-sweet charming..such a gorgeous essence flows from this beauty!
    beautiful
    Victoria
    PS: i was wondering about an enchanted fairy godmother i know?

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  39. I love that you used pink for the shading on her face and neck. Her pink hair is so dominant that the face shading becomes subtle and she doesn't look pink all over. cool! plus I want to try on her lipstick. and I loved your musings about her pattern.

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  40. Comment 42? Oh my, and I thought I was keeping after...Anyway, I am proud to be on this list of your admirers. I love the way you write about your pictures, I always leave with a lot of ideas buzzing in my head.
    And sometimes I almost leave without complimenting you on your art work! Great job, on this and the last piece...I live their stories coming to surface on their faces...something very Frued-ish about that.
    ♥♥♥

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  41. She's great and Pink hair is just the thing ya know!!

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  42. Love the playfulness and the story along with it :).
    Stay inspired!

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  43. dearest Lisa Your words are so true. Many of us follow patterns in our lives. Your art is beautiful as always. It's a pattern.
    :-)

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  44. Now that's a great pattern to follow! Wonderful dreamy painting, the text gives an added dimension x

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  45. This is so beautiful! The blue of her eyes is mesmerizing, and she pops so wonderfully out from the pink. That this girl is so soft and pastel-y makes me think that she's like a memory, very present yet still faded. Plus, you make great points about patterns.

    I love the patterns of the pink flowers, but perhaps it is even more important for us to think of patterns as a concept-- to make sure that we do not fall into them, and that we try and continue to go along with patterns that will help us and make our lives better.

    Super cool, and again, love the blues and the pinks. Wonderful colors :-D

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  46. This pink word filled lady speaks to my soul. Thanks for sharing her!

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