Friday, 18 November 2011

Hoosming

No, it's not the name of this girl - more on her later... It's a new word. I just invented it when I mis-typed something. It was one of those captcha words if you're wondering what crazy typo this might have been... the correct spelling didn't make sense either! Anyway, the Muse got very excited and insisted I get it down 'on paper' at once so we don't forget it.

We're not sure what it means yet, so we're going to have a quiet think and get back to you!

Some time later...

Well what do you know... we figured it out. It's when you pop into town to buy your sister a birthday present and end up having a total restyle at a trendy hair salon - complete with massage, lovely coffee and just all round pampering customer service.

I arrived a down-trodden and tired 41-year-old and left feeling 10 years younger. In fact, it felt so good that I went out an bought a sparkly dress for a Christmas party... It was a hoosming afternoon that's for sure!

So, the girl. For all you caffeine addicts out there I should tell you that she's part made of coffee beans. Yes, I was on a bit of an arabica high when I created her; but more importantly, much of the brown shading and splatters you see actually is coffee. She smells lovely! Let's call her Mara.

I made her inspired by an art challenge, but this week being what it is I am not entirely convinced I can remember where I saw said prompt, or if indeed I didn't dream the whole thing. I think it was The Butterfly Effect; let's pop over there now and see if I'm right...

Oops - was right place just wrong week... But all is not lost - Coffee & Tea are the theme for next week!

It's still Art Every Day Month though... phew!

NOW FOR THE VERY FREAKY PART....

I only just noticed after publishing what the text reads right in the middle of her face...

"Milk and sugar?"
"No sugar. Just a little milk..."

... which is just how I like both my coffee and tea... Serendipity.

30 comments:

  1. SerendipiTEA, you mean. :) I love your new made up word, and it's meaning! There should be more new words.

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  2. Wow! She's beautiful, and her eyes are fascinating.

    If that's the result, you should go hoosminging more often :D

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  3. that makes the little hairs stand up doesn't it,, a very witchy woo moment,, she is beautiful amazingly so, just beautiful,,

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  4. I love the title. I always stumble upon such peculiar words on those Captchas. Your piece is stunning, I love that you incorporated coffee beans into your work. The texture is mesmerizing! Have a lovely day!

    Shayla

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  5. Always intrigued with your work. There is a mystery to all you do ... nice.

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  6. This is a beautiful piece with a beautiful face...love her expression.

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  7. Ooooh, yes Freaky!! But those are my favorite discoveries . . . I think Mara is my favorite of yours yet - the shading and colors are just brilliant! BRAVO, xoxo

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  8. i love this portrait. i think it's my favorite one that you've shown in a bit. it's really amazing.

    love it.

    xxa

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  9. Absolutely AWESOME! I love that she is a coffee girl!

    And how wonderful that you had such a hoosming day - you've been so busy - you deserve it!

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  10. Another favorite of mine Lisa! The eyes - oh my! xxoo

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  11. Oh she's gorgeous and how fitting that you found that text on the page!!! I love that!!
    Great new word too :)

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  12. Wow, you have painted her really well, especially those eyes.

    Happy weekend, ev

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  13. j'aime vos portraits sur fond de typographie:)

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  14. Mara is (wait for it) Marvelous! Like you won't hear that one a million times...heehee....but it is so true!! Your faces are so naturally beautiful....executed so effortlessly, they appear :)

    ...and as for using coffee to paint with...I was totally thinking of doing that! Oh well, you beat me to it....and I'm so glad you did! She's wonderful!

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  15. She is so awesome!!! Love how the wording on her face has special meaning like that! Too cool :)

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  16. Sounds like a perfect day and a great way to get inspired to jump in and create! Create! Create! Love your painting today too...or is that tea for two?

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  17. Hi Lisa, so happy to discover your blog through your comment on mine! Love your style both artistic and writing. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, I'll be back for more! Gotta love serendipity! beautiful!

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  18. Wow she is stunning Lisa!!! How cool that she's created with coffee too! :0) And I like the words behind her. Sounds like you had a great day and you deserve it! :0) I love that new word of yours brilliant! heheheh

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  19. She's beautiful! I love your word to and love the meaning you came to even more - post pics of your new dress will you! A tired looking 42 year old needs a little inspiration!

    Love how you write - love the coffee splatters - Just love my visits here!

    Smiles and hugs
    xxoo

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  20. she is beautiful and the coffee splatters are too! Love that used a natural pigment. hoosming sounds divine!

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  21. I just love hoosming, mara, coffee, and serendipity and your art!!

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  22. LOVE your new word and its application! But I love the drawing/painting even more! She's gorgeous and warm and her tousled hair is just perfect.

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  23. Wow,Your muse was on fire the day you did all this!!! Mara is stunning...and to get those words in the middle like that...so cool!! :D XXX

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  24. I love the loose style of this one. She's beautiful!

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  25. She is wonderful! I love how the coffee ages the paper. I haven't done it myself but I'm very intriged to try it out. :)

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  26. Breathtaking! I love this and the newer one that I am going to go drool over. Your work is showing new depths and mystery.

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