Friday, 11 November 2011

Sybil goes to Cuba

Remember Sybil? She was plain old charcoal a few days ago and now look at her. She's hopped on a plane to Havana and h as gone all tropical and mixed media!

Mind you, she looks a bit worried - like she spotted something untoward in the bougainvillea. Relax dear girl and take a sip of your Mojito, then step out and salsa on that dance floor!

Sybil is part 2 from Amy's live class. She's a mixture of collaged tissue, acrylics, watercolour and coloured pencil. The original sketch was graphite and charcoal, but rather than risk creating a large black smudge instead of a subtle painting, I printed her off again before applying her layers. I might repeat the exercise tomorrow and put her in a different location. Where shall we send Sybil? Do share your ideas - her passport is fully up to date and she has all required visas and vaccinations.

I'm writing so much at work these days and so tired by the time I reach 'me time', that I find it hard to be sensible when it comes to this blog. I seem to have written an awful lot of nonsense in the past few weeks, but at least with Art Every Day Month I'm forcing myself to do art.

Once thing it is worth talking about today though is the date 11/11/11 - Armistice Day. Let's all share a quiet prayer for peace. Some friends of mine started a Facebook group Hands up for Peace.They've nearly got 100 Likes - let's see if we can give them a few more... Why not pop over and put your hands up for peace.

It being Friday, and this being a painting, I'm also sharing for Paint Party Friday. I should point out though that when I woke up this morning - or more accurately, was dragged kicking and screaming from slumber by my alarm clock - I hadn't a clue what day it was. At first I thought it was Monday!

39 comments:

  1. Glad you photocopied her. She is in a deep thoughtful mood, worried perhaps. She is beautiful never-the-less. ( Loved your little story about her.)
    Look forward to seeing her in other guises.
    Gwen xx

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  2. Who wants to be sensible - ? I love your nonsensical ramblings - always makes me chuckle. Yah, to peace - please please please!!!!. I'm thinking Sybil should venture off to a tropical adventure, she seems to be in the mood for it.

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  3. Sybil looks fabulous - I love those exotic colours (and quite wish I was in Havana right now!) I think she should head off on a conservation holiday to some African plains - complete with adventurer khaki and binoculars!

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  4. oh, and I liked your friend's peace page - as Gandhi or Al Gore (no one seems to be able to say for sure who said it but someone did - 'be the change you wish to see in the world!'

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  5. I love how Sybil is looking now! Valerie

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  6. I would like to see the original Sibyl ... it's beautiful.Saludos

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  7. Sybil is lovely ~ awesome ~ love the background also! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  8. oh, loving her tropical flair...beautiful work and wonderful color!

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  9. The color is absolutely bright and sunny. Love it! Pretty face too!

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  10. She's fabulous and the backdrop so lively and colorful..wonderful energy and presence to this piece my friend..excellent! her face is very strong too..beautiful
    victoria

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  11. Oh I love Sybil! She is so pretty and just adore all the things going on in the background. Great stuff!
    Happy PPF.

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  12. Really good detail on Sybil's hair and I love the vibrancy of the colors..Let's send her to Moracco next!

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  13. Sybil looks great! I like her hair, and the background is beautiful.

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  14. I think Sybil would maybe enjoy a visit to the pyramids, although I'm not sure if a Fez would suit her ;)

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  15. Terrific girl Sybil, totally love the whole piece. Happy PPF, x

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  16. Sybil is fabulous. Next I think she should sail off to Bali or India, someplace lots of exotic potential.

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  17. Sybil is gorgeous- I LOVE all that texture you used and and the colors you chose are wonderful. I can't help but wonder, how on earth do you find time to do all you do, but I'm just glad you do, 'cause I love seeing it!

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  18. Look at Sybil now! Wow!
    I love how she jumped on a plane and caught a flight to the land of mixed-media!! She looks lovely!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. Unthinables in the bougainvillea made me laugh.... I hope it was the thornless one... I could tell you a story about sneaking behind a bougainvillea with a boy once, but maybe that would be oversharing... and now I want a mojito ... is it acceptable to have one for breaky if the weather is really hot already??? Hmmm going to be a long day waiting for wine o clock now!

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  20. I love the way Sybil looks. She does look like she is expecting something. Really a nice job. By the way, I wasn't been lazy when I worked on the circles I did, rather I was very dizzy. Tee hee. Take care and again, wonderful job. Love it.

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  21. she's beautiful, love the dramatic background!

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  22. wow, she's great! I love the honeycomb in the background too! and I hadn't been here in a while and missed so many beautiful journal page ladies! all so wonderful!

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  23. So, were you relieved when you realized it wasn't Monday but Friday???
    Beautiful lady, but yes, a bit worrisome. I like her in this bright and colorful environment, so why not let her stay in Cuba for a little bit?

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  24. I love how you captured Sybil's expression! Worrisome, those bougainvillea! (had to check the spelling on that one, lol) She's lovely and looks to need some time on the dancefloor to relax. But when she's ready, I'm up for "Where in the world is Sybil?"!

    Jessi xox

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  25. Sybil is amazing. Brilliant idea to copy your original drawing and work from there. I think she needs to visit the glamour of the big city lights.

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  26. ooo fantastic! I think she should go to Russia or Ethiopia... either one!

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  27. Love hearing about beautiful sybil's travels!

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  28. I'm thinking Asia....some cool asian text...bamboo stalks....the whole fortune cookie :)
    That sure was a fun class, eh?!
    And today ,too!
    I hope you enjoyed your Marmite and wine immensely....despite our blatherings about what it is and is not :D

    You're doing such a fab job keeping your art on everyday, btw!

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  29. She is lovely and needs to relax a bit to enjoy the trip! Maybe she can drop by Maldives for a while to just unwind!

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  30. She does look like she has spied something surprising or untoward! Beautiful!

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  31. I love your sense of humour! I love visiting here and seeing what you have created - Sybil is amazing! I think she should perhaps go to Bali - she'd like it there.

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  32. Sybil has really come to life with all of these beautiful colors! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #61 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  33. THis is gorgeous. I think I might have to get into some online stuff!

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  34. Sybil is beautiful!!! What a fun idea having her travel around the world!Deb

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  35. Sybil is beautiful, I think she will break hearts wherever she travels :-D Beautiful rendering, coloring, and character design. Can I be her travel buddy? She can pop off the page, come to life, and we will have fun exploring every part of this planet we can think of --!!

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  36. Sybil is amazing. I love the mixed media and thank you for sharing what you did first and then painted over with other media. Blessings, Janet PPF

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