Friday, 3 August 2012
... a plan comes together.
Well, truth be told, I'm not entirely sure this plan did 'come together', but whatever the course of events that got me here, I sure am proud of the end result.
Jess actually began with a collaged background covered in delicate flowers and birds. (Doh, I forgot to photograph it .. always the way!) Then she slowly and softly emerged. She's even got teeth - I very rarely paint teeth!
Jess had an outing this morning. I took her to an entrepreneurial group coaching session I attend. I also wore my "I am an Artist" necklace. This was a significant moment. The ladies in my group have been trying to convince me that I should be able to confidently announce my profession for some time, but usually the most I can manage is a whisper.
But now, with a successfully run eCourse under my belt and a live workshop planned for October (more on this in a forthcoming post), I can really say it. I AM AN ARTIST.
I love Jess. She is painted in acrylics and oil pastels over a collaged background. There's oodles of texture and layering plus what is becoming my trademark book pages. She has a little sparkle about her - just like me today!
This morning another lady proved that when you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything. After winning three silver medals in the three preceding Olympics, 36 year old Katherine Grainger, alongside partner Anna Watkins, today picked up the Gold in the women's double sculls. Katherine you are an inspiration! Congratulations ladies - a national applauds you!
Sharing Jess and all things artistic with my friends at Paint Party Friday.