Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
By Lisa for Rebecca-lee
When I received Rebecca-lee's journal, I had no idea what Gypsy Soul actually was - so to my trusty Pinterest I went!
I found quite a few images and quotes that inspired me to do my spread.
Firstly I gessoed the pages, then drew a girl sitting in a meadow. I did take a pic of her, but being pencil it was a bit light. So I won't share it!
Next I watercoloured her. Sometimes you get great effects watercolouring over gesso... and sometimes you don't. I quite like how her dress turned out though! 💗
On the other page I added the quote that I had found:
Wanderlust consumed her; foreign hearts and exotic minds compelled her. She had a gypsy soul and a vibrant hope for the unknown.
Then I added lots and lots of pink, purple and orange flowers around her, and the quote.
A big blue sky with some clouds, and a big yellow sun, and I called it done.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
I wanted to do a tribute to Mr Disney, who brought so much colour and magic into my childhood. There was Snow White, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and many more.But my favorite was Fantasia. Walt Disney brought together the wonders of classical music and fabulous animation.
If I close my eyes and listen to Fantasia, I'm transported back in time to the dress circle of the Guildford Odeon with my Grandmother and younger brother Peter.
For the background I was going to just paint black but the night sky is made up of so many hues. I used Blue Violet, Prussian blue hue, Diox purple, and Red black. Once dry I had great fun flicking warm white and a very pale blue to create the stars.
I found Mickey in a children's book on manners.
And decided to paint the mops free hand.
Lastly just to paint the one word that sums Fantasia up for me - magic.
So thank you Deb's for
A) coming up with such a great topic.
B) for allowing me to work in your journal.
C) bring back such happy memories.