Thursday, April 21, 2011

She let her inner artist explore....


So before you go any further you have to promise me 
you won't laugh..  OK you can if you want. 
My hubby is still laughing..

I am trying something a little different.  I am taking a class in Mixed Media..
I guess I need a lot more practice..  Hee Hee.. 

So this is my canvas for Week 1..   The class is already on Week 2.. 
But it is a internet class..  So I can go at my own pace.  Thank Goodness.



I had so much fun with this..  Even though my gal is a little over weight and has ugly hair.
Hair was a big challenge..





There was a lot of layering..  LOTS and LOTS of layering..



I don't know, Do you think I should have given her some shoes?
Or maybe some feet to put shoes on!!



Well I still have two weeks of class to go..  If you would like to know
Who and were I took my class from, You can check it out 



Christy Tomlinson is such a wonderful teacher..  If you get a chance
her class is well worth it..

Thanks Linda and Janna for all your inspiring work. I would have never
found this class if it was not for you guys..



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You know I couldn't let you go with out a sweet shot of 
precious Myles..  He just melts my heart..  I could watch him sleep all day..
Oh Yea...   I Did..   Hee Hee....


Thanks for all you kind comments.. 

35 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so cool Linda, that is the class I was interested and looked at a week ago too, just not sure if i could really learn, or have the time and discipline to do a online classes, thanks for the confirmation, I might hop over to do it now!
He is just an angel! so sweet!

Heavens2Betsy said...

I think that she is lovely as she is and that this is a fabulous result. Myles is dreamy sweet. Penny

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ahhhh isn´t Myles soooo sweet....and your girl is too...I was only laughing when you said she was overweight and had a bad hair day:) but I think she is really really coooool and the background is wonderful and no she looks better footless and carefree ,,,but that is just my opinion. Make some more,,,make a whole family of them!

Ros said...

I think this is absolutely fine ... I don't think I could do it ... you just enjoy it ... and that photo of Myles ... ahhh! I wish I could cuddle him ... he is just adorable!!

Netty said...

Oh wow Linda you are definitely doing brilliantly, I love it. So looking forward to seeing more of these.
Myles is so adorable. Happy Easter dear friend, Annette x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Linda, I applaud you trying a new style, a challenge is so good for the psyche, you will grow into this new medium, your background is gorgeous and the figure will develop as you do, fantastic stuff:0)
Look at your gorgeous Grandson he is a beauty and your shots of him,.............stunning! I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend, big hugs:0) xxx

Becca said...

Linda! I love your She Art Girl! I think she looks sweet, and if you as me...there's nothing wrong with being a little overweight. :-) Love the colors you chose & the circles. That photo of Myles is so sweet!

Terry said...

Quite the lovely art canvas and the butterflyn is just the perfect touch ! Shoes, I think so and then the feets would not matter! He!He! Somebody sure is a cutie pie! Happy Easter, Grandma!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I LOVE her! Crazy hair and packing the pounds, not withstanding. :) Kuddos to you for trying something new and having a ball along the way. I think this is beautiful, just the way you made it. :)
And sigh.........thank you, thank you for sharing precious Myles with us. It does my heart good to see the wee, beautiful babe. He's absolutely stunning!

JeanFB said...

Linda, this is adorable!! (Both the canvas and the baby, of course, tee hee!) Your canvas has such gorgeous colors, rich layering, and I love your girlie. Good for you for expanding your artistic endeavors! I keep meaning to delve into canvases more - this is an inspiration, for sure!

lisa said...

I think it is beautiful Linda!
And little Myles?
What a precious little angel. Enjoy every moment.

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous photos, Linda!! Every single one. Laughing? Hardly!! That is one cool mixed media canvas. Have fun with your class!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I think this is fabulous. Very cool - I love it. Don't know why your DH is laughing, but mine probably would be too. I would love to take a class like that. Is it an online class? If so, could you share some details with me?

Great work!

Hugs,
Linda

Tracy said...

Now I don't think she's laughable, I think she's cute. :-) Speaking of cute--I could just eat that Myles up. Look at that cute little mouth. Precious! You enjoy that baby boy. You know they grow WAY too fast. Hugs my friend!

The Cranky Queen said...

Your art is so inspiring and unique///I love it!
Tiff from the Cranky Queen

Sylvia said...

Hi Linda! I am impressed with your class artwork and no I am not laughing. I don't think it matters if your overweight woman has feet or not. Check out my daughter's blog if you want to see different. She used to do painted things, now designs dolls and sells the patterns and they are indeed art! and as for Myles, watch him sleep every moment you can because he will grow up so fast! and yes they do indeed melt the heart.

My daughter Amy's blog:
http://www.anlinadesigns.com/blog/
there is a lot of other artists dolls on now as Amy is hosting a doll conference and advertising her teachers art.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Linda, your project is awesome! You did an amazing job! How fun! Your precious grand baby is darling!

Davi said...

Linda I love your Alter art creation!!! Just right it is with not shoes:) Baby Myles is so precious and what beautiful little lips he has!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Not laughing at all...I think it is soooo cool and totally FAB! And now can we talk about that precious Myles?!! Ohhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyy what a heart melting little sweetheart!! That pic could not be more precious!!! Give that one extra hugs Grandma!!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

How fun to try something new. The layering is amazing...so many fun things to look at. Speaking of things to look at...Oh, how sweet is your little Myles and I totally get the staring thing.

Lynn Stevens said...

What great layers, shes perfect hair and all. Its so fun trying new things, enjoy the journey.

oh Myles is such a blessing, I bet he gets lots of kisses every day. Enjoy that journey too!
Have a wonderful Easter
hugs Lynn

Joanne Leddy said...

I love your lady! She is so artistic and I am very impressed ... your work is wonderful - keep inspiring us!

And Myles is such an angel - what a sweetie - that photo is precious! My goodness, to snuggle with a teeny tiny baby again ... I'm jealous!

Julie said...

Hi Linda, I go away for 2 weeks and come home to see I missed out on the happy event!,what a wonderful armful of love you have,congratulations to your daughter and your family,give Myles a squeezy hug from me,it sure makes the heart feel happy! Love your experimenting,it's good to explore new things.
I'm now going to try and catch up on a little blog hopping,have a great Easter weekend,Julie.x

Chris said...

What a fab canvas, Linda. All that layering gives it great depth. Its wonderful that you're trying something new.

Myles is totally gorgeous, I would just want to cuddle him all day.

Stella said...

I won't laugh at you. NO way; I'm impressed! You took this class to try and learn something new and I think you did great!
And your grandson...awe....he's is a gorgeous and precious little boy. Love the picture!

Stella said...

Oops forgotten :)

Hugs,
Stella :)

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE this Linda. I really want to do mixed media too. I am happy to hear you are taking some classes on it. Maybe I can learn from you.

Miles is so darling. I would watch him sleep all day too. :)
Hugs~

Lynn Richards said...

Are you kidding? With your color knowledge and use of materials? You are a NATURAL. Your husband is going to be eating crow, my friend.
I'm hopping over to take a look at the class. The whole layering thing is a mystery to me, still!
And Myles? Ahhhhh.
xoxo
lynn

Janna Werner said...

I LOVE IT!!!! So cool you are taking the class, Linda! Have a lovely weekend! Janna

Paper Paradise said...

Good for you!!!!! Variety is the spice of life so they say and I just love this! Keep up the good work, I am sure you will get more and more out of each lesson. There is so much pleasure to be gained form using mixed media in your art work. Keep us posted! Oh and Myles is adorable, there is something so very special about Grandchildren..... x

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hello my friend... I miss ya!!...sorry me busy bee atm!!...But I think this is absolutely fine and very inspiring piece!! ... I don't think I could do it ... and that photo of Myles ... ahhh! I wish I could cuddle him too ... he is just adorable!! TFS my dear friend... Happy Easter... hugs...xoxo

Lori said...

Oh, I think she's wonderful! What fun! Such an adorable little Myles...

Deb Hickman said...

Your canvas is fab, my friend doing the class and I'm very tempted. Sorry I haven't been about for a while so congratulations to you and your family on the birth of Myles,he looks adorable.xxxxx

Catherine said...

I love what you are doing with your art Linda ~ very fun! Perhaps the next one will have some feet for some shoes! (Feet and hands are hard to do!!)

Sweet little Myles looks as cute as a button ~ adorable!

Have a happy happy Easter!
xo Catherine

Suzanne C said...

Exploration and trying something new is great for your creativity. I love all the layering and your sentiment! That picture of your grandbaby is just wonderful! So Sweet!