Friday, 14 October 2011

Paint Party Friday again

Good morning you all. We had another cold and frosty night here, followed by a typical Autumn morning mist, but it's supposed to be getting warmer over the weekend - sure hope so.

Yesterday I decided to paint an autumn spread in my journal for PPF, hosted my Eva and Kristin. I started off my spraying the background with different colours, dried it, and then sat down and wanted to start drawing some leaves. But then, without thinking what I was doing, I doodled round some of the drips from spraying, and it made a face. One thing led to another, and before I knew what I was really doing, I had sketched a whole sea of faces in black ink. I then coloured them with water colour pencils, and painted over them with water. Not quite what I had planned, but I had great fun with it. Sometimes it's good just to let your feelings take over.




And then while I had my journal out, I decided to make a collage. I found a load of ready cut pictures and photos and paper scraps while clearing up the day before, and so I used some of them. After sticking them onto the pages, I painted over them with some diluted gesso, and then wiped some of it off again. After it had dried I added a second layer of pictures and paper scraps, and a photo of my Mum with my older brothers and sisters during the war. The quotes were also a discovery from clearing the table. Anyway, I very much enjoy making collages just now, so all in all, I had a fun afternoon.






Here's wishing you all a great day. Hope you have time to pop over and visit some of the other *Party Guests*. Take care, and thanks for visiting!

47 comments:

  1. Such great creativity going on at your house! You little crowd is absolutely fascinating. I couldn't stop looking at all the different faces you conjured up. Super. Nice Collage ... you are on a roll. Enjoy your day. hugs, Donna

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  2. Great pages so inspirational looks like you had a great afternoon

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  3. Enjoyed seeing all your creative faces in the crowd! It's nice to just go with the artistic flow, isn't it? Have a great day & happy PPF!

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  4. I love your journal pages especally the doodled crowd and the lovely colours.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Hi Val, lovely work again. My kids have just been chortling over the faces, saying *Looks like so and so* etc, we had fun! Have a good weekend, Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Love your faces. It looks like you had fun drawing them. Lots of different characters. x Julie

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  7. Really gorgeous Autumn pages Valerie and just love the collages. It's so lovely to find things that get hidden.
    Have a great day and enjoy your walk later on.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. I love how art can come out that's totally unexpected to what we planned!

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  9. That page is so much fun! I love it when it happens so spontaniously. :)

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  10. Great collage pages Valerie, I love buddhas, have quite a few of them around the house. Love your happy smiley faces too. Have a nice weekend. xx

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  11. wonderful fun work. It is good to be back and seeing all the fun things that are happening.

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  12. you've been so creative today, love how the faces just 'evolved'.

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  13. Wow! Love the crowd of faces and your collages! Wonderfully creative! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  14. Hi
    I love those faces and also that image on the final Journal page is so touching.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Such a great collection of faces - so much to take in! I love it when you let your mind wander and suddenly what you started out doing turns into something else entirely!
    Looks like you had a great day of creativity all round!

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  16. Wow..these are all fabulous..gorgeous creations..and love the collages too..powerful and inspiring!
    Victoria

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  17. Fabulous journal pages, Valerie! And your collages are so creative and interesting :)

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  18. LOVE your sea of faces. What fun to come up with so many different ones.

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  19. Well your sea of faces are certian't inspired they are awesome :)
    Von xxx

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  20. Your faces are great Valerie. I do that sometimes, face after face after face. It's a release of sorts. I like your faces and collages. Take care.

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  21. What beautiful journal pages. I like them, they are delightful. Although your blog is beautiful, I was unable to read your words because there was not enough contrast between them and the background.
    Happy PPF!!

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  22. What a delightful journal page. I really like your sea of faces! Happy PPF!

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  23. I love the faces in your journal. I sometimes do the same thing, only mine turn into flowers, not faces.

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  24. love the faces val, well done at just going with the flow...

    maria xx

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  25. All fantastic pages, I love the one with the crowd of faces. Yvonne x

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  26. Those faces painted around the drips are brilliant! A very happy discovery!

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  27. You have had a busy creative week from the look of it... I love it when you have weeks where the ideas flow like that xx

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  28. Great journal!!! Love it when it all clicks!

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  29. I love your sea of faces.Reminds me of a concert! And your collages are beautiful! I love the Buddhas, and the pic of you mom is precious! I copied down the quote too it's perfect!

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  30. Oh my your faces are amazing!
    great quote today too.
    take care, gerri

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  31. Fun sea of faces! The watercolor effect is lovely.

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  32. these are beautiful...love all the faces!

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  33. Love your doodled faces, how amazing! x

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  34. Gosh what a lot of people you drew:0) Love the quotes and funny quips and beautiful collaged pages too, such a lot of creativity here, Hugs Gay xxx

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  35. Very cool pages - the sea of faces is great!

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  36. Yes! These little faces remind me of something that would be seen in the New York Post or something - just wonderful - love the beret! xoxo

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  37. What fabulous journal pages!! I like your drawings!!
    hugs,
    Jen

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  38. Loved reading about how you just let the painting develop. I love reading about other artists and their process. :)

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  39. Sorry I'm just now making the rounds! I LOVE your sea of faces- they are SO fun- and your collages are great too!

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  40. I love your faces! It's so fun when a piece develops like that. And your collages are wonderful. Great work! You always inspire me. Big hug!

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  41. Great pages, but all of those faces freak me out they look as if they are dissaproving of me haha x

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  42. Enjoying your sense of humor and collage work Val! Party on!

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  43. :) I love the faces, and how pages have a mind of their own sometimes, no matter what we intend.

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  44. I like the colors and textures of your collage pages this week. Very nice. Happy PPF!

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  45. I just love catching up on your blog, Valerie. You are so creative in so many different mediums. It's always a pleasure!

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  46. I just love starting a journal page with nothing in mind. You discover something wonderful just like your painting. I love all those faces. What fun! And your collage is very nice also!! Happy PPF!

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