Monday, February 4, 2013

Soulistry - on Aiming High...

Last week's Soulistry prompt over at Book of Days, was all about aiming high with your goals.

I started out with a random background - splats of acrylic on black gesso. This was inspired by a cosmic sky that our leader Effy created...
 but when I got this far, I saw an undeniable girl's head with wild pink and orange pigtails.  Do you see it? It's right in the middle. There are drips coming down that form the sides of her head,  and she has round pink earrings. I decided I had to draw her out to play...

 So this is how my page turned out...
I sketched her basic shape with a white chalk pencil. Then used gesso, acrylic paint and neocolor II crayons for shading and details.  This was so much fun!  She's a little crazy looking, but wouldn't she be fun to hang out with?  I think so!  I added a quote that I love, and my page was done.

I am having so much fun in my Book of Days it's just crazy! 

P.S. There is still time to join in on the Mixed Emotions Art Journaling class that I'm teaching with Marit Barentsen!  Lesson one just went up today.  We are having fun talking about Courage and chatting away! Come on over and join us!  For more info see my blogpost here. To register click here or on the widget in the sidebar.

Thanks so much for visiting!

6 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

I love her -- if Pippi Longstocking grew up to be a party girl - this would be her!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh wow I never thought of that, but she does look like Pippi doesn't she?!!! Thanks Jessica!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love loveeeeee her!! LOVING her piggy tales!! ADORABLE! And LOVEEEEEEEE the colors!!! And thanks so much my friend for donating to Brookie's Jump Rope for Heart!! Means the world to her!! She has been so excited with every donation she is getting!! She can't wait to jump rope! She has been practicing!!! :)

dawn said...

The first image is WOW WOW WOW, love that explosive of color.

How awesome that you saw more in the painting, love that!!

She is so cute, love the pigtails and colors for her.

Great job working on the middle of the page, it came out so good.

Don't even get me started on the white writing, makes me smile everytime.

So glad your loving the class!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I love this so much, Michelle! I absolutely LOVE her hair! Your pages are amazing!!
Oh, and I am so happy to be taking your class, too!!!!! WOOHOO!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Yeayyy Sharon! I'm so glad you are enjoying the class! You are doing awesome in it!

Thank you so much everyone, for your kind words!