As a recovering perfectionist, I use my art journal to help me move away from the need to create something that looks perfect. Book art does that for me to -- it forces me to give in to the process and let go of what the product will look like. It's been a long road to recovery, but I'm still on the path. LOL :-).
So when the amazing Hali Karla gave me the challenge for today, I REALLY had to let go of perfection. I could only use one brush and five colors. OH EM GEE!!! One brush?????
But needless to say, I actually love the result. You've got to try this.
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Hali Karla
You are invited to paint a loose, fun portrait as follows...
1. Choose a photo or selfie of yourself or someone else, to use as reference
2. Select one brush that is larger than what you normally tend to use, and 5 colors that feel wild or delicious to you today
3. Set a timer for fifteen minutes and in that time paint a playful portrait using only those 5 colors and one brush. Just have fun & keep moving color - don't worry what or who it looks like!
Here's the selfie I used, the colors and brush I used, and my final page:
Don't you think it captures my essence? :-)
I especially love how VIBRANT I look. Yay.
Thanks for pushing me to play, Hali!!!!
Alright lovelies, make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
DAY TWENTY-ONE-->December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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