Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chronicles, Lifebook, and 29 Faces

I am usually weird about letting things do double duty.  I don't know why!  I probably would have finished the 30 in the 30 with paintings to spare if I would have used everything I painted, but I didn't.  Cause I'm dumb.  I really don't want to bomb another challenge, so I'm going to double duty as much as I need to this time and not even feel bad about it.  Okay maybe a little bad. 

If you've been following along with wonderstrange,  you know I've been doing what I call "anti-journaling."  If you aren't following along, you can check out this week's total spread by going clicky-clicky

But, face-wise, here's my main spread:

Three faces! BOOM.
The popups were part of Jane Davenport's Lifebook lesson this week - I never do the Lifebook lesson.  I watch the videos, absorb the techniques, and move on.  But... POPUPS.  Plus one of the prompts for Chronicles this week was to actually do a lesson.  It's like I wrote that JUST FOR ME (I totally did).  The popups were supposed to represent three positive qualities that you appreciate in other people (and therefore in yourself), so I did that.  Sort of.  As much as I ever do anything that means anything.. hahaha

the Buddha represents being 'zen', in my definition, not little piddly crap bother you
the mime represents creativity, or thinking out of the box.
even though this isn't a face, the castle in the clouds represents dreaming big
and here's a closeup of the weird dude on the other page:


He doesn't have anything to do with Lifebook - I was just experimenting with colored pencils on pastel ground.

I am working on more Greek mythological women on wood bits, but yay I'm up to 6!  I'm only five days behind :D  That's like a Christmas miracle. 



31 comments:

  1. Your experiment came out wonderful. I love the way you colored this face.

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  2. Well done! Came out great. Nice to meet you.
    gloria

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    1. Thanks so much!! Nice to meet you too :D

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  3. BADASS, love the drabby color scheme, and those lips, I love the way you draw lips

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    1. hahaha thank you! I like the phrase 'drabby color scheme' a lot.. <3

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  4. omg what?! Can't do double duty, pffft! 29 Faces! Paint Party Friday! Maybe Illustration Friday, if you can shoehorn into the weekly topic. And your very own wonderstrange 50 canvases. I do know what you mean, though.

    Let's not worry about it! Wooooo, popups! Super cool! I like your three choices. Especially the Buddha! I agree you do awesome lips. I should get some pointers. :D

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    1. I'm all for doing double duty with PPF or IF.. I think it's just specific challenges that kick my ass.

      I would happily give you lip pointers - maybe a lip demo in Rochester? ;) My #1 lip tip: Make them wider than you think they should be :D

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    2. Yes, wider! Yes, a demo! Perhaps this evening I shall do a seriously wide-mouthed fish. Er, girl. :D

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  5. Great faces! I love your blog background.

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  6. This is really cool, Sarah! What an awesome pop up spread!

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    1. Thank you!! :D It was really fun to do.

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  7. Wild and wonderful. Cronicles, lifebooks and wonderstrange, I must check all this. Not that I will necessarily do any of it you understand.

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  8. These faces are great, I especially like the last one!

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  9. Love the popups, I hope you do more kinetic thingies like that, they soooo go with your work.

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    1. Thank you!! I'd definitely like to try it. I remember being obsessed with those books when I was a kid! :D

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  10. Love this! Love your pop-ups but love the whole thing :D

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  11. Wow - I love your style... So, so cool!
    Your mime has such great personality and I love the Goddess hearts in the post below!

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  12. Love the pop-ups! They add great dimension and texture to the pages. So cute too.

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    1. Thanks so much! They were really fun. I want to make 100 more.. lol

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  13. I just wanted to say, thank you for posting about Life Book. I have joined and I am having a blast! I will make reference to you on my new little blog...I think these pop-ups are lovely, BTW!

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    1. Oh yay! I just added your blog to my reader so that I can watch your lifebook happy! :D :D

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