Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WOYWW: Stars

I have been doing 29 Faces this month, and I have been tying in Greek Mythology as much as possible with it.  I drew these girls on stars to represent the Pleiades a couple of weeks ago, but I finally got around to finishing them last night and today - each one takes forever to color since it's colored pencil.  They're finished off with acrylics on birch plywood 5" stars.

So this is what my workdesk looked like when I woke up this morning:


I sealed them with fixative, piled them up and then immediately started working on a canvas for my 50 Canvases video.  I was sitting here typing this and checking for shiny on the canvas (to see if the gel medium was dry yet), and I thought this was a cool view, so this is what's on my workdesk right now:

The two most important things in this video:  Tea and lipbalm.

So yeah!  That's what I'm up to today.  Now off to see what everyone else is doing.

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33 comments:

  1. Wow what brilliant creations those stars are ... Looking forward to seeing the canvases.

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    1. Thank you! The canvas ran away with itself. One of THOSE days. lol!

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  2. Fantastic concept! They're all great!

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  3. I love the idea of painting on stars. What great subject matter too. Your Faces are unique and very special!

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    1. Thank you! I love those little wood shapes.

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  4. Love your post! I like the turquoise color of the ink. Have not seen that color before. Diane #111

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    1. Thank you! It is really really pretty - it's Daler Rowney Pearlescent in Waterfall Green. It's sort of the perfect combination.

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  5. What a cool view of a very inspiring desk. I'm intrigued with your star girls (I might have to go brush up on my mythology)...and 29 faces. Oh my. I have a lot to learn when it comes to faces, so I really enjoy looking at yours. Color me another fan of lip balm - particuarly at this time of year. Hope the week ahead is a good one for you. Sara j #43

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    1. Thank you!! the 29 faces challenge is pretty awesome - I think they do it again in September, you should do it!

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  6. Hi sarah
    your faces are so cute and interesting to see that they are all different.
    One question if I may .... doesn't the tea wash off the lip balm?
    have a good week
    janet #38
    Ps my little drawers come from poundland if you are in the uk

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    1. Thank you! ahahah yes, it's a vicious lipbalm/tea/lipbalm/tea/lipbalm/tea cycle.

      I don't live in the UK, but thanks anyway! <3

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  7. Your faces are a very interesting approach to the challenge.

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  8. Terrific desk shot! I spy a box painted by Sal atop a pink crate! And I just realized you can't even put your knees under there so you must have to sit at a difficult angle. Yikes! (Could that be the pain showing up in a couple of these faces?)

    Great faces! They are all so different and full of personality. (The one with the highest tip in the photo looks like she might have gotten into the cooking sherry.) :D

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    1. I love that Sal box :D It's a deceptive angle - I can put my knees under there :D

      I think that lady is me, right now.. hahaah

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  9. I am so impressed you drew those faces :) love the view of your work space too.

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  10. Wow, those are so fantastic!! Love them! Are you making them into ornaments or sticking them on a canvas?

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    1. Thank you! I am probably going to string them all together into garland. :D

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  11. those would make perfect magnets on my fridge..muahahaaa....

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    1. I don't think I even have ROOM on my fridge for one off them.. lol!

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  12. Oh my....this is really an artists desk isn't it. I love the stars, and the basis for them, how interesting and multi faceted your 29 will be! Oh and the lip balm...me too. Desk, purse, coat pocket, car, bathrooms........

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    1. Thank you! Ugh, yeah this time of year is hell on the lips!

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  13. I like the idea of linking all the faces to Greek myth, and I shall look at the Pleiades differently in future and see them as girls with blonde hair hiding beneath the twinkling starry surface. Lovely pencil work, and I don't wonder it took so long to colour them at 5" size.
    Good to see a desk and workspace that looks like mine - I always feel a twinge of guilt when I see clear tidy painting areas.

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  14. these are so sweet! I really like them.

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  15. Oh the stars are sooo beautiful. I love how the night sky cloaks them. Gorgeousness.

    Oh - I haven't got my weeks mixed up - this is me bringing up the rear for last week :P

    Carmen x

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  16. I just love the expressions on all their faces, ha ha. And thanks for visiting my blog too. Happy PPF.

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