Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Fearless and Fly!

Have you been over to Artists in Blogland to check out the challenge "Fall Fearless and Fly?"  Carolyn Dube and I are hosting it starting October 1.  Every other week, there will be artistic prompts designed to get you thinking about setting intentions and shedding emotional baggage to step into 2013 as your bravest, most fearless self!  Have you ever done a juice cleanse?  Think of this as an art cleanse!  Any medium goes, and we have great prizes and giveaways.  Each week, there will be a guest artist participating.  The wonderful Ronda Palazzari, Jane Davies, Maria McGuire, Marcia Beckett and Dina Wakely will be playing along with us.  We hope you'll play along too.  So go to Artists in Blogland and grab a button for your blog.  On October 1, get ready to "Fall Fearless and Fly!"

We went to my cousin's daughter's wedding on Saturday night.  It was just beautiful -- black tie and in the most gorgeous setting called the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.   I hadn't been to a wedding in several years.  It was nice to sit next to my husband and mentally renew my vows to him as I watched this young couple officially start their lives together.  Here's the art journal page I created on Sunday (catching up with my 29 faces!):
The colors of the wedding were black, white, taupe and teal, which I tried to capture.  Of course I was very influenced by Chagall and this painting in particular:  

Yesterday I started Flora Bowley's Bloom True E-course.  Like me, Flora is a yogini and views painting as a very spiritual process.  The community of women doing this course is so warm and wonderful, which is what I've found so far in all the classes I've been taking.  Here's my first step at letting paint do its thing -- not trying to control it in any way.  This will be the bottom of many layers to come, but I kind of like it.  I love these warm colors and how three pink balls are hovering.  I'm excited to see what becomes of this canvas with tomorrow's exercise!
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  1. oooh such a beautiful piece! your interpretation of the Chagall is wonderful!

  2. Love your wedding painting, I thought Chagal immediately upon seeing it!

  3. Love the wedding painting and can't wait to see what you do next on the "three hovering balls" painting.


  4. Wow, you are prolific! much fun and beauty to behold here. I especially like the wedding piece - just excellent!

  5. I am really loving all these drawings/sketches. And WOW! I can't believe the number of participants. Good Going, Ayala! Wish I had time to post on everyone's individual submissions.

  6. Oh, so exciting that you're doing Flora's workshop! I've noticed there are quite a few people on PPF doing it. It's such a wonderful workshop, you'll love it! And your bride and groom look great together!


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