Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Some Updates

I decided to join in to the calendar project at The Kathryn Wheel.  In my art journal, I made a calendar for October, using some of The Crafters' Workshop stencils.  It is so fun to have a place for little bits and pieces of my old watercolors!  If you go to Kathryn's link, you can see all of the amazing calendars that others have made.  I look forward to memorializing a little of what I do each day here. 
Yesterday, in addition Artists in Blogland launching Fall Fearless and Fly, Scrapping the Music posted a new challenge for October.  It's around an amazing song by Crystal Bowersox.  It's so catchy, and the lyrics are so great. 
I had fun creating my design for the challenge.  It's about my daughter Samy, who sings all the time!  I can't resist sharing a clip of her singing in a talent show from our town.
I hope you'll go over to Scrapping the Music and check out the great designs from the rest of the design team, and maybe create one yourself!

A little update on Bloom True, the ecourse I'm taking with Flora Bowley.  This week's theme is "being brave."  Here is how one of my paintings has transformed...
and another:
This process is so fascinating -- layering and layering, letting the painting evolve in an organic way.  It's scary - but I'm loving it.  

What's scaring you these days?  What are you being brave about?

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  1. Jessica - welcome to the challenge! Love your autumnal pages - gorgeous colours. And your bloom True painting is fanulous!
    p.s. Wow, your girl can sing!!

  2. Wow.. I have so many things to say. I love the idea of the calendar. I love your colors; perfect for October. Your daughter is so talented; not a surprise with a mom like you. Love Crystal's song.. I loved her on "Idol"... and finally your paiting from Bloom True.. just beautiful!!! See you soon.

  3. Welcome to the calendar challenge Jessica!Love your vibrant October spread!! Your Bloom True paintings look fabulous-sooo many layers of colors! I'm going to check out the new challenge links.

  4. Your calendar project is awe-inspiring, Jessica! And I absolutely love what you did with the Scrapping the Music challenge this week!

  5. Awesome!! Your art is breathtaking here!

  6. So much great eye candy here on your blog, Jessica! Love your calendar page and your paintings, too. I'm linking to you tomorrow with my FFF piece. Have a great night!

  7. Great pages! Love your paintings, too -- the emerging goddess figures. -- (I'm a lapsed lawyer, too! -- seems to be quite a few around these days).


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