Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Cloaked in Darkness

Friday, December 7, 2012

☆ Cloaked in Darkness

I am not sure if I shared this with you all before the start of AEDM, but I don't think I did. If I was a good blog hostess, I would check, but I am too tired + lazy to do so. Apologies if you've already seen it, but on the other hand, I really like this journal page, so maybe its worthy of a potential second viewing!


I have a couple of works in progress on the go. Just bits and pieces, our house is full of works in progress, and I am working on a very large piece that will hopefully be just right for our bedroom, but I am never sure of how it will fit until the very end.

Have you ever decided to paint/ create something on a large scale for yourself? I would love to hear your stories! I did one last year, and in the end I hated it so much that I have hidden it away in the depths of our garage to become a one day project.  I might share a bit more on that next week!!

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48 comments :

  1. Oh, I have such a desire to work on a large canvas, but I think I'm intimidated. I'm just going to have to push through that and give it ago. This journal page is stunning...love the dark background.

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    1. I think that is the only way Janice - My husband noticed the canvas sitting there still and told me to just put something on it already - anything. So I did and it really helped! Thanks for popping in x

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  2. Your use of black here is beyond amazing! The wonder in her eyes, the glow on her cheeks! Wow! Happy PPF!

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  3. This one is new to me so maybe you didn't show it before? Green and gold together are always good companions.

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    1. They look stunning together don't they! Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. This one is new to me too. I love it...it speaks to me. I suffer from depression and anxiety so I often feel cloaked in darkness. I think I've mentioned before that I love stars and star gazing (although it's difficult near a big city) is one of my coping methods that I turn to most often. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Dawn - Thank you so much for sharing your story. I love to star gaze too, which is why stars feature so much in my art I think, although I don't take the time to do it much these days, but when I do, the sense of hugeness, and the unlimited space is so inspiring. Take care x

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  5. Beautiful journal page- I love the words you put with it!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  6. She is wonderful. Love the idea of scattered with starlight. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks Marji - that really appeals to me too! x

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  7. Striking, the bold black really makes it special and of course the whole concept is fabulous!

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  8. Love how her eyes and face are still illuminated despite the darkness.
    Exquisite!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. New to me too and I totally love it.... the back blackground is perfect with the face...

    I started on a canvas that was to be for me (my first canvas) but I never like how it turns out and always end up painting over it....

    Fourth time lucky?

    Karenx

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    1. Thanks Karen - I know what you mean. I have this expectation and then feel really let down by the result. But I never feel this way with a journal page, so maybe I should think of a big canvas as playing, rather than serious painting! I would definitely paint over it, I have done that to quite a few lately, and it is so empowering! Good luck! x

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  10. Stunningly done ~ love the eyes so expressive ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ~ 'artmusedog' ^_^

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  11. i absolutely love her luminous eyes looking out from the darkness! stunning!

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  12. Terrific spread, very magical. Happy PPF, x

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  13. I absolutely love her against the black-stunning! Happy PPF!

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  14. I love these beautiful big eyed girls! I have yet to attempt a large piece, I find the smaller ones intimidating enough right now...maybe someday.

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    1. Thanks Deanna. I think you will get there - It took me a long while to even contemplate doing a canvas bigger than A4 size x

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  15. Love your painting of the gorgeous eyed girls. You are very talented.

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  16. Lovely! Love her green eyes!

    I've never painted anything really big. I think the largest canvas I've done is 24 x 36. I've done so many layers and I'm still not happy with it. It's been resting for months now, but I think I know where I want it to go next.

    Best of luck with yours!

    Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Anne.

      Sometimes I think it takes a while - I had a canvas in my studio that sat there for nearly a year before I finished it. It was only that a friend was interested in buying it that I pulled up my big girls socks and dove in! x

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  17. Love the black and her eyes are adorable. Happy PPF!

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  18. Love her huge eyes. The words are awesome! I've never painted anything too big, the biggest I made is on the dining room wall, which is fairly large. I would love to one day do a mural.

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    1. Thanks Denise - I would love to do a mural one day too! But I am not sure of what or where or how.... x

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  19. Love your work, she looks great on a dark background with such big green eyes. I would love to do something large scale

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  20. Your girl looks so amazing and I simply love that dazed look in her eyes !

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  21. Your girl is wonderful. I did paint something big - which unfortunately was on large watercolor paper and I had to have framed (expensive). This is my blog post on it. It will go (when I get around to it) over my couch in the living room. I still like it - but never planned to do this large work to hang. If I had - I probably wouldn't have liked it at all!

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    1. LOL - I think I am the same if I planned to hang it before the painting of the canvas it would still be sitting on the floor! This time I am giving myself permission to just play! I have so many art works (not necessarily my own) that need framing, but you are right it is so expensive to do so x

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  22. Beautiful page! I love painting on big canvases. And I've learned in Flora Bowley's workshop that if you're not pleased with the result to just see it as another layer. And that's very freeing. You just keep painting until you like it ;-)

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  23. She is great! I love the black background!
    I would love to see your big piece... painting large is my favorite!

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