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Friday, August 9, 2013

☆ A Some What Successful Experiment [Friday Art]

Sometimes I am hesitant about taking risk when it comes to creating + my art.

I worry that an idea won't work + because the idea is just perfect in my head I don't want to spoil that perfect image by the reality.

That's a really sad statement.

While on my wee break I went through my dreams + goals that I made over the new year and I was really surprised to see that I could check off many of these goals (Yah Me!!) but there was one underlined so it would jump out of the page.

'Take more risks in my art'

And I hadn't done this.

So I went back to my note book full of crazy art ideas and picked one that seemed accomplishable, that if I spent very little time + the end was not what I wanted it would matter + that would be fun if it worked.

I picked one.

I wanted to paint a picture of a girl hidden by a veil. I wanted to paint the veil so that you could still see the emotion on the face, and I didn't want it to be technically difficult. And then I thought to get the texture I wanted maybe bubble wrap would work.

I didn't...

Well not really. Not like I had thought.

But it did give me a guideline + it did work out in the end + it was fun

So it was some what successful experiment.

And while I know this was a really safe risk, I needed to do a safe one first + I think I needed this to give me the kick to try a few more. Eventually you may see me take a really wild one!

Have you taken a risk creatively lately? I would love to hear how you kick yourself out there.

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Have a fabulous weekend



  1. The effect of the veil is beautiful and very different - good for you!!

  2. Wow, Kirstin, this is beautiful. The veil adds mystery to your outstanding painting.

  3. She is beautiful.... I'm not a great risk taker ... creatively or otherwise! but you have inspired me!

    Karen :)

  4. You go girl...I just can't even imagine anything you do NOT turning out beautiful. You just have this amazing style. You know I am one of your biggest fans...this blindfolded girl is gorgeously deep in thought! Sound familiar..??

    Not sure I take risks, I just do what comes to mind...or where the color takes me...probably why I only like a very few pieces!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. I think you did a brilliant job. :) It's the mistakes that always push us out of our comfort box. :)

  6. What a beautiful girl, I just love her!

  7. Beautifully done. I see an old fashioned woman wearing a hat veil. HPPF!

  8. Fantastic job, I wouldn't have the first idea how to make it that transparent and it worked so well. xox

  9. This is beautiful - the emotion on her face is so raw and the veil idea looks like it worked perfectly to my eye!

  10. I love this! The veil is amazing and so is the girl. I am not a risk taker but I am still learning and gaining confidence in my art. Each tiny step I take helps me to become braver and braver! Your work is wonderful.

  11. Love the technique you used for the veil! I think she's very beautiful and the expression is still so authentic. Happy PPF!

  12. Great technique, it has worked very well and the outcome is beautiful and emotive:) HPPF

  13. Love that girl with the veil. It works so well. I definitely need to take more risks -

  14. I think the bubble wrap was a great idea! Here's to more risk-taking!

  15. Lovely idea, looks beautiful and mysterious in a very cute way! <3

  16. This is so great, Kirstin! She is beautiful and the veil is great. Now that you've taken one bold step the next will be easier. We're here to cheer you on! xo, janice


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