Category Archives: Lifebook

Lifebook 2015 – The End

It’s been such a big year for me artistically.  I joined Lifebook 2015 in January and followed along all year.  I took several classes from Jane Davenport.  My art was featured in a public show.  And I sold several pieces! … Continue reading

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Lifebook – Goddess Minerva

This week’s lesson:  paint your goddess of choice.  This is the Roman goddess Minerva (Athena in Greek mythology).  She is the goddess of wisdom, medicine and craft.  She is also a warrior goddess.  This was my first version.  I think … Continue reading

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Lifebook – Hamsa Protection Symbol

Great bonus lesson this week with Rachael Rice.

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Lifebook – Portrait and Collage

Week 22 with Jeanne Oliver.  Use a photo to draw a sketch.  Then collage and paint.  It doesn’t really look like Dylan, but I’m happy with the results.  Not sure I have the attention span for the collage, though.

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Lifebook – Mark Making

This lesson was all about just using different items to make freeform marks.  No pre-thinking about layout, colors, etc.  I just grabbed the colors that spoke to me at the moment and used a pallet knife and big round brush … Continue reading

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Lifebook – Stamping Shadow and Light

This lesson was very fun because it involved carving our own stamps.  I’ve carved stamps in the past, so I got to revisit how fun it is.  I ended up using the stamp in the background of my piece and … Continue reading

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Art Journal – Painting Faces with Tamara

More face painting with Tamara Laporte. She looks a little like a Disney princess, but she was really fun to do.  And great practice on shading faces, which is a challenge.

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