if you know me, you know i love to host creative challenges! this time i am going about it in a different way...i'm using facebook's groups feature.
i challenge you to create 40 portraits. there is no time limit (although i suggest you try to work/play daily). just number them and share them with the group. i also suggest you set up an album in the photo section to showcase your photos. all mediums welcome. WE CAN DO THIS! we will g-r-o-w! can't wait to see what is made!
anyone is welcome to join in the fun! are you ready for transformation?! commit to 40 portraits and watch your artistic process evolve :)
if you have been wanting to take my portraits and papers workshop but just haven't had the $, now might be a good time for you to look into it! the workshop is being offered for only $40 at the trodden path. i plan to do a new workshop in 2014 and will no longer be offering the p&p workshop then but if you are already a member or sign up now you will continue to have unlimited access to all the material indefinitely :) please stop by and have a look http://thetroddenpath.ning.com/group/portraits-and-papers
good morning! today i am offering 25% everything in my etsy shop. i will be doing packaging and shipping today so if you purchase something, it should go out in the mail by tomorrow. just use the coupon code FRIDAY25 at checkout :)https://www.etsy.com/shop/janespakowsky
i love to stop and photograph my work along the way. this seemed to be a good place to pause and step back. i'm pretty happy with how its turning out so far too :) it might be difficult to tell but i am painting on half of a round table top.
i've done this before and i think these make for great paintings to hang above doorways.
maybe if i work hard i will be able to share the finished piece tomorrow.
also, i just created an art doll portfolio on pinterest showcasing many of my dolls. some date back to 2007! you're welcome to come have a look. they are quite a bunch of characters if i do say so myself!
i've decided that my first blog post here at my new blog should be about my latest project and what's been on my mind...PAPER WREATHS!
i remember seeing these years back and thinking they were cool but being too busy to figure out how to make them. this year i came across this article showing how to make 88 different wreaths and went straight to the paper ones. i also watched a few videos on youtube and found this one to be quite helpful:
in the end, i kind of mixed and matched the instructions i had read and watched and came up with what you see above. i think they will make great christmas gifts for my friends and family. boxing them up for shipping will be a bit of a chore but i'll figure it out.
just thought i'd share this stuff in case you want to try one too. some friends and i are getting together in the near future to have a wreath making get together. maybe i'll take photos or make a video if they'll let me :)