Thursday, March 1, 2012

PPF: Faces 18-21 (and stamp give away winner)

It's the first Paint Party Friday of March, and I'm posting the last of my faces from the 29 21 Faces Challenge run in February by Ayala.  I really like this one - I think she'll be a recurring figure in my art journals.  The journaling is a letter to my daughter, inspired by the song "I won't give up on us" by Jason Mraz. (Don't know who Jason Mraz is? Check out my friend Carrie's blog, and you'll become a fan).  By the way, thanks so much for all your good wishes last week on parenting a teenage daughter.
Things definitely are getting better with her, although since she's so much on my mind, she keeps popping up in my art journaling. This page is called "learning to fly," and I enjoyed incorporating some rubons and drawing on a piece of patterned paper.
But not all my faces are serious. Here's a quirky pair that I made using the water color technique I learned in the 101 Faces class. Except that I used acrylic paint instead.  It was a little more difficult to get a result I liked.  But of the ten face blobs I started with, these two managed to capture my imagination:
I call them Guido and Sluggo.  I'm sure they have a story to tell.
Finally, my last face for the month.  
It's an art journal page. Acrylic paint with rub ons. Not sure where the inspiration came from, but I ended up liking the strength and confidence in it.
Although I only managed 21 faces, instead of 29, I'm really glad I participated in the challenge and really appreciate the inspiration given by Ayala, as well as the opportunity to meet some new blog friends. And I'll definitely keep drawing faces in my art journals and other places. If you want to check out some of the other 29 Faces artists, check out this link.
And, the other paint party participants are here.
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Finally, congratulations to Beverly of BEGlorious on winning my March Stamp Give Away!  Beverly, email me with your mailing address. If you would like to win some new or gently used stamps, check in on April 1 for the next set.

39 comments:

Amy said...

You have some beautiful journaling on your pages Rinda! Loving Guido and Sluggo!

Irene said...

Rinda, I love your journal pages. You give us a little peak into your world which makes me feel closer to you. I like the quirky mixed with a little life.

Lizzie said...

This is a great way to keep a journal - so personal and also colourful!
Thanks for sharing your great "Faces" with us - and the lovely journalling. I hope your young lady appreciates what a lovely mom she has (sure that, in her heart, she knows that, but it can be hard when you're growing fast...) No, don't give up on her - she is so worth the love and effort. Stand firm, pull her in close and tell her how much she is loved!
Even I am getting a bit of the "teen angst" from a certain young man - he has his "moments" for sure!
I love "Guido and Sluggo" (what names, Rinda!) and the Big Dog is so cool.
Have a great weekend! X

scrappyjacky said...

I just love Guido and Sluggo....though I'm a bit concerned about what their story might tell!!
Your journal page is beautiful as always.

Nordljus said...

Such wonderful faces, I really like the variety of expressions and techniques you used. And Guido and Sluggo are just fabulous! Especially love Guido's expression. He looks like an funny chap with lots of stories to tell! Happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

Congratulations on the February Faces challenge! You have such wonderful ones posted here! Glad to hear things are getting better with your teen.

Karen514 said...

The first one is so moving. Sarah and I went through a very difficult year when she was in high school. I remember it as if it were yesterday. In the end, of course, we worked through it all and the outcome was just wonderful, but the process was hard. Never give up is exactly the right motto! (And I got to use it again with Matt when he went through even more difficult times.)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Rinda ~ fun and creative art work ~ thanks ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^ ~

Alison said...

Great journalling Rinda...as parents, giving up is not an option..and you will both be so glad you didn't!
Alison xx

Debbie said...

Great job with your faces. I think it's wonderful that you did 21. Wow!!

carlarey said...

Oh, just imagine years from now when your daughter is grown and on her own, pulling out these journals and showing them to her. It will be an eye-opener for her, I'll bet. Especially if she has kids of her own.

Those paint splotch faces are such fun. Isn't great how much character can bubble up in them?

Sian said...

I see carlarey has already beaten me to it. That's what I was going to say! These pages will be so meaningful to Clara years from now. I'm sure of it

Gloria said...

Beautiful work Rinda. Glad you are so enjoying your new ventures. You go girl! Happy PPF

Mary C. Nasser said...

Nice!
Really like the second image with the lovely blue dragonfly in her hair. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful faces! I especially like the journal pages. Happy PPF!
Helen @ Natures Walk

MollyGirl said...

so much diversity in the style of your faces. love them!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Great Pages, I really like that quote "Run with the Big Dogs." Happy PPF! #20 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Some great pages here and love Guido and sluggo... laughed at the name sluggo though cause here in Queensland sluggo is a nickname for those awful tiny swimmers that men wear... and he looks nothing like that... lol xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I have really enjoyed seeing your faces and watching how your art work has progressed! And I love that you are journaling about your Clara and including her in your art. There's something very healing about all of that. I'm wondering, does Clara play with art journals at all? It might be a very freeing activity for her as well.

Sending you love and hugs (eh-hm...and birthday wishes!!!) xo

Jenny said...

Loved looking though your wonderful faces Rinda... your work is fabulous... so enjoyed the challenge too...

Hugs
Jenny x

NatashaMay said...

Those are great faces. :)Congrats to Bev for winning.

Anne said...

Ha! Guido's my fave!! Great faces & I'm sure there are some cool stories behind them.

Happy PPF!

EVA said...

It was a fun and challenging challenge, wasn't it! A great assortments of faces here.

I too will do more - but not for at least a few days! ;)

Daniele Valois said...

oh, fun fun. Like Guido!

Mommy2CVC said...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful and beautifully talented sister in law! I hope your day is everything you hope for and more! I wanted to get on here earlier, but life has been busy!!! Can't wait to hear if you got the camera, ring or both!!!???
Love You!!!!

Ayala Art said...

Oh my gosh Rinda... I went through that wiht my step girls and I have 2 teens now. Moms of teens have to have GREAT patience, that's just to survive!! But believe me, it gets better after the tornado years.... hugs!

Ayala Art said...

Ups, I forgot to say, I like very much your pieces, all the faces! Thanks for participating on the 29 faces challenge!!!

BlackPumpkin said...

They are so lovely! Great job!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so special! I like this!

Kat W said...

I really like the backgrounds you've created & the faces are full of fun character!

Kat :-)

*jean* said...

will you bind up a 'face book' now? tee hee...i have enjoyed visiting your faces here...especially like the background of the girl...happy weekend, rinda

Terry said...

Beautiful paintings, but I really love that background in the second picture! I just read your blog post about parenting! My son was the one who gave me a real run for my money. I think as a parent we want the best for our children, but they also need to find their own identity and at times the direction they chose is not the path we wish for them. Being a parent is the biggest challenge we ever face and I know you are a great mom!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Maria! Your journal pages are so sweet and I love how colorful and personal they are. Your faces are great and I love that expression of the little dog!

Happy PPF! ~ Jaime

JKW said...

I am liking the acrylics with rub-ons. Good work, love the faces and the pups. Blessings, Janet PPF

Anne said...

All faces are very original, but the last one, the dog is awesomely expressive! :))

Renee! said...

Hi Rinda! What I love about this post is the variety! Keep the great work! Have an awesome week!
PPF
Renee
xoxo

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Guido and Sluggo are so cool! They started from paint blobs? That sounds fun :)

Annabelle said...

Love Guido and Sluggo but my fav is the little dog....so cute.

Carrie Rosalind said...

Okay so I read this a while ago on my phone and completely forgot to come back and comment - sorry for the delay! :)

I LOVE your pages and am totally honored you linked to me in reference of Jason Mraz. :) Hope things with Clara are getting better - all moms and daughters go through it!