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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Before and after art play

Happy 6th Birthday!
Paint Party Friday
"Smitten!" Another completed page in my art journal!
 On a  mission to complete several art
 journals I've been revisiting old pages filled
with colour. I managed to lift this couple
using charcoal pencil from  background
  lines within the paint! Visiting an old page
after a long break can help you see things
with new vision! 
Intuitive sketch as these two emerge from the paint!
The creative well is ever expanding! Digital creativity
opens up the spectrum to so many new avenues 
artistically! A few weeks ago I enjoyed taking bits and 
pieces from former work and piecing it together 
to make patterns!
Before photo of an old painted shoe.....
I have always loved making patterns, but don't do it enough.
Originally I was just  making a bunch of background pages,
when my  imagination  took me down a different road!
After digital finagling into a new pattern
What a surprise when I made this pattern from a piece of
an old shoe painting and mixed bright background! Using
old work to make something new opens the spectrum
to even more unique pieces!  After I created this piece
I just happened to be on the Anthropology website and
saw a couch with a similar pattern in a different colours!
Of course it wasn't my style of couch because I prefer
plainer  couches to pair with vibrant art!
Then I  digitally cut bits from this former painting to  get
a new pattern! What fun I had! Just playing with patterns!
After I  took bits from the above painting! Resizing and distributing!
As you can see by the below pattern not everything turns out
well! Some bits are best  left with the original artwork!!
Not liking this pattern....however the experimenting is fun!!
The following gals were created with inktense 
 colour blocks used with a brush and water!

Then I cut them out digitally
  and placed them on a digitally
 coloured background!
Each character was so fun to make 
as I stretch my creative wings! 
I originally had the faces full of lines,
to make the women seem older, however'
Cupcake insisted lines on the lady below
 were too  much like a goatee! So I tried to
digitally fix them!
Lines are still there but a bit fainter!! All these
characters are just play, with me going a 
bit out of my box!
Notice they are all wearing red!

I added some digital font to celebrate International Womans Day!
Using part of a Lyric from my era when woman rose up for
issues they continue to fight for today! 
Still playing with these fun images! I copied them to make it seem 
like a crowd! I have often used old paintings and bits from others as 
a starting point for a digital card.  Marrying painted art and digital 
skills leaves no limits to what the imagination can muster!
Do you ever use bits and pieces of your old 
art to make new creations?


Christine said...

Lovely art this week Giggles, funky and colourful!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely art again. Working digitally is fun, I enjoy it, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

Happy PPf Birthday Giggles!!!
With all of your beautifully colored artwork you have truly made it very festive indeed!!!

Big Hugs

peggy gatto said...

Oh my I am loveing your charming characters, totally clever, original and fun!!!

Lynn Cohen said...

You are so very clever and creative! I love how you used your older art to make new art. And the patterns rock. So do your women in red celebrating International Women's Day. Bravo you! I can't think of when I have done that, making new art from old, perhaps in an assignment once or twice in Sketchbook Skool. I am doing something "old", as in something I haven't done in five years, again now. I am quilting! Making a lovely quilt with colorful fabrics for my grand daughters up coming wedding gift. I can't post about it anywhere else that she might see, so I am telling you, as I know you can keep my secret. (smile) Have a wonderfully creative week.

BrownPaperBunny said...

That's very cool, I've actually just been doing a similar thing...going back through old sketchbooks and adding to drawings or paintings I wasn't too fond of.

Clare Lloyd said...

Always such great colour in your art work

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh ! Amazing art this week Sherrie!
You are such a talented woman and artist!
Happy Birthday PPF for you -
always great to hear PPF gets a year older since Art Journal Journey is exact the same age as PPF - it got online in March 2011...oh my gosh!
I never had imagined that it will get so popular and that it would bring so much friends of art for me.

Sue (this n that) said...

You've had a fabulous time creating - great how your revisit found that couple ... they were biding their time waiting for you!
Those patterns are beautiful and the ladies so gorgeous. I like the "Hear me Roar" piece.
In answer to your question, I go back to my old paintings and enjoy adding more... ha ha, I hadn't finished them back when I thought I had!
Always lots of fun to visit your spot Giggles. Cheers now and Happy PPF :D)

sirkkis said...

The old sketches really gave a succesful boost.
Ive done the same thing somtimes.
Have a delightful PPF Birthday party♥

inkslinger said...

I haven't been around much lately, but glad to see you're keeping at it. I like working with patterns too. Yours are great and just adore the way you use colour.

NatashaMay said...

Love what you're doing with the old pages. :) Your painted women are awesome!

Faye said...

Such a great post today, Sherrie. I loved the "hear me roar" phrase. I often use it even today! Your digital enhanced art looks great. Sure looks like you had a ball doing them. I think the patterns are what really impress me most this post. You have a unique talent in creating them. Very pretty designs.

Granny Annie said...

You are definitely talented in your creativity. Both with words and with art.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You are always so clever and talented. Taking the old and making it new. Love it. Have a great weekend.

SLScheibe said...

Yay for using old work to create new work! I think it's an inspired thing to do and love doing the same. I often use the clipart I sell in my own art journals.

I love your painted women! They're fabulous and fun! I went on strike though I work at home for myself so it was easy for me. :)

Susan said...

When your creative juices are flowing, it is good news for us. Your courageous ladies in red are wonderful. Happy PPF

leekrek said...

love this page good idea about going thru the art journal

Linda Kunsman said...

You are SO good at coloring and combining your art pieces with digital play! fabulous pattern play and colorful art. Happy PPF and happy weekend too!

Indira said...

Lovely combination of hand painted and digital art. Sometimes, we surprise ourselves when we revisit our old work. Lovely sentiments Thanks for visiting my blog and for the thoughtful comments.

carol l mckenna said...

Power to your ladies and you truly are a wonderful colorist artist ~ delightful creations ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I love your painted ladies!
So neat how you mixed things up to make something new.

Faye said...

A PS to my earlier comment... I also am not doing a bag a day in the purge. But I am working on decluttering every day. That counts for a lot, I think. Wednesday I took 2 bags and a basket of silk flowers to Salvation Army and today I took 4 bags of clothing and household stuff plus 3 boxes of glassware to Goodwill Industries. It feels good to get rid of excess things.

gillena cox said...

You had a lot of fun, and it was fun for me viewing too

happy PPF


June Walker said...

I love the group of women... Roaring!! Also adore the elephant header! I would like to look over my old art and upgrade it...but I am too lazy to fetch it down from the top of the wardrobe!! Happy ppf.

denthe said...

Wow Sherrie, you creative mojo has come back with a vengeance! Love everything you've been experimenting with! Do you make your patterns with a certain program? They're looking fab! As well as your inktense ladies. Love the "hear us roar"! :-) I use old art all the time to make new creations. And once I start with digitally altering things it can get quite addicting. If only a day had more hours .. ;-)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I can tell you had fun playing with all these digital possibilities, and they're all great! I don't play enough with digital media for some reason. Blessings!

Tammie Dickerson said...

So cool! I have barely delved into the world of digital art! You have a great handle on it! Have a great week! :)

Carol said...

Great pieces today!!! I might use pieces from old art to make new on occasion. I don't do anything digitally though... to much for this old brain to figure out. Plus with my eyes I have to restrict my screen time more now. :( I always love what you do with your digital art though ♥

NatureFootstep said...

I love the first image. Not sure why but it is friendly :)

Laney said...

Love your international women's piece and your blog header is super sweet and happy!.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such fun artwork Giggles! Happy PPF!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I very much like your shoe painting! I think it can be fun to revisit older works sometimes too.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is so much fun! I love them all!

Janet said...

You are so talented and so creative! I love how you take bits from one thing to create something totally new. Love all the ladies wearing red.
Hugs to you!!

Lucy said...

Giggles 10.0 going digital! amazing creations! I LOVE your roaring women! the lines look perfect! You are always moving forward with your artistic abilities Miss giggles! SO fun to witness! I have used bits and pieces of Older writings to get creative with a new idea. that's art! yea? haha Maybe I can use that idea with haircutting too! love u xox

JKW said...

I love the idea that everything old is new. I love the patterns you have created. Blessings, Janet

Alexandra MacVean said...

Awww these are so sweet! I can tell you enjoy doing your art. Fabulous! :)

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