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Friday, 17 June 2011

Paint Party Friday


Hello my fellow PPF friends. I think I saw most of you all last week and I found out so much and I wrote some ideas down to try in the future as well. I have some news I want to share with you as well..... I will be starting my journal challenge in July, (my Birthday month). I am so excited about this. It will be one challenge per month so plenty of time. If any of my dear followers knows how to make a blog button so we can spread the news I would be so grateful to the person that can help with this. Any way back to painting. This week, practically everything I have done has had paint on ;0) and that's such a good thing. This is page 3-4 of my altered baby board book Pg.1-2 can be seen here and the front cover is almost ready to. Gosh did I have fun with this.


The girl in the orange is a representation of me in high school and part of my healing process was to think of a child hood trauma and make a positive thing instead. So I went for my bullying experiences, this effected me in many ways, I was lonely, alot of the time and had many negative things said. So this spread is me having lots of friends and having trust & love. Although it was sad to think of the sad times as a child, I was really made happy by giving the younger me lots of friends ;0) And I am really happy with the painting parts of this so much.

 
I can't Thank Tam and her Free Class enough. I feel I am really getting the hang of painting these little Wimseys. I have talked about this so much if you want any information just click the links (in side bar as well) So I altered the back ground of the book and then sketched and painted the figures on water colour paper and cut them out and stuck them on and added more paint and inked some stamps up and just had lots of fun creating this. Thank you for stopping by and any comments you have left I will be visiting lots of you again soon Love Dawn xx

20 comments:

Fallingladies said...

so cute! and I like your idea of journal challenge. Just hope I have time for stopping by!

The WoodWife said...

This is really beautiful and actually very healing for you to do this!! Happy PPF!!

Gerri Herbst said...

So very sweet and beautiful. It is wonderful that your art can heal too. There is so much power in it. Happy PPF.

Pointy Pix said...

this is just lovely! I love the whimsical style and I think it is a great idea to use art to change an element of your past that you were unhappy with.

Christine said...

nice that you drew positive inspiration from a sad past.

EVA said...

Very very pretty. Reframing negative experiences in a journal is a great idea!

Melodie said...

Great pages Dawn....love that you took the negative experience and changed it...by giving yourself lots of friends.........and you DO have lots of friends...cyber friends!!

craftytrog said...

This is wonderful therapeutic art Dawn! x

Netty said...

Loving the little whimsys and so glad you are healing through your art Dawn. Happy PPF. Annette x

BahamaDawn said...

i love your journal pages!! and i look forward to your journal challenge in july....would love to join in! my birthday is in july as well! happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Very whimsical. I love your style. Great work Dawn. Happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Your girls are whimsical and enchanting. Keep on creating them and enjoying the process too. Best wishes and HAPPY PPF!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant such a great idea,hun,brilliant really hope to be able to join in with this hun thanks for the inspiration hugs cherylx

ruth said...

These characters are lovely. Thank you so much for the comment you left on my blog!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a beautiful idea to help with the healing process- you've go my wheels turning with ideas....
And the painting is beautiful too- I love each of their individual expressions and colors!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

brendathour said...

You created such beautiful and fun girls! Kids can really be nasty can't they? So can some adults. Hugs to you and happy PPF!

Giggles said...

So sorry you were bullied. Your girls are so lovely! Very pretty and love the colors you used too!
Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

~*~Patty S said...

these pages are SO special in so many ways dear Dawn...I am sorry for your childhood trauma...but just look at the great artist you have grown up to be...haha on all those silly people that missed out getting to know you too while you were young

you make me want to paint again too!

Happy Sunday dear one!
oxo

Nicola said...

Aww these girls are lovely! Really love their little faces and that they are holding hands, sooo cute! I think a lot us can relate to how you felt at school. It's good that you found this healing :0)

JeanFB said...

*gasp*! These pages are absolutely stunning, Dawn! Wow! You are an extremely talented artist in so many ways.... so fun to visit you. :)