Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Garden Fairy, Lifebook 2018 no 2

Hello friends, before I share today's piece I woudl like to welcome all the new followers who have joined me since the beginning of this year. Thank you so much for joining me here. I also want to thank you for your kind comments on my previous page.

Today I am ready to share my next page, which is more coplex, though using many similar techniques. Again I can't really share them, as they are part of the Lifebook 2018 classes, but as you can probably see I have stepped right out of my usual comfortable colour scheme....
I love painting these kind of semi realistic portraits, but always have a hard time showing them, as there is so much I still need to learn, but of course, that is partly what this journey is all about.
I also attempted some hands (so hard) and my little bird, part of my chosen theme for this year, makes an appearance again too.
I am not really into "cute", but I do love whimsical, so a few whimsical houses make an appearance also....
And finally some stars in the background, I love stars, they did not quite come out the way I wanted, - but so be it.
Well there you have it, - I followed some of Tamara's example but then pretty much went my own way, just using her techniques for inspiration.

So that's it, my garden fairy, who is meant to be my muse for the coming year, whether she will or not will remain to be seen, - but one thing is certain, I am really enjoying Lifebook, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some new art inspiration this year.

I am linking this piece to Art Journal Journey were this month's theme is "New Year New Adventures"
Thanks for coming by like always, and happy creating!
xxxxx

24 comments:

Bev. Wilson said...

Beautiful work, Astrid! :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

This is absolutely stunning Astrid. I adore her face and hands, the little bird too. The colours are gorgeous. Tracy x

Valerie-Jael said...

Your garden fairy is really delightful, love her. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your new creations. Hugs, Valerie

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Love it!!

Kate said...

I have never done Life book but have heard a lot about it lately. Your fairy is so lovely and detailed. You must have put a lot of work into this page. Gorgeous!
Kate

Rita said...

Stunning work Astrid. Lots of interest going on in this beautiful page. Keep on enjoying it too. Hugs Rita xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

She is beautiful Astrid, I would have loved to have signed up for the Life course this year. Tam is a BIG inspiration to me and I can see her influence has rubbed off on you, I'm so glad you have shared with us all, it's a lifelong struggle to me to share my *Designs from Scratch* with the world.
You should enter her into the Paperbabe Stamps she would be very much at home there.
Warmest wishes Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful Astrid. The hands did come out fantastic. Mine look like claws. :) I'm with you, a little whimsy is always a joyful thing, and your page is quit joyful on this cold Wednesday morning. Thanks for joining us at AJJ! have a great day. Hugs-Erika

Mrs.B said...

This is beautiful Astrid, she has such a serene face.
Avril xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, that's such a beautiful painting that you created! There are so many lovely details, everytime I look at it I see something new 😉. Your garden fairy is such a beauty with her mesmerising eyes, and the background is lovely with the collaged papers showing through 😁. I adore your little bird with the crown too! Wishing you lots of fun and creativity on your new adventure, Happy Wednesday! J 😊 x

Patty O'Malley said...

This page featuring your garden fairy is so beautiful, Astrid. Love the whimsical touches!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

In my mind all turned out absolutely beautiful - her face, her hands .- the bird and also the houses. You are on a wonderful journey with your art always and I think we will see many more fantastic pages - at least I would love to see many of them! Just BEAUTIFUL Astrid and I appreciate it so much to see this wonderful page linked to Art Journal Journey! ♥♥♥
Thank you!
oxo Susi

Julia Cotrim said...

Astrid I really like what you just created! Adorable! :)

Meggymay said...

She looks really beautiful Astrid, the eyes are so expressive. I spent ages looking at the page to take in all the wonderful details you added.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Astrid, I cannot give you enough praise for this gorgeous portrait, she is stunning and I love those whimsical houses and the beautiful butterfly and bird. Well done with the hands too, they look amazing!! You are such an inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a stunning painting. I am very impressed, especially since drawing and sketching are not in my wheelhouse. I'm in total awe. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous journal entry with us at Art Journal Journey. It's a beautiful entry.

pearshapedcrafting said...

You have created such a beautiful image - she looks so serene! Love the additions too! Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Absolutely amazing work Astrid! This piece has such an ethereal feel to it. The amazing blend of colours in the background, the textured stars, the florals, and of course that wee birdie on her shoulder. A truly magical work of art! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

Just beautiful Astrid and her hands are amazing- well done you!
Jackie xo

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid what a beautiful ard work, I really love the design and the colours that you have used, fantastic!!!

Have fun!
Maria

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Angela Radford said...

Just adorable and brilliantly worked xXx

butterfly said...

I hope her rainbow positivity will continue to bring you inspiration all year. Looking forward to following your adventures in the LIfebook.
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Congratulations on your Paperbabe challenge win Astrid, she is positively beautiful.. Tracey DT x

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