Friday, February 18, 2011

Finished M3 Course Angel

I am thoroughly enjoying my Magical Mythical Makings (M3) class, but I have gotten a bit behind on the schedule.  Luckily, it's a self-paced course, so it's all good. 

I shared my Goddess a little while ago, but I also wanted to share my Alphonse Mucha-inspired Angel.  Prior to this course, I had never heard of Alphonse Mucha, but I quite like his style.  See some google images of his work here.  Notice the ornate backgrounds, the architectural-esque (is that even a word?  lol) elements, the intricate loveliness....well, my description doesn't do it justice.  Go google him!

This piece is on 11x15 watercolor paper.  It is truly mixed media....and I say that because I pretty much used everything but the kitchen sink to create this, lol.  Some of the materials included watercolor crayons, acrylic paint, stamps & ink, gold leaf, oil pastels, prismacolor markers, and loose confetti-type stuff. 

The theme for the week was unconditional love and protection.  I'm pleased with how the piece conveys that feeling to me.  See what you think:

Somewhat unrelated, I discovered JoAnn's Fabrics store today.  OMG, I LOVE that place.  I went there during my lunch hour today and got so wrapped up in shopping heaven that I was almost late going back to work.  :)  I can already see that I'm going to have to enter that store with a budget in mind.  My sewing adventure is going well.  I have many plans, lol.  I'm really enjoying learning to sew, and it has opened up all kinds of crafty ideas and notions for me.

Happy Friday everyone, and hope you have a lovely weekend planned!



Bonnie Rose Bryan said...

Your painting is so sweet! I love the jewel tone colours, and all of the sparkly bits <3

Joy said...

Thank you Bonnie Rose!! she was a lot of fun to create. :)


Briarwood Miniatures said...

Love your painting, Joy. And JoAnn's? OMG, I can't go in there without buying a ton of stuff. I have to pace myself, lol.


heather noye said...

omg i LOVE this! It came out fabulous!! And I love the pinks and purples. :) my kind of colors! heh

Joy said...

Thank you so much Cia and Heather!! :)