Monday, June 18, 2012

DEAR PRUDENCE ...choc chip mint for soc...




This is my take on the choc mint over at twinkly twinkle..thanks to the beautiful kristin for hosting the summer of colour...or SOC to we who play along...lol....to be honest I really don't like it at all and that's what i get for trying something different...the background is ok....it just looks sad and doesn't make me happy whatsoever....but i just showed my boys and they seemed to have thought it as great...so there you go...art is different to all who look at it...
i was going to do my usual face that i do and halfway through thought no...i'll try doing something a little different...i didn't want clean lines after all ...i used my fingers for this painting, except where i scratched the pencil onto the page to slighty define some of the features before i went crazy with the white and the glitter...you probably can't see it here...this is quite a dark piece for me to do...and i think i need to go and do a happy one now...lol...
thanks so much for all the wonderful comments from rainbow sherbet...seriously overwhelmed by your lovely words...
ok...until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx
ps...update...painted over the scary one and created the tree art....the scrapbook page is one of my favourites of the twins and thought it appropriate to put in with this weeks prompt...

48 comments:

missy k said...

You are funny!!!!

The face was deep! I like the tree better but it's good to try something different. I love your scrapbook page.... it's making me what to scrapbook again!

Thank you for visit and sweet comment btw :)

Shahrul Niza said...

Lovely different art work!. I especially love the journal pages, so subtle and quite mysterious too :). Hugs.

craftattack said...

The tree is great, bit I just LOVED the scary face! The LO is beautiful, too! Hugs, Valerie

helena said...

love teh girl peeping from behind the tree - so interesting to see how you changed one piece to something very different

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Loved all the three but the second is the best in my view... the last one I found it a bit scary at first and then I saw the veil of sadness to it...:)

Fishcake_random said...

It's intresting how some people have taken this weeks colours to be moody and dark and other as bright and peppy.
x x x

Marelize said...

Love your art work Mandy! Gorgeous layout and cute pic of your twins.
Take care. xx

Diana Taylor said...

Fantastic paintings - I love the face best - so mysterious.

Ana said...

It's amazing what art can do and show us. It's good that you know what the art is showing you and how it's making you feel. And at least you tried something different, so that is an experience itself. I look forward in seeing what else you have in store. Have a wonderful week and happy creations your way :) x

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous! I really love that layout. :)

Danni said...

I always love to hear about people's processes and thoughts about their painting, it adds a bit more dimension to the paintings. The girl was a bit on the melancholy side - I love that you brought something happy out of it at the end! That being said, I really liked the way you painted her. Maybe if she'd had a brighter color pallete she's have given off a different feel.

BJ said...

Lovely paintings and the scrapbook page is FAB. BJ

Ritu Dua said...

The mystery in her eyes adds to the charm!

Joyce said...

Great stuff, so different!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I think repurposing works is a great way to go. They do make wonderful backgrounds to build upon. Your tree turned out lovely. I really like the girl looking out from behind it.

Joanna said...

Loving the canvas (I actually liked the face but also like the tree with the little peeking cutie). The layout is beautiful, I ADORE that photo!

Diane said...

Oh--I DO like these colors and what you did with them---and both ways are beautiful--but you're right--make art that makes you happy--Love it all!

Kristin said...

xo!

JessiVille said...

Hi Mandy, Don't be afraid to try something new. My fairy I'm not done with yet is getting quite dark. I think that's why she's not done yet,lol. Your scrapbook page of the twins is spectacular! Love Dear Prudence too - both incarnations!

Jessi xox

WrightStuff said...

Dear Prudence.... I've got that song flowing round my head now... it's a brain worm ;)

I like the dark page - agree it's a bit sombre but it has real emotion to it. A clever piece.

Molly said...

the original face painting did have a bit of a macabre look to it. I like what you turned it into... amazing how the tone changed with so dramatically. and your journal page is sweet.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creations so very expressive ~ wonderful use of the Summer colors ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I must have seen it after the update, because I didn't think your art was dark at all. And I loved the scrapbook page, as well as the tree. So, keep it coming, please.

Lesley said...

Wow wonderful take this week Mandy.
The colours keep getting yummier and yummier.
Lesley♥

Christine said...

nice take on the theme Mandy!

Giggles said...

It seems that was a very brave painting for you! I like how it evolved! Sharing your process is always so cool to me!! It was very mysterious but that's how life is sometime. Creativity takes us on a cool path!! All of the pieces are very cool!!

Hugs Giggles

Jenny said...

Total LOVE Mandy... so much mystery and intrigue... really a deep and soulful piece... good on you for trying something different... and your beautiful layout is gorgeous...

Hugs
Jenny x

Helen said...

I like the sad rainy one!

Caz said...

This deffo reminds me of mint choc chip!

Sandi said...

Your range of projects was interesting to see and to hear what you were thinking. I like them all. And then to read the comments that came back to you.

Denise said...

Wow you were having fun,doing a lot of artwork.Nice job!-Denise

Denise said...

Wow you were having fun,doing a lot of artwork.Nice job!-Denise

Diana Evans said...

oh la la!!!! everything looks great with these colours!!!! love all of your works!!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I LOVE that layout!! The layers and butterflies are so pretty. It is amazing how my heart can skip a beat for paper. Lol!! :)

Kristin Aquariann said...

What diverse pieces! My favorite is the scrapbook page - it's so sweetly pretty.

-:¦:- Art Update: Mint Chocolate Chip -:¦:-

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love the freaky face one and the top work is quite stunning as well... you have been a bit of an over achiever this week I think...xx

denthe said...

I kinda liked your face! But the tree is lovely too, and your scrapbookpage looks wonderful!

Simona Cordara said...

All wonderful. The third one is amazing! Love the texture!

Jenxo said...

i quite liked the scary on but i love th elil gilr peeking out from behind the tree, kinda unexpected...:)

Jo Murray said...

Someone once said' there's no such thing as a bad painting, just an unfinished one'. If you're not happy with it revisit it later with some more paint.

Kathy said...

Beautiful scrapbook page.. love the scary face.. nice to step out and do something different though.. I do love the background.. and the tree is great..
xx

Virginia said...

Utterly gorgeous pieces of work - love them all!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Wow. I love it all, the last better. I stared at the "face" for such a long time. I'm glad you chose to do something different at the last minute, for it let out pure goodness ;-)

JansArtyJunk said...

The tree is fab...but ...Oh...the face is sooo mysterious!
Beautiful layout too!

Daniele Valois said...

The scrap page is fabulous Mandy! ...but I do love that twisted face...even if it's gone now!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I love this: the tree, the peeking face, the background full of swirl and color!

Nora CG said...

I adore the pages!!! The face is very mysterious!

Janelle said...

I like your girl before you painted over her, she is a bit creepy but cool too. I also love the tree with the peekaboo girl. Your scrap book page is wonderful too. I wish I had your talent while I work on my daughter's scrapbook for graduation.