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So I’ve been working on the first page from the Life Book class.

The next step was to do the shading for the face, something I had not attempted with color before.

I’m not sure I’m completely happy with it, but it was my first attempt and with everything, with practice I should improve.

Next came coloring the background and hair.

I still have some work to do on the page, like adding in some text and maybe texturing the background more. But for my first page, I’m happy. I can’t wait to see what we do in the next lesson.

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With my registration in Life Book 2012, I received access to at least one of Tam’s other classes. I piad a little more and picked 2 classes (ones that I been considering purchasing anyway). One of them was Fabulous Faces. The first week’s lesson was on drawing a front facing portrait. I had never attempted that (as this is really my first art courses of any sort). The eyes came out different sizes and the mouth is too big. And I’m not happy with my shading. BUT… this was my first attempt and I know that all of those things will improve with practice.

I’m very excited to be participating in Life Book 2012.  For the first week’s page, we’re celebrating our Goddess Superpowers.  Now part of the exercise involves drawing a 3/4 profile portrait.  Now, not having had any drawing or really any art classes even in school growing up, I’m not very confident in my drawing abilities.  But I followed along with the video and I’ll show you what I came up with.  Now this is not the one that will end up on the page, this is my practice drawing.  Drawing faces is something I really want to work on this year.

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My son turns 2 years old today.  My husband decided that we should take a little gift to each of the kids at the day care.  I picked up some plain colored bags and little stuff animals at the dollar store.  The coating on the bags was such that I couldn’t stamp directly on the bags.  I stamped each child’s name on cardstock and then attached that to the bags.  It’s very simple but I didn’t want the kids to fight over who got which stuffed monkey.

Taking on the challenge of blogging each day on my road of creativity.  I’m going to try to photoblog each day.  I may or may not explain my photos or just slap them up for you to see.  I’ll also be documenting as I take on art journaling.



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  • Nichole: thank you so much for the card! I got the Margaret Atwood one....which i love because she was one of my favorite authors i read in college!
  • Kimber: Great postcards! Love the variety of styles!
  • Carlin: I am the recipient of the non-pictured card! Using all different techniques is a great idea. I don't know that I could have managed it. I love how all