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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

When your life is in pieces...

Sometimes life can be a real pig!! No matter how you try (so we are told) you can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear....
but you can make art from a piggy puzzle!
The theme this week over at The Game Challenge is "Name That Tune...", use musical script in your project.
So I started by covering the puzzle pieces with music paper :D I used the reverse of the puzzle pieces, just in case the image showed through...
and painted the frame a lovely crimson pink/red.
When dry, I started drawing straight onto the pieces with graphite and watercolour pencils.
Building depth with layers of water colour and pencil, and adding brown paint with a dry brush to the frame.
Tarted the frame up a bit with some Inca gold, and highlighted the image with souffle gel pens.
Adding a layer of satin varnish "pushed" the image back into the paper, and drew the musical notes out, making the piece much "richer" :D
To remind me..."When my life is in pieces...I should still sing from the heart", because it makes me happy :D
Why not join in with the Game Challenge....no real rules...just follow the theme, oh and obviously, it has to be a never before blogged project.
Enjoy :D XXX
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12 comments:

  1. GINA DAH LING!!! I LOVE this, and your attitude!
    You so rock my friend!
    Thanks for joining us at THE GAME :)
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  2. Oooh I love this so different, thanks for joining us at the game. Hugs Sara part of design team for the game.

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  3. Love the theme behind this piece! I was wondering.... Are you still wearing your dreads? Thanks for your positive recovery wishes!

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    1. Not really...my hair is so fine they keep falling out...but I MUST do something with it, it's so boring!!!

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  4. That's a fantastic idea, your pig puzzle turns out wonderful.

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  5. Wonderful altered art and a fabulous painting.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  6. Wow this is awesome! So impressive! :)

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  7. Gina, you always make me happy! Seriously!!! I love your art! I love your mind! You have a beautiful soul! I look at the art journal you gave me, almost everyday! And, as you know, I have the crow woman you drew, framed, and it is right beside me, as I type ;o) Thanks for being you!

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  8. She has such a pretty mouth... let her sing indeed!

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  9. So very original. Love your little singer. xoDonna

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  10. WOW !! Gina that is BRILLIANT !! Love your creativity my friend
    hugs June xxx

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  11. Oh so lush! I love the puzzle base very clever Dxx

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