Thursday, September 8, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY SEPT 9

Hi Everyone!

Well this has been a week. All good! I am liking all this positive energy and happy things happening. With this ease I am feeling I have been creating art. For me there is a difference of "making" art and "creating art". Does that make sense? Being stressed to the max, worried about the things being thrown my way, and trying to take care of it all, simply lead to "manufacturing art"  Lately I feel like I have the spirit of art back in my soul and now I am creating again. 
so I can show you what I am talking about. 
Here are some of the faces I am creating every day this month.  
These are all graphite. 

Do you remember when I wrote saying I wanted to practice drawing hair. Well now I am.

Ears, they have always eluded me. 
I found a trick and now I think I am doing much better with them. 


Just letting go and letting the pencil guide. uuhhhh it's call no stress........


Learning how the pencil works with shading. Finding the darks and the lights.

Messed up on the eye, no worries, cover it with hair. 
Freedom to go with the flow. 

Another part of my happiness is meeting every month with the finest ladies in Florence. 
Tonight was bead night.
Florence Area Beaders. (FAB) Even though I can no longer bead
 I am still very much a part of this group.



 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

38 comments:

  1. Fab art and photos, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I need to take lessons from you in doing ears! These are great drawings.

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  3. Absolutely awesome portraits! The ears are great! On some my eye is drawn to the lips! I adore the hair over the eye! I'd say you created beautifully! I admire your ability with pencil!

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  4. Love your portraits, so much expression, and so much feeling in the eyes!

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  5. I know how you feel drawing with pencil - I just started pencil drawing again...it's been fun but so difficult! but it's more meditative than painting - you're closer, it feels that doing is more intimate...do you agree?
    Happy PPF!

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  6. Lovely drawing Nicole. You are so right about ears they are very difficult to get right. You have done a great job. Hair too is tough as often it can seem like a hat rather than something that is fluid and part of that person. You have done wonderfully well. Your practice is paying off!

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  7. You have come a LONG way Baby! Wow I am sooo impressed with your faces, ears and hair...WOW!! You are a fast learner...It's been such a joy watching you evolve..these faces are sooo amazing!! Yes I totally get letting it happen apposed to forcing it... I find my creativity is less satisfying when it's contrived, whereas letting it flow intuitively produces so much more joy! So happy to see your heart smiling on the page once again!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. I like the differentiation of making art and creating art... very well put... glad you are feeling positive and you are making some fabulous work!

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  9. I love the positive energy flowing all the way through your post and your art. I agree there is a difference and I find that if things are off I find it hard to create anything and, Like you, I have no passion for just manufacturing art - it has to come from the soul. Your faces are fab, I particularly like the first one - her expression is wonderful.

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  10. nice faces,
    it is a wonderful idea to paint everyday a face
    i look forward to see more face

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  11. The "hair" drawings look wonderful. You certainly are a very versatile artist Nicole :) Love seeing all! Happy weekend and happy PPF! Erika

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  12. Wow Nicole-these portraits are wonderful!!! So much expression, and the details are super. Thanks for sharing and happy PPF!

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  13. Your 10 minute sketch is fantastic.

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  14. So fantastic facial expressions on the face.

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  15. Wow, you have hair mastered, (and ears for that matter). These are wonderful. Happy PPF

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  16. I know exactly what you mean Nicole... and I'm happy that you are creating. Your art gives off good vibes for sure.
    Great to meet up with creative friends too. Happy PPF to you :D

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  17. Portraits are NOT easy--but you make it look like they are! Have so much fun. xo

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  18. Beautiful drawings, Nicole!! I've seen them on FB already, but to view them all in one place at once makes a whole different impression. Wonderful!! And I feel the same about drawing ears... Yours look great! xoxo Silke

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  19. Wonderful drawings, Nicole! Creating from the heart sends good energy into the universe that comes back to you. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Happy PPF!

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  20. It sounds like you are in a great place right now and your drawings reflect that.

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  21. While we talked about your faces last night, NOW........take those individual faces in the last two pics and "cartoon" them. Use the predominating features and make some faces out of them. Just sayin'................ Donna

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  22. Wow! great hair. Happy PPF

    much love...

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  23. Love the way you are working on drawing hair.
    The beading group looks like a blast
    Happy PPF

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  24. beautiful work Nicole! Great ears too.

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  25. Good to hear everything is well again! I do understand what you mean with the difference between making and creating art. You captured that expression on the first lady's face beautifully. And a trick for drawing ears!?? Feel like sharing? ;-)

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  26. Wonderful sketches, Nicole. I find it takes such discipline to draw! But so worth it. How lovely you have a group to create with Have a lovely week. xo

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  27. Hi Nicole! Gerat faces and hair! What a great group to belong to. I also use to bead, not anymore, and that is why I think its fantastic to still belonging to the group. Happy PPF and have a Wonderful week! Hugs, Rasz

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  28. You are very good at your face Sketching!

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  29. Your faces are expressive and well done.
    Thaks for sharing the happy photos!
    Have a great weekend ♥

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  30. Hi Nicole...fantastic works..these are all stunning and beautifully unique!
    Shine on!
    Victoria

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  31. glad you are back to creating again. And, yes, I know what you mean :) Creating is much more fun and pleasing. Love your hairstyles :)

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  32. Super fun to see all your drawings so far, all together! They all are really fantastic... keep up the good work! Your bead group looks fun... it's always nice to be around other like-minded art people. :D

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  33. Positivity is contagious! :) I'm curious about your ear trick!

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  34. Yes, there is a difference between creating art and making art! I understand! You are doing amazing with your art! Yes, tell us about the ear trick! Love the group you are involved in! Big Hugs!

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  35. You have captured the hair perfectly.

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  36. OMGosh I love the expressions on their faces. . .the ears are fine. Whenever I had issues with the faces, I took the one part I had problems with and went to bed thinking about nothing but drawing that particular part. It took about a week, but I got it. Amazing what we think up to get it right. Blessings, Janet

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