Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hi Everyone!

Happy Paint Party Friday everyone. Wow it is the last party of the year. I am wishing all of us the very best 2017. Let us accept all the love and joy we can and then share it with others. Let us show peace and acceptance through our art. Speaking of art here is a huge thank you to Eva and Kristen who gives so much in hosting our Paint Party Friday. In addition  thank you to all the artists who have encouraged me, blessed me, and have befriended me through this last year. My your lives be filled with happiness, prosperity and most of all love.

Here is this weeks art. 
I had fun in the art room this week.

Leather Sculpt cowhide with glass and shinny dicro lamb hide.
24x15x3" "Ring in the New Year" 
The glass hanging in the bowl is a chime when touched.

Leather over wood frame with protruding 3.D face. 
Acrylic paint and ink. 
12x12x1" No name yet, any ideas?

I recently took an online class where you are to let go and be free with brush and paint. I had this prepared canvas with molding paste texture. I use the line of the paste and went for it. I have had some very positive reactions with this and that surprised. Me. 

These are my sketches that I try to do everyday. Some are very fast quick draws. No this not Obama. LOL

I didn't quite capture the light and slight smile in this one.

 There is something about this lady that I love.

Finally this little girl. 

Bye for Now!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.


  1. Happy New Year Nicole! Here's to an amazing 2017! Sending you lots of love and blessings! I love your art pieces! That leather piece is WOW!! The painting with no name, love the colours! The name I was thinking is "Woman Of Light". I love your faces too! So much feeling in them! Excellent! Take care my friend!

  2. Thanks for your lovely pieces throughout the year and your visits with kind comments

    A happy and prosperous 2017 to you

    much love...

  3. I can't believe it's the end of the year already. Does time actually speed up the older you get?! Love your leather piece with the 3D face, that is really cool!

  4. Great portraits and I like your leatherwork.
    Happy PPF and have an awesome peaceful creative New Year

  5. Such wonderful variety in your work! Happy PPF and all the best for the new year!!

  6. You have done some wonderful art this year. Happy New Year! Hapy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

  7. Wonderful Art as always. The faces are very expressive and well drawn.
    Wishing you love, joy and peace for the New Year ♥
    Happy PPF, too ⭐

  8. I like your no-name drawing and your 'sketches' of faces and expressions have me in awe every time - awesome pictures!
    Happy new Year, Nicole!

  9. Add me to the positive comments on you molding paint texture painting. It jumps right out at me.

  10. What a wonderfully creative week, Nicole. Love all! The happiest of hew years to you.
    ~~ Irene

  11. wow these are all amazing !! Happy new for 2017 and HAPPY PPF

  12. you have been productive! Lovely work for the week! Happy New Year!

  13. What an amazing assortment of art this week! Some very unusual and interesting pieces. Happy New Year to you!

  14. Beautiful art! Have a wonderful creative 2017!

  15. What beautiful art! I love the sculpted face painting and you are doing some amazing drawings... Happy new year to you.

  16. You have been improving all year with your faces :) You should be happy with them

  17. haha, yes, I thought it was Obama :-) I love that leather sculpt with the chime. I'm crazy about chimes, love the sweet tinkling sound they make. Love the canvas with the protruding face too. Somehow to me it's a bit symbolic for what the world is going through right now. It's like the light coming through, but hesitantly. It's a bit hidden, but it's still there. Don't really know how to explain. Wishing you lots of light and creativity in the coming year, dear Nicole. Hugs ♥

  18. Just nipping in here Nicole to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and all the best for a creative 2017. Thank you for sharing your artwork throughout the year, helping inspire and leaving lovely positive comments on my blog :D

  19. I thank you very much for your dear wishes for the new year,
    Also for you health, happiness and much creativity.
    Until the new year all love
    Greetings from Germany

  20. Fantastic faces. . .I love the idea of the molding paste for texture. Always ready to try a new idea. I like the looks of it. Happy New Year and Blessing into the new year, Janet

  21. Happy new year, Nicole! Loving the diversity of creativity that you share.

  22. Nicole, your leatherwork is unbelievable! Gorgeous!You are talented in so many ways and I love visiting your blog to see what you are presently interested in. Your sketches are all great. I especially like the old lady with hot pink. You caught her expression perfectly. Thanks for visiting my blog. Entering PPF was an afterthought since I really didn't do much over the holidays.

  23. you are so good with faces and I am so happy you do the old ones. :) Love them.

    Happy New Year to you.

  24. Happy new year and many thanks for sharing your wonderful art this past year and hope that you will continue to do so in 2017 and beyond.

  25. Your faces are so incredible! Glad you found this medium that seems to bring you so much joy! You truly capture the essence of these faces!
    All the best for the new year!

    Hugs Giggles


I am sorry I had to put a word verification for my comments due to the unsightly spam comments against women. Please take the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you.