Thursday, January 19, 2017

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY JAN 20

Hi Everyone!  

This has been a VERY busy week for me. Extra orders for people knowing I will be closed Feb.5 through Feb 20th. Cleaning house, cooking, art, art and more art. Plus our monthly bead gathering is at 3PM today instead of our normal 5PM, so baked a batch of cookies to share.  We are going to try and keep it at the 3PM time for the winter. 
It is just easier for driving in the rain. LOL

Thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday
 
I am really excited to share with all of you what I have been up to. As you know I have been working leather since I was a kid. Changing techniques and playing with different styles. You also know that long before zombies and skulls were in fashion I was in love with them. This comes from my dad. Anyway, this first piece is a leather molded skull with leather and ultrasuede flowers with moss. I am happy that the mold came out just the way I wanted with the mouth able to open. I have 5 more of these drying, of course they are all a bit different. I have decorating ideas popping out of my head for them.  
OK enough,  I have named her,
 "Shirley"





 
This is also something new that
I am experimenting with. I really like the effects



 Leather 3-D protruding face. 8x10"


Drawings for the week.



I had trouble with hair this week. 
Hey it is all a learning experience.

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

36 comments:

  1. Whoa, your leather sculptures are pretty spectacular!!!!

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  2. I am in awe of your amazing leather sculpted skull! The detailing and colors are just amazing. Blessings, my friend!

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  3. Interesting leather skull and face on canvas! I've never seen this before! Good to view!

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  4. Wonderful work, I like Shirley, she looks rather sweet. That looks like an interesting technique and great effect, I especially like the blue one, it has a sort of calm, underwater feel. I always find hair difficult to do too, drawing or painting.

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  5. Lots of interesting projects. Super sketches. Happy PPF

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  6. Fantastic work again. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  7. Hi Nicole, I do love your leather sculpts - so adventurous and colourful. Your experimental paintings are gorgeous. Happy PPF :D)

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  8. "Wanna go dancing" is my absolute favorite. Everything great.

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  9. you are on one big creative ride and thoroughly enjoying it I see! Lots of fab projects, and that first leather sculpture is totally amazing. Happy PPF!

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  10. Amazing art, Nicole. I so love your sketches. You do faces so beautifully.

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  11. Such talent all on one page ~ wow ~ love it all ~

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  12. Varied styles and wonderful expressive work! Love all your art - 3D face, experimenting effects, portraits, skull...everything!

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  13. lovely assortment of work this week Nicole, your portraits are wonderful.

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  14. Love the variety you always display in a week! I love the turquoise and black piece - love tree fluidity in it! Happy PPF!

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  15. Stunning post, Nicole. You are really creative and your art is very interesting.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  16. So much artistic beauty for PPF...I am in awe.
    You are definitely a multi-talented artist, Nicole.
    Your portraits are wonderful...I like their hair~

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  17. Wow Nicole, you are on a roll! So much art done! That scull is amazing, and your beautiful experiments have me wondering how you made them :-) Great characters in your sketches too!

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  18. My goodness, what an abundance of beautiful art Nicole! You are so full of creativity. I love the skull and the colored paint effects you are playing with especially.

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  19. I love that skull! It looks like something I am going to be doing when it gets warmer! It is where you take an old towel and soak it in some morter than drape it over a mold. It won't be as smooth as your skull-- but more bumpy and spooky looking :-) I have a pirate backyard... so I need a lot of skulls!

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  20. Oh you did some good hair ; the leather sculpture is very nice
    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  21. You seem to know so much already ... how much more can you stuff into your pretty head ... These are awesome. I didn't used to like skulls, (something to do with when I grew up, I guess), but they have grown on me as they seem to have on everyone else ... this is a pretty lady (skull) and I love all of your leather work as well. The paint is interesting ... much like a refined form of finger painting. Oh my, there are so many ways to be creative ... I wish I could touch on more of them. Great post, as always, Nicole ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  22. Wow Nicole! Amazing leather sculptures and skulls! Beautiful drawings too. And yes I want to go dance...who is the Head Northern Drum???? Big hugs, Rasz

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  23. Your leather sculptures are colorful and expressive. So are the pencil face sketches. Have fun with your beading group meetings.

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  24. You have been busy! I love your sketches — nice work!

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  25. Wow how incredible these pieces are!! So impressive!!Love your gorgeous sketching and all the character in the faces!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  26. Shirley is fun :) I love your faces!

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  27. That leather skull is amazing!

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  28. I am soo impressed with your art. Love everyone of them, but, maybe the first one a little more :)

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  29. Wow!! Nicole!!! You've been so busy. I did not know you started your leather passion as a child. No wonder you are so inventive with it. Love what you created, as always!
    ~~ Irene

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  30. More great art here Nicole :) You just keep getting better and better ♥

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  31. Oh my... nothing new here Nicole... you're so productive and producing such interesting work, as usual. I really admire you being so prolific and creating such unusual work. Your sketches are very impressive too.
    Happy PPF to you :D

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  32. Oh, your activity pushes me - again - to practice more...I plan but I have too many interests, I forget to draw/paint. For example reading takes a lot of time and follow politics. :)
    I try more this week!

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  33. I really am amazed at all your leather work. I also like those floral items in the middle of the post in different colors ans the face forms are cool.

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  34. Hey Nicole! You are rocking it girl! Holy you are making some amazing art! I love Shirley!!! Your abstracts are amazing! Your faces are amazing! That new leather face is amazing!! Big Hugs!

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  35. Such interesting projects this week! The leather is something I know nothing about. I also love seeing your sketches. You have been very busy this week. Hope you the upcoming week is creative for you too!

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  36. I like the unique and differences of the leather works. The older lady drawing is adorable. Blessings, Janet

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