Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Live the Life YOU Want to Live - art journal

Hello, hello my sweet bloggie friends!  I'm excited to be back sharing my own original works of art, you know the kind you make just for yourself.  It seems like an eternity since I'd art journaled so it was high time that I finish one of my sketches and I knew exactly which one I wanted to complete.

Now you're gonna have to wait til the end of my post to see the page ;D  First I want to take you on my creative journey that brought this beauty to life.

I went through a period about a month ago where I tried to sketch in my art journal everyday.  During that time, I found the courage to finally draw one of my ladies in the DOD style.  This is something that I've wanted to do ever since I began painting women on my paper mache hearts but I was scared to give it a try.  You see, I worried that it wouldn't come out good, that my drawing skills were not strong enough but then I thought, this is exactly what my art journal is for right.  So I started and I have to say, I really love the way she turned out but she stayed unfinished in my art journal for weeks.

Then on Sunday, I decided it was time!!  I began adding the beautiful vibrant colors that I love so much.

Before I knew it, this stunning beauty sprang to life!

Colorful papel picado (cut paper) flows in the breeze as she commands your attention.

Her message is bold:  She lived her life without apologies, staying true to herself every step of the way.....

What does that mean?  Well that's up to you.....

Lol, thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you've enjoyed my Day of the Dead Beauty and love her as much as I do!!  Have a beautiful day, HUGZ to you all!!

****UPDATE - Artist Prints of this stunner are now available on ETSY****


  1. Seems you have waited for the perfect moment to finish this beauty, Norma! The colours are so stunning and your drawing is fantastic! Sometimes we have to take a leap and our inner voice tells us when we are ready - your awesome piece of art is the best proof for this! Love it!

    Claudia x

  2. wow wow wow your talent just always amazes me!!!!

  3. WOW!!! Norma this is incredible!!!
    Awesome job my friend!!!!

  4. Wow, this is amazing!! Love, love it!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Gorgeous page! She is beautiful.

  6. Fabulous ! Love the colours and she turned out amazing! TFS


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