Friday, July 8, 2011

She Art - My FIRST finished She Art Girl!

A couple of months ago I registered for Christy's online She Art Workshop. I discovered Christy and her workshop through Donna Downey. You all know about my love affair with Donna. Well, while I'm still loving Donna, I have a new crush on Christy. She is SO inspiring. Through her amazing workshop, I've learned about all kinds of art products and a ton of new techniques. She has really sparked my new passion for ART. Real ART, not crafts and sewing, but actual ART. So, although I wouldn't say I was intimidated to create a piece inspired by Christy, I just haven't had a clear idea of what I wanted my first girl to look like. After watching the first video several weeks ago, I created one that was of a little girl, and Taylor quickly declared she wanted the faceless girl with no hair to be her, so I added hair and a few details, but the canvas still sits on my shelf, unfinished, several weeks later.

Well, I was suddenly hit with a desire to create and complete my first She Art canvas. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. In fact, that's an understatement. I realize I should probably be a little (or a lot!) more modest, but I think this may very well be the most beautiful thing I've ever created (with the exception of Taylor, of course! ;) ). Goodness, if this is the first post you're reading on my blog, please know that I'm not usually this arrogant!!!

Seriously, THIS is why I create. The amazing high I get once I've completed a piece and once I've discovered a new technique and put it into action, and it all comes together; there are few things that measure up to this incredible feeling. If you are an artist or have a passion for anything creative you know exactly what I'm talking about. (So I know you'll forgive my lack of modesty, right? ;) )

Also, notice the writing in the bottom right corner? Yup. That's my signature. I don't think I've ever signed anything I've created before. Once this piece was finished, I felt compelled to sign it. I officially feel like an artist. :)

Thanks for looking ;)


Jenny said...

Wow,wow, wow!
I usually never comment, but I feel so compelled to tonight.
What beautiful art! It is not arrogant to love how something you created turned out.
You so beutifully put into words the reason most of us create. Thanks for giving me a high just by witnessing yours! Most of the time that kind of passion does not come through in blogs--how refreshing!

mlhps said...

Wow Deanna! That is so beautiful!!!!!

Mandy said...

she is beautiful...really love her...i am thinking i may need to do this course to learna bit about new techniques...i have seen a few of my regular bloggers i read with some of these she art girls, and i am always so impressed with the look, and all so individual too...thanks for sharing and you should be proud, she is amazing!!!xxx

Janelle said...

This is an incredible piece of art. I love all the layers and detail. Thanks for sharing your accomplishment and mood. I think that it is perfectly okay ans wonderful to share how you feel about your art. You inspire me to try try try.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your piece! No wonder you are so proud of it! I love the feeling of creating. I am on the lower end of the learning curve but it is such a high as you said. Can't wait to see more!

Smita Srivastava said...

What a beautiful piece of art it !!!

- Smita
(fun food ideas for lil ones)

Denise said...

Wow. That is so beautiful. YOu have every reason to burst with pride. Thanks for sharing about you AND your beautiful daughter as well. :)

dianespuppetsproducts said...

Can I just say that I believe strongly that there is no difference between REAL art and craft and sewing.

There is a certain snobbism that exists amongst people that asserts that craft ( making side of art) is somehow less worthy. I think this may be linked to the domestic ( read feminine) aspect of most crafts. I won't go deep into the political aspect of that, don't worry but yes, I am a feminist artist/craftsperson. I make, draw , paint, perform. You are an artist too, even when you are creating something small in fabric with thread. Just look at Tracy Emin, she sews as part of her art making process. Domestic arts are now mainstream art.
Lovely work , lovely blog. I shall be back:)

Daniele Valois said...

This She Art turned out incredible. I think you should be so proud. The colors and contrast are amazing. I am certain this is the nicest one I've seen yet!