Friday, February 3, 2012

29 Faces Day 2, PPF & the Butterfly Effect... yep it's Friday ;)



The Butterfly Effect theme... LAYERS immediately had me fantasising of a burger with the lot, layer, on layer of homemade burger goodness & large salted crunchy fries on the side, but I ended up just cooking that for dinner last night and all that's left of those layers is the tomato sauce (or ketchup as some say) stains down my T-shirt... OK... back to 'LAYERS' result is above, & you know, I actually am happy now my family have pried me from my desktop (yep, glue & I are mortal enemies from a past life) anyway the stunning girls Amy & NatashaMay do this thing every week & NEXT weeks Theme is 'favourite things' if you wanna join in pop over... OK I hear you demand, WHY A FACE & NOT A BURGER... well I have joined 29 Faces, yep 29 faces in 29 days hosted by Ayala Art & it's not too late to throw your name on Mr Linky so check it out... so THAT'S why I decided a 'mermaid', not burger... face only of course ;)
Today also is Paint Party Friday,  Kristin & Eva keep up an awesome effort putting this ever expanding intergalactic event together each week, there's so much talent & inspiration out there waiting for you to put on your tap shoes & join in the fun ;) Thanks for popping in & as they say down-under 'avagoodweekend'!
PS My daughter MangaMem has joined 29 Faces too she hasn't been blogging long and it's the first challenge she's entered so please feel free to pop in say Hi if you get the chance ;)

58 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting face, as is the challenge itself!

Helen Campbell said...

She's beautiful, and the layers add to her mystery. Great work!

Jenn Girl said...

I absolutely love the texture in this piece!

Mandy said...

I love her...she looks like a water princess...i couldn't read your post as my phone didn't show it properly...xxx

Ayala Art said...

This is so astonishing!! Shelle, she is beautiful, I swear, every time you come up with something sweeter than the last ♥

MangaMem said...

You could have taken a picture of the hamburgers from last night for the layers. Then drawn a face on it. OR make a face with the ingredients in/on the hamburger!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

awesome! this is wonderful with all the layers and the expression in her shining eyes! i love it! thank you for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Kokopelli said...

What a beautiful face! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Loving all the layers and she is beautiful. Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

That's fantastic Shell! :)Love your face. Now I'm off to see your offspring's crations. :))

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Shelle... your mermaid is divine... there is a lovely softness to her... and I love the textured background... just joined 29 faces also... running a little behind but just know this is going to be FUN...

Will be back to visit soon :))
Jenny x

denthe said...

She looks amazing. Wonderful background and texture.

Geckostone said...

Oh yummy layers, Shelle, she came out beautiful!!!I'm up for those burgers any time ya want to invite me over!!!

dkshopgirl said...

fabulous idea and great result!

inklets said...

The colours are beautiful. I can't really add anything to what others have already said! Wow!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Layers of texture, color and beauty- what's not to LOVE about this- it's GREAT!

iamrushmore said...

gorgeous!!!! those eyes - those lips - those layers!
(I think I have to have a burger for lunch)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Every time I look at this beauty, I see another layer. The alphabet tiles are so interesting. That burger did you good!

EVA said...

So gorgeous! Wonderful layers - love the almost hidden OCEAN in the background too.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, I love, love, love this!
Blue is my favorite color and her facial expression is so captivating!
Gorgeous layers!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Geri Centonze said...

She's gorgeous and I love that you can see the layers in this piece! Happy PPF, 29Faces and BE!

Nordljus said...

Beautiful portrait and colours! Happy PPF!

New End Studio said...

You stuck through all the glue mishaps and your finished work is stunning. Layers and layers, the mysteries of the ocean- gorgeous.

Gloria said...

Love all the layers and the color is wonderful. Great job.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Fabulous. Lots of lovely layers.

carlarey said...

Oh, I really like your painting. You did the layers theme proud. She is quite beautiful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

There is so much expression in your face today - I love it!
rinda

Anne said...

What a stunning face! A mermaid immediately came to my mind when I saw it, before I read your funny post about layers, hamburgers and all! Great job! <3

Linda said...

Amazing drawings...and oh so very talented you are...thank you for your comment. I will follow you.

IrelandBrady said...

Your mermaid is fantastic Shelle!

Satina said...

LOVE this. LOVE her unconventional, innocent beauty. Love the face being detailed and the hair being ephemeral and sketchy. Love this.

Satina said...

MangaMem's blog does not give the option of Name/URL and that is the only way that works to leave comments on blogger for a lot of people, so I could not leave any!

faye said...

So beautiful! The face is delicate and refined. The colors are awesome.

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, was that a diet burger??? Were you a bad girl?? LOL! I hope it was good my friend, because you made me hungry ;o) Your mermaid is beautiful and you know, there is something different about her! She is not your usual girl! She is stunning my friend! You know what, I just painted a baby crow mermaid! Great minds think alike ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Alicia C said...

gorgeous face - reminds me of mermaids and underwater things

Cameron said...

Ooooo, I love the mermaidy goodness of this piece! So pretty with all those yummy layers showing through!

BlackPumpkin said...

WOW! Beautiful!!

Piarom said...

your post is so funny and I LOVE IT!! all the fantastic layers and all the challenges fit in one peace... the colours and the texture are so delicious I can jump right in!!

Lorraine said...

lovely layers superb eyes

Gina said...

Shelle....she is divine!!! :D XXX

Carol said...

She made me smile real big!!!! :0)

Debbie said...

I love the layering achieved from collage in this face. Great job!!

Anne said...

Hmm and you had to mention food, now I'm hungry!!!

Love the smile and the layering.

Happy PPF!

WrightStuff said...

This is stunningly beautiful.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Wow, just wow Shelle. I love it! The colors, the theme, the layers, the words... Just beautiful.

Leovi said...

Beautiful and delicate hues, that great light emanates from the face and eyes. Beautiful blue.

Beadwright said...

Wonderful face. Beautiful eyes and I love the shape of her neck.
Nicole/Beadwright

amy said...

Hello fancy woman,

i LOVE this painting. as i love everyfuckinthing you do.
i stalked over to your beauteous daughter and will regularly haunt her blog.
really this face is great - i love it tons and gobs and glasses of wine...

xxa

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

your post is making me hungry! wow what a beautiful face wit all those layers. her eyes are so soulful. great job!
Happy PPF!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

WOW!!! This is some beautiful artwork! I am so glad that I have found your awesome blog! Thank you!

Kim

Belinda Carson said...

Very nice! I love the colors!

JKW said...

I love the eyes, the lips, the nose, the hair. Gorgeous and unique painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

Heather said...

What a beautiful portrait!! I love those eyes. It makes me wonder what she is thinking! She does look a little sad.

Pam Tucker said...

Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous color and love those layers! Love, love the eyes. :-)

Mina said...

Wow, Shelle! I just returned from Memphis' blog and see how blessed she is to have your amazing talent. Very impressive artwork.

I adore this mermaid. She looks so lovely and serene. But now I want a burger and salty fries. Hugs, my sweet friend.

Renee! said...

Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
Renee
xoxo
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

Stunning eyes and mouth! 29 faces in 29 days! Where do you get the inspiration, I think mine would all look alike!

Carola Bartz said...

Not your typical mermaid face I'd say - I like her a lot. She has fabulous eyes, and her hair is very beautiful as well.