Saturday, February 1, 2014

29 Faces Feb 2014 - this time I'm completing it... really... most likely.

29 Faces
ALL 29 Days (was that a movie title?) will be posted right here... Actually, not sure really how it works, but I am using a 'label' first time ever, and I think it magically 'groups' stuff... hope I haven't bamboozled you with my advanced technical know how (he he) let's just hope it works ;)

Day 1... Interesting start.
No Camera (DON'T ASK) but did borrow a 50 year old phone with camera (yes sometimes I exaggerate)... Paper lunch bag - white & red acrylic paint - charcoal - me (well not me, I just wielded a thick brush), someone pretty, like because it's Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse, & like I'm Australian, but appreciate, actually LOVE the food, (OMG those dumplings & Yum Cha, Oh, Yum Cha and let's not mention the silken traditional garments AND art)... but unfortunately inherited traditions & culture is not high on my credentials unless you count bushrangers as heros... oh yeah I do - sorta, some of them, but only because I don't have any AWESOME history like (well like Chinese) so... 29 Faces - Day 1 - & yes it's Year of the Horse, so Happy Chinese New Year, & thank You Martha for putting the time & effort into organising this challenge yet again :)
Oh & almost forgot to say, my sweet MangaMem pushed/challenged, well let's just say FREAKING INSISTED I start blogging & painting again... so thank you sweet babe & please pop by her 29 Faces post if you have time to check out her wonderful artwork this month :)

43 comments:

Little Gothic Horrors said...

Beautiful!

And now I'm craving Chinese food... mmmmm.... Yum Cha!

Netty said...

so fabulous, great start for 29 Faces. Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

MangaMem said...

Oh look at this great camera I have. Oh, and all that Chinese food! And all the stores with traditional New Year gifts and silk garments!
Hahaha! Love you Mum!
P.S. Great first face!

Lynda Norton said...

fabulous face, MangaMen is quite right you must continue. Hoping I can too, done my first one, just 28 to go, eeeeeeeeeeek.

Faye said...

Love the position of the head and the expression on the face. Great job.

Linda Wildenstein said...

It's lovely when we listen to the ones who love us. Thank goodness for your loving child.....we are all fortunate. I love your 1st. I am now pondering who is calling her name or just catching her attention.
I love your art. I love you. I love you child for giving you a push in the direction of blogging.
And now I must contemplate which Chinese restaurant Sweet Man and I will go to for lunch. Yum. Oma Linda

Jan said...

Oh, Shelle, she is so hauntingly beautiful!!! I've never seen a paper bag look as if it should be hung in an art museum, but this one could!!!

Great Big Hugs
Jan
xoxoxo

Ayala Art said...

From where I'm standing, your history is awesome! Shelle you always make me laugh and get all "ooooh! With your art. This is a fantastic start! So happy to see you here!! (doing a happy dance)
I went to visit Mem's blog,and I love the animation!
OK, Now I will have to go have Chinese food for lunch!)

April Silva said...

Really love the luminoscity of this! Can't wait to see your postings this month!

http://aprilsilva.blogspot.com/

Magaly Guerrero said...

You are ALIVE!!! WoooHooo! I'm doing all kinds of happy dances... and wondering, why is the stunning lady on the paper bag looking at me like that? I mean, yes, I was whistling at her and saying that her lips are so very sensual, but that isn't creepy at all, just sayin'.

I'm so happy you are blogging again, my Shelle. You've been missed in all sorts of ways.

Love your first face!

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful, wow! I really love the effect of white on brown paper. She is mysterious!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great face on the brown bag... fab effect with the red too!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're off to a wonderful start!

Susan said...

Excellent! What a beautiful and interesting face.

Cozycomfycouch said...

Wonderful!!

MeOfCourse said...

Just fabulous! She looks very interested in whatever she is looking at. Nice job!

Kristen said...

This is amazing. I love the white on kraft. I like how vintage it looks, so neat!

Tracy said...

Who'd have thought a plain old brown bag could become so interesting? This face is wonderful!

Joyce said...

Awesome start to 29 faces challenge! love that you created this on a brown paper bag. Looking forward to seeing more

Carol said...

She's beautiful!!!! SHe has an "UN" Worldly look about her...mystical even. Look forward to more of your great art :)

Jenny said...

SO lovely to see you painting and blogging again Shelle... (way to go Memphis)... I have missed you... and doing the challenge... GOOD ON YOU... what a month of eye candy February is going to be... I LOVE LOVE your girl... and the paper bag as your canvas... awesome... so looking forward to seeing more...

Jenny ♥

zana said...

She is very stunning.

Lydia Harris said...

She is gorgeous!

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, I don't know what you were talking about (LOL), but your first face is beautiful ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful pale face
with beautiful ruby red lips

~Rasz~ said...

Awesome. She is so cool, and only using three colors, wow! You also reminded me that I signed up for the 29 Faces too and forgot today was Feb 1st! I'll be posting 2 tomorrow. Have a great night. Glad to see you back out in blogland, I've been in and out too. Going to try to make it every day in Feb at least. Hugs!

missy k said...

Oh she is stunning!

SusuPetal said...

Oh! I like your style, vivid, strong expression!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

It is great to see your face on brown paper. I love the effect. It is something I have been wanting to try myself but haven't got around to it yet.

Lindsay Whimsy said...

She is a beauty! Great work!

Coreopsis said...

Very nice! I really like the simplicity of this!

itsamistry said...

She's lovely and your blog post made me smile - thank you for visiting my page :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Yay! Good to see you blogging and showing off your art again! Great first face!

elteee said...

She is just stunning. Love the red of her lips and matching earrings.

Barbara Blasi said...

Amazing!fantastic style your art is so beautifulllllllll full of passion I really love it

Joan of LLD and ART is A Rhapsody Treasure said...

Thank you for visiting me at my blog. Your faces are amazing, stunning, and so peaceful to look at. Good luck with completing all 29!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

marilyn said...

Really, really nice.

Mina said...

How awesome to see your gorgeous self in blogland! Yay to the precious MangaMem for boosting you back. I love this face, Shelle. As always, your art simply intrigues me.

I just wanted to let you know that I tried to respond to the comments you left on my blog but the blasted email kept returning them to me. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your precious self. Hugs to you sweetie! Mina

JenHoney said...

The hair is my favorite part. Very energetic lines! Great work.

denthe said...

Great you're participating again Shelle! Your first face is gorgeous ♥

Carola Bartz said...

This face is gorgeous!!!

Myriam Kozik said...

wow what a beautiful face. It's amazing how you used that white and her face looked wonderful. Very expressive face.
Love your writing as well ... so funny.

Rhissanna said...

Well, this is an amazing start and possibly the best use of a paper bag I've seen yet.