Monday, 4 February 2013

Here's a thought - Face 4



Do you sometimes wonder what is real and what isn’t?  I do.  Life can be quite surreal at times, and you need to pinch yourself quite hard.  Yesterday, I was on my daily walk in a local nature reserve, I sat down on a tree stump, closed my eyes to the glare of the sun, and when I opened them I was surrounded by lots of dragonflies flitting around. Their iridescent wings were awesome. Then, I wondered am I really seeing these, is it a trick of the light?  I think they were real, but when I shook my head they had all gone.  Was it a figment of my imagination?  I suppose I will never know, all I can say it seemed real! 

The above journal page is my 4th Face for the 29 Faces in February at Ayala’s blog. Button in sidebar.  I have used watercolour paints on paper textured with gesso. I created the texture by dragging string, combs and making marks with the top of a brush.  The small wring was from a couple of handwriting stamps.  The quote I added in Photoshop.

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9 comments:

  1. I love the cool colors you used, reminds me of dragon flies wings! ♥ What a pretty face.

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  2. Lovely face, and i love the colors you used!

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  3. colours are beautiful... awesome how you were able to "art" your day!!!

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  4. Ha, you are so right, how can we ever know?! I love the light, but vibrant colors of your painting so much ♥

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  5. wonderful.. that makes me happy today.. Yea I am a dragonfly.. just dreaming that I am a person! what a beautiful quote!

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  6. Wonderfully creative face and so pensive as your post ~ lovely work ~ so creative!

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  7. I choose to believe that I can be a real dragonfly in a person's dream and a person in the mind of a dragonfly... I love the colors you put to reality and dream ;-)

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  8. gosh so magical!!!!!!! I really love your story along with your piece. It brings such depth. Lovely work! I look forward to seeing more of your work! Feel free to pass by my blog too! :D
    http://cozydoodle.blogspot.ca

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  9. Beautiful face and I love the colours you used.

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