Friday, December 3, 2010

Can you see her now? This is Hannah.


Don't we all remember our mother's telling us this, "Pretty is as pretty does," and then in turn we told our daughters. And how true it is. But if you want to look better just put some flowers around your face! Flowers make everything around them beautiful. This girl is painted in the Moleskine journal--see the seam? I am still liking the collage background because it's a no brainer because after you go to all the trouble to paint the face you surely don't want to mess it up with a crummy background. Her face was painted first with Caran d' Ache and acrylics which wasn't working so well for some reason so I pulled out the Shiva oil sticks and my favorite tool--my finger- and colored her face. I love Shiva because it always works. It takes overnight to dry completely though.
This is Hannah.
PS Not sure why she wouldn't show up. I think it's because I scheduled her last night for this morning and after it posted I had forgotten to republish after an edit---but who knows!!!!

16 comments:

jgr said...

She's lovely Martha, and wow I almost missed the seam!

Mary said...

oh, oh, oh!! so glad you posted her.
this journal spread is gorgeous Marthy!!! I love how you added you trademark poppies.

Janie Husband said...

beautiful....love the collaged background...

Chel said...

well worth the wait- she's GORGEOUS!

Bren said...

She is favourite for me, love her vibrancy, luscious hair colour and just the overall look, just love this one!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Just amazing. Beautiful work, Martha!a

Rynda said...

She is beautiful and I love her name too! Rynda

*CREATIVE CARMELINA* said...

Moleskine! yes! hurray for the thick paper that can take a beating! right!

I love all of your layering...the rich choice of colours is fantastic! Martha! as always....way to make me drool! I am utterly breathless with how beautiful this piece is...and I'm almost finished my current handmade journal...I'll be moving on to my Moleskine next!

thanks for the inspiration!

ciao bella
creative carmleina

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Martha;
I really love how Hannah turned out and the beautiful flowers work so well! I LOVE wearing flowers in my hair - it makes me feel feminine and pretty no matter what kind of day I'm having! She's beautiful really!

Kelly Warren said...

Oh Martha, she is soooooo beautiful!

Anita said...

I love her! So beautiful!

♥Anita
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Createology said...

Hannah is as pretty as she is and she does look lovely with the poppies. Happy weekend...

Gifts of Creation said...

I love this painting. It is so awe-inspiring! Lovely background, painting and collage.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! the flowers do go so well with hannah!

Rynda said...

She is beautiful! Excellent work! Rynda

Rynda said...

Hanna is beautiful! Excellent work! Rynda

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