Friday, May 27, 2011

Paint Party Friday #11

Aka: Going back to basics, where I paint with words, coloured threads, papers and actual acrylics paints. :)

Part 1: First, I was a writer. Even before I knew how to write. One of my first memories is about me sitting on the floor with an open notebook, writing a letter to Robin, telling him Catwoman was not up to any good. :D I just dated myself, didn´t I? ;) I´m a flower power girl.


I´m going back to writing next month. This time non fiction as I will be going through Julia Cameron´s "The artist´s way" again. My first time was in 2007 and it sparkled everything that came after that in my creative life. Let´s see where it takes me now.
Part 2: Then I was a photographer, asking for my first camera at 6. Please remember the date and the place. It was not an everyday thing for a kid my age here to have her own camera. My parents were cool like that. :)

I´m still going strong on my 365 project this year. And I usually go beyond the one-a-day thing.

Part 3: The first week we lived in Chester (UK) I visited the local information center and discovered cross stitching. I bought myself a kid´s kit and figured it out. I became a cross stitcher.Chestival

I will be finishing my dragon soon.Can you see the tiny white spots in between? I need to take one thread out of the six of one colour, do the same for another colour and then cross stitch with both together... about four squares and start again.

Part 4: While visiting my friend Mónica in the US, she showed me her baby´s book. I bought an issue of "Making Memories" magazine and joined an on line community. I met many scrapbook fairy godmothers who helped me out with my first steps. I became a scrapbooker and filled many albums (a dozen for the kids, two Christmas, two trips, three weddings & first communions, all 12x12 plus four family and three home in A4). I have windled down the number of pages.

In two days I matted & glued 12 new pages. No embellies but the pictures and the relevant info is there. I´m back in business. :D
Part 5: I started my painting classes in March.

I´ve been working on a little something for my girl. Finished the decoupage, onto the painting part today.

33 comments:

Rosie Kaplan said...

My goodness you have been busy. Decopage looking very good.

Pointy Pix said...

Wow - you really are a creative all-rounder! I absolutely love the mirror/shelf you are making for your little girl - it looks brilliant.

Your dragon must be such a labour of love. I never tried cross-stitch as i can barely sew a button back on a shirt but my mum is pretty good at it.

I don't know how you find the time for all your artistic endeavours as I can barely find time just to paint!

art2cee2 said...

You are one busy lady! All your projects are wonderful. Love that mirror and the dragon, well I already told you how impressed I am with that one! Enjoy the weekend! :-)

carlarey said...

I love that you wrote a letter to Robin, that is so funny. Clearly, you do well at anything creative.

pluckychickenheart said...

Ah Paula! I think we are soul sisters. There isn't much I don't want to try my hand at either. :o) Its fun huh?

xoxo

La Abela said...

My God you're a multifaceted woman and super busy .. how can you get it? Saludos

SHERI C said...

Hahahaaa...love the Catwoman and Robin story!!!! Your decoupage is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all your creative paths! HAPPY PPF!

misteejay said...

Well done on how far you have progressed your cross stitch - the mixing of colours for stitches can be a bit of a pain but the finish is worth it.

Love the decoupage - fab colours.

Continue with all your creativity it's part of what makes "You".

Have a good weekend my friend.

Toni xx

Tammie said...

you have lots of wonderful interests! I wish you a wonderful time writing again and your dragon is fabulous!

Netty said...

You are a busy lady with some great projects. Your little girl is going to adore the altered mirror. Happy PPF, Annette x

Gloria said...

Your decoupage is great and you really have been very busy. That's good though. Enjoy your weekend. Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Fun learning more about you Paula! Love the catwoman and robin pic - so cute but what bad costumes those were by today's standards!

Lovely hooks/hanger for your daughter!

Christine said...

the decoupage is just lovely.

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo what a fun decopaged object. Your little girl is so lucky to have such a crafy mama.

Happy Painting!

BahamaDawn said...

you have been a busy artist!! love the decopage! i love the artist's way book. i just started doing morning pages.

Her Speak said...

So is there anything you can't do?! Awesome momentum!! Happy PPF :)

Julie said...

Lovely projects! Happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

It is so fun to see all of the things that you do! (and do so well!)

xo
Kristin

Heather said...

yay what fun projects!

Sunshineshelle said...

You may have dated yourself LOL, so I'm not going to tell you I had a crush on Batman when I was little, what was I thinking, it then became a crush on David Cassidy, oh goodness LOL, great post, great projects :)

Anne said...

So great to learn more about you, Paula! I used to write in notebooks before I could write, too. I filled so many of them. It's wonderful that your parents gave you a camera at such a young age. I would have loved that. My parents wouldn't let me use theirs.

Your cross stitch is amazing (I think I've said that before, but it bears repeating!!)!

Your decoupage shelf is lovely. Your daughter will love it!

Terrie said...

good progress on your cross stitch - can you show more of a closeup next time?

Dawn said...

I have been down all these roads and more ;0) I think it's us arty types we do these things lol. Love all your work the CS is beautiful (don't have the patience any more) and love the painting enjoy all the classes and writing Cool

Love Dawn xx

brendathour said...

Wow, you're so busy, I think I need a nap just reading about it. I love your dragon, and was shocked when I realized it was a stitching project. Love the beautiful tulip decoupage shelf you made for your daughter!!!

Kelly said...

WOW - how did you find time for all of that craftiness? I love your decoupage work. Very fun! Happy PFF!

Theresa said...

O My! Busy Lady! So fun sharing in all your projects today:)

Julie said...

So many wonderful creations here. I went through the artist's way a few years ago, it was great. I really love your dragon.

- hey bro! - said...

Wow, stunning work! *__* I'm amazed!

(and hah, I had to google "Kudamon and Captain Sampson" as I had no idea what you meant in your comment you gave me... XD Now I get the reference and see the resemblance! Hey don't give me that look, I never really watched Digimon, it's Pokémon all the way for me!)

priti.lisa said...

I used to be a cross stitch fanatic...it's a great hobby to pick up or carry along with you...and your dragon is beautiful! As is the mirrored shelf...you are certainly productive♥♥♥

peggy gatto said...

I love the mirror, nicely finished!!!

Carola Bartz said...

You certainly have been very busy. I love the "little something" for your girl!

Annabelle said...

Where oh where do you find the time and energy? You are certainly one very creative soul....it shows!

Annabelle

Sue said...

LOVE the decoupage SO pretty!

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