Friday, January 29, 2010

Aquarius Art Challenge

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This was made for the Art Challenge over at Hands and Hearts. I joined the Zodiac group over there and this is my take on Aquarius. How it works over there is, every month has a different zodiac sign, and each month you create something based on the inspiration from the sign. You may use any medium, technique, you may write a poem, a story, paint, draw, collage, make a doll, just about anything, the important is to follow your inspiration at the moment! You just read the descriptions of the sign to get inspired. I am learning a lot about signs etc. Aquarius is  "The Water Carrier" January 21 to February 19. I was inspired by the water part, so I created a girl floating under the water...I was just going for a peaceful, relaxing image. I drew and painted this one..no graphics involved.  Let me know if you think it worked :) I would like to dedicate this painting to Jessica Grundy whos art work has always been an inspiration for me and she is an Aquarius too. Happy Birthday!
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I thought I would make one for Capricorn = Dec 22nd - Jan 19th. It is a little late, but better late than never right? I thought I should have all the months if I was going to do this, so here is my take on Capricorn. This is more of a mixed media project. I used an imag I made previously. I had printed the main image, water color painted it, added some sparkle, then took a picture of it and worked on it graphically by adding it to a background, added some horns, some special effects and the word Capricorn. "They are realted to the goat because of their tendency to climb high mountains and walk easily through rocks and unevenly paths, meaning that even they strugle in the hard work of life, they succed reaching the top, it is said that when older they stay there to contemplate the view and start a mistic life because of their earned wisdom. Capricorns are great friends and they are solid but sometimes too much and they tend to stay focused on one simple idea, place or relationship, sometimes they are painted with a fish tale"  Hope you like it... I am thinking about taking one of there Mixed Media art classes over there...hummmm  it is a year long class..how fun is that??
Thanks for looking :)
Priscilla

21 comments:

  1. Oh Priscilla, this is just beautiful, you definately created a peaceful, relaxing scene, she is beautifully coloured in pinks/purples, love the glitter you have added to the edges and also on the seaweed, gorgeous sea colours. Great Idea keeping it in the sketch book. Well Done you clever girl. Take CareX:)

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  2. I love this--Aquarius is my sign :)

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  3. LOL, makes sense that it is about water, looks peaceful floating. Very vivid colors and drawing. Blessings, Jane

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  4. Your Aquarius painting is Beautiful! The colors are wonderful together. :)

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  5. Ooo I love her long flowing hair floating in the water. Beautiful colors. Simply wonderful!

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  6. HI HUN
    you left a message on my blog to contact you as I have just seen that I won a prize I think,my email is
    twiglet44@keme.co.uk

    Hugs cheryl xxx

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  7. just wanted to say how beautiuful your art work is hun sorry was so excited so rude of me anyway hun bless you for your help and adore your blog will be able to see what else you create now love hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  8. Oh my giddy aunt Priscilla - this is just amazing - you are talented in so many ways - your painting is divine. you can almost feel the water lightly lapping around her hands and feet. I love the way you have captured the movement of her hair and those gorgeous bubbles....they add so much to the 'feel' you have created! Gorgeous Priscilla! Thanks - you are amazing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  9. "Priscilla,

    YOUR ART is SPECTACULAR!! I know we just got to know each other, I think you should make a series of these, in poster size, for each month...and sell millions of them! :) Or even postcards...they could use them as invitations...we'll talk later about this, if you are ok with it. Sorry, everyone. I am not her business manager! LOL!

    It is so GORGEOUS! The colors are so VIVID, and I LOVE her hair...it is at that point before you leave the water and it sticks straight to your head! :) You captured how it looks PERFECTLY! :) I am personally absolutely crazy about bubbles! I LOVE them. Always have some near by...you have created such GENTLE movement by using them, rather than let's say a traditional flourish.

    It is AMAZING! Thank you for letting me have this blog address. It is just BEAUTIFUL!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    (at SCS)"

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  10. Hi Priscilla

    WOW what amazing creations! The colours are amazing, I have spent ages looking at them in awe!!

    Thanks for your LOVEly comment on my card which I entered into MMSC challenge this week - you did make me chuckle!!!

    Take care

    Sarah x

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  11. Hi Pricilla. Thank you soooo much for stopping by my blog and commenting, you girls at Midnight Madness are so sweet!

    Girl I don't know what to say. WOW! These are so wonderful!! What a great artist you are!! These are truely spectacular!

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  12. Just found your blog Priscilla and love the art you are creating here. Your Zodiac pieces are fab!
    http://Heavens2betsy-creativeoverflow.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow Priscilla!!! I think you have found another of your niches! This is just wow!!! Your painting is gorgeous and the colors are so rich and just draw you in! I can't take my eyes off this!

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  14. this is absolutely beautiful.

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  15. WOW! These are truly pieces of art! The colors are beautiful and vibrant!

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  16. WOWWWWW!!!!!! are you serious? THESE ARE totally FANTASTIC! you are amazingly talented Priscilla! GREAT inspiration. Thank you!

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  17. Oh very lovely had drawing/painting stunning yr very talented (It worked) lol


    And thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog!


    Love Dawn xx

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  18. Stunning creations. Love them both!

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  19. Wow!!! Are you always trying to outdo yourself? I love your take on Capricorn! It may have something to do with the fact that I am a Capricorn. I do love all you did with this, Great Job!!!
    God Bless, JoAnn

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  20. The work is very enchanting and magical. Beautiful work.

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