Friday, June 3, 2011

Paint Party Friday . . . Journal Pages

Carnival
Another journal spread...
I started with ink blobs again, red, purple, and yellow.
It's kind of fun to randomly drip the ink and
then wait for something to come to mind as you gaze at the splotches.
I think it was the intense color with the slight suggestion of
a face that made me think "carnival".

After it was finished, I thought this is kind of
what a migraine headache looks (feels) like to me also.
I used to get bad, bad headaches, but fortunately
I get far fewer and less intense ones now :)
So it's a party or a headache, or maybe both!

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39 comments:

  1. Eeeee, I LOVE this! And it's perfect for Carnival! That intense color, really brings to mind the loud intense music and colorful people all around.....When we lived in St. Croix, everyone that was local, even most of the police celebrated carnival in St. Thomas...luckily since most of the people were gone, the crime didn't seem affected ;)
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  2. I absolutely love this! It definitely has the carnival feel-was in Venice last year and your art just brought me back there! Lovely:) Thanks!

    Lucy http://laguidoune.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is fantastic! I can't believe you didn't set out to create this amazing face - how wonderful that the paint led you to it!! The colours so vibrant and although I've never been to a carnival, (on my wish list for Rio after seeing the cartoon recently!) I imagine it would be full of these wonderful colours. I can also see how you get the association with a headache too though (maybe its the day after carnival!!)

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  4. It is very good work ... happy about the colors, but ... the girl has no bitter tears running down his cheek. Saludos, I like it.

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  5. wonderful! The bright colors do say carnival, there is a great excitement to this painting.

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  6. Such vibrant color ... very expressive! Wonderful! ;)

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  7. That is beautiful! The bright colors are so festive!

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  8. All the beautiful colors certainly give it a very carnival look. I love it! :-)

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  9. Brilliant journal pages. I so wish my drips turned into something like this. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. Yay, carnival time. It is a great painting, very festive. Have a great weekend.

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  11. I love it!! Very Rio ish....lol!


    bunny

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  12. I would have never thought headache, more of a fiesta. But now looking through your thoughts, eyes and experience I can see it that way too.

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  13. Just look at that wonderful colour - ooh Maggie it's just lush!! I hear can the music, my toes are tapping.... I just gotta dance baby!

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  14. From drips you get this?? Wow. I get the loud music, I also get the migraine! That must be one great sketch book ♥ Rosie

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  15. What a pretty spread! I see a little yellow tear on her cheek so to me it says something more like bottled up emotions that are exploding on the inside. Cool how we all see something different, isn't it?

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  16. very nice! have a great weekend :)

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  17. This is a 4 star WOW!!!
    Love your colors!!

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  18. This is so inspiring, exactly the thing I'd like to achieve with a journal.

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  19. Your colors are great! Very well done pages! HAPPY PPF!

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  20. Wonderful... if it's a migraine, it's the most beautiful one I've ever seen :)

    I love the fabulous textures with the pops of vibrant color!

    xo
    Kristin

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  21. Oh Maggie!! This is such a treat! The vibrancy in this spread will only add contrast to your usual softness, outstanding! I used to get the migraines too...don't think I've had one since menopause. Knock wood. ♥♥♥

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  22. I'm going with - party!!

    Gorgeous colours and wonderful pages!

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  23. Your muse was obviously working overtime to find that dramatic face in some spatters and drizzles! Beautiful.

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  24. I didn't think migraine when I saw this at first, but I guess...to me it screams RIO. I think it is awesome how your ink splotches are perfect shading for her face. Wonderful! Happy PPF!

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  25. I think these pages are a perfect balance of color and text...fantastic! Happy PPF!

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  26. Gorgeous Magpie....I love this piece..and i love all things carnival!! There is such life and spirit shining ..and the face is beautiful..the whole color energy is awesome! Hey..I have to agree..I too get migraines..and the color splotches are so spot on...I also get the other type of migraine where you have no pain but you will see jagged-glass-kaleidoscpe moving patterns...it is wicked! so i know how you feel! This is beautiful and i love this piece! Brilliant work!
    victoria

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  27. I just love this kind of spontanious art. :) Beautiful face! Happy PPF!

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  28. woah!! what a vibrant piece!! i actually feel like dancing in a mardigras!! you sure made Carnival come to life :)

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  29. This is wonderful. I love that it started with blots of ink. (So much prettier than any migraine I've ever had. Much better as a party!).

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  30. Red is my favorite color!!! I love this composition!!! Very cool! I really love this journal page!!

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  31. I love your journal spread. I can relate to the migraines. I was having them all this past week. I haven't had a streak like that in awhile and I don't wish them back!! Love the colors you chose.
    Theresa

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  32. Ooh, I love me some bright colors! Your journal pages rock!
    Happy PPF!

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  33. love love love this!! it says celebration to me, not migrane! great work! happy PPF!

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  34. Gorgeous! Love these vibrant colors and the carnival vibe you added. I suffer from migraines so I can see where you also get the feel of that too. Wonderful journal page! :)

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  35. Your pages are so rich and dense! Love all of the mark making. :) Happy PPF!

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  36. I love your Carnival painting and you crack me up. I am so glad your migraines are better, they are horrible things!

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  37. I love it! It's not a headache for me, it's nice and cheerful and full of energy!

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