"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sketch Challenge at Creative Club Simple Pleasures

Welcome Friends!

The sketch challenge at Creative Club Simple Pleasures inspired me to create this work with this
beautiful Pinterest photograph of a gown.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I felt inspired to create with this particular photo that I have been holding on to for quite a while. Isn’t the bodice work gorgeous?  How could I not want to create with this kind of beauty ?  For those of you that have shared my journey on creating the Exquisite Gown Series, you know that I try to duplicate a feature of the gown with my arsenal of art products.  Here I have tried to duplicate some of the beaded work on the bodice and have placed it on the little postage stamp looking feature on the sketch, and on a little flower next to the photo on the left. Some Art Alchemy gesso, mica powder, and metallic yellow magic acrylic paint helped me to create just a little snip-it of that beaded masterpiece on the bodice. The paper I have used is Canson's Mixed Media 9 x 12 paper.

Thank you for letting me share with you this new gown to my Exquisite Gown collection.

Here are some close up's for you:




  1. Очень круто обыграна фотография)Классная страничка))

  2. As always magnificant! Beautiful work! I really love your pages...

  3. wow Joyce, the way you extended the dress onto the paper is so well done! and the light colors are perfect. So glamorous and so pretty :)