Saturday, June 26, 2010

Self portrait, OPAM

I know it's been a while since I've posted.  I've been very busy in my studio creating.

I've been attending Kerryanne's online class(Embracing the Passion)  in Art Journaling.
If you get the chance, I highly recommend participating in one of Kerryanne's online courses.
After a lot of inspiration and confidence, I started this self portrait last night.  Of course it's not finished.  I think with something like a portrait, I'll be going back looking, and making changes for weeks to come! 
Ah, now that I've posted it, I can see there are changes to be made.

Phew, I've been soooo busy in my studio, I nearly didn't get a OPAM done this month.
These jeans were kindly donated by my nephew AJ, (Thanks AJ) that I've turned into a bag.  I added some simple embellishments.
Happy creating,


Kerryanne English said...

Wow Anna!! I think you have done a great job of the self portrait. I can see your confidence blossoming and I'm glad you are embracing your creativity.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Your self portrait is great! I love your bag too. I was going to make some bags out of Kevs old jeans. Your's looks great!
Shelley x

Serena said...

Great self-portrait, Anna! I can definitely see the likeness...well done!

I LOVE your jeans bag too!

robynart said...

Love your self portrait Anna, you've done a great job with it. Very cute bag too..happy creating!!

Gail McCormack said...

Love the Self Potrait Anna!

I want to do Life Drawing!! it's on my list of things to do for ME!...I so want to get into lots of arty lessons, but am stuck in this desperately "Working to survive" thing at the moment.

As for the bag...Gorgeous!

ittybittyandpretty said...

wowzer! i could never be that confident however i am doing things i never thought i could so possibly....
you are so talented and that bird in the last post could be a photo!!
the jeans bag is too cute.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I used to do portraits for a long time; and I know that feeling of looking at it once and thinking it was done, then turning back and thinking it wasn't! They are a challenge, but very satisfying when done!
have not done one in years.....probably should try it again *in my spare time*....LOL!!
Good work!


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Anna! Love your self-portrait! I don't think you need to fix as much as you think you do! :0) The jeans bag is great too ... I made one earlier in the year after having it on my "To Do" list for years - fun and very economical! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Marlene said...

Winderful job on the self portrait and the bag is awesome.

Anonymous said...

hey girl! you have been busy! and I love it! drawing and sewing! those are two of my favourite pass times!!!!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Carol Mae said...

Hi Anna, Your very welcome for the free images, I love sharing them. It was 82 here in Wisconsin and humid, so a bit sticky hot out. But I love summer any way we get it. Have a great weekend, Carol Mae

Vicki said...

I can see its you in the self portrait Anna. You have done a fantastic drawing!! Soo clever :) I love the jeans bag too. Hugs Vicki

Anonymous said...

Wow what wonderful art work. I love how diverse you are as an artist and what beautiful,unique and creative pieces you are making. Just adding me to follow lol
have a lovely weekend
hugs June xxx

Natasha Burns said...

Loving your self portrait Anna! Portraits are so hard, I haven't done any in years. Yours is fabulous, very inspiring!

Ruth Welter said...

Hello Anna, what a wonderful job you are doing on your self portrait, just lovely!!! I love that you have turned those old jeans into a bag, it is chic and beautiful.


Janet said...

Your self portrait looks great! And the little jeans bag is so cute. You have been busy!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

You have done a great job of your self portrait Anna. Much braver than I am! Love your jeans bag too.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Thank you ladies for your encouraging words!

Martha Lever said...

Wonderful self portrait. I am so shy to try that but I should at least try! Thank you for your encouraging comments today!

Carol Mae said...

Thanks Anna, Sure was fun making. Have a great weekend. Smiles, Carol Mae

schererart said...

Great portrait! One of these days I may try it. I imagine it is hard.

Hazel said...

Hi Anna,

Your self portrait is great - a good likeness. Bet you had fun doing this.

As for the bag - tres chic!


Martha Lever said...

Hi!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment today. And thinks for visiting!!!

jonny said...

Hi Anna your portrait is comming out beautiful!!!- And I love the cool purse you made. Having an art journal sounds like a pretty neat idea.Have a wonderful weekend Sincerely,Jonny

Svenni said...

Anna, the portait looks so great.
I havent been here on your blog for awhile. Good jobs.
Send some of the many sunrays from here. (36 degrees or even hotter)
Love, kisses and hugs.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Anna,
thanks for stopping by and for your input re the text size. I found out about a solution - a program called Live Writer, that gives lots more flexibility :)

Suzanne said...

Hi Anna~ your self-portrait is wonderful! Good for you! I love trying new things, but I've yet to do a self-portrait! That jean purse is adorable....looks like you have been really busy in your studio!
Thanks for the recommendations about the oil paints...I'm going to try those!

moncherry said...

Hi Anna!
The self portrait is great. Wow, well done on the eyes!!! Good to hear you're doing well and you are busy in your studio. That's great.
I'm back in blog world after settling down in our wonderful new home.
Hug Monique

Natalie said...

great self-portrait?I LOVE IT?GREAT JOB

cuteartworld said...

Beautiful Pictures Love the bowling shoes! lol Terrific idea..