Friday, January 29, 2016

Creative Jump Start,Jodi Ohl – Out Of Your Head And On To The Canvas


Hello Hello Hello my sweet friends!

This project has been done for a while but.... it just looked so awful that I put it away... thinking not to blog it at all.  BUT... I think I resurrected it to some extent.... and it will perhaps pass for URBAN ART!!! 

This is another lesson from Creative Jump Start Workshop at the N*Studio with Nathalie Kalbach
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this workshop. It has been WONDERFULLY challenging and FUN for me!! 

This lesson was a video tutorial by Jodi Ohl.... 
Out of Your Head and On To the Canvas. 
The Urban Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

Here are some pictures of the process.... 
it went through a LOT of changes!!! 

But I didn't take many pictures in the beginning...
I must have just been having too much fun!
This was just putting layers of paint on - any which way.

Then I decided I needed a stencil to help me out! 
I chose the Fiesta stencil/stamp set by Nathalie Kalbach.

I thought I might make them have some sort of conversation in the weird little design above their heads!

But then.... my brain totally went bezerk and I decided to do a wash over the entire piece... WHEW... talk about turning green.... 
ugh!!! It was actually yellow but picture is crazy too!

So my man and woman looked a bit like this.

And then what?  I had no idea.  I decided to try another stencil. How about LOVE - then my couple will be in love.  Right??!

I chose The Crafter's Workshop stencil by Ronda Palazzari.

But wait.... dear me... I have chopped off my ladies head... WHAT???  Seriously Joi-  you are a ditz for sure!!! 

And this is when the canvas "went away".... 
until I was able to face the challenge once again!!!!!!!!

In the end.... I'm thrilled to have made a happy little home for my loving, sweet couple!!!  

Hehehehehhe - now how CRAZY is that????
Hope you are smiling.  
Art is Amazing.... that's for sure!!!  

Big Hugs. j.  



Lizzy Hill said...

Yup! Smiling big time. There's hope for me yet!! Turned out fun and bright and full of 'joie de vivre'...... & it reminds me a little of graffiti:) LOVE:):)

butterfly said...

It definitely has the energy and spontaneity of street art - very different for you, but very cool.
Alison x

susan said...

I loved seeing your process in creating this wonderfully fun work of art!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hahaha! You sure do make me laugh and smile when I come to visit. Too bad about your dear ladies head but I do believe the end result is a smashing success. Art sure is crazy and takes you in a journey every time. Gorgeous and vibrant colors and the many layers of paint add such an urban art feel to this wonderous design. I say Bravo and am glad you were able to rescue it. Fantabulous! Hugz. ~Niki

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I love this- it made me smile and I love how you made this totally yours- awesome!!!