Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time Ticking in My Head


Sometimes I feel like time is just ticking away. I don't mean to be negative but sometimes it scares me. I feel that I will not be able to do all the things I wanted to do. 
Being that I think I just woke up from a long nap!!( I mean from life).
I want to make a difference in peoples lives somehow.

How can I make a difference??

That is why I call this piece " Time is Ticking in My Head. When I  look in her face she shows just a bit of fear.
 
That is why you all have to live everyday to the fullest. I am trying!!
Live to the Fullest. It sounds so cliche.
Live now don't wait! Waiting is for the birds. Act now. Not tomorrow. Don't wait for your life to come to you!! You have to make your life.
ACTION!!!
I am so jazzed about my foot being healed so I can exercise and get some of the excess weight off!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

Covered an old canvas with paper

Completed

Sketched a face

I always start the face first.
Added background stamps and wash of paint.

When I get that face that is when I decide what the piece will be

Some hair

Band for the hat and ruffle around the neck(book pages)

Embellishments
Old clock face, leaves, old chandelier piece, crystal.


A few details.

Face close up


Completed piece.

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52 comments :

RobanStudio said...

Hi Heather! This piece is so very interesting. From the color, to the details and all the texture to the look on her face. Thanks for showing your progress! So glad to hear your foot is doing better too. Happy PPF! :-)

craftattack said...

This is a great piece, and thanks for showing how you did it! Love all the texture and patterns! Valerie

Sunshineshelle said...

This is incredible & kudos to your fitness & health quest, that's a great way to feel great to enjoy all that life has to offer... well done :)

Cameron said...

I just had to click for a super duper close up view! I love the limited palette....really speaks to the fear and "trapped" in time kind of feel...
Her eyes are so warm and buttery....like melted caramels :)

Netty said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling so much better Heather. Totally adore your mixed media artwork. Enjoy the weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Love the monocromatic feel to this piece. Thanks for sharing in process photos. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Glad you are feeling better ~ Love your art work and your art style ~ She is wonderful! ~Happy PPF ~ Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Hybrid J said...

A wonderful piece, love the way you did her hair. Well Done!

Megan said...

Wow, she's beautiful. Thank you for showing your creative process. Makes me think I could try something similar... I've never done anything mixed-media. Very nice work :)

Geckostone said...

Oh this is so fun, I love how you showed us how she progressed! She came out beautiful! And I sooooo know what ya mean about time!!! I'm dealing with issues of being too shy to say my feelings and yet worrying that if I take too long the opportunity slips away. Time is just so dang precious and we are here for such tiny piece of it!Deb

art2cee2 said...

these are surely words to live by! And she is just gorgeous! Love how you showed the steps! :-)

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful...love the colors, the theme and watching the progression from start to finish! POP ART MINIS

Christine said...

lovely mixed media and inspiring words. Nice to see how it progressed too.

Mary Hysong said...

Great mixed media peice; you make it look so easy! Happy PPF!

Kat Sloma said...

This is awesome! Yes, time is ticking and it's time to act. I didn't get fear from her face, maybe more determination. She seems to be thinking, "I'm gonna do this!" I love that the clock doesn't have any hands. So yes, time is ticking, but there are no deadlines. Really love this piece, happy PPF!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather....this painting is one of my favorites...what a fantastic piece....her looks and the tones and colours are perfect!!!! Happy PPF!!!

EVA said...

Fabulous!! i love the earth tones - they work so well here. She is beautiful and yes you captured the bit of fear very well. The embellishments are fabulous and remind me a bit of Alice - with the Mad Hatter's hat and the White Rabbit's timepiece.

Love it!!

WrightStuff said...

Pleased to hear you so positive. You sound just like me - so many things you want to do. Why didn't I feel like this when I was younger? Does time have to tick away a bit first?!

You are so good to record (and then share) your progress. I always forget to take WIP shots!!

This is such a powerful piece - all the better for you sharing your thoughts about it. Great job.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful and thanks for showing us your process.
Hugs

iamrushmore said...

Oh THANK YOU for showing your work in stages. Sometimes I look at a painting and think "It's lovely, but it's not my style" and I move past it. But when an artist is willing to share the process and stages, I am always inspired and pick up new tips. This is why I love this group. I learn so much from such a diverse and talented bunch of artists. Loving your color palette, and her fabulous hair! Thanks again for sharing.

True Self Studio said...

What a fabulous piece! I really enjoyed watched the progression take place and that you so much for giving us a glimpse into your artistic world! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should do hats! Very imaginative:)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you did her AND shared all your steps- and she turned out; wait for it...gorgeous!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie
P.S. You might think about entering her at this week's Inspiration Avenue challenge- the theme is "Patterns"
http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/

- T.W - said...

This is absolutely beautiful~ And so inspiring that you shared the process!
Her face is lovely, and the different patterned papers look awesome~

// - T.W -

Debbie said...

She turned out beautiful, makes me want to run home and start painting!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Debbie

Jewels said...

Thanks for sharing...amazing piece!

Beth said...

I love it! She reminds me a bit of the Mad Hatter. And thanks for sharing your process -- I find posts like these so fascinating!

Jenny Blair said...

How cool! Love seeing your process and how she grows from the canvas....its those eyes you paint..get me everytime, so soulful and knowing!
So glad to hear you are able to fully skip along with life now your foot is healed..and thankyou for your lovely visit despite your promise to keep away from bloggy land :) Glad you did!x

E'Layne Koenigsberg said...

very cool piece...I know what you mean about time ticking away...I have been experiencing the same things lately...it is weird!! I really like your piece...let's elongate time!!

SHERI C said...

This work is fantastic and I love how you shared with us the way it came to life! It's a wonderful creation! Happy PPF!

Fallingladies said...

she's incredible! and I lOVE seeing your process!

Gloria said...

HiHeather! Glad you are healing and or healed and I send you good vibes. Love your piece and how she blossomed. Great work. Enjoy your weekend.

Leovi said...

Interesting composition. I love seeing the creative sequence. Time ... spend my life pieces while stealing.

Elisa Choi said...

so beautiful work heather.. thanks for showing us the step by step... i love this concept and the lesson you have shared. Let's not worry about time is ticking away but instead live through the moment and be thankful!

tanglefrost said...

Wow! This is amazing!! Adore the different textures and her face is sooo cute! Hugs xxx

Kristin Dudish said...

This is a great post, Heather! I agree time moves very fast - we have to live and enjoy each and every moment we are given!

Thank you for sharing your process! I love seeing how other artists work... Beautiful!

xo
Kristin

Julie said...

I love seeing your process, your work is all so beautiful. Glad you are feeling better.

Steph said...

She's beautiful! I see a bit of fear in her face, but I also see determination in her eyes.

Stephanie

Darla said...

Thank for the photo progression. It is so interesting to watch the development of an artwork and such a good educational resource.

tessyluv45 said...

wow she is awesome! I love your technique!

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely wonderful. I love seeing the details or path you took to bring this to life.

Pointy Pix said...

Heather, this is wonderful. i love everything about it, her sweet face, the colours and sepia vintage look to it, the steampunk feel it has and especially the inspiration behind it! you are so right, i get frstrated so often sitting in a job i hate that life is passing me by and there's a whole world i want to see-just waiting on that lottery win to facilitate it though! sorry for fraking you out with my vegan post, by the way!

Dawn said...

What a fantastic piece so happy your feeling better as well ;0) Dxx

Lexie said...

I want to thank you too for showing your work in stages. I see all kinds of work that I love but I am like how did they do that? I get so intimidated and overwhelmed that it blocks me from even trying. (sad, I know) but seeing how you did this is so great - it will helps me learn new techniques to start.
Love your work!

zhoniu said...

Its a real nice way of being creative though its rather not seen and that what I like about all ur work. Thanks.
And do visit my blog too,
http://zhoniu-art.blogspot.com/

Sophia said...

I think my comment got lost! Grr. Anyway, I love this one Heather - one of my favourites of yours. VERY nicely done. :)

1artsychick said...

This piece is beautiful, and thank you so much for showing the process of making it.
Wow!

time just keep ticking away.

heartartz said...

Heather,
I absolutely LOVE this technique..you should teach a class in this...I would take it!
I am so sorry, I am unable to go to ArtFest this year. I will so miss seeing my Philly girls!
Love, Gail

BlackPumpkin said...

What a wonderfl piece!!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is wonderful! thanks for the step by step!

Tracey Potter said...

stunning step by step! love your work. xx

Tonyljaf said...

Wow! This is amazing!! Adore the different textures and her face is sooo cute! Hugs xxx