Sunday, August 15, 2010

Star gazing...and lasso'ing the moon.


I just happen to LOVE Pink's song, Glitter in the Air....any other fans out there?
I am definitely in need of practice when it comes to opaque watercolors...this was a challenge!
Have a great week everyone!



38 comments:

  1. Hey Shirley!! Woo Hoo I'm the first comment this week! I feel special. Pink would be thrilled with your interpretation! Love the elegance of your star catcher. She is lovely. I think you nailed the opaque watercolors. I had to zoom way in to appreciate the wonderful strokes and colors. Another fanderbulous (fantastic,wonderful and fabulous) illustration!

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  2. Oh, Shirley, this is just positively dreamy!!!! And is that your hand writing? If it is, then I think it's the most beautiful hand writing I've ever seen!! (hugs) oxx

    PS: I love Jack's 'fanderbulous'!! Hahaha, better contact Longman and make sure it's included in their next dictionary edition!! Hehehee...

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  3. Beautiful Shirley...I just love your lettering..and Pink!!!

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  4. Shirley you've outdone yourself this week - it's just so lovely with the calligraphy! I like this one by Pink!

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  5. Aww, Shirley... I always love visiting you and your gorgeous art! I bet it would be fun to see you at work, wiping off paint with loads of tissue! Hehehe...

    Well, I haven't thought about joining Sketchbook Project yet. I might, if I could just find more time... Do you have extra to spare? (^___^)

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  6. This is BEAUTIFUL! I'm still working on my stargazing drawing. I'll have it up today on DOL!
    You are just sooo talented. I know I keep saying that but it's the truth! I get that awwwww shucks feeling every time I visit here. Your characters make me swoon and sometimes even bring tears to my eyes with their sweetness!

    Love you much and thanks for stopping by with your kind comments!

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  7. Hi Shirley. Thanks for your comment. Your IF is beautiful ..
    I like a lot and seems very well painted.
    You told me that you have a problem with the lights. I do not see any problem.
    You manage the color with a very subtle way. Maybe with touches of strong colors in shadows, you could remove sweetness to your work. I do not know if that would be appropriate.
    Anyway always good to investigate and advance our work. But never stop being ourselves.
    Kisses.

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  8. This is a gorgeous piece. :) I think the colors are dazzling. When I saw the snippet of the moon, I immediately thought of It's a Wonderful Life. Just exquisite. I'm not too familiar with that Pink song, but I'll check it out. Theresa

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  9. This is a real tonic Shirley. It is so dreamy.Takes me onto another planet!!

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  10. This is really beautiful Shirley. I love how you did the sky.

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  11. So lovely... it has an ethereal quality to it!

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  12. No doubt about it Shirley, this lovely piece of heaven has stolen my heart and senses with it! This is awesome and beautiful! I love it! As our friend Roberta has said, " It has an ethereal quality to it! I really love this piece. Hope that you and the family are doing well. I miss blogging, but work has to be done and I am all to happy to do it he he he he! You make me smile with each illustration and painting. Keep em coming girly!! YOU ROCK MAMA!!! Yes indeed you do!!!

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  13. Oooh! Your calligraphy is awesome! Truly beautiful. This is different from your usual illustrations but still has your flourishes. I can just imagine your gentle hands. Shirley, darling, please join my give-away. I am also celebrating an anniversary. Tsup! Tsup!

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  14. oooooooo, this is beautiful, I think you did a great job on the opaque color, you are too hard on yourself and that lettering is lovely.

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  15. ...but don't you know already? We are sisterfriends! You are mine, at least.

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  16. and I could be yours if you will take me. BUT Caveat temptor! Hehehehe!

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  17. Oh me too! Sometimes I don't even know what I am doing with my art! Sometimes I just stare into a drawing and squiggle and line absentmindedly. Most often when I draw acorns, my mind id wandering and busy with thoughts.

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  18. very sweet idea :)
    i love the writing

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  19. hello Sweet Shirley i think this is my fave of yours!!! Grandewitch is right, this is different from your usual illustration but it doesnt really matter, i always adore your style!!!
    truly beautiful :))

    as for the Sketchbook Project, no never heard of it, but it sounds great!!
    good luck Shirley!!! ;))

    xxoo

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  20. I am in awe of your artwork! what a lovely whimsical feel you create! not just the Star gazer painting, but I scrolled down to see your other work. Beautiful!

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  21. I love the beautiful deep blue of the sky...and your beautiful handwriting! Such a sweet painting! ♥ Makes me want to write down my wishes and dreams! ♥

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  22. Hi Shirley. Love your interpretation for IF. You have such a lovely gentle style.Just lovely. Thanks for popping by to my blog too and the lovely comments. x x Jen

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  23. This is awesome. Really lovely work.

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  24. Pink is awesome, she rocks!!! Even my kiddies like her! Your calligraphy is devine...I've been trying to come up with a new logo forever, and can't find a font that is just right, you should consider releasing a font just like Crystal Kluge....seriously, yours is just as beautiful!!!!! That is such a great skill...something I wish I could master but with being left handed, calligraphy has always been difficult for me.
    I also really love your use of that wonderful deep blue! Gorgeous and so serene!! Another beauty Shirley!
    BTW, I finally got my illustration linked to your WLTIFC group blog(a little late -opps) hope everyone enjoys it. :)

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  25. Hi Shirley. Wow! This is stunning. I love your work. The colours are so soft and lovely. Thank you for the comment you left on my site too :)

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  26. lovely illus my dear!! i love your work! so sweet and soft!

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  27. Since you were so kind to comment on my blog,
    I thought I should visit your blog as well.
    Delightful watercolor images.
    Gentle and sweet.

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  28. Your beautiful calligraphy just dances against this cool, deep midnight blue and starlit dream! :o)

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  29. I signed up for the sketchbook project. The fiction project was a blast.

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  30. Shirley, Shirley, bo-birley,
    Banana-fana fo-firley,
    Fee fi sho-irley
    Shirley!

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I'm loving ALL these fantastic pieces! WOWza, from your yummy chocolate cake to your candy store to your sketches of Monsieur and Berry.... I love it all! You create such beautiful and tender pieces, and all your characters have such lovely expressions. I've missed you! I really love, love, love this piece with the lasso action. You have such awesome calligraphy. So bold yet free and flourishy. Gorgeous!

    Looks like you had a fantastic summer, Shirley. I had a great time catching up with you!

    xoxo

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