Monday, December 10, 2018


Every story has a beginning and an end and every story has the possibility of change. This story began with a 12" x 36" stretched canvas on a wood frame and three stencils from StencilGirl Products. 

                                                            The beginning

                                            I  love this stencil by Carolyn Dube,
                                    "Words to Live By"
               It was the perfect choice for the top of my painting.
                      Here she is still becoming.
 Her Heart is a  stencil called "Love Collage" by Traci Bautista. I knew this be a perfect fit. It is also one of  my favorites. Clicking on the link will take you right to it at StencilGirl where you can see more of the actual stencil.

Right away, I can see she was going to need something to 
frame her face, so I added a bit of lace and butterflies.

I actually really loved the black robe (in the 4th photo) but I wanted her to look like she was wearing some beautiful fabrics, possibly made from tapestries that would compliment the added lace around her face.

The stencil at the bottom says: "Live Your Beautiful Life". This stencil is by Maria McGuire from her Brave Girl Collection. One of my favorite things to do is to make Cyanotype prints. I use these often in my art.
Next, I added a Halo and some gold illuminations above her head.

 I am very happy with my finished piece. There were certainly a lot of changes along the way and there was fear and anticipation. I have learned to "Not" be just satisfied with what is, but to listen to my heart that says, "go further, you can do more". I am being open to taking more risks with my art and in life, and to answering the voices of challenge. In doing so, I learned that the reward is outside your comfort zone.
Thank you for being here. If you visited, please leave a comment, I would love to know that you were here. 
Be Open, Answer the Calling of Your Heart and Live Your 
Beautiful Life!