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Waiting For My Muse

I finished up the background on this piece and I am now just enjoying it until my muse gives me a hint where to take it next.Ā  I must confess I tried to force the next step on this painting and my muse stormed out due to my impatience. Perhaps my impatience is coming from the reality that there is just a wee bit of time left in Art Every Day Month.


Used some number foam stamps I created.Ā  This felt like a gumball machine to me – not my goal…







A bit of gesso to calm down the gumballs & a leftover from a die cut.







Decided to create texture out of my scrap box.







The layers of paint, ink, really anything with in reach.







A stencil on the edge and now I’ll sit with it and see where to take it next.

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  • Julie November 29, 2011, 10:10 am

    I think it already looks beautiful. I’m sure any additions will only add to the beauty. (I left an answer on my blog but in case you didn’t read it, for the fairy dust I used white gouache and iridescent watercolors) Have a beautiful day!

  • Gwen November 29, 2011, 11:59 am

    Wonderful to see how your piece evolved:)

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. November 29, 2011, 1:37 pm

    I like it! Gesso’s a lifesaver some days, especially when The Muse is playing hide-and-seek. Although, personally I really like the gumballs, too šŸ™‚

  • Claudine November 29, 2011, 1:42 pm

    The layers are so much fun! I especially love those gumball numbers.

  • Serena November 29, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I love those gumball numbers too….it’s looking great, Carolyn! I really like the colour palette ~ šŸ™‚

  • lynn richards November 29, 2011, 3:11 pm

    How fun to see the process. I really like the stencil.

  • Rita McGregor November 29, 2011, 10:20 pm

    I love the step by step with pictures! Looks great as it is right now, but I have no doubt you could make it even better in some magical way. :):)

  • Kathleen Conard November 29, 2011, 10:23 pm

    One of the things I love about mixed-media is that it is so forgiving. If I don’t like a layer, I can just cover it up with another layer. I love the way this turned out and it is fun to see what is under each layer!

  • Shayla November 30, 2011, 7:53 am

    mermaid colors!

  • Fran T December 1, 2011, 7:11 am

    I like how you show your steps and the mannequin form is wonderful! I love that shape.