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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Freedom



I have been working on this page for a few days now delighting in using my H20's by Luminart (metallic watercolor paints). I wanted to draw a whimsical drawing of a woman completely taken by freedom to let the wind blow through her hair, no worries or cares crowding her mind. I tried to get my families opinion on the drawing/painting - if I should add more to it ~ they had a hard time advising me as they are all "boys" afterall and this is a very "girlie" page! So... I am turning to YOU and requesting your advice. Should I add anything to this page... or should I leave it as it is????? I was thinking about adding words to it. My hubby says he would like me to leave some of my drawings blank (without words)... what do you think?
I would appreciate your comments.
Happy Creating Everyone.
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13 comments:

freebird said...

I like your picture Kelly. It doesn't need words but if you like words then add them - it's your pic. If I were to add words, I'd do them probably in inside the white swirls of the air. The picture is quite complete either way. Your husband has noticed you use words a lot which may be true but that is a neutral thing. It's how you feel about words - maybe they are just as important as pictures to you - in that case add them.

Alex said...

Thank you so much Kelly for leaving comments on my sketches! I am glad you like them too. I love your colorful drawings and the illustrations you did are very graceful packed with natural flowing theme.
I am not sure what to say about them when it comes to changes. But usually exploration is part of it anyway, so I think it's really important for one to understand what makes him/her happy. Because in the end of the day, nobody can please everybody, and if one is trying too hard to please everybody then one might risk of losing his/her own identity. To me, all that you've done so far are very uniquely "you" so that works for me :)

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Kelly,

I think this piece is beautiful as it is. I, too, like to add words to my art, but it really isn't necessary.

If I was going to add anything it might be some stamping (maybe you could satisfy your thought of adding words) lightly with a background stamp of handwriting. Perhaps in her hair or on her dress.

I really do love it as it is, though.

xoxo

nanke's stuff said...

I can't think of what to add - it seems just right to me. nancy

Melissa S. said...

Beautiful job Kelly! I love the movement of it-nicely done.

KZ said...

You say you wanted a whimsical drawing of a woman completely taken by freedom to let the wind blow through her hair, no worries or cares crowding her mind. I think you did that perfectly and I WANT TO BE THAT WOMAN!!!!

Ann said...

This is wonderful! I like it as is. If you did add words, maybe small in the swirly streamers that go from her head to the upper left?

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

THank you all so much for your wonderful comments - they have helped me to see the piece differently. Words are not necessary for every drawing... I think it's just my perfectionism that I need to work on.
THanks again - you have all been so amazing.
Hugs to you all!

raena said...

I was going to say not to add words that it was perfect as is, but then I really liked Freebird's advice to add it to the white swirls. Lovely as is though!

drawn2life said...

I like this and the Pure Bliss illustration very much! You are indeed capturing that feel of freedom (needin' some of that myself:) but I do think that when you leave words off the page it allows the viewer to insert his/her own feelings and thoughts to the picture. Just a thought...you do as YOU please...total freedom, right?

Creative Mish said...

Yea! You have your twinkling H20's. I hope you're loving them. The page is beautiful! You're the artist... Only you will know when its done :)

Jennifer Maroney said...

This is Jenny from Blissfully Art Journaling. I love this page! I guess my thoughts on this are to leave it, and if you do add words, maybe just in the pale 'ribbon' in the back???

Ashlyn said...

Leave it!!! Its beautiful as it is!!! :)

Big Hugs, Ashlyn