Thursday, December 20, 2012

Face Value Girl

In the absence of evidence to the contrary,
people are inclined to take you at your face value.
A conversation between me and myself:
ME - I love making squiggly lines with India Ink!
MYSELF - Of course you do - it is loads of fun!
ME - I think I will make squiggly lines directly on her face and not just her hair and the background.
MYSELF - Maybe you should rethink that idea - may be a bit too much squiggly for this girl. . .
ME - Nope!  There is no such thing as too much squiggly!
Time passes while too much squiggly is added to picture. . .
ME - Maybe I will listen to MYSELF next time!! 

18 comments:

Debbie said...

I like this face with the squiggly lines. When the inner voice is calling for squiggles, I tend to listen! :) I've been admiring your work on Flickr for awhile now. 'Glad to find you here at your blog, too!!

Nic McLean said...

Actually I love the squiggly - she looks like she's painted on the surface of an ancient vase dug up from some lost city and the lines are the tiny cracks in the pottery not on her face, if that makes sense! anyway, I love her! Happy Holidays!

Kim said...

Fabulous face and art journal, love the use of the vintage ledger page. Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!

Anne Manda said...

I think the squiggles give her personality! Love the white dots!Happy Holidays and Happy PPF!

Gina Sismilich said...

I like the squiggles - love her face - so mysterious!

Lynn Cohen said...

Wonderful art! Squiggles and all! HPPF!

veronica said...

Note to self: You're talking to yourself again.
Tee Hee.
I like the shape of her face.

Molly said...

i actually quite like the squiggliness of your painting! :-)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love it, Michelle!
I have conversations with myself sometimes when I paint, too. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kate said...

I have never been brave enough to try India Ink, I have so many different art forms already... Is it really messy? That's my biggest deterrent. I am naturally messy, so i am sure I would spill all over myself!

Merry Christmas!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

no such thing as too much squiggley... I love the extra vibrancy they add... hope you have a wonderful Christmas season full of lots of great things!!!!!

Christina Minasian said...

I love this conversation!! Especially since my first thought before I read it was about the line quality- love it!
Happy PPF!

denthe said...

No, it's good that you didn't listen. This girl looks great, squiggly lines and all! Love her! Hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you a great start to a new year filled with lots more of these lovely ladies! hugs, denthe

Lynn Cohen said...

Very beautiful!

hope said...

I love her she looks like a doll to me.

EVA said...

Very cool! despite the controversy I think she turned out very well!

Best wishes for a Happy Haoliday Season!

DJ said...

I feel like you are right when you said no such thing as too much squiggly

Janet said...

I just stopped by to wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. I'll be back after the New Year.