Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Springtime = Playtime


"Springtime" is the theme for Creative Tuesday at Mr.Toast's blog.  For me, springtime is all about rejuvenation, having fun, and play!  Since I just bought some very cool water soluble oil pastels, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for some studio playtime.  (I also added some prismacolor pencils, and the text was added in picnik.)

Speaking of play...


This week's Illustration Friday theme is "toy".  Even though I have never been much of a girly-girl, I remember enjoying playing with paper dolls at my Grandma Huber's house.  So, this week I've decided to revisit that part of my childhood and do some paper doll drawings (and paintings).

Please be sure to stop back later in the week because I'm planning on combining these two themes for Paint Party Friday.

25 comments:

  1. oooh funky flowers, love them!...and the medium too...lovely effect. Gorgeous wee doll too..wish I had a choice of three heads to choose from sometimes ;) XX

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  2. Just love the flowers and especially the colours, so joyful. Also love the doll, such a good idea for that challenge.

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  3. those pastel colours look fabulous. thanks for the picnik tip too. Lovely frameable work as usual Kristin.

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  4. I agree about Spring AND paper dolls - happy memories :)

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  5. Kristin these look beautiful!! You must be having fun with those new pastels! :)

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  6. Hi
    I love studio playtime! So fun. Your flowers are so bright and cheery! Cool on the paper dolls, I actually have been wanting to give those a try! Yours aer so cute, of course! Have a great spring day! It's starting to warm up! xo

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  7. *snort* I love the multiple head doll! That's just brilliant!

    Also, you make me jealous in the nicest possible way with your lovely color blending.

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  8. OOoh, I loved paper dolls too! They were so much fun. I like your sweet flowers. Oil pastels have never been favorite but if could do as well as you I could reconsider! :-)

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  9. Love the flowers!

    And the paper doll made me smile! Hey, don't we all wish we could just change heads when we're having a bad hair day? lol....

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  10. What a delightful Springtime picture, so cheery! I'm really digging your paper doll girl with the inter-changeable heads!

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  11. This is a wonderful picture of spring flowers, and I love the way you wrote "Springtime." It just adds so much.

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  12. I remember playing with paper dolls too. I love your drawings!

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  13. What a fun Spring play time you are having! Looking forward to seeing what you'll have for PPF!

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  14. LOVE those flowers!!! So bright, happy, and fun!

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  15. Those a great for spring. Love the faces on the dolls. Good job.
    QMM

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  16. I really like this - well captured

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  17. Fabulous oil pastel flowers! I totally agree with you about the rejuvinating powers of spring. It's a glorious time of year.

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  18. Love the colors for the spring theme. :) I remember playing with paper dolls, too. :)

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  19. Very cool indeed. I love the funky shapes and colors. Water soluble oil pastels sound cool, creamy and very messy...but fun! See - you do have a sense of adventure about you and new medium so no need to be a scaredy cat with that new Wacom - the same techniques apply. The key is finding the digital brushes you feel translate well with your style and just have fun.
    I love the faces on each doll and can't wait to see them all 'dolled' up.

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  20. Hi Kristin!!
    Thanks a million for visiting my blog yesterday!! I've heard of your other project blogs, PPF and Monday art day! I even have them bookmarked on my computer! So I was really happily surprised when I saw your awesome comment! I liked the paper pieced sun too. As you read, it was one of the few parts I did like!!

    I love your spring piece!! Pastels are fun!!

    Thanks agan!
    xxDaniella

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  21. Kristin, this is brilliant adn vivid adn wonderful. So you too. I love it. Very fun adn very spring. great job here. TY for doing this. Can;t wait to see what you do next for the next CT. :)

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  22. Hello Kristin! Missed you this past week when I was out of town! Love your take on Spring - these water soluble oil pastels sound really cool - have to look for them at my local store.

    Love the paper doll idea - I've thought about doing something like that myself for my girls...

    I hope I can stop by for paint party friday - I really want to explore paint more and this is a great way to try different things!

    Thanks for the inspiration and hope you are having a great week!

    Smiles
    xo

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  23. Love the springtime flowers! So fresh!

    xoEsther

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  24. Very pretty! I remember playing with paper dolls & designing them different outfits. Great fun.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how you combine the two themes on Friday!

    Kat X

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