Friday, November 22, 2013

My Girly Guide . . . .


"I think every person has their own identity and beauty. 
Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring."
-- Tila Tequila

If you've seen some of these girls on Instagram, then you know I've been trying my best to keep the creativity flowing by creating quick sofa sketches (new term; I kinda like it ;) whenever I can. Some of them I've completed in 10 minutes and some have taken much longer. But either way, each are in pencil, with my only other tools being an eraser and blending stumps.

Along the way, I have amassed quite a few sketches. I know that there are several that will eventually turn into completed, painted pieces but in the meantime, I wanted a way to store the ones I like to be used for future reference. I decided to take my favorites and turn them into a visual deck of cards (of sorts). I selected 9 sketches that I have deemed, "My Girly Guide" and went to work cutting them out and adding them to pieces of decorative cardboard I cut from a storage box for wine. To keep them together, I punched holes in the corner of each and attached them with a chain. I can now have them all in one place, all at a glance. Wanna see?









Tidy, right? It was fun to make and if I'm lucky, the deck will continue to grow and grow. All I need now is to find a longer chain. . . .

Thanks for taking a peek,
Kristin xo

24 comments:

Giggles said...

What a brilliant idea!! Looks like the start of a children's book could be in the mix.....just a thought!!
They are beautiful in all their individuality!

Hugs Giggles

Michellem said...

LOVE your girly guide - each girl different but each girl still says, "Kristin"!

MeOfCourse said...

I like this idea too. They are all just beautiful and different. Giggles says a children's book and I agree. Have a wonderful day/evening/weekend.

Joanna said...

Super idea, Kristin. They're wonderful faces, all of them.

xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous faces, and a great idea with the chain to hold them together. Valerie

Olivier Violin said...

Merveilleusement beau!

missy k said...

Ahh they are beautiful - what a great idea Kristin!

Karen x

denthe said...

Oh, I love them! Such a wonderful idea!

Christine said...

these are neat I like them just the way they are!

Jeannette said...

Georguses faces and wonderful colors,its a great idea.

Carmen said...

What a great idea. Love your guide - my trouble is I can never re-create things I've done, am rubbish at it. That might be something I need to practice. The 4th one down is a dead ringer for one of my youngest daughters little friends - that made me smile :)

Linda said...

what a wonderful way to keep your growing collection of beauties. Your portraits are breathtaking-so expressive!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS Kristin ! Love them all ... and they looks so great on the cardboard!

Ophelia said...

Beautiful Kristin!!! Just beautiful!!

Terri Corona said...

What a clever idea! I just love them all, and the cardboard with that bit of color and gesso - perfect!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh, your girls..are so beautiful...they look fab on their cardboard backgrounds...oh you are so clever and talented Kristin!! Hugs Jan x

Carin said...

Oh Kristin, this is such a fab idea! I love it :)

scrapwordsmom said...

Your sweet girlies and just beauties!! Each one has their own unique look. And putting them on the cardboard was genius:)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely amazing, creative, and so awesome, Kristin! I LOVE your wonderful girlies!!! I can't wait to see the stack grow, too! Just stopping by to wish you a happy December!

Kelly_Deal said...

These are great Lisa! I love them!

Danielle said...

All your girls are wonderful! Congrats on your artwork in Somerset!!!!

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Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

LOVE this idea! Such a great way to stay creative without having to get out ALL the artsy stuff...pens, paint, ink, stencils, stamps, etc! LOVE the name too...sofa sketches. Perfect!

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