Monday, July 23, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday - Goddess

Goddess of My Imagination
6 x 6 inches, Prismacolor pencils and ink on bristol board

The creative prompt this week over at Inspire Me Thursday is "Goddess". I wanted to think about this for a couple of days, so I spent most of the weekend immersed in Harry Potter (yes, I finished it, and all I will say right now is "Wow!" - don't want to spoil it for anyone). Every now and then I took a break from reading to get some gardening done, go to Erin's birthday party, and to contemplate art. So when I visited the IMT website earlier today, I was left speechless by all the beautiful goddesses everyone has been working on.

This is the Goddess of My Imagination, who sees color, movement, and life all around her. She started as a doodle in my sketchbook, and was supposed to be a quick, simple sketch, but became more complex as I worked with her. I think I may have also been influenced by all the violets I've been making in my cake decorating class!

I do love working with colored pencils. I think it's the child in me, who has always loved coloring books and big boxes of crayons. They're portable as well, so I can take them just about anywhere I might want to draw.

16 comments:

mbc said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors and imagine what the whole goddess might look like! Thanks for commenting on my "goddess" as well. :-)

Pattie Mosca said...

The page clicked on and all I could say was....OH MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!!! I love this page!! You and I have a lot of COLOR in common!! And I would like to say that I am also a colored pencil and coloring book fan!Although I do not do them as much as I use to...still collect coloring books whenever I am on vacation...It is my treat for myself!!
WONDERFUL PAGE CHERYL....LOVE IT!

Pilar said...

Wow! I am with Pattie, this is awesome! I love how you dig deep within and come up with such a colorful and powerful interpretation.:D

Nicole said...

Ohhhhhhhh this is just faaaaaaab, so colourful. ;-)

PaperBabe - Kim said...

This is a wonderful & beautiful Goddess. I love coloured pencil too and it's great when art emerges from a doodle. TFS and inspiring

cheryl said...

This is fantastic! The colors are yummy and the movement...total eye candy (no pun intended LOL). Love it!!!

sue said...

Great way to start my morning. I love the colors and the flow of the page.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is awesome, love your sense of color.

Royce Addington: said...

Your imagination must be such a WONDERFUL AND MAGICAL PLACE TO BE! Your sense of movement, colour and life dance from the heart! I also 'see' a deep kindness! No wonder the eye of your goddess sparkles so much!

megan said...

I love looking at this...it's happy, it's bright, it's alive.

Deb G said...

Made me smile! I love how all the curvy lines repeat-as well as the colors.

Natty said...

Fantastic - simply fantastic, I love the colours! Makes me want to rush home and open my pencil tin for a play! :o)

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful design and colours!

Landi said...

Really lovely. I love just getting the eye and having to imagine the rest of the goddess for myself. It's also cool that you get inspiration from cake decoration, just shows that we can use all the energy we spend on different art and crafts and combine them.

Cheryl Finley: said...

Cheryl,
She is gorgeous, exotic, alluring, playful...and a flower child for sure with a little dash of "gypsy"!- She's definitely a Goddess...her eye --and you know I too have the "eye" thing going w/my mandalas --beckons creativity. It's like she's saying "C'mon...I know it's in there...". Beautiful and inspiring work!
- A feast for the eyes and imagination!

P.S. I too have the Prismacolor pencils and look forward to using them...and, I just started using the Prismacolor markers too (I'd been using Crayola markers...which I still love) My Prismacolor creations started simple and became more intricate, but I've loved the outcome and will post soon! I'm amazed...like you said in how it emerges. I always look forward to your projects!

Laura Scarlett said...

I like the way your initial doodle evolved. I love it when that happens!