Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Three Muses "Something old something new"

I decided to show two of my journal pages, one in "new" one in "old" style.
Recently I have been feeling I should do some actual painting rather than just collage and stamping and so I made myself create faces and portraits in different styles. You can see a few more of htese in the post below. If I am really honest though I have to say I enjoy both the process and the result of my "old" style better.


Sandy said...

Oh wow das ist wieder so wunderschön.

WrightStuff said...

Well, both are lovely but the face is wonderful. You should really do more like this, you have real talent. I love the angelic glow too.

Martina2801 said...

Du lieber Himmel ! Was für tolle Werke Du hier wieder gezaubert hast? Ich bin total von den Socken:-)
Wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie einen guten Start ins Jahr 2010!

Taluula said...

Astrid, ooh do more painting, these are gorgeous and your talents come shining through. I love all your journal pages. Happy New Year my friend.

johanna said...

all of your journal pages are delightful! and don´t listen too much to your inner critic - your paintings are wonderful!
happy new year, astrid!

Kelly said...

your pages are gorgeous!

Betzie said...

I just love both of them! I wish I could do faces like that! Just gorgeous...Love your blog and will be back!

indybev said...

I'm so glad you shared journal pages. Several of us at are discussing art journals. I'm on my 15th one, and love the process. Your painting reveals an entirely new side of your talent, Astrid. I love everything you do!

Lori Saul said...

Gorgeous work Astrid -your faces are so beautiful and full of expression- you have an enchanted style. So lovely to see these journal pages. Happy New Year to you and yours!

vintagesusie said...

Great pieces & I really like your painted faces...sweet & pure & I like the old one best too!! Have a Wonderful New Year filled with Happiness & Good Health!!

Yvonne said...

Both of these are lovely, Astrid!

Happy New Year!

Rein said...

Traumhaft schön!

Silvia said...

Wow, wonderful pages.

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Astrid...I love your journal pages!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Astrid your journal pages are Gorgeous , The first one is my favorite. Have A Joyous New Year!

Rosie said...

Astrid, you draw and paint so well, I love both styles of page. FUnniy enough, I'm having similar thoughts... =)
Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Absolutely divine pages, Astrid, can't choose between the two, both are outstanding! Happy New Year!

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, I have just been on a journey through your blog page and I am completely blown away. Your art journalling is simply amazing. I left a comment below to the effect that the first word that comes to my mind when I see your work is 'exquisite' but there isn't another one which describes it so succinctly.
I love the two pictures you have created for this week's challenge. I love both styles. Your painting is stunning and I hope we will see more of it in the future although it must be a difficult choice between the old and the new.
A huge standing ovation from me for all your work. You are a true artist.

Martina2801 said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

danke für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog.

Die Texture-Elemente sind aus Ton. In die weiche Masse stempeln und aushärten lassen. Danach mit Goldpatina (Rub`n Buff etc.) bestreichen.
Statt Ton kannst Du auch Polymer Clay oder Ähnliches nehmen.
Die Elemente habe ich dann mit Struktur-Acryl-Paste auf der Leinwand befestigt und aushärten lassen.

Ich wünsche Dir eine schönen Sylvester-Tag und einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2010!

Liebe Grüße

Chrisy said...

I love the second one...the face...the gold...the lace effect...bravo!

Amy said...

Your pages are do wonderful artwork. I'd love to make a journal someday!

Leila Gervais said...

Always great to compare. I love the top one, but there's something about the second one that also speaks to you. They're both beautiful!

AliMayes said...

Wow Astrid - your skill with a paintbrush is stunning! What gorgeous pages these both, and all the others are.

Faye said...

Astrid, you can really draw and paint beautifully. I'm so glad I got to see this part of your many talents.

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