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Friday, September 1, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Happy September!
Thank you for the comments about the stickers. I'm really going to try to give "choices". It might take me a week to set it all up! LOL!
I'm going to be getting a couple more designs, too!

Over the years, I've been asked, what do you do first when you paint. Well, usually 99.9% of the time, it does start with a background.
Now, when I start a background, I "usually" have in mind, what kind of style of crow I will be painting on the background and I do a quick sketch on the side. After that, I go for it.
Sometimes, after I have started, I think, hmmm... I just don't know, but I'll keep going!
I have to admit, when I start to paint and it's really talking to me, nothing will stop me, but then other times, I feel I am forcing it and I don't know where I am going with it!
That's what happened with this painting. It wasn't connecting with me. And, when that happens, I have to stop and put it to the side, until my soul is talking to me. But, when I get that moment, when something clicks, the canvas is back in my hands!

I am so happy I took pictures of this process, because I don't think you would've believed it was the same painting! It doesn't mean this other crow won't be coming back. It just wasn't his time.

"Lady Of Crows" (12" x 16" canvas)

Big Hugs πŸ˜€

36 comments:

  1. Powerful, beautiful and inspiring! I love that you shared your artistic journey and process, i think it is the most magical thing to experience , thank you for sharing it! Gorgeous art, I love it all!Lady of Crows is quite fantastical and mesmerizing!
    Shine on creative kindred!
    hugs
    V

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  2. Oh yes! That is how to release the muse....and just let her take you where she will. The energy just glows in this reclaimed piece :D XXX

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  3. I really like watching an artist's process. thanks for sharing

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  4. Fun to see the progression. I am amazed how you choose your subjects

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  5. I love seeing and hearing of your process Stacy! Lady Of Crows is stunning!!!

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  6. The colors of Lady Crow are awesome! Bold and beautiful. I have a thought on that first painting. I'm wondering if your inner mind is talking to you because this looks like a crow that is dying. The lines represent its soul leaving. It's kind of haunting.

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  7. I love learning about your process and seeing the step by step pictures. It is amazing to see what the painting transformed into. Wow! Very powerful piece.
    ~Jess

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  8. You have an amazing talent, Stacy! Thank you so much for sharing, I love your art!

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  9. Your art is totally fantastic as is your talent for painting crows, my dear friend.
    You are growing as an artist and expanding in your goals. I am so very proud of you and love who you are πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’•

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  10. Ohhhh. I so love that you showed your process. Every artist has a different technique and I love seeing yours. Come see my new painted cabs. Newer ones. LOL

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  11. You are so sweet and I think your art is wicked cool. Thanks for the site info. I am looking at it now and love this site.

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  12. Yay, for choices!

    I completely adore seeing the process, seeing the change, and learning the reasons behind it... it's just yummy. And the result is delicious.

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  13. It was great to read about your process and seeing the step by step pictures. I think with anything creative we do run with our ideas and is just the best thing, yes sometimes we hit a rut or stump and re-think our ideas but our feelings play such an important part in the creative world.
    Lovely post Stacy - enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  14. "Lady of Crows"...WOW...she is absolutely STUNNING!!!
    I am totally enthralled...for me, she is your best painting yet!
    WOW!!!

    Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  15. Amazing. I love it when the muse speaks.

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  16. It's always interesting to see someone's process!

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  17. Hi, Stacy! I am always captivated by the creative process! You start with a background, I start with a setting! "Until my soul is talking to me..." I so get it, Stacy! And I love how your soul talks! Have an awesome week!

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  18. Good stuff in explaining your thought process, and lovely work indeed. Greetings!

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  19. Lady of Crows is soooo lovely Stacy! There's a real magic there in the way the entire image feels alive.:) So wonderful to see your process on display again and to be able to watch the final image emerge from the canvas. Thank you, as always, for sharing you heart and your art. BIG CROW HUGS!

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  20. Creativity takes time to unfold. Love Lady of Crows!

    Hugs!

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  21. I really enjoyed seeing your process, it's wonderful when it unfolds. I'm glad you listen to your heart, it explains why your art has your beautiful heart within it...

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  22. Thank you for sharing your process with us. Looks great, too!

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  23. WOW, I just adore your "Lady of Crows", she is absolutely spectacular!!!!! And your process is fascinating. I've often wondered. It's great to hear you share this intimate soul journey with all of us!

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  24. It sounds so easy, but it´s such beautiful art, and I guess it would never be so beautiful if tried to do that. I´m in love with the Lady of Crows <3
    Big hugs and blessings!
    Nina

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  25. Your Lady of Crows is wonderful, and has a bit of a Native vibe to it. Thank you for visiting me even though I have been on and off with the whole blogging thing. Good to see you're still rolling :)

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  26. Lady has a lovely presence doesn't she?
    If you try the frog/horse again. Try looking from the bottom up or right to left. It stays hidden then pops right out.

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  27. What you said about the flow of artistic mood is obvious and real as being a poet i exactly feel same way .

    I loved the heading mystery queen .Loved the way you shared your steps of painting and how sublimely you finished it .just Glorious Stacy!

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  28. I love this one. It would also be nice just as the face portrait. Love it
    Janice

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  29. Stacy this is fantastic!!!!! I really did like the original crow but tjis crow lady is amazing!!!

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  30. Wow, that's quite a transformation! I know what you mean about having to feel a connection with the painting. It's always wise to leave it alone for a while then, until it starts "speaking" :-) It happens to me quite often ... By the way: I love your Moo-cards and the stickers are so cute!

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  32. It’s really interesting to see and read about the process, and I love the finished result. Hugs from a very wet and grey UK!

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  33. Hi Stacey!
    That looks amazing! And it's cool to see how it changed when it clicked with you!
    Have a wonderful day!

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