Tuesday, 13 November 2012

When your life is in pieces...

Sometimes life can be a real pig!! No matter how you try (so we are told) you can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear....
but you can make art from a piggy puzzle!
The theme this week over at The Game Challenge is "Name That Tune...", use musical script in your project.
So I started by covering the puzzle pieces with music paper :D I used the reverse of the puzzle pieces, just in case the image showed through...
and painted the frame a lovely crimson pink/red.
When dry, I started drawing straight onto the pieces with graphite and watercolour pencils.
Building depth with layers of water colour and pencil, and adding brown paint with a dry brush to the frame.
Tarted the frame up a bit with some Inca gold, and highlighted the image with souffle gel pens.
Adding a layer of satin varnish "pushed" the image back into the paper, and drew the musical notes out, making the piece much "richer" :D
To remind me..."When my life is in pieces...I should still sing from the heart", because it makes me happy :D
Why not join in with the Game Challenge....no real rules...just follow the theme, oh and obviously, it has to be a never before blogged project.
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. GINA DAH LING!!! I LOVE this, and your attitude!
    You so rock my friend!
    Thanks for joining us at THE GAME :)

  2. Oooh I love this so different, thanks for joining us at the game. Hugs Sara part of design team for the game.

  3. Love the theme behind this piece! I was wondering.... Are you still wearing your dreads? Thanks for your positive recovery wishes!

    1. Not really...my hair is so fine they keep falling out...but I MUST do something with it, it's so boring!!!

  4. That's a fantastic idea, your pig puzzle turns out wonderful.

  5. Wonderful altered art and a fabulous painting.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Wow this is awesome! So impressive! :)

  7. Gina, you always make me happy! Seriously!!! I love your art! I love your mind! You have a beautiful soul! I look at the art journal you gave me, almost everyday! And, as you know, I have the crow woman you drew, framed, and it is right beside me, as I type ;o) Thanks for being you!

  8. She has such a pretty mouth... let her sing indeed!

  9. So very original. Love your little singer. xoDonna

  10. WOW !! Gina that is BRILLIANT !! Love your creativity my friend
    hugs June xxx

  11. Oh so lush! I love the puzzle base very clever Dxx