Work it…and re-work it…Baby!

I’ve had times when the art I create looks, well, just “okay”.
Whether it’s the balance of colour, composition or simply doesn’t make me smile.

Today I’m going to show you two canvases that I’ve re-worked that you can now find in my Made It Shop.

Here are the offending artworks.
challenge as an opportunity
road less travelled
They have been bugging me for over a year and with frustration and a tonne of courage I decided to do what many artists have done before, painted over it!!

Here they are re-worked Baby!

BEFORE….
challenge as an opportunity
AFTER…..
hows the serenity
I pulled the quote off entirely as it was all awkward and fumbly and didn’t “mean” anything to anyone. I added some stamping to the top left hand section which balanced the whole composition. The dark blue also added some much needed drama and excitement to the piece.
hows the serenity_hat

BEFORE….
road less travelled
AFTER…..
road less travelled12
I kept the quote for this one but again added some stamping to that vaccuum in the top left hand section. I chose a warmer red to match the cuffs and collar but also recoloured these to unify the image.
road less travelled_hat
road less travelled_leaves
(sorry for wonky pic sizes….getting used to WordPress’ new media gallery bits n pieces)

Both these originals can be found in my MadeIt store HERE, or click on the badge in the sidebar.

With some love and a cool change, I may get the scanner to co-operate in this super hot weather we’re having, and you’ll see these images in Red Bubble soon.

Much love
Giovanna

p.s. Thank you for all the lovely emails and comments, particularly on FaceBook regarding my Etzcetera Magazine feature. I’m still not sure it’s me in the mag…all a bit surreal, but happy to have had the opportunity and trust from some people I admire. Moving forward and moving Brilliantly!!!

Christmas Cards are Here

Hey Creative Peeps!
I am so very pleased to offer 2 of the 3 Christmas designs via RedBubble.

The first is a more traditional design.

Traditional Design

Made with some yummy papers from Echo Park, highlighted with Faber-Castel Pitt Brush Pens and sealed with a lovely matt finish.
Order using the direct link HERE or click on the image.

The second is more playful and quirky.

Quirky Design

Made from Echo Park papers, ink, oil pastel, paint and on a base of old book paper. This design is one for the family member who loves something quite unique.
Order using the direct link HERE or click on the image.

I’ve made them available in 2 card sizes plus a postcard size for something a little different. So take the stress and worry out of making a gazillion cards this year or battling the loopy Christmas shopping mentality, and just get online. I’ve done all the hard work for you this year.

I have one week and one day to go with my teaching contract. I am looking forward to getting stuck into the studio and being messy in my own private domain once again, but I know I will miss the school environment and being around teenagers. They really are the best company!
(And so if you were wondering if I was indeed crazy, there is your proof….who in their right mind enjoys the company of teenagers??!!)

Be good and be creative!
xx Giovanna

A Birthday Percentage Sale

Say whaaaaa?

Yep, it’s my “Birthday Percentage” Sale (does anyone else do this?)
So for the next 14 days, EVERYTHING IN MY MADE IT STORE IS 43% OFF!!!

I’m once again so happy my husband does NOT read this blog LOL.

Lots of these prints have gone to teachers, teenagers and just fab friends. The originals just flew out the door during the last sale!!

If you’re looking for last minute-type gifts, with a little extra special individuality, then I hope you pop on over to the shop and see if there’s something you like.

REMEMBER….

all images are available in different formats in my Red Bubble store (see link in sidebar). Only a limited number transfer nicely as iPhone cases.

all images can be converted into Skins. Go to the GelaSkins website to see if you device is listed and let me know what image you’d like on there.

Neither of these customised items will make it to you by Christmas, but I know people love the Christmas season that just keeps on giving!!!!

I will post all items the next business day where possible (at the moment, it’s possible!!) so fingers crossed the Aussie Post peeps have brought their Festive Game with them.

Happy Shopping

Merry Christmas]

Peace!!!!