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Life book 2014 final lessons

Hi all, I’ve finally finished all my Life Book 2014 lessons.. YAY!

Here is one of my favorites, it was a Serena Bridgeman lesson that I used as a prompt, it looks nothing like the original lesson as I want to start developing my own ideas using Life Book as a spring board :)

home sweet home painting joanne seale

I will be starting Life Book 2015 very soon, after I’ve finished redesigning my website :)


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New painting – Brave courageous

This was a life book lesson where we had to show the passage of time by painting a young face with white hair.

It was also a celebration of everything we have learnt during our year long course, which is now coming to a close.. However I have also signed up for Life Book 2015 YAY!!!!!

Brave courageous painting joanne seale

I thought that looking back on my first life book lesson in April 2014 would be a good way to show my progress throughout the year.

This was my first ever painted portrait made 9 months ago :) I really didn’t know what I was doing and was too scared to add much paint. I remember not really understanding the shading at all and feeling utterly out of my depth, but I did love the painting and hung it on my wall in amazement of what I had just created. :)

ifebook 2014 inner artist guardian

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Starting something new


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January 4, 2015 · 10:33 am

New Life Book Painting – Whimsical Wizard

This is a recently completed Life book lesson from October, I added a funky whimsical wizard to this Halloween inspired painting..

whimsical wizard lifebook 2014 painting joanne seale

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Life book week 40: Goddess

Hi all, hope you had a fantastic xmas and got some lovely arty presents :)
I’ve been catching up with my Life Book lessons in preparation for starting Life book 2015 in January, YAY!!
goddess painting joanne seale
This lesson was given by the lovely Kate Thompson who is known for her Fractured Angelics paintings. It involved using a variety of mediums that are not usually used together, and some of which are not normally used in paintings.
I made this lesson my own by adding paper cuts and ink drips..
Here are some of the previous stages
photo 1-2
photo 2-2
I added paper cuts made on my electronic cutter, here it is in action :)

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Lifebook Lesson Week 41

Hello, hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and have lots of arting planned :)
Here is my latest lifebook lesson artwork.
It is supposed to represent inner strength etc etc.
moon whale mouse small
The moon was made using a gorgeous mother of pearl modelling paste, inktense and acrylic.
The background is water-soluble crayon and acrylic.
The house is a collage element I cut from some paper sprayed with Dylusions ink spray.
And the Whale and mouse are acrylic and coloured pencil.

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Lifebook catch up

Hi all, I’ve been busy catching up with my Lifebook 2014 lessons as I’d fallen behind quite a bit, I’ve also signed up for 2 new online classes, Fabulous Faces by Tamara Laporte and Express Yourself by Jane Davenporte, which should keep me busy until Lifebook 2015 starts!! Hurray!

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that last weekend I did an amazing cycle ride into Kent, it’s one of my favourite routes which takes in a number of local parks, my secret wild wood, and some beautiful rolling hills surrounded by lush fields.

Here are some of the Lifebook art lessons I have managed to complete recently

This lesson by Carrissa Paige involved collage elements and acrylic paint, it was called ‘An Artsy Abode;
artsy abode lifebook joanne seale painting

This was another Carrissa Paige lesson involving spray inks and contact paper image transfers called ‘Make Shift Magic’
clarissa paige lifebook painting joanne seale

This was an intuitive painting lesson by Tamara Laporte called ‘Exploring Intuition’
exploring intuition lifebook joanne seale painting

And lastly this was a lesson from Micki Wilde called ‘Today is a good day’ using acrylic paints, stencils and I added a few painted paper cuts
today is a good day small lifebook joanne seale painting

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