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Wonky Faces , Frogs, and Butterflies

I had some time this weekend to actually take an on-line art class - something I have been wanting to do for a long time.  I took Deb Weiers' Wonky Faces class.  I loved it!  These are my drawings after class 1 and 2 - I haven't finished my class 3 drawing - I went down a crazy train with it and need to figure how how to fix it.  

I love how she distorts faces and puts so much expression in them.  This was a really fun adventure.

I drew the man first using a Stabilo pencil activated with water.  When I was done, I realized he reminded me of a very evil man I know so I added in some words that fit him and the words poison mind on his face.  I also wrote in a Theodore Roosevelt quote.  

The girl reminded me of a girl in a book I just finished.  She had been abused badly, but held on to God and hope and was able to have a decent life.  I added the word hope to her face and the words, "We are all a bit bruised inside" to the side.  I used the Stabilo pencil on her too but also watercolors, torn paper, and gesso.  

Linking my journal pages to **Art*Journal*Journey* where the theme is "Inspired by"  - I was inspired by Deb Weiers.  

I was at DollarTree this week and found these beautiful butterflies.  I had to make a card and some journaling using them.  I was inspired by them and by cr8tive me (Mary Ellen) who is the Featured Stamper at this week.  

I also have couple of cards to share.  This one uses a new sentiment at DRS Designs called Have I Toad You which I paired with the Frog on a Log.  

This card is going to a crafting friend who is going through some health battles.  She loves Asian themed cards and butterflies.  I used some old Mark's Finest Papers stamps.  

Thanks for visiting!  




  1. your wonky faces made me smile, great caricatures :)
    Awesome find with the butterflies, such vibrant colours and love your cards, especially the Asian script and flowers.
    Take care and stay safe
    Hugs Christine

  2. Looks like you had a fun time, love what you made. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  3. Really gorgeous post, Nancy! Both portraits are full of expression. Love the spread and quotes for characters, as well as the beautiful spread with butterflies. The cards are fine, too.
    Have a great week xx

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  5. I love your wonky faces Nancy, it sounds like a fun class, I'm taking part in an online craft retreat at the weekend, it is my first one!
    I love the butterflies, you have created a super journal page and card with them, the frog on a log is fun and your oriental card is pretty, I'm sure it will cheer your friend up.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Your wonky distorted faces are magnificent! That had to be a seriously fun class. I love all the art bits added to them...the writing around his face, her musical mind and story full of hope...I love it!
    A trip to the dollar store is great inspiration for cards and journaling.
    The frog card is a kick! So cleverly created.
    The Asian theme card is sweet. With a note from you, your friend will be cheered and forget her health troubles for some moments while enjoying your card.

  7. Your portraits are fantastic. They look just as you describe them.
    The butterfly card is pretty and who wouldn't like a card with a hug enclosed.
    The toad on the log is clever with the swirly red background and the happy toad.
    And finally the sensitive monochrome card, so suitable for the occasion.
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely varied set of artwork.

  8. You have lots of fabulous art today Nancy. Loving those faces. This sounds like a good class. I like how you drew with the stabilo pencil too. It makes a cool effect with the water. And nice butterfly find. That's a beautiful journal spread. And your cards are great too. I especially like the frog. Thanks so much for sharing all your fun art with us at AJJ. It's always good to stop by and see what you have been up to.hugs-Erika

  9. Your wonky face portraits are amazing. You must have really loved that class. You create the most incredible cards, too. I'm super impressed. It's artists like you who keep me from making cards (grin). Of course, what really stole my heart were the butterflies. It's amazing where we find inspiration and I'm delighted you found yours and shared this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey honoring Eileen's theme.

  10. Cool wonky faces! Those are really nice butterflies, and your cards are wonderful.

  11. I am so excited about your faces * wow * fabulous and I love it and also the couple of cards with butterflies and the frog and asian!
    It's an imaginative idea, beautiful !!!
    Have a great day, hug Elke

  12. I wish I had been able to take that same class - it looks so interesting and I love the results you got. Faces really interest and inspire me.
    Lovely journal page with the butterflies, they look so good with their bright colours against that background. Also the cards you have made, are delightful, the 'toad' one made me smile, what a great stamp to have.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  13. I love Deb Weirs' faces - you really have done these so well! Your other journal page is a beauty too. Great cards, Chrisx

  14. Those wonky faces are such fun, great character in them. I hear about the dollar tree so often whilst listening to youtube how wonderful those Butterflies look, a fab way to send a smile. Have I toad you really made me smile.. superb post Nancy. Sorry i'm late to catch this, it's been an extremely busy couple of weeks for me. Have a great weekend Hugs Tracey x


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