Paint Your Dreams (Somerset Studio Gallery)

Hello Everyone
Let’s take a break from hearts, at least for the duration of this post!  I thought I would pause to share with you something which appears in the Winter 2016 edition of Somerset Studio Gallery.
I was so thrilled to have quite a few pieces published in this issue ranging from an article, Spotlight, Special Book Section and Gallery.  One of the pieces published in the Gallery category is this altered brush featuring Redlead Paperworks products. She Makes Art  is a Redlead essential, a stamp jam packed full of words/sentiments and it’s really this stamp from Redlead Paperworks that was the idea for giving this altered paintbrush a second and final incarnation.  I first shared this paintbrush HERE, in a post in 2014 but I was never happy with it.  At the time I knew I didn’t want to add embellishments but it was always severely lacking.onelynnemoncrieffThe bristle areas stay the same.  Yes, there are other things I would tweak now but what’s done is done because I no longer have this paintbrush.  I never request for submissions to be returned, leaving it for Stampington to do as they wish with anything I submit to their offices.  I have no qualms about waving goodbye to anything I make because for me it is the process, the fun along the way, the challenges we always stumble across but once finished, I am happy to move onto the next idea in my head.eightlynnemoncrieffThe handle is where I tinkered around.  With blue spots either painted with my finger or dabbed on with a round sponge brush which I loosely scribbled around with a white marker pen.  Here’s the thing, I never seem to have great success with white marker pens.  Any recommendations would be more than welcome.  I’m sure those of you who art journal will have good knowledge of the pens/markers to seek out.sevenlynnemoncrieffFlipped over, the brush now tells us that she is a work in progress.  Realised I should probably have shown the images the other way around as it makes more sense to read that she is a work in progress and then becomes an artist although it could be argued that many artists would say that they continue to be works in progress, learning all the time.twolynnemoncrieffThe girl is also from Redlead but I cannot provide a link at this time.  I cannot imagine she has been discontinued as she is one of those stamps many would instantly associate with Redlead.
fourlynnemoncrieffThe rope handle was painted to co-ordinate.threelynnemoncrieffMany thanks to Brianne at Somerset Studio Gallery for publishing this alongside so many other submissions and for giving me my first Somerset Studio Gallery article, Feathered Friends, a huge moment for me!
Thanks to you for taking the time out of your day to stop by, always appreciated.
Here’s to painting our dreams!
(Redlead have a sale on at the moment!)


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole Maki
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 00:09:31

    This is lovely, Lynne. I really like your color scheme and the cheerfulness of the polka dots.


  2. Annie G
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 00:53:03

    A gorgeous make Lynne x love those sunny and warm colours

    Best wishes Annie x


  3. Shelly Schmidt
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 03:18:26

    This is such a neat project- I have seen these on Pintrest and on FB. Love this darling- cute image. Congrats on being published again.


  4. craftytrog
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 06:16:56

    Wonderful piece Lynne! I love the colours, and those blue circles!
    Congratulations xxx


  5. Suzi B
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 07:40:48

    Such fun with lots of spots, dots,stripes & circles .xx


  6. Sue F
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:13:51

    The spots add to the narrative and the image is so sweet. This is a lovely piece Lynne. Congratulations for the article and projects being published.


  7. Julie Lee
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:00:55

    This is such a lovely project. You know how much I love Red Lead stamps and they are perfect for this little meditation on being an artist! One of the things I like most about this is the gorgeous texture on those bristles! I just want to reach out and touch them. I think you’re right that all artists continue to be a ‘work in progress’. Congratulations on your well deserved publications and the article – a brilliant achievement.xx


  8. Anne R
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:25:08

    I loved her first time round but she looks even better with the make-over Lynne, the soft colours really do suit her and I just love the co-ordinating rope too. I am so thrilled for you that you have an article published alongside your other work, it is testament to the fine artist that you are!

    I do share your difficulties with white markers, I bought one recently for the Wanderlust class – a Pilot Super Color White with a medium nib (probably should have gone for a fine nib) and apart from the odd ‘blob’ it works reasonably well over a painted surface – up to now anyway!


  9. butterfly
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:30:52

    Gorgeous – love the updated look with those wonderful bubbly circles. I have the same thing with white pens – I have many and they seem to work for a bit and then give up on me. Maybe I’m asking too much in terms of the textured backgrounds I sometimes ask them to work on…

    Congratulations on all your wonderful publication successes – long may it continue!
    Alison xx


  10. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 15:33:43

    Congratulations on having several pieces published, dear Lynne! I’m very happy for you. The paint brush is fabulous! It was a good choice to add some more intense colors to the former version. It’s a very striking creation.


  11. diane
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 16:15:41

    Congratulations on being published, your paint brush design is wonderful.

    Hugs Diane


  12. Shari T.
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 18:04:29

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your altered paint brush, Lynne!! Your paint brushes are the funnest altered pieces, ever!! Sooo clever and soooo deserving to be in Somerset Studio Gallery!! I’ll have to look for that issue 🙂 🙂 XOXO-Shari


  13. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 20:29:40

    Dear Lynne ~ It can’t be long before Somerset gives you an entire magazine!!!! You and your brilliant creativity could easily fill a few magazines!
    This paint brush is wonderful and a little different again from your Lynne style.
    You are a many layered artist.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Congratulations on all of your stellar accomplishments which are so well deserved.
    p.s. are you blushing yet sweet friend ♥


  14. Astrid
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 21:53:33

    Totally delightful, such a fun and creative piece!! Love to see you explore colours more and more! That little girl is such a sweet stamp and of course congrats on being published again!


  15. Yvonne Whaley
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 23:08:29

    This is a delight to see, a fabulous project lynne.
    Yvonne xx


  16. butterfly
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 00:04:42

    I’ve just sent a real email to say that yes, sorry, I think that other one is junk – apologies xx


  17. Lynn Price
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 02:09:17

    Oh, how fun, Lynne!! I love the concept of these brushes – and you’ve done a wonderful rendition here with those great Redlead stamps! And congratulations on your publication! I’ve wondered about how you get your work to them – wow, to send the real thing! Love your thinking about it – if I get there, will have to keep that in mind, lol! xxx Lynn


  18. Diana Taylor
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 08:59:50

    Congratulations on your publication, it’s well deserved – the brush is fabulous. I love the image of the girl and the colours make it gorgeously bright and spring like. Such a lovely piece.


  19. Terry
    Jan 28, 2016 @ 14:59:04

    What a fun, fun project, Lynne! I love the vivid colors and the paint on the brush! She and of course you are certainly artists! Congratulations of the publication! Love this! Hugs!


  20. Gerrina
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 07:51:47

    It looks so fresh and original! Love the colours and that little girl fits so good on the brush!
    I must say that I sometimes have a hard time to separate from something that I made and am really glad how it worked out, but then I display it for some time and after a while it is easier to pass something on…
    Hope you have a fun weekend planned! Hugs, Gerrina


  21. wandahentges
    Jan 30, 2016 @ 09:24:41

    Love this, Lynne!!!!


  22. Samantha Read
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 13:11:29

    I can not put in to words how much I love this. SO adorable!!! xx


  23. coco
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 16:39:52

    Ooooh, you’re going to be fed up with me telling you again and again congratulations!!!! 😀
    But really well worth telling you that, love love love this brush and your little girl on it, and how you used this words stamp… so well here. I dream I can order some of these stamps, but I’m waiting for a good offer now on birds and words stamps 🙂
    Coco xxx


  24. Jackie P Neal
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 00:16:42

    Wow Lynne!! Kudos to you on another published piece!!(secretly, I think they should make a whole magazine devoted to your art!)
    This paintbrush is just too darn cute as well as clever! Love that little girl stamp! I have a question for you, what do you use to color in your stamps-are you painting it in?
    As for your marker question, my favorite go to white marker is always Uni Posca,different sizes- here are the links to where I buy them…

    thank you my friend for sharing your lovely art!!


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