Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stencil, Art and Snowstorms....

Hey all,
     Here is how my stencils came to be, it involves, well a bottle of wine, a snowstorm lots of heavy weight watercolor paper and well, a bottle of wine. Last Feb. (I live in New England) we had a major snowstorm....like snow for three days, roads closed, OMG why did I not buy the milk when I should have type.... of storm. My daughter was stuck at a friends house for three days and I was alone, with no school all schools (words every teacher wants to hear)...so I headed to my studio, with my bottle of wine. No milk. I started painting, like really painting, loose and free. Paint was flying, ink was flying, graphite was flying. A series came about...The Loose Woman.





 words were added...



more wine.

stencils with Stencil Girl Products

were created....which I loved, based on the paintings...





then some art created using my stencils

with mucho layering of fabrics, paints and inks...



me thinks the paintings using the stencils are some of my favorites....






so dance your dance, grab some stencils, grab a GLASS of wine, unless there is a blizzard then grab a bottle of wine.....and create some loose woman!!!

xoxoo sue
 follow the blog hop love....these ladies are the queens of stencils!


42 comments:

Jo Murray said...

Nothing like a bottle of wine to bring out the loose woman in us all. I'm thoroughly enchanted.

Gill said...

I love love love your loose women!!
Now where's that bottle of wine??

Linda Kittmer said...

As I retired teacher myself I can so relate to the joy of a good snow storm LOL. I love your paintings and the resulting stencils Sue. They're such a joy to play with!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Sue, I love hearing the story behind the birth of these fabulous stencils! Your stencils and paintings are so filled with joy! It's a delight to be on this blog hop with you! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
(p.s. Still waiting for our first snow day this season! lol!)

Disco Queen said...

Wow Sue! Your stencils are awesome & so fun. I love that the women are relatable. So many times I create a journal page about being free to be myself & then stencil on a figure, in a fixed pose, that looks like they're on a permanent diet & fitness regime = not free at all.

Jane Martin said...

Sue, I love your free style... and I love a glass of wine, too!

Linda said...

love,love,love your loose women! I'm certainly going to try it-with the wine of course :)

Judy Shea said...

Living in New England with you, I totally get the no school excitment and the no milk situation. Last year as a tough winter. Thanks for creating such fun stencils and I love being on the blog hop with you.

Jackie said...

Sue, I love the loose women stencils- totally me! thanks for designing them!!!

patchouli moon studio said...

I love how you did your stencils. The background is great!

Glenda Hoagland said...

Love you stencils. I used one two during NaNoJouMo. It was a great addition to my journal. So fun and so freeing.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sounds like it's time for you to grab another bottle this weekend here and design some more stencils. xox

Marsha said...

I know of your snowstorm! I moved from Arizona into my MA home the day before the storm hit! WOW! Now I sit here typing knowing that we are suppose to have another storm come through tomorrow,(better pick up a bottle of wine today). I would love to be able to produce work as enchanting as you have here. Love the stencils. Thanks for sharing with us.

RaNae Ellett said...

I Love the loose woman stencils and your story of how they came to be.....Very artistic.....

Jean said...

Love these divas!

arttage said...

This is funny Sue! Would love to win these babies! Sanna
ps: would you tell Kenny to come and get his painting, please!

Maria McGuire said...

Your personality SHINES through with your stencils! They put a smile on my face EVERY time I look at them. Thanks for playing with StencilGirl today!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

enchchanting - I love your loose woman art! fantastic!

Susan Falkler said...

Stencils that look like me!

Ruth L said...

Your stencils have a real charm, just love them!

Denise Spillane said...

I love the paintings. What inspired you for the dresses? I have the club loose woman and love it. Fun hop.

Caroline D. said...

These are ALL beautiful!! Loved reading your story of the snow storm happenings.... :D

DebbieG said...

I would love a stencil from Sue - definitely making the hops! The stencil with the little dress LOVE! Thanks for the giveaway...have a blessed Christmas.

Melissa Melissa said...

I love the freedom of body movement these stencils express

Kate M said...

Great story and stencils. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tiffany McGuckin said...

SERIOUS chick love coming your way! Huge admirer and supporter of yours. Cannot wait to meet you some day and hopefully take one of your classes in person. You better watch out for the short little person that may just jump for joy and attack you if/when we ever meet! xoxo

Sandy said...

I've had so much fun with your stencils. Your Loose Women are right on!

suzieq23 said...

WOW just love your loose women stencils. I would love to let loose and flitter around just like your girls. They bring a big smile to my face and would love to create with them. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Mary said...

Your loose women make me smile. And the little dresses are wonderful. I love your style.

HelenM said...

OMG! I love the stencils before I heard the story about their creation. Now, I love them even more! Thanks for the inspiration

lakelly said...

I love the stencils, but I love the idea of wine and stencils and paint together! :)

Billie A said...

Thank goodness for the snow storm and the bottle(s) of wine and you being able to create these lovely stencils. I LOVE the LOOSE Women they look like they would be fun to work with. I love your work on how you brought them to life. great work.

Teresa R said...

Love your stencils! and what great ways to use them

Laura Strack said...

Yep, wine can create some lovely loose women. Your painting are the proof....they are darling. So much fun.

Candy said...

Amazing. I have a friend who just passed away but who loved to dance. These would be a tribute to her - I can see it now.

marylouh said...

Sorry - we have a blizzard (not quite but getting close - about 5 inches). Love the stencils and the way you used them.

Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

Love lovelove these loose women!!..thanks for the bloghopportunity to win!!

cal8007 said...

Love the way you get your work done!! LOL very loose and gorgeous too!

artatag said...

Your work is so gorgeous and inspiring! Love it!
Cheers
Gabriele

Mª Jesús Vera said...

Me encanta los colores que ha utilizado junto a las plantillas. El resultado es sensacional!!!

McTeapot said...

Love your paintings and classes. I now need to try your stencils.

nacherluver said...

Borrowed a Somerset from my local library. Your wonderful Loose Women drawings were in there and I am absolutely adoring them! Love what they represent, love the spirit they portray, love how lovely they are! So glad they were in the magazine so I could be introduced to your work. Went to your etsy shop but it was not open so I favorited so I could go back for a visit at a later date.