Carolyn’s Cup of Cheer

I haven’t had much time for arting lately so have been feeling a bit sluggish(Work and of course puppy).  I needed a java jolt, and after my coffee I began to doodle a cup with steam rising from it’s center.  I painted some red around it, some blue below it and just scribbled randomly with my uni-posca markers, which made me think of my friend Carolyn Dube and all her lush color, so I grabbed her new stencils Words to Live By and her Crossword stencil and made my cup a colorful journey with pan pastels, some words and some grids.  I call this journal page “Carolyn’s Cup of Cheer”.  Whenever I see her, she makes me laugh, so hard, and we both love color so much, this was the perfect way to uplift my sluggish day.

Carolyn's cup of cheer 111413She’s running a pretty awesome Stencil Play classs right now, and her videos are amazing…pay her a visit if you don’t know her and experience her cup of cheer firsthand!  Thanks Carolyn, for being my friend and my Cup of Cheer – always ♥♥♥

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23 Responses to “Carolyn’s Cup of Cheer”

  1. Carolyn Dube November 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Now this is java I would take by the potful- colorful and fun java! You rocked the stencil layering too-you have blended them so well here! And your posca penning gives it such a great feeling of movement (is the caffeine ? You made my day with this Corrine!

  2. Cathy/Mutnik November 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    This looks like a piece of quilted art. Can’t believe it’s just paper. So colorful and fun and vibrant. Well done! A total inspiration! :0)

  3. Sandy November 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    Works for me too!

  4. Janet November 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Hey! That is wonderful! Sorry you have been out of sorts lately! All that color and texture should bounce you right back into the world of the living! xoxo

  5. Jane November 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    very happy page… nice to have good friends!

  6. Jessica Sporn November 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    so happy! well done Corrine – and Carolyn too!

  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth November 14, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    You really paid homage to Carolyn’s stencils. And the jolt I got when I saw this painting knocked me off my chair!

  8. denthe November 15, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Wow! You know when I first saw this I was sure that it was a quilt!? It looks so textured and puffy, I love it! and those colours …. I can believe it was an uplift to your day! It is to mine …. 🙂

  9. Kat November 15, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Wonderful Corrine, this really is a cup of warm cheer, just what we need for these first cold Wintery days!

  10. Dawn November 15, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Wow Corrine this is one awesome journal page. It is almost holographic in that the layers ‘float’ before your eyes, superb work my lovely. Good old java for inspiring you, thank-you Java.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  11. Suzy November 15, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Great layering and the colors are fab, it looks like a cuppa java was just the thing to jolt you out of the artsy slump. You go girl! Happy color love. x0x0

  12. Kay Wallace November 15, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    You not only made your own day and Carolyn’s day, but mine! I am now fully awake with the bright, vivid and in-my-face colors! Just love it! I saw Carolyn demo-ing her word stencil and you have used it perfectly here! Way to go!

  13. sharon November 15, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    This is just freakin AWESOME! Love it!

  14. Marjie Kemper November 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    This is so flipping gorgeous! May be my favorite CG piece ever… LOVE it.

  15. Judy Shea November 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Kapowie wowie… this has so many layers… Some looks quilted some looks 3D. Cheer is the right word.

  16. Dorthe November 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Oh Corrine, so many layers so much texture , fantastic 3-d to look into, and I love your kind of steam 🙂
    Hugs, Dorthe

  17. Terrie -Creative Explorer November 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Wow – this is VERY cool! (or should it be HOT?) Simple design but extraordinary use of color and those stencils are to die for!

  18. Maria McGuire November 15, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    WOW!!!! that is all….WOW!!!!

  19. jill November 16, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    I too am sluggish but not as productive. Thanks for the inspiration, think I’ll pull out the sketchbook.

  20. Becky Lane November 16, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Love those colors, and the way you layered them with all the stencils. Thanks for the tip about Carolyn’s class. I’m not familiar with her work.

  21. Kris November 16, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Super shock of color – LOVE this!

  22. NancyLee November 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    This is great! Do I see orange…?
    You have defined the color orange for
    me and I love it!!

  23. Chris November 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    My heaventy sakes, this work is awesome!! Orange! Texture! Blue with orange! coffee! texture! lettering!

    perfect.

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