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by Chelsea Johansen

Body Paintings-Fingers Pt. 2 March 30, 2013

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the fingers painting is all finished!

seeing it completed makes me wish i had stopped sooner than i did

because the circle is looking a little wonky now.

and that bothers me since i’m a perfectionist.

so i’ll probably make some more.

add color.

we’ll see where it goes.

Compilation

next, however,

is a painting with my feet!

i’ll be starting that next week and talk about it more then.

have a great weekend and a happy easter everyone!!

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banana chocolate chip cupcakes March 26, 2013

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i had to share this recipe with ya’ll

because i absolutely love banana chocolate chip cupcakes!

now, i’m not a fan of banana flavors in general,

but this is the perfect amount of banana.

if you like banana bread you’ll most likely enjoy these.

yes, i do use betty crocker mix….

but it is really easy, quick, and tasty!

i made some the other day,

but didn’t think to take photos.

not to mention i can’t decorate cupcakes worth crap ­čśŤ

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ingredients

1 box betty crocker supermoist yellow cake mix

(plus the ingredients on the back of the box: eggs, vegetable oil, water)

1 cup very ripe banana (2 medium bananas)

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

directions

follow all directions on the back of the cake mix box.

mash the 1 cup banana and add to the rest of the ingredients before mixing.

mix ingredients on low for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes.

gradually add the chocolate chips.

keep following box directions from there.

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usually makes about 27 cupcakes.

frost with chocolate frosting or even leave plain and enjoy!

 

body paintings-fingers March 22, 2013

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fingers.

that is the next body part that i will be painting with.

if you recall, i have been doing a series of paintings with different parts of my body.

first was hair.

then eyelashes.

now fingers.

originally, i tried to come up with unusual parts to paint with, like the hair and eyelashes.

but i felt the need to use my hands.

what interests me about using my fingers is that it is so rudimentary.

we first learned to paint as children only using our hands.

anyone remember finger painting in grade school?

paint brushes were unnecessary.

i want to go back to how i first began.

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this is my progress so far!

i really like it.

it does something strange to the eye.

i had to quit after doing this much because it almost hurt my eyes.

keep checking back to see the finished product!

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thought i’d throw this in for fun.

me (the blonde one) and my friend painting when we were  maybe 2 and 3 years old.

where it all began ­čÖé

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thank you! March 21, 2013

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i just wanted to take a second to say thank you

to all of you who have commented, liked, and followed my blog!

i never thought that this many people

(all 54 follwers! lol)

would be interested in what i have to say and share.

i’m thinking it’s time to take things to the next level with a new layout.

maybe a logo?

and please, if there is anything that YOU want to see on here shoot me an e-mail or comment below!

especially art!

i’d love to tackle new projects if you have ideas.

now, let’s get more follwers!!!

 

new piece March 19, 2013

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wow! i haven’t been on my blog in a while!

i was busy preparing for and being on spring break.

not that i went anywhere exciting….

just home.

between that and changing my career track

(i am now studying to become a real estate agent!)

i haven’t had much time to complete any art.

but i did, however, finish a piece for my sister’s birthday.

she has always loved my work and always wants something for her birthday or christmas.

so, i made an abstract piece with her favorite colors:

blue, green, and purple.

I am absolutely IN LOVE with how it turned out

and the frame is amazing!

(thanks to Pottery Barn Teen!)

now to make a set of three for myself ­čÖé

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to keith March 1, 2013

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today i finished a piece.

not because i planned to or because i necessarily wanted to.

i went to my painting class this morning ready to work on a couple of projects,

including my eyelash painting.

and then i received some devastating news;

the curator of the wsu museum, and one of my mentors, keith wells, had died last night.

i was completely shocked considering i see him almost every day.

i looked at my paintings and wanted to go home. to not be around art. to not be there.

 but then i thought,

keith would want me to keep working.

if i saw him in the halls today he would ask me how i was, make a joke,

and would be proud of the work i was doing.

so i put on mascara and with watery eyes made my last few marks.

the tears in my eyes stained the paper and made the mascara bleed.

and then i knew it was done.

those last marks were the exact thing that this piece needed to be complete.

i originally planned to keep working on it until the whole paper was almost black.

but i’m glad i stopped today.

it gives the work more meaning that i thought it would ever have.

and i love it.

here’s to you keith

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