Friday, January 20, 2012

sketchbook project

Started out with a bit of paint & collage...

I wanted to do a portrait on the right side of the page, and i don't know how it happened,
but here's what i did... 

Smack dab in the middle.
Or at least more in the middle than i wanted it to be.
I guess i misjudged the "right side of the page".

Then I started getting excited with the browns & before i knew it,
i had hidden most of the words on the page. :-( 
You can see a few words peeking out here & there
but this wasn't really what i had in mind.

Sometimes, things don't always work out the way
we envision them. :-)

This is Sylvia Plath. 
She was an American poet & writer,
and the mother of two children.

After years of struggling with depression,
and a breakup with her husband,
at the age of 31, she committed suicide.

She died in 1963 - the year I was born.

I think her writing is beautiful
and her life very sad.

Wishing you all a great weekend!
I know i'm happy it's Friday. 


  1. Lovely portrait Pauline, the colours picked work amazing. I love Sylvia Plaths work, thanks for sharing xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful and such a creative way to do a portrait. I guess Sylvia and I overlapped a bit. I was born 1962. Love your art and will be back for more visits.

  3. I love the way to incorporated the words into the portrait. Even if you can't see them all, the energy is still there. Very beautiful indeed! Perhaps her face being in the middle of the page also ends up somehow saying something more about Sylvia Plath...

  4. Sylvia Plath is one of my favorites. Beautiful!

  5. I love Sylvia Plath and think this is just lovely... so impressed with the whole portrait series you have been working on...xx

  6. Love it!!!
    I adore how you have a story that relates with your art, gives it meaning. :]
    Enjoy the Sketchbook Project.

  7. I love Sylvia Plath's work and find your writing and art about her has re-awakened my interest in her. Thanks!

  8. Love this! I think you are right, what we plan does not always come to fruition. I also think this is true for Sylvia...she had such potential to be one of the greatest...well she is, but just imagine what she would have written if she had lived. She is one of my heroines!
    You have captured har beautifully.

  9. you have captured her beautifully....

  10. I love that portrait! So true that sometimes things don't work out the way we envision them, sometimes they turn out even better than we could ever imaging!