ART UPDATE + DR WHO COSPLAY FOR KEZZIE'S BIRTHDAY

Hello readers! How are you doing? Today I'll share some new paintings with you as well as show you a cosplay outfit. Lovely Kezzie from kerenzaallin-garner.blogspot.com is celebrating her 40th birthday and in her honour some bloggers are wearing Dr Who inspired outfits. Kezzie always does such a great job of cosplaying Dr Who, especially so when it comes to Clara's outfits.  I haven't really seen a lot of Dr Who episodes but I'm familiar with the concept of the show.  There are some definitely lovely fashion moments there. My cosplay is not the best because I didn't manage to find anything exactly like Dr Who outfits I was aiming for, but here it goes. I'm cosplaying Clara's red tartan skirt outfit by wearing a yellow tartan skirt. I could have done a better job if I planned this look in advance. I wanted to wear a white shirt with this but I didn't manage to find any white shirts.  This vintage skirt is my mother's and the black top is actually a dress but I wear it as a top because it's too short. Now, that I look at this, it's not very similar to the outfit I'm cosplaying but it's a bit similar and I hope it's the thought that counts. The sunglasses were there because the sun was too strong. Here I'm posing with one of my sketchbooks so that I can show you some of my art. Do you notice the white plum tree blossoms behind me? The spring has arrived to Mostar. I love  my balcony right now. 


SISTERS- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON PAPER
I made this painting back in January. I remember I painted it after a period of a few days spend working with pencils. It was a sort of self-imposed ban on painting because I wanted to practice other mediums.  You know picking up brush again felt so good. I just throwed some paint  on paper and created this image without a plan in my mind. It's a bit rough around the edges, but I absolutely love it. Sometimes it is good to create something without second guessing myself, if you know what I mean. Many paintings take so much time, planning, preparation and work that sometimes it feels so good to just let go and create something from your soul like these two sisters. The dresses they are wearing are not really visible in full, but  it doesn't matter. Just for the reference, I had some historical fashion in mind when I created them. I'm getting Latin vibes from these ladies. They could be French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.  I think this painting is a good indication of my personal style. When I paint without thinking too much, I always end up creating these soulful ladies with elongated faces and necks. 


OUR LADY OF FLOWERS- ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS
This is another painting I made without a plan in my mind. Acrylic is not really the ideal medium for this kind of paper, usually I use a thicker one from a proper mixed media sketchbook but sometimes I also improvise- like when I run out of paper or want to see can it be done. Back to the subject of this painting. A friend of mine told me it looks like me. I have to say that I wasn't really inspired by myself. As I said, I painted this without thinking. Looking at it, I think I can see a subconscious influence of catholic imaginary which makes sense since I live in Herzegovina and are therefore surrounded by it. 



As always, thank you for reading and visiting. Take care and stay safe!

Comments

  1. Both paintings came out lovely! It's nice to be a little spontaneous when you create sometimes because it just seems to allows for more freedom of expression in some ways since you're not tied to a specific plan. That's such a cool tribute you all are doing for Kezzie's birthday.

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  2. Amazing post Dear, this pant is amazing

    Kisses
    www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  3. Ivana, first of all, I love that yellow tartan skirt! You definitely have that "Clara" vibe! Kezzie will love it, I'm sure.

    It's interesting that you note a "Catholic" influence in your art - your ladies do have a Madonna (as in Mary, not the singer!) look to them. They remind me of Modigliani's women very much, with the long necks. I love the colours in the first one.

    I'm so happy to see the plum blossoms! Ours are just starting to bud!

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  4. Me gusta el doctor y adoraba a Clara. Me encantaron tus cuadros en especial el de la virgen. Te mando un beso

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  5. Beautiful paintings with white plum tree blossoms! I also think that the girl looks like you:)
    I just googled Doctor Who, and it seems interesting SF TV show!
    Your tartan skirt is so cute, and it is amazing that you wore the dress as a top!

    akiko

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  6. That skirt is perfect for Clara and looks wonderful on you, it shows off your killer figure a treat.
    I agree with Sheila, your artwork does have a look of Modigliani about it, those elegant ladies with their elogated features. xxx

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  7. What a nice look. The skirt is terrific. I love Kezzie!

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  8. Both paintings are gorgeous! I think Kezzie will love your post. It's very nice of you. xx

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  9. You have very nice outfit;)

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  10. Your paintings are great and it's fun that you managed to wear an outfit to fit the theme too! :) Happy birthday to your friend :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue

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  11. Love the art! So glad you are celebrating. Awesome outfit!

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  12. Oh so creative! Lovely outfit! Wonderful tree off the balcony too!

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  13. These painting look great! You are so inspiring. Do you plan to put these on bags or Tees? Looks wonderful!

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    1. ...and yes, I upload most of my design regularly to my redbubble store.

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  14. I love the paintings, particularly Sisters. Nice outfit too!

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  15. Your skirt might not be an exact replica of Clara's but it's cute nonetheless and definitely has those Clara vibes. I've been admiring your artwork. The Sisters are my favourite! xxx

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  16. Hello,
    I don't know Kezzie or her blog, but what you bloggers are doing for her birthday is a beautiful tribute. I tell you immediately that you look very elegant in that tartan skirt! I've never heard of this Doctor Who show and I'm not familiar with cosplay either, but what I do know is that you are getting better and better with your art !! Congratulations to you all !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  17. Love your outfit and great artwork :-D That is nice for Kezzie :-D

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  18. Hello dear Ivana,

    How you doing?! Happy to see your posts as usual :)

    I didn't know Kezzie but it seems like a great activity to boost creativity and content, such a beautiful way to make something inspired by her work with many other person across the blogosphere.

    Now talking about the outfit and the drawing, I love how you always manage to find a way to display your work in a very fashionable style. I like both the look and the many pieces showed across the blog post, congrats for these beautiful results, you're doing your best illustrating many beautiful pieces!

    I'd say my favorite detail in the last illustration is the hair ! *__*

    Pablo
    Hey Fungi

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  19. Che belle, entrambe le tue opere sono favolose! Mi piace molto la tua gonna e l'albero sullo sfondo è mewraviglioso! Felice Marzo tesoro.
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


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  20. Ahh I love Kezzies Dr Who outfits. This is lovely, Clara is the best to create!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  21. Not only are you so talented, but with different mediums as well. Just lovely Ivana,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  22. Your paintings are great - I love that spontaneous look. And your Clara was perfect - I wish I had your long legs :).

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  23. Such a soulful, elegant and captivating piece. The earthy, almost vintage-y fall tones really help to ground the sisters and give this piece an instant sense of the past (in the best kind of way, that is).

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    PS: I'm spellbound by the stunning blossoms behind in you these photos. We have plenty of white here, too - but it's still of the snow variety. 😄

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    1. Yes, the blossoms have blossom as early as February this year. It depends on the year, but Mostar falls under Mediterranean climate.

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