Geisha #1


Geisha remake #1 was a bit of a surprise. This time around, the random word prompts were, "Bubbles" and "Stencil". She came out looking more like The Queen of Hearts, from Alice in Wonderland. I didn't mind though. Part of the fun of creating, is being surprised by what develops. I'm probably going to make a lot of unconventional paintings, through exploring what is possible. Sometimes it's just fun to play with paint too!

I must confess to feeling a tad nervous, as I hadn't been in the studio for a few weeks. Nonetheless, dreaming of starting this series, since the end of last year. Getting that ball rolling, felt intimidating. Start, I did though!


I chose to paint some bubbles, but also used some bubble-wrap, as the "stencil" element (lower, left-hand corner). I used mostly acrylic paint, but also water-soluble crayons. Some paintings just roll off the brush, but this one felt a struggle. Not for any other reason, than being the first! So now I've got that out of the way...

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My goal is to attempt a new Geisha every day. Notwithstanding, the unpredictable elements of life! I'll try my best to keep my daily date with the studio. As I always look forward to it anyway.

I will endeavour to change the perspective of my Geisha, so the same, front-on view, doesn't get stale.  I've already drawn the new word prompts, for my next incarnation. They are...

Randomly selected

Until next time I greet you with another Geisha incarnation, may your own creative genius, continue to explore what is possible, in your part of the world.


  1. I like it mouth! Looks like she's copped a wallop from someone! Where does the list of prompts come from? Something you generated?
    Do you think you'll manage one per day? I always fail when I set myself once-a-day tasks. So much other stuff seems to intrude.

    1. Hi Bev! He-he, yes. I was playing with the paint, smooshing it around and decided to leave it in. Sometimes when I cover an aspect up, I later regret it. Not because it was particularly appealing, but because it looks less contrived. I'm learning the balance between when to keep going, and when to stop. ;)

      I selected the words, based on colours, animals, nature, art movements, art techniques and some random words, to make it interesting. Took me about an hour. It wasn't easy, lol.


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