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Stephanie Balfyโœ๐Ÿป  ๐Ÿ‘‰Changing back to maiden name: Balfy โœจGerman self taught artist living in the statesโœจ โ€ข ๐ŸŽฅ YouTube ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YO43lwgRWcAbvCkl33COQ

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!!๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

My mixed media painting is finished and ready to be hung up in my living room! ๐Ÿ’š"Do not give your past the power to define your future"๐Ÿ’š We all have done something we aren't proud of but don't beat yourself up over it. Just put the work in and try to be the very best version of yourself! ๐Ÿ’ช

Throwback:
"Blue/green ombrรฉ hair drawing!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š I'd die for this hair color but I am such a wuss! I'm just living my fantasy hair through my art instead. So obsessed with hair drawings lately.๐Ÿ˜œ โœ๐Ÿป Done with Prismacolor pencils on gray Strathmore paper!" Song: @torikelly - silent

Redecorated my bedroom recently! All neutral colors. Since I love birch trees so much I made a whimsical tree out of a simple flower vase. I attached some strings, painted it with chalk and acrylic paint to get the birch tree effects and then added some crystals.๐Ÿ’Ž Got the lighted tree branches at Michael's. I've been experimenting with mixed media and crafts lately. It just relaxes me as I'm still trying to get back on track with my lovely pencils!๐Ÿ˜

Hey everyone, YES I'm still alive and I'm extremely sorry for my absence ! I'll explain below but let me show you what I have been up to!
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I've painted my boring Ikea night stands into antique pieces. I'm OBSESSED with anything distressed looking!โค๏ธ I've used white chalk paint by Americana for the base coat (3 coats to be exact), LOVE the matte, chalky finish. No sanding or priming needed. Then I mixed my own distress color with simple matte acrylic paints by Folk Art and used a large stencil brush. To seal your pieces you have to apply and buffer with a creamy wax (Americana Crรจme Wax)! Got these cute pull knobs at World Market. Super simple stuff and lots of tutorials online. Before tossing your old furniture out, try to create something unique and beautiful. Hey what do you have to loose?!๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช _

Ok now...as some of you may know I've been back to Germany to visit my family that I haven't seen in over 2 years. Which was a great trip but also some hardship. My grandma went downhill suddenly while I was there and I know it'd be the last time seeing her. Saying my goodbyes was just heart wrenching. She has passed away 3 weeks ago.๐Ÿ˜” I know she's not suffering anymore and she's is in a better place now. ๐Ÿ™ But due to such overwhelming emotions I haven't been inspired to draw anything. I'm completely in a funk. I do go through that now and then and I apologize. I know I'll snap out of it eventually because I do feel more creative again...hence the furniture paintingโ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚. Until then, please be patient and bare with me! Thanks for reading my life story.๐Ÿ˜œ XO

Hair drawing inspired by the national colors of Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Can't wait to see my family very soon again after 2 long years!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›โœ๐Ÿป Prismacolor pencils on toned tan Strathmore paper! Hairstyle inspired by @n.starck ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿผ See previous post for the time laps video and which colors I used!๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป

Oh look it's another hair drawing!๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชWell, I felt like drawing hair with the German flag colors BECAUSE I'm going back home to see my family in about a week. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชIt's been more than 2 years since I've seen them! ๐Ÿ˜ญ
_ โœ๐ŸปPrismacolor pencils on toned tan Strathmore paper! (Total time of 3 hours)
๐Ÿ’‡๐ŸผHairstyle inspired by @n.starck ๐ŸŽคSong: Alessia Cara - Wild Things
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Colors used: black, warm gray, poppy red, scarlet lake, raspberry, terra cotta, sand, jasmine, goldenrod, burnt ochre and white!

๐ŸŽจโ€œArt is the weapon. Your imagination is the ammunition. Stay dirty, and stay dangerous. Create and destroy as you see fit. Embrace your originality. The aftermath is secondary. You can and should do anythingโ€ฆ Love what you do and who you truly are. Be willing to die for it. If you are true to yourself, you can never go wrong.โ€ -Frank Iero

Colorful hair tutorial! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’— Prismacolor pencils and white Liquitex Basic acrylic paint on gray Strathmore paper. Shades of Prismacolor pencils I used : blush pink, pink, process red, dahlia purple, violet blue, pale sage, light green, light aqua and china blue!โœ๐Ÿป

My first attempt with soft pastels! (Artist's loft, super cheap brand) โœ๐Ÿป Palm trees are done with black Prismacolor pencil. Hope you like it!๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒ…

WIP-Doing a 5"x7" painting of my little niece's selfie! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ Haven't seen this munchkin and the rest of my family in almost 2 years and I can't wait to go back home in 3 weeks!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ Family is everything to me and it's been way too long! Appreciate every single second with your loved ones!โค๏ธ

๐ŸšMermaid girl commission๐Ÿš - Acrylic paint on 8"x10" canvas!๐ŸŽจ

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