Monday, 10 December 2018

Every Inchie Monday - Montenegro

Off to Montenegro this week and I have drawn the national flower, the mimosa, and sewn the very popular olive tree. the olive tree has grown there for hundreds of years.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Tag Tuesday - Hearth and Home

For Wilma's theme of House and Home on Tag Tuesday, I have used a window and poinsettia and edge die for the main image and some Christmassy papers and a Christmas tree for the view through the window.
There are two wooden charms at the top. I will probably turn this into a card afterwards.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice of quote this week which is "Mostly I sit around all day being fabulous" This was a last minute job as the week seems to have disappeared. This was not helped with a flu jab on Monday morning, a dreadful trip to Derbyshire for lunch straight afterwards with Peter's family, which took twice as long as usual,  due to the awful traffic. Then lunch in a very hot restaurant and a trip to the loo where I passed out. I ended up on the floor in a cool foyer with the first aid guy who was brilliant and our friend who is a doctor. They fussed around me for ages and threatened me with a visit to Derby hospital if I couldn't get my oxygen levels up. After giving up trying to let them get an ambulance, the first aider was happy with the fact that we would go home with our doctor friend instead of going straight home. I slept all the way home and felt grotty for the next few days. Still not right, but improving.
My page is distress inked, stencilled, and stamped with Dylusion figures cut out and coloured.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Every Inchie Monday - Chile

This week we are going to Chile for our inchie country.
When my youngest did her gap year she went to Chile to teach English. I went to see her and had a wonderful time. We went down to Patagonia, and saw condors, flamingos, dolphins and some birds I did not recognise. We went over the Andes to Argentina. Seeing the Andes was somewhere I had always wanted to go to, along with the Himalayas ( Doubt I will ever see those though)
I wanted to go to the Easter Islands, but Kevin Costner was filming over there, so no-one was allowed to go. I quite liked him before that !!
For my sewn inchie I have done the national flower (badly) The Chilean bellflower - Lapageria rose
The national animal the Huemul deer - Hippocamelus bisulcus is also on their coat of arms.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Life Book 2018

I haven't done anything on this course for months, I've been really bad. This one looked like an easy slap the ink on job, so I had a go. I quite enjoy doodling so it suited my lack of mojo this evening. I just needed to play, it suited me several times over. I also have to admit to not liking it very much. There's random and don't like it, this fits the later. Never mind it will still go in the final book, that is if I ever do enough pages to make one.
As it sort of goes with Erika's theme of Vintage or Modern on Art Journal Journey and also for Art Every Day Month
It is mainly in ink and liquid acrylics.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

My choice this time with the words "You may not have lost all your marbles, but there's definitely a hole in the bag" Just love that saying, fits some people I know.
Again I used all Dylusion stamps and did an ink background this time, much happier with distress inks, they are all coming on the desert island with me, even if I can only use them on tree bark and stones.
I used watercolour pens to colour the figures, and distress inks to do all the stamping.

I am entering this in Art Every Day Month Day 29

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Journal page b

Another random journal page. I am trying to do work in long deserted journals that have been sleeping in my bookshelves for ages ( read years) I really like a theme to work on, which is why these have been abandoned. I think I will find quotes and go from there, that at least gives me a starting point.
Does anyone else have this problem???

I am entering this in Art Every Day Month Day 28

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