Thursday, 21 February 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

My choice this week with "You are not yourself,  I noticed the improvement immediately. I was very tempted to put on an animal head for the one on the right, but thought better of it.  Maybe I should have just gone for it.
At the moment I am nearly keeping up with my on-line courses, and enjoying doing them. The trouble is as soon as I think I'm nearly there, another two pop up in the emails. As we are not opening the garden this year, I can do more art, but, if the weather is good, I will still be out in the garden. A no win situation.
We are also working towards an exhibition in the textile course, so will will put us to the test and keep us glued to the sewing machines.

I am also linking this to Art Journal Journey where the theme is 'The colour yellow'

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

On-line art page.

Hopefully this year I will get past the end of March before I give up. It's very hard to keep the momentum going. This one was supposed to be a self portrait, where you painted over a picture of yourself. My face had a lot of shadow on and there's 1/2" of paint on mine to cover it up. By the time I'd finished it didn't look a bit like me.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Art Journal Journey - Yellow

Another yellow page for Art Journal Journey, this time using birds as the main image. The background is made up of paper scraps in my bits box. I think that is now devoid of yellow bits.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

"Smile, it's the key that fits the lock to everybody's heart" was chosen by Neet for this weeks challenge. Not many smiles on Dyan's stamps, so I gave her a slight grin. As I have left this until the last minute again, I really must get some backgrounds done in readiness. Where does the time go !!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

On-line art work

This is one of my on-line pieces, we had to draw a celebration bird. ( to celebrate what we are happy about ourselves)
 I just love the Blue Footed Booby, and my version has a Fair Isle jumper on to keep her warm.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Tag Tuesday -Mushrooms /fungi

My turn this week too choose the theme, so I have chosen Mushrooms/Fungi. I love the shapes of fungi, and like to eat some of them as well. When we lived in the Highlands of Scotland, we were surrounded by birch trees and the mushrooms and fungi used to grow on the trees and ground below them. I became quite expert in finding the ones we could eat  I hasten to add we are all still alive. The large tag is a piece of grey mount board so I decided to keep to the two colours . I started by using texture paste through stencil and then added stamped and coloured mushrooms. The smaller one is on a mop up piece of paper, with stamped and coloured Fly Agarics.

Sunday, 10 February 2019


This is a print made with soy wax as a resist on deli paper. The deli paper was difficult to sew on as the machine stitches were acting as a perforation device. I think I can get away with it (Fingers crossed) It is all paper dyed with procion dyes, some of them with stencil or gelli print markings.
Have sewn the white background with a free machine stitching in circles ( well a few of them are circles) and the collaged edges in lines or grids.


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