Monday, 20 August 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Jordan

This week we are in Jordan in the Arabian Peninsula. I have drawn the National bird, the Sinai rose finch, and the National animal the Arabian oryx. I knew nothing about this animal which is the smallest member the oryx genus. It is medium size antelope with a distinct shoulder hump and long straight horns and a tufted tail. My one inch version is missing some of these features. In fact looks very uncomfortable.  I made it out of soft leather.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Journal Page with Neet

This week the theme is Little Monsters and the colour blue and red. I had forgotten that Neet had changed it to purple and cerise. Note to self: write things down in the right place, not on a random scrap of paper. I used distress inks for my background and a Finnabair stencil. The monsters are a mixture of stamps coloured with watercolour pens.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Landmarks

It's my turn for this fortnights theme on Tag Tuesday.  I have chosen landmarks, and you can choose a landmark near you, or one that is not quite so well known, or one that reminds you of a holiday. It will be interesting to see what you all choose for your landmarks.
 I have done a watercolour of Stonehenge as my first one. My second one is the Angel of the North. The picture shows how large it is by the size of the people in front of it.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- Portugal

This week on Every Inchie Monday, we are off to Portugal, I have never been there, but my parents used to holiday quite often on the Algarve coast.
The National flower is the lavender and the National bird is the rooster. They seem to have lots of different painted versions, so I just did what I could on my inch.
We have only just come home from our wet holiday in Scotland, and these were done by a very sleepy me. We drove back in one go - 13 hours in total, 2/3rds of driven by me.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice again this week of The Flappers, and this one really had me stumped. I decide to stay with the two chosen colours, black and white. I drew the dress and painted it black to match the flapper type era and made the corners look a bit like curtains on a stage. Please don't ask me why. I used a stencil for the flooring.
I'm afraid it's a simple hurried one as we are up in Scotlans and I had to do it before we left Last Thursday in fact.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Tag Tuesday -- Bingo

My second tag for Michele's theme of Bingo on Tag Tuesday.
The background is distress ink wth some collage of old adverts. The bingo card is one from a Tim Holtz collection.
We are in The Highlands at the moment and it is raining. We haven't had one decent day yet, must be the only place in Europe that doesn't have wall to wall sunshine.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Every Inchie Monday -- China

This week we are off to the far East and China. I thought this one was going to be easy, so why did I try to sew a panda. It looks like a very silly panda as well. The Red Crowned Crane which is China's National bird was also impossible to draw in any other way apart from one in flight,
I can't believe that for our holiday this year we are in the Scottish Highlands, which seems to be the only place in Europe that has wall to wall cloud and rain. We also have three grandchildren who want to go to the beach.

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