Thursday, 9 July 2020

Thursday Journal with Neet

The words this week 'Shut up and colour' and I could only think of one thing to do. It's a lovely sunny day and the little girl is want, want, want. Mum has had enough so is giving her a colouring book and some crayons to see if that will keep her occupied for more that a few minutes.


I have included some sun rays and can enter this page in Erika's theme of 'When it's hot' on Art Journal Journey
It's been raining for a couple of days so I haven't been able to go in the garden,. I have managed to do some sewing and am on the finishing stage of a fabric book. It's called in the style of, in other words every page is based on the style of a well known textile artist. I just have the cover to make now.

This is the latest one in the style of Alison Holt. It is all free hand machine embroidery and the fabric puckered around the tree as there is so much stitching on it. Must practice more. It's the oak tree on the edge of our garden.





Friday, 3 July 2020

Tag Tuesday -- Put a sentiment on it

Valerie's theme on Tag Tuesday is 'Put a sentiment on it'
For this tag I covered the background in a Tim Holtz paper and added some images, braid, a flower, and a charm. The lady is dreaming of going to Paris.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Thursday Journal with Neet

Not an easy one this week, and I have left it until the last minute. I believe in unicorns is the saying, and I have chosen  the little girl on the right to believe in them.  Her older friend of course does not believe in unicorns and has no idea that there is a pink one at the back of her peeping out of the flowers. Just in case you are wondering why it is pink, it's because little girls love pink. The sun is shining and it's rays are opening up the flowers.
I think this is enough to enter Erika's theme of 'When it's hot'  on Art Journal Journey



Thursday, 25 June 2020

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the words are 'If in doubt put a bird on it'  I have used a mop up page that has been brayered for the background.  I stamped a few stitches on the background and used a stencils around the edges, I can now enter it in Halle's theme of A stitch in time on Art Journal Journey.
I chose the figure that already had a bird on her head, and then added some fungi with another bird sitting on top of one of them. That one is looking with some amazement at the one on her head.
This was done late last night as I have been at my daughters since Saturday as she has moved her shop ( marine/tropical fish/ reptiles) to bigger premises, and I made myself useful with a mop, making up shelves and loading them up. I am now very tired and just about to have a shower and go to bed.


Thursday, 18 June 2020

Thursday Journal with Neet

'Two heads are better than one' are the words this week.  I started of with a mop up page, and brayered over it. I used stencils for the stitching and dress forms. The lady on the left is asking her friend which dress she should wear at the meeting she is going to. Her friend doesn't look as if she cares either way. She will no doubt make up her own mind.
Dyan's words are on the left, and I have added my own for the question.


I am entering this in on Art Journal Journey, as Halle's theme is a 'stitch in time'

We had the most awful thunder and lightning storm on Tuesday evening that I have experienced for many years. I am on my own this week, and the rain was like a monsoon. It was on the news someone told me.
It found many places to come into the bungalows the gutters were not coping at all. A waterfall outside the kitchen window, everywhere in the back porch, the dining room ceiling where I had to pull one of the inset lights down to let the water out quickly so it didn't bring the ceiling down, and the front door and one of the window sills. I don't now how many towels I used, but filled two sink bowls in the dining room. I didn't know what to tackle first. By 11pm I was so tired I could hardly function properly, but threw all the towels in the washing machine and dried the floors. The next expense will be getting someone in to replace the gutters with bigger ones.

 The coming severe storm on Tuesday night. From the kitchen window.

 Rose Hot Chocolate
 Rose Lightning strike

Rose Brush strokes.

 Rose Heathcliff
Sunset from the lounge window

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Tag Tuesday - Feathers

It's mine turn to host on Tag Tuesday for the next two weeks and I have chosen Feathers as my theme. The first tag made from a master board I had left over. I stamped feathers on the tag, stamped the dictionary derivation of bird and added a bird and a real feather
The second tag is shaped like a bird and has a wooden bird at the bottom. I have stamped some feathers and there is a real feather on the tail. The third tag is a collection of feathers, die cuts, stamped images and real feathers. A card and wooden bird have been added  to finish off.  








Thursday, 11 June 2020

Thursday Journal with Neet.

'Let me adjust my crown and get my day started'. These are the words today, and the figure I have chosen has been wanting to make a new outfit. It was that or do the darning, the dress making won.
The background is a mop up page with a brayer and Dyan's paints. I have stamped various haberdashery items and a pattern.


I am entering this in Art Journal Journey where Halle's theme is a stitch in time.

Some more plants in my garden.

My rainbow bed, red through to violet.








My favourite rose , For you with love', it smells wonderful.




`The white bed.

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