Tuesday 29 June 2021

Tag Tuesday - Vintage.

 The theme on Tag Tuesday for the next two weeks is Vintage set by Valerie. I have made some fabric vintage tags that I will turn into a book.  This one has an image transfer of a little girl with some lace scrim and needs on the background of fabric.

Friday 25 June 2021

Paint Party Friday - Week 15 Year 11

 On Paint Party Friday I have painted a magpie.  the magpie is a member of the crow family and are very clever and resourceful birds. Two of our cats are terrified of them and come running indoors. I have to admit the magpies do chase them

Thursday 24 June 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 "You go girl, and don't come back"are the rather harsh words for this week. Angela has just about had enough of her best friend Aileen, who seems to change best friends on a regular basis, Angela had always thought that one really best friend was enough, Aileen has other ideas. Aileen has organised a visit to a large garden which is hosting a painting and pottery exhibition. They have both been to classes in the evening after work on the subject and they are both passionate about painting and pottery. Angela has done a lot of watercolours recently and would love to see other peoples work to get a feel about the standard of her own pieces. As she is so upset that Aileen is going with someone else, and says " go girl, and don't come back" She knows she is being childish, but the words just came out. Angela has also vowed that the last place she will go to this weekend is the garden and exhibition. There will be other exhibitions and she will go to those, without Aileen. Her next project is to find a new best friend

I am entering this in Art Journal Journey where Mia's theme is butterflies.

Friday 18 June 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 14 Year 11

On Paint Party Friday a Goldcrest this week, Europe's smallest bird. These lovely little birds are usually found in or near pine forests, mixed woodland or sometimes in parkland. They make basket shaped nests of moss. Ofter seen flying in-groups with the tit family.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet.

This is my cup of care - Oh look it's empty. Not a very nice thing to say to your friend. Hazel on the left has been telling her friend Karen how ill she has been feeling over the last few months. What she hasn't suffered with isn't worth knowing about. What with feeling cold all the time, headaches that made her have to go to bed, a sore ankle that she twisted playing tennis, bunions and bad eyesight she was beginning to sound like and old lady, and she was only thirty two. She was a bit annoyed that there was no response from Karen, like some sympathy or even a word or two of compassion. She queried this with her and Karen's response was " This is my cup of care - oh it seems to be empty. I don't think they will be friends for much longer.

I an entering this in Mia's theme on Art Journal Journey where the theme is Butterflies.

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Tag Tuesday - Tag on Tag

 As it's my turn on Tag Tuesday for the next two weeks I have chosen Tag on Tag. I also decided to use up some scraps, so out came the 'throw every little bit in' box' The first one is using a printing that went wrong as the background and on it I put a dark blue tag and used some watercolour bits, flowers, and lettering. The next one is of my granddaughter when she was very young doing some outdoor painting, mainly with her body. The third one I have added two tags on top of the main one, the larger one has a heart shape made with friendly plastic and the very small on, a friendly plastic butterfly. The background is torn scraps of paper.

Sunday 13 June 2021

Tag Tuesday - Faces.

For the Faces theme set by Michele on Tag Tuesday I have made another tag with one of my paintings. I used a water colour background for the face and some flowers to pick up the colour of the background.

Friday 11 June 2021

Tag Tuesday - Faces

 The theme this week on Tag Tuesday, set by Michele is faces. I only started drawing faces last year and I am still trying to get one that looks like someone I know. The one on this tag has a watercolour background and a face I painted earlier this year. I also stamped a script background and added some flowers.

Paint Party Friday - Week 13 Year 11

 I have painted a redstart for Paint Party Friday this week. Beautiful little birds that we used to see quite a lot, but not since we moved to this house.

                                                                    Some more photos of my garden 

Thursday 10 June 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet.

 This week the words are "People are really great as long as you don't get to know them"   Not an easy one again. This time I have just used animals. The dogs are talking to their friends and are discussing the merits or lack of them of people. The dogs are saying that people are great as long as you don't get to know them. The cats especially are a bit puzzled by that statement, but the dogs explain that when you get to know people they dress you in silly coats, hats and boots and it's really embarrassing when you go out.

I am entering this in Mia's theme on Art Journal Journey where the theme is Butterflies.

Friday 4 June 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 12 Year 11

 This week on Paint Party Friday I have painted a tree creeper. When we lived in Wales these lovely little birds were regular visitors. They look like little mice running up the bark of the tree. 

A Hawk moth on the door to the back porch. We had to leave it open all night  so we didn't disturb it.

Thursday 3 June 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet.

 Not quite last minute this week, but nearly. We have had no electricity all morning so now it is late. I promise to do them earlier when I'm grown up. This week the words are "Well here I am, disguised as a responsible human being" I started with an already prepared background. I wasn't sure where to start with this one. and as I don't use this head very much, decided to have a change.  Why Andrea thinks she looks like a responsible grown up with a deer on her head I'm not sure. What she does like is her new hat, that she thought she looked very grown up in. She chose it because she loves butterflies and hoped that the roses would attract them. She didn't bargain on the deer though, but it seems quite happy there.

I am entering this in Art Journal Journey where Mia's ( Craftartista) theme is butterflies.

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