Friday 31 December 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 42 Year 11

 For the last week of the year for Paint Party Friday, I have painted a Dunnock. We get a lot of them here and they are mainly ground feeding birds. They clear up a lot of the seed that the sparrows throw out of the feeders that they don’t fancy. They look a little bit like a cross between a robin and a sparrow. They are very quick and run around like little mice.

Thursday 30 December 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 This is the last Thursday journal page with a link to Valeries theme on Art Journal Journey' When one door closes, another one opens' The words we are using this week are 'Don't forget to set your scales back 10 lbs. Lucy has been out with her friend for a large celebration meal to celebrate the fact they had both managed to avoid getting Covid for two years and that a New Year was a day or two away. They both hoped that the New Year would be better than the last two. Hazel her friend was dressed in red and green with an outfit that disguised the fact that she had put on a lot of weight. Lucy had put on a bit but not as much as Hazel. She thought the best and kindest way to tell her was to make a bit of a joke about it.  She said to Hazel, so when you get home, don't forget to set your scales back 10lbs. I'm going to do it, it will make us both feel great in the morning. 

Friday 24 December 2021

Paint Party Friday Week41

 In a bit of a rush to get something tp put on Paint Party Friday as I am trying to catch up with Christmas stuff. So I have put on a blackbird I did a while ago, but don't like so refrained from putting it on. I did a quick one of a flying swallow to make up for it tonight.                                                                             Have a lovely Christmas everyone and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Thursday 23 December 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 The last one before Christmas and we are in the festive spirit with this one. The words are 'You can't drink all day, if you don't start in the morning' Trudy is starting the day how she means to go on by having her first drink at 8.30 in the morning. She had woken her cat Jasper up earlier by opening the sideboard doors looking for all the bottles of wine she could find.  He's sitting on the floor yawning as Trudy starts her wine-athon. She had worked out with some thought to this, that if she drank too much now she wouldn't have to spend a tedious evening with her old school chums who she really didn't like very much. She would not be capable of driving and would have too bad a headache to go out. Why they had decided to have a get together so close to Christmas she didn't know, after all she had a lot to do before she dragged herself round to her parents who were entertaining a couple of old aunties for Christmas day. It might take more than a few glasses of wine when she went round, as she really didn't want to hear about how things were much better in the old days. Perhaps she could just fall asleep in the corner and no-one would notice. One day she was determined to have Christmas in her own home, not to have to eat turkey or play silly games.

I am entering this on Art Journal Journey where Valeries theme is When one door closes, another one opens

Friday 17 December 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 40 Year 11

 I have painted a sedge warbler for Paint Party Friday this week, a widespread Summer visiter to the UK. Warblers are very difficult to recognise as the species found in the UK all look fairly similar. ( Apart from the Dartford warbler) We do have them in the garden sometimes but they are so quick you are lucky to see one.  

Thursday 16 December 2021

Tag Tuesday - Anything Christmas.

 On Tag Tuesday Pinky's theme is Anything Christmas. I usually try to make tags to put on Christmas cards, but this year the time has run away with me, next year perhaps !!!  I added some die cut greenery to the bottom and  embossed snowflakes on the background. Finished off with the die cut Noel and some bells. This one is too bulky to put on a card for next year.

Thursday Journal with Neet

 None of my yoga pants have ever been to yoga' As I was going to link this with Valeries theme 'When one door closes, another one opens' in Art Journal Journey, I needed to have a door on it.                               Janice has  quite a few types of yoga pants and often wore them around the house. She had been doing some exercises in the lounge, well what she called exercises, like stretching a leg in the air every now and then. Janice managed to fall asleep and had this strange dream about the yoga classroom being closed because of a strange incident. There was even black tape across the door to stop people going in. Not that that was a problem in her case. She woke up with a start with her cat Bibs looking at her very oddly. Feeling she had to explain to him that she wouldn't be dashing around there anytime soon. "Don't worry" she said, "None of my yoga pants have never been to yoga"


Friday 10 December 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 39 Year 11

On Paint Party Friday I have painted a spotted flycatcher. We had these nesting in a vine growing on a wall of the bungalow when we lived in Wales. I have yet to see one here.They are a widespread Summer visitor to the UK.

Thursday 9 December 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

The words this week are ' Wi-Fi went down for five minutes so had to talk to the family - they seem quite nice'  Ann has had a bit of a problem with her computer, but has found out that the Wi-Fi has gone down. It's not something she can fix herself, so rather than sit in her room and stare at a black screen she has gone into the lounge where the rest of her family are standing around chatting. Her two young sisters look a bit surprised to see her and mum and dad also look a bit bemused. "the Wi-Fi has gone" down Ann complains and then joins in with the conversation that was already going on. When at last the Wi-Fi was restored she went back into room and emailed her best friend, who has been expecting an answer to her email. Sorry writes Ann, the Wi-Fi went down for five minutes so had to talk to the family - they seem quite nice.

Im linking this to the theme on  Art Journal Journey set by Valerie which is When one door closes another one opens.

This is a photo of my husbands study not mine like last week. I have the biggest room in the house he has the smallest. Neet will confirm this.

Saturday 4 December 2021

Tag Tuesday - Use the first letter of your first name.

 For Tag Tuesday Sandie has chosen Use the first letter of your first name. i have chosen Winter for mine. I used die cuts of pine trees with stamped trees in the background. I used puff paint and some glitter for the snow in the front.

Friday 3 December 2021

Paint Party Friday Week 38

 This week I have painted a Golden Oriole. A bird that is a rare Summer visitor to the UK, especially in East Anglia, I would just love to see one. The male is the bright yellow and the female and younger males are greenish and black.

Thursday 2 December 2021

Thursday Journal with Neet

 No, my craft room isn't messy, I just have everything on display. These are the words for this week and here I am, on Thursday morning still doing mine. I did finish it last night, but when I went to scan it, I realised I hadn't put the words on.  I started off by photographing parts of my studio and then cut them all up and randomly placed them on the page. I made a door from a sheet of card with wood panelling on and stuck the figure to it. When you open the door you get the picture of Carol's end wall. Carol was being nagged by her mum to tidy up her craft room and Carol didn't really know why, it's not as if her mum went into it to dust it. That would be a complete waste of time, as there wasn't any flat clear surfaces to dust, and she always vacuumed the floor herself, just in case she had dropped something small and precious that her mum wouldn't have noticed. She knew why her mum was getting het up about it as her new friend from her bridge club was coming round and her mum was eager to show off her clean tidy house. Carol was already with how she would deal with it. When the grand tour started Carol rushed up to her craft room and stood in front of the door. As they approached, Carol opened the door and before her mum could say a word Carol said "No my room isn't messy I just have everything on display.                               I am linking this to Art Journal Journey where the theme is set by Valerie which is: When one door closes another one opens.

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