Friday, 6 November 2020

A new month and I’m still here

 We’ve got pictures...

From Colour me positive week37

Life documented week 42 

It’s the continuous line foliage that get used!

And week 43 where we had to find unexpected art...

Mine was in a piece of mop up paper

Colour me positive weeks 38 & 39

Another life documented that’s a seasonal one....
I managed to use some of the stickers that have been hiding (in cobwebs?)

I also signed up for a free course with Laly Mille that was based on collage

First up was selected papers/ textures in a scrapbook 

Then we made mini landscapes, I did 2 lots of 4 in an attempt to get to grips with the way of working!

I tweaked the second batch by adding some stamping!

We then went on to make a bigger piece and I do not normally do big!

15” x 15” is huge for me!

This time we were basing it on a grid system...and I felt much happier with this one.

I’m still working on mixed media postcards, altered playing cards, whacky holidays and doing more experimental recipes so there’s no time to be bored!

And yesterday we received a “care” package from my stepdaughter...3 family sized bags of Crunchy Cheetos and some T-shirts

Bless her!

Monday, 19 October 2020


 I can’t believe that it’s been nearly a month since I last posted!

I’ve not been up to much really- some art, a wedding, cooking...just the usual.

Here’s a catch up on the latest art

Colour me positive 

Art journal journey 

Life documented 

Continuous line/watercolour 
I used a kids paintbox & also did some with distress ink 

These are distress ink

Kid’s paintbox 

Wacky holidays 

Using up stickers on this one!

Brodie sent a birthday card to his friend

The happy couple that finally made it up the aisle having delayed since May 

                                   We saw a heron about to take flight on the way back home

We also saw several rainbows on our way back over the hills near Glenshee

This is my latest visitor, he’s getting to be a regular as we see him about 4 times a week!

Here’s a postcard that went today as part of our mixed media swap

I’ve also got some more altered playing cards but they’ve yet to be photographed!!!

Sunday, 27 September 2020

I’m still alive....and kicking!

 For a year where we have more or less been stuck at home I certainly don’t seem to have been keeping my blog up to date! It’s certainly not been for lack of arting about however.

I’ve got 2 life documented pages

This week we are to use a gelli plate and mask/stencil 

Much fun was had using the selection of small tubes of acrylic paint that I inherited from my friend Linda and I decided to experiment with distress oxide inks too as one of the layers!

As mine is only 5”x5” I have cut up the design and used it across the top and bottom of my page.

The week before we were asked to use an old piece of work and copy it to then cut out & use in a different way, I’ve made a load of smooshed ink backgrounds recently so I just used some of the scraps and a rubber stamp then layered up some flowers. I did my quote using a Dymo Letratag machine.

I continued to use the labeller for the Colour me positive page...

Then this week’s 

I’ve also done a few more wacky holidays

Decorated some more stones for the mural that is to be done in the village

Done some labels for my ink pads.....

And on top of that I have made another dozen cotton masks as it is looking like we are definitely going to be wearing them for quite a while yet! Seasonal colours selection from my patchwork scraps - I knew I’d have a good use for them lol.

The snow has started to arrive in our little corner of France and I’m quite glad that it’s not the case here in Scotland as it’s seemed plenty cold enough of late, add to that the shorter days and it’s certainly starting to look like autumn has well & truly got it’s feet under the table. Just need some fabulous colour foliage now seeing as we are not going to be in New England this year but I don’t hold out too much hope as so much around here is pine or larch and not much deciduous other than beech, birch & rowan. It’s those maples that look so good on a hillside in the sunshine.

Enough gloom on the news what with lockdowns and covid tests and threats of Christmas being cancelled.....stay safe and positive, make art when you can and as Bob Ross says “as long as you are learning, you are not failing”!

See you soon...