The weather here is suitably wintry.....snow showers yesterday and more forecast for today!
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Colour me positive: quote
Art journal journey: Image: grass. word: growth. Prompt: raindrops. Technique: incorporate stickers or diecuts. Quote: whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth . Bryant McGill
Life documented: mixed media faces
I've used layers of brown papers for the hair and the assistance of a stencil for the whole! Faces really are not my thing!
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
APRIL 16-22: use cut out letters/words// SCAVENGER: pastel colours, something that you see in the spring, some random bits of text, diamond shapes, stamping with ink in any colour except black, paint , tape (washi, fabric, masking, etc), something from your stash, something you received in the mail
Sunday, 16 April 2017
Life is all about balance.
I've just spent a few days in Edinburgh celebrating 40 years of married life....we wined & dined!
Saturday, 8 April 2017
HORIZON The apparent junction of earth and sky. Range of perception or experience. Something that might be attained (eg. New horizons).Synonyms: Boundary, perspective, scope, border, limit, vista.Prompt: Divide your page so that it has a horizon line. What will you put beneath the horizon? What will you put above it?Oracle: What is within your sphere of influence? How far ahead can you see? What is on your horizon?
For this I went with a free postcard....
No matter how you feel get up, dress up, show up and never give up
Collaged some pictures onto a readymade background
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
PROMPT: Make quotes made with salvaged words TECHNIQUE: Make a rainbow from different papers QUOTE: Depends on what you can make with your found words Optional Monthly Theme: April Showers
I know....I did not use salvaged words other than by salvaging the card with its quote & The ATC that also has a quote!
APRIL 2-9 :PATHWAYS //SCAVENGER : green, yellow, random circles, a quote about spring, a piece of restaurant ephemera, something that starts with an M , paint through a stencil, something postal related, stars, something of your choice
Watercolour tags (diecut from a watercolour portrait of my husband that his aunt did many moons ago& was too awful to show) stamped hyacinth bulbs that have been coloured with blobs of distress stains and machine embroidery threads for the ties.
Friday, 31 March 2017
11.*Gentle Kindly. Amiable. Not severe, rough or violent. Mild.. SynonymsClement, peaceful, pacific, soothing, tender, humane, lenient, merciful. Prompt Create a spread that explores how gentle you are with yourself. If you find gentleness difficult, explore why that might be. Try and use gentle techniques – soft touches, soft colours.Oracle: Where is gentleness required in your life? Who requires it of you? How can you treat yourself more gently?
12.*Balance: A state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance. Synonyms: Equity, harmony, equivalence, parity, symmetry.. Prompt: Use symmetry in a journal spread. Focus on the concept of balance between light and dark, sorrow and joy, or other opposites.
Oracle: What do you need to attain balance? Where are you off balance? What is needing to be more balanced?
MARCH 19-25: GLIMMER// SCAVENGER:blue, yellow, flowers, stripes, stamping with black ink, quote, , doodles, paint splatters, dabs or marks, something from your stash
MARCH 26-APRIL 1 is: Games people play//Scavenger: ORANGE, BROWN , A FEW CIRCLES, AN IMAGE FROM A MAGAZINE, SOME PIECES OF A BOOK PAGE, A WRAPPER OR PACKAGING OF SOME KIND, 3 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO, SOME TEXTURE (USE ANY METHOD), SOMETHING FROM YOUR STASH, BLACK INK