Monday, 30 October 2017
Theme: A look at life through pictures (taken or drawn). Prompt: Include yourself
Technique: Collage photos, drawn pictures. Quote: “Time it was, and what a time it was; it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences. Long ago, it must have been, I have a photograph.” -Paul Simon.
Prompt: To incorporate a pretty pocket and elements of a bullet journal in your layout.
Technique: Use deli paper and the art of brush calligraphy (you can use India ink if you have any or simply use watercolours and a brush)
Quote: Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Do you remember when you were younger, when a broken crayon may have been a disaster and was thrown out? This used to be me. These days though, every crayon has various ways to be utilised, no matter how many pieces it is broken into.
You should see my Caran D’Arch Neocolor II Crayons. When I get a new colour the first thing I do is break them in half. Why?
Firstly it’s so I can have half in my studio and put half in my travel pencil case, which I keep in my handbag.
Secondly, it encourages you to use it, as apposed to not wanting to waist it. How many supplies have you not used or not used much, as you don’t want it to run out or it’s too good to use?
There are so many ways to use a crayon. Just look at the ‘melting crayons’ art fad. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Theme: A look at life through pictures (drawn or photos)
Prompt: Use a tag some way on your page
Technique: Finger paint
Quote: You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life. ~Wayne Miller
Theme: A Look At Life Through Pictures (drawn or photos)
Prompt: Use a Tag Some Way
Technique: Stitching a Photo on an Altered Art Tag
Quote: Choose what works best for your photo
Sunday, 22 October 2017
- The connections we have with others are so important. However not all connections are everlasting. Surround yourself with those friends and family who truly know you and love you for exactly who you are, flaws and all. These kinds of connections will not only empower you, but will carry you through life’s ups and downs.
Thursday, 19 October 2017
SEPT. 18-24: THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS...//SCAVENGER:
golden brown, cream, book page, post it note, handwriting, lace or trim, focal image of your choice, stamping with black ink, metal embellishment , words
SEPT 25-OCT 1: TEXT (use found text on your page)// SCAVENGER: 3 Colours of fall, leaves, acorns , pumpkins, words that mean cold, stamping with random household object, torn book pages, spray with ink or watered down paint, something from some junk mail
OCT 2-7: Shades of blue// Scavenger: the colours of a sunset, circles, random stamping, book page or part of a book page, something written on, something from a restaurant, playing card, scorecard or other game piece, ink, image, word
OCT 8-14 is: feathers/SCAVENGER:
blue, orange, texture, scrapbook paper, piece of a brown bag, book page, stamping with ink, a bird, a quote or phrase, circles
OCT 15-21:Build a page around one thing you have been saving for something special. //SCAVENGER: orange, red, stamping with ink, something from the mail, something you received in a happy mail, something round, Piece of a dictionary page, piece of a napkin, white paint splatters, some words or a phrase
On this one I had orange and red images that came in the mail, some paper napkin also from happy mail, as is the circle on dictionary paper, the words are from Tim Holtz, paint splashes supplied by me and the circles at the bottom are stamped and coloured with assorted orange & red felt pens
33: no one ever hurt their eyes by looking on the bright side of life.
This one has got some seepage from the reverse page :-(
I'll just share my inchie here and then leave you to enjoy what's left of the weekend...
Yes....a seasonal squirrel! I wonder if it's the one that came tapping on my patio window last Sunday?
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Week 38: Theme for September-Admit You're Happy-Do what makes you happy
Quote: It is not how much you have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Prompt: Use very basic supplies to create an art journal page, focusing on technique, not art supplies.Technique: Use paper and scissors to create your own circles, or any other shapes that make you happiest.
Theme: Admit your happy do what makes you happy
Quote: The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. Ashleigh Montague
Prompt :Use distress inks to make your journal page background and add pockets to represent what makes you happy. I have decided to do seven pockets which represent family, art,Christmas, birds and nature, sewing, tea and friends. .so many things make us happy.
Theme: Admit your happy do what makes you happy. Quote: How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last few days. John Burrows
Prompt: To use something from nature to create a spread that represents the changing of the coming season.//FALL: Descend freely by the force of gravity. The season when leaves fall from trees: Autumn. Synonyms: Descent, dive, decline, diminish, drop, decrease, fall off, reduction. Prompt: Create a spread that honours fall – either the season, or the experience of falling (away from, into, out of…). Oracle: What is falling away? What are you falling into? What are you falling out of?
NURTURE:To help someone or something grow. To hold something, such as an idea or a strong feeling, in your mind for a long time. Synonyms: Cultivate, encourage, incubate, foster, nourish. Prompt: Create a spread that celebrates the things that nurture you/the ways you nurture yourself/the way you nurture others. Oracle: What needs to be nurtured in your life right now?
STRENGTH:The quality or state of being physically or emotionally strong. The ability to resist being moved or broken. The quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way. Synonyms: Energy, force, might, muscle, potency, power, vigour. Prompt: Create a spread that celebrates your most potent strengths. Use strong, bold, forceful colours & symbols. Oracle: Where is your strength required at this time? Where can your strengths be most useful? What force are you exerting? How strong are you feeling? How might you feel stronger?
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Week 37 Quote: Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda (From Brainy Quotes)Prompt: Use a stamp as your focal point.Technique: Stamp, collage and drippy paint
Saturday, 7 October 2017
We had several days out visiting Freeport, old Port where a couple of cruise ships were in, cape Elizabeth lighthouse where my stepdaughter got married, even got somewhere new...Gardiner - we went over Columbus weekend for the Swine & Stein event and I drank some very nice local cider or cidah as they say around these parts!