Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Just about all settled in now so I got some journal pages done over the weekend...
Art Prompts Galore:
Starts with 'B' /SCAVENGER: silver, pink, 5 circles, 3 stickers, 3 thin strips cut from patterned paper, black and white image or cut out, random stamping with ink or paint, 3 inspirational words, something that sparkles, dots.
Art journal journey
Bridge/path/ road. The Journey you are on, technique: try a font. Quote: life is a journey, not a destination ( Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Colour me positive
See the light in Others and treat them as if that is all you see.
Listen: To give attention with the ear. To attend closely for the purpose of hearing. give ear. Heed. Obey. To wait attentively for a sound.
Synonyms: Attend. Hear.
Prompt: How can you incorporate sound into your art journal? Play with son lyrics, musical notation, bird song, etc.
Oracle: How adept are you at listening? If you were to ‘get quiet’, what do you think your inner self would whisper to you? What should you be listening to or for? What is your wise self whispering to you now?
Life documented 2017
To incorporate some form of Zentangle or doodle./Quote: Do not fear mistakes - there are none. Miles Davis
Every inchie Monday
Friday, 27 January 2017
We travelled for several days through assorted temperatures that went from mild & grey, cold & grey, cold & sunny to a warm & sunny....
We saw swans flying overhead, a fox hunting in a snowy field, deer feeding just off the motorway and wild boar munching something, who knows what...
Hoar frost, fog, sunshine, it was not boring!
On arrival at our chalet there was no need to dig in as there has not yet been much snow (for a change) and the entrance + patio are now cleared of the slight covering and we are ready for guests.
I finished my art journal journey page (Facebook group) where the post was: Fall/ winter/ spring/ summer. Seasons. Create a list of things you love about this season. Technique: rubbing. Quote: all seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within .
I used some ATCs received in the past that I am fond of, its nice to be able to include some of my favourites here.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Colour me positive's new challenge is up:
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings
CHANGE / SCAVENGER: green, yellow, a butterfly,a scrap of fabric,a scrap of something with texture,3 words, stamping with a random household object (ink or paint), some paint applied with a card or spatula in random places
It needs some tweaking
Friday, 20 January 2017
Unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer.
Synonyms: Bizarre, singular, abnormal, anomalous.
Prompt: Do something completely different or unexpected with a supply you are familiar with. Do something with a supply you are unfamiliar with. Try a new technique. Use the word ‘strange’ as part of your text, or find a quote that includes the word ‘strange’.
Oracle: What is trying to get your attention? What seems strange or out of place right now? What might that be suggesting to you? What are you noticing?
Stencilled, stamped, dapper gents cut out (?) book page borders.
I had a certain doctor Strangelove in my head!
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Sunday, 15 January 2017
- Image: photos/ word: antique or vintage / prompt: write about a memory from your life/ technique: image transfer / quote: memories are special moments that tell our story
Sunday, 8 January 2017
Here we are again with a new inchie....where did my week go? Oh yes, I remember now....I spent Thursday evening crying, Friday making phone calls, more of the same yesterday but I managed to put some ink & grief on a journal spread.
For those of you that are not regular visitors please see my previous post....
My brother loved Top Gear (a motoring tv show) and one of the guys is known as The Hamster so this week I'm sharing 2 inchies
Some of you that have been doing the inchie challenge may remember Zoe & have noticed her absence for the past year. Quite by chance she popped up on my Facebook feed as a possible friend....I checked it was her through messenger & indeed discovered that she is alive & ok but sadly, a grieving widow of 2 months. She asked if any of the inchie girls are on Facebook so I said I'd find out. If you are on please let me know in the comments & I'll pass the info on to her.
And this is my journal spread for J52
A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one.
Synonyms: Doorway, gateway, entrance, exit, opening.
Prompt: Create a painting that includes a portal. As yourself where it leads. Express what it is you wish to leave behind and what it is you wish to meet as you move through one year and into the next.
Oracle: Explore the idea of doors or portals and ask yourself what they mean to you. What are you leaving behind? What are you moving toward? What is your relationship with uncertainty? What holds you back? What nudges you forward?
I'm heading over to France for a couple of days