Monday, 28 May 2018


Colour me positive 

Life documented 


Prompt:  Incorporate a dreamy portrait in with your mandala heaven.

Technique:  To use pastels, pens and scraps of paper to develop your page.

Quote:  Trust the mess.  Let your imagination flow.  Jane Davenport

My life seems to be falling apart on the art front! Bailey is keeping me busy as the weather has been.....


Another week of fine weather, no thunder storms and excitement for Brodie at the vintage car meeting...

APG: square 

The oldest car there... Rolls Royce Silver ghost 1924....

And an exhausted puppy!

Saturday, 26 May 2018


Last week's prompt for art prompts galore was late.....

MAY 14-20 GARDEN// SCAVENGER: yellow, Orange, , Stamp ink with random object

Something exotic, Crumpled tissue paper, Paint through a stencil, Something of your choice, Vintage looking image, Ink from any source except ink pad, Dots

Today we took Brodie to the Feugh, a local stream....

Tomorrow we are going to see the vintage cars!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Art journal journey

  1. Image: paint/paintbrush. Word: cover. Promp:t journal about whatever is on your mind. Technique: cover or hide your journaling. Quote: three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the existing background with some paintbrushes stamped on and a couple of brushes from Cuprinol garden paint adverts.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Art time

Blogger is playing up again! 

Art prompts galore 

Art journal journey 

Colour me positive 
Life documented 

Every inchie Monday 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Six years

....and a day! Yes, that's how long I've been blogging! Through highs & lows you, my readers, have seen it all & offered support for which I thank you.

I've got some more art to share today

Colour me positive 

I decided to go goofy for this one and do an almost exact copy

Life documented 

Theme: mandala. Prompt: just play. Technique: draw a freestyle mandala. Quote: The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage (Carrie Jones)

And last, but not least it's time for our inchie...

Andorra...... a mountainous tax free state in the Pyrenees which I passed through in 2006 but no way of stopping in this small state....the streets were solid with parked cars that had come for the duty free shopping!

Thursday, 10 May 2018


Somehow when I posted recently I managed to miss posting art journal journey week 18 

  1. Image: rubber duck. Word: play. Prompt I: feel happiest in my skin when… Technique: use bubbles. Quote:Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein.

And here is week 19:

Image: bird/nest/egg. Word: prepare. Prompt: write about house work, spring cleaning, or other cleaning activities.technique: incorporate an element from nature on your page (example wood, grass, pressed flowers et cetera) Quote: give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. Dalai Lama

And yes, Brodie is having a kip so I'm trying to get things from the "to do" list done!

See you soon.....

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Stolen moments

Colour me positive 

Week 18 Mid blue frame. Image: A hedgehog with a rainbow. Quote:Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud Maya Angelou.

Life documented 

Week 18 May Theme: Mandalas

Prompt: colorful and messy backgrounds

Technique: create a colorful background and draw a mandala dream catcher

Quote: Let your Art express your heart and soul (it was on my mind, and I love it!!)

I started with one of Caroline Dube's art sparks to create my very first mandala.

I cut out some of the voids before gluing into my journal 

The feathers are cut from some of the offcuts.

Here's a close-up...

And here is a shot of the wee monster.....

Next craft session will be during nap time tomorrow!

Monday, 7 May 2018


Paper Artsy are having a boxes I have no time to craft at the moment thanks to a little sharp toothed puppy I thought I'd revisit some textile boxes that I don't think I ever shared

These were done in the style of a reliquary after a course with Janet Edmonds on an Embroiderers Guild summer school course

First Monday in May

This week we travel to the United Kingdom, A country I call home. I was born here in southern England before moving abroad in 1960, I returned to this country in 1979 when I moved to Scotland which another of four lands that make up this kingdom, The other two being Wales and Northern Ireland. I share with you my man slag and a postage stamp depicting Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth who are our two longest reigning Monarchs.

Meanwhile Brodie has arrived.....

And whilst he knows how to look cute he also knows how to wear us out! So, yes, I've not finished any other art.....roll on nap time!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Life documented 

Theme: Rejuvenation & butterflies. Technique: Any technique you choose using copy paper and small scraps or paint. Prompt: Make a zine! Quote: Change can be beautiful; butterflies are the greatest proof of that.

Pages 1&2, page with quote and finally page with booklet in position.

Pages 3&4

Pages 5&6

Rear & front covers

Page with quote 

Page with booklet in position 

Art prompts galore 

APRIL 30- MAY 6: R// pink, colour of your choice, something relating to music, squares, quote,  A map or piece of map, die cut or punch out, Sun moon or stars, security envelope pattern, postage stamp.

Colour me positive 

  1. green frame. Image: hands holding foliage. Quote: Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later. Oh Mandino.

And now I just need to get organised for the arrival of Brodie! Watch this space for photos...