Sunday 30 July 2017


Wow, I've done no art for days but I went on a road trip to Entrevaux for their medieval festival

This is the entrance to the walled old town...


The camp....

Keeping was a very hot day!

And here is my inchi for this week...a baby Rhino!

It's due to be another hot day so I'm not planning on doing on the terrace this afternoon under my bright yellow sunshade is probably the order of the day, I shall get some laundry done this morning and tonight we are meeting some friends for drinks. Tomorrow will be a painful one, I'm going down to the coast to the villa to collect some things from my parents home - my first trip back since losing my brother back in January! We have a caretaker in place and they are slowly getting the garden / pool clean & tidy. They have moved into the upper part of the villa, the lower floor where my brother lived is next on the "to do" list. It's a relief not to have to deal with the clearing out as my parents half was plenty hard enough.

Have a good week folks and I'll pop in to see you soon.....

Monday 24 July 2017

This and that

Art journal journey 

Image: glass, window, mirror. Word: reflection. Prompt: write a letter to a younger you. Technique: include layers on your page. Quote: life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.

Life documented 

Theme: Traveling through life. The road less traveled

Quote: Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard. Psyche Roxas

Technique:Multiple Layering

Journaling whilst on holiday with limited supplies can be a real challenge!

Rudolph Day....

Some more ATCs got recycled!

Friday 21 July 2017


  1. Wouldn’t life be sooooo much easier if everyone had that special someone in their life. Someone whose presence made you feel safe, calm, loved and at peace. Your Solace. Someone that loves every part of you, the good, the bad and the weird. Someone who listens with great interest, supports your dreams, treats you like the most important person in their life, respects you, believes in you, showers you with cuddles and loves being with you. Someone who makes you feel special.

Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day 

This was going to be tough! I'm no glitter babe & glitter is not thick on the ground in the alps in summer, the snow has all melted or the very high patches have lost their sparkle

Some shaving foam backgrounds 

A fortuitous ATC with glitter!

  1. Journal 52

    SPEAK:To utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice. To communicate. To express or make known with the voice. To speak the truth. Synonyms: Communicate, convey, declare, express, say, tell. Prompt: Create a spread in which you tell your own truth/story. Express yourself in words on the page, and use images that express the act of speaking up. Oracle: What needs to be said? What do you want to ‘speak into being’? How can telling your truth help you bring forth what you most desire right now?

Still working with those limitations!

The weekend has arrived & the sun returned so no more art for now but I'll clove with our latest inchie...camel

Thursday 20 July 2017

Life documented

Theme: The road less traveled-traveling through life

Quote: "Wherever you go, go with all your love" Confucius

Prompt: light and dark - creating dimension

Technique: using color in different ways, getting loose - acrylic paint

No paint available so I've one what I can using a ready made background and some lettering....

I'm afraid the colours are rubbish as the light is rubbish today....we are having some rain!

Art journal journey: Image: magnifying glass or binoculars. Word: perspective. Prompt: words you live by or would like to live by. Technique: texture paste. Quote: when you look at a field of dandelions you can see a hundred weeds or a thousand wishes.

And yes, this is the opposite side of the spread!

Wednesday 19 July 2017


Art prompts galore 

JULY 9-15: Happy Rain// Scavenger: Grey, Magenta, Drops of something, Curves, Something transparent, Photograph(s), Handwriting, A feature that moves or flips on the page

ART PROMPT GALORE: JULY 16-23 is: Outside My Window// Scavenger: 

Blue, White , Person (or representation of), Arrows, Die cuts or stencil ,Stamped Quote, 3 inchies

Ive used a french quote for this & its still about curvy women!

Making art with what I have....which is never what you want!

Life documented

Theme: The road less traveled-traveling through life

Quote: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald

Technique: Use up your excess acrylic paint with the best tool you own... your fingers!

No paint with me so I'm winging it! I've arrived from the cold into the heat of Provence and this girls clothing shows how I feel at times!

I'm dressed for the summer weather ....

Sunday 16 July 2017

Birthday season

Well, we arrived safely in the southern alps and have set up camp for the next 6 weeks!

The dog is enjoying outdoor life!

Bill had some wonderful mushroom raviolis with truffle oil for his birthday supper on Friday 

As well as veal saltimbocca 

And then it's my turn to celebrate.....
Coffee at our local watering hole....

Followed by a trip down the valley to Colmar les Alpes to see some old cars.... turned out most of them were younger than me! This one wasn't.....she's a 1952 Jag, my dad would have loved her.

Then a pizza lunch...

And finally here is our new inchie...buffalo.....water buffalo & regular old plains buffalo 

Saturday 8 July 2017


In a way it would be nice to fly....but I'm heading for our chalet in France by car so my return comments on everyone's inchies this week might be a little slow as I will have no internet between Monday morning and Tuesday evening .

Here is this week's entry....FLY

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Journal 52

We've got both lawns cut in anticipation of our holiday & it's nice to know that's the last time that I shall cut grass for a couple of months.... It will continue to grow but a neighbour's grandson is cutting it in our absence and over in France I have a man that comes in...bliss"

GROW: To arise or issue forth as a natural development from an original happening, circumstance, or source. To come to be by degrees. Synonyms:
Become, develop, expand, flourish, rise, thrive, burgeon, ripen, spring up, fill out, get bigger, come to be. Prompt: Explore how you have grown in the first six months of the year. Create a spread that honours the growth you’ve experienced. Oracle: What is growing within you? What is growing around you? What needs more attention so that it can grow? What do you want to grow less of? More of?

A bubble wrap printed background and a transparent/green tape, some stash images & stencilled GROW.

The daisies are from a card, the watering can & garden tools squares are scraps of gift wrapping paper. The lady is from the same article as the rambler that I used last week.

I'm not sure when I'll get my fingers inky again as there is the hairdresser to be visited, the packing to finish, the car to load and the house to tidy before we head off to France... .

I know we will have internet on Sunday in York but monday (ferry) will be a write off so it will be Tuesday evening before I get online again (briefly) then Wednesday should see us reaching our destination in the sun.... keep watching this space for updates!

Monday 3 July 2017

Art prompts time

Art prompts galore released their new challenge this morning....

JULY 2-8: All That Glitters// Scavenger: blue, green, diamonds, black ink, texture, stamping with a random object using paint, 3 items from your stash, a quote, something of your choosing 
Blue & green diamonds, carved eraser diamonds, stamping in green ink using the circular end of a coffee stirrer.

Colouring book scrap that has glitter texture.....

More glitter...

My "something chosen" is the front panel from the packaging of a favourite Eau de Toilette of my mum & myself...Climat by LancĂ´me.

Apologies for the funky font changes.... I'm not using the blogger app & things are acting weird!