Tuesday 10 December 2019


and I have got my art prompts galore scavenger hunt up to date!

November 25- December 1  yellow/ brown/ quote/ reptile/ item from stash/ car/ triangles / music
December 2-8 white/ brick/ letters/ button/ stone/ torn papers/ fish/ plane
December 9-15  navy/ ochre/ cat/ numbers/ tool/ place/ circles/ grasses 
December 16-22. Beige/ salmon/ train, sym/ squares/ animal/ lines/ shell. 
December 23-29 red/ grey/ Gaby/ ri/ food or fruit/ diecut/ trees/ drink/ event. 

My reptile seems to be hiding!

Monday 9 December 2019


its been busy here but it’s not been arty!

Art prompts galore: sky blue, tan, texture, trees, ribbon, place, flowers...

A good opportunity to get some of the scraps from my desk rehomed!!!

Documented life this week is all about a collage mish mash - more scraps used...

I hope you’re all managing to make time for a little art in your life at this busy time!

Thursday 5 December 2019


It’s December already!

I’ve got my cards done and mailed, the local ones will probably be delivered over the weekend as our plans to go to Edinburgh have had to be cancelled and I have some more art to share...

Life documented
  1. Theme: This and that. Prompt: write a letter to yourself regarding goals, musings, past year or New Year. Quote: We spend our lives are looking for meaning. Take a break. Let it find you. Dan McCoy.

Colour me positive 
  1. Use complimentary colours and some of your own handwriting. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

And another scavenger page caught up on....

Beige, red, torn papers, cat, stamp, shell, washi tape.

My bits & pieces pile is very minutely smaller!

Monday 2 December 2019


more scavenging...

October 28- November 3
Black, grass green, train, fish, food or fruit, reptile, music .

November 4-10

Navy blue,salmon, fibres, diecut, fantasy animal or person, drink, plane

Wednesday 27 November 2019

More scavenging

October 14-20

Pink, brown, numbers, Wood, washi, car, bird.

October 21-27

Yellow, burgundy, horse, quote, plants, squares, place.

Sunday 24 November 2019


September 30- October 6

White, lime, stone, person, postal, triangles, flowers

October 7- 13
Turquoise, forest green, letters, shell, button, tool, ribbon.

Saturday 23 November 2019

Life documented

  1. Theme: this & that. Technique: painty papers & paper beads. Prompt: bead bobble bookmarks 

In an effort to use up stuff and stash....I’ve got a pocket made from some star textured paper (10 years +) a painty playing card that I received that has insects on it and this just happened to be some stamps I was planning to ink.... a scrap of Urdu bible page to cover a clothing tag, some ink ( not a big paint user!) an eyelet, some perlĂ© thread and some painted Tyvek beads that were wrapped, heat treated & wrapped with threads on a course many moons ago! I’m not saying that I have my stash under control by any means but it’s a great feeling to use stuff that has been looking for a purpose for a long time lol.

Have a good weekend everyone....I’m off to work on Christmas cards!

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Scavenger 16-22 September

our list is as follows

Grey, lemon, lines, trees, event, animal, stamp.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

More fun

I’ve done a spread for Colour me positive

Another scavenger spread has also been completed 

Orange, brick, symbol, metal (thread in this case) building, fabric (machine made lace on dissolving fabric) circles

Thanks for looking.....

Sunday 17 November 2019

Life documented 47

This week we had to start with a black background (acrylic on copy paper) stencil white acrylic onto the black & then, once dry add 2 analogous colours on top...

I had a play then tried using navy paper & white gesso with the same 2 colours that I used on the black.

Then I added some gel pen: copper on the black & white on the navy.....all in all a fun play!

Friday 15 November 2019

Catching up with my art....

I’ve recently been involved in a mixed media postcard swap 10 out & 10 in....not all arrived yet! Sadly I don’t have pictures for all of them.

And I got another scavenger page done....

Thursday 14 November 2019

Scavenger pages

June 17-23 lemon yellow/ beige/numbers/tool (i.e scissors or brushes- pencils or pens- hammers)fabric/leaves/lines.

June 24-30 white/ tan/events( I.e birthday anniversary Easter xmas/tag/stone/animal/squares.

July 1-7 black/ salmon/  button/torn papers/ dragon/ plants

July 8-14 red, grey/train/fish/trees/wood/texture.

July 15-21 Burgundy/ orange/ bird/ person/ shell/ circles/ stamp.

July 22-28 yellow,ochre/plane/postal/letters/diecut/place.

July 29 August for sky blue, Forest Green/boat/flowers/food or fruit/building/Washi tape.

August 5-11 turquoise, grass green/ reptile/ symbols/triangles/ music/ something from stash.

August 12-18 pink, brick/fibres/fantasy/drink/stamp/horse.

August 19 to 25 brown, navy/car/cat/ribbon/quote /dog.

August 26 September 1 lime green, lemon yellow/quote/ boat/lines/tag/place.

Sunday 3 November 2019

Struggling... deal with the blog posts! I confess that I am not a tech minded miss and right now I’m blaming the weather/ clock change and indeed anything else I can think of that might be responsible lol.  So here are some more pictures in no particular order....

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Colour me positive 

That brings the photo sharing up to date and now I need to get my comments on your blogs taken care of too as I’ve been very slack on that front as well,  naughty naughty