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Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Drawing Box and Journal 52 - Paint Party Friday.

Rain, Rain and yet More wonder there are so many Ducks in the UK........

I had another sort out of rubbish I'd collected but found an old wooden pull out box which housed dominos and thought this would be ideal to keep my drawing bits in, well some of them anyway.  It was covered with brightly covered farmyard animals and this is how it ended up...............

First I painted it with Black Gesso, then sanded it to reveal some of the colours below.  Covered the inside rim and outside with Washi Tape.  To finish off I used Modge Podge Gloss to seal it.

The picture on the front is from a brochure that was given away at our local museum displaying clay models.

Am really pleased that I now have a useful box to use while am watching the TV

Journal 52 Week 21 prompt is Mandalas.  I have always avoided doing these, but the whole object of these prompts is to challenge had a go at making two of them.

The first one is in Black pens and the second one uses an old Gelli Plate background, Acrylic Paint and Black Pens.   Used CD's to make the circles.

Have also finished two small canvas board paintings which have to be framed and have finished a large canvas, which will show you next week if I remember.

So all in all a great productive week.  Thank you for dropping in, take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bits and Bobs for Paint Party Friday

Am afraid am having a pretty lazy week art wise due to us getting out and about enjoying the lovely weather.  In the UK you have to take the opportunity when you can.

My first make is an altered Torso, made of Napkins.  Gesso, painted a Bird in Acrylics, added some Pearls, Ribbon and finished it off with Gloss Modge Podge so its easy to clean.  The back is the same as the front.

Journal 52 Challenge, Week 20,  is to create a page inspired by a book.  So here's mine.......

This page was created with papers, Acrylics, texture paste, Oil Pastels and bits and bobs.
Have to admit there is a touch of Joseph minus his technicolour

The following spread is a Work in Progress, its about a Girl who wants to swim with Mermaids.  A complete colour contrast from the page above.

As you can see there is a lot more to do yet.

I hope you have been enjoying the weather this week and are keeping well.  My insides are still on the delicate side but improving each day.  Have a lovely weekend, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Mix it Monthly and Journal 52

Hi, am feeling a lot better now and have managed to complete some journal pages.
Mix it Monthly's Challenge this month is Coffee

Coffee for One
Using the colours that were requested, in Acrylics and Gel Pens  (the brown spots were supposed to represent coffee beans)

The second one, the colour scheme went totally out of my mind and off I went into my own dream world.

Coffee of Dreams
Acrylics and a white Gel Pen

Am also putting both the coffee pages into Art Journal Journey, where they asking for Circles

Journal 52 challenge for week 18 was using a Hand or Hands

Acrylics and Oil Pastels were used

Journal 52 - week 19 was to use a photo or photos

Photos, acrylics and stamping

Am also posting these pages into Paint Party Friday this week.  Thank you for popping in and thank you for all your wonderful sympathies on Monday.  Its great to be eating a meal again instead of gallons of water. Hugs Annette x

PS.  If you are on WordPress it won't let me leave a comment at the moment, it keeps saying you are typing too fast - error.  Not had that problem before so sorry if you haven't heard from me.

Monday, 12 May 2014

My Wonderful Art Prize

Hi, have been on holiday to Stratford on Avon and returned with severe food poisoning, the like of which have never experienced before...........b....y  horrible..........  But today in the post I received this gorgeous mixed media painting from Denthe, am so thrilled with it and wanted to share it with you.

I will be back later on in the week with some journal pages now am feeling a bit better and will catch up with you then.  Thank you for popping in, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Journal 52 - Week 17

First have to apologise for not visiting you, only my computer contracted a virus which disabled it.  Its now been fixed and am happy to be back in blogland.

Journal 52 prompt this week is Refresh, which can mean all manner of things, I chose to Refresh and Renew with colours in my spread - plus


Refresh and Renew my love of all things Asian and a chance to use my new Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels and I love them, so creamy and easy to use.  Chose this quote from Robert Browning because this expresses my true feelings about everything.

The journal spread will also be for this weeks Paint Party Friday.

Thank you for popping in and will try and catch up with you all very shortly.  Hugs Annette x