Sunday, 23 June 2019

Floral Delights

I painted this on sugar paper, very loosely, and then added the line with India Ink to give some definition.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Index Card a Day

I decided that I would join the Index Card a Day (ICAD) challenge again this year, although perhaps a bit more loosely. It runs from 1st June to the end of July.

Here is my title card (sorry it is so bent!):

And a one-staple warm-up:

And here are my first four cards:

Monday, 17 June 2019

Who Knew?

A digital collage.
Credits: frame by N Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Journal Interrupted' by B Rimmer

Friday, 14 June 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 7

This is a collage I made of Waterloo Bridge, using the earlier drawing (see my posts on 24th & 27th May).

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 6

Here are two very different collages made from my painty squares. I like the second one best - it reminds me of Henry Moore statues.

Saturday, 8 June 2019


In case you are fed up with all my collage & mixed media posts, here is a digital piece.

Credits: all elements from Art Journal Caravan May 2014 kit by T Baxter.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 5

Did you know you can paint onto tracing paper? Another thing I learnt on my course. I used tracing paper over a picture and when the paint was dry the tutor copied the image onto cartridge paper. I was amazed by how good it looks (although I know it isn't perfect)!

Sunday, 2 June 2019


Following on from my course, and using the techniques I mentioned in my previous post 'Collage & Mixed Media 1', here is a collage I have made since. I took a line for a walk, added some pieces cut from my painty squares and then painted the remaining spaces yellow.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 4

These are the results of some of the painting exercises we did during my collage & mixed media course. It was really just about experimenting, but they made me so happy whilst I was doing them! And they can be used in other collages...

Monday, 27 May 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 3

Here are the pictures I created with my drawings from the previous post. I photocoped the drawings onto coloured paper and then used Prismacolor pencils or wax crayons to add some colour. I think I like the third one best.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 2

On the course I attended, the tutor also freed up our drawing by using materials that could aid us i.e. tracing paper & carbon paper. I was a litttle surprised by this, but it actually opened up a wide variety of things we could do with our drawings (these will come in another post).

The first two pictures were drawn using a fine liner pen with carbon paper under a photo.

This picture was drawn using tracing paper.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Collage & Mixed Media 1

I recently went on a Collage & Mixed Media course. It was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot.

The first exercise the tutor got us to do was designed to make us think about drawing in a different way. Borrowing a phrase from Paul Klee, she taught us how we could 'take a line for a walk'. First she gave us an object to hold and, once we had closed our eyes, we had to draw what we felt whilst not removing the pencil from the paper. Then, with a second object, we had to draw what we saw but we weren't allowed to look at what we were drawing. 

We then did some mark making. First dry on dry ...

and then, wet on wet.

We then went back to our line drawings, and cut out shapes from our mark making to add them to our drawings.

Here is another, where we added paint to our collages.

I'm not sure that I would want to hang my collages on the wall, but it was a very interesting exercise and one I am sure I will use again.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Time for Ourselves

A digital collage.
Credits: background my own; frame by N R Janitz; all toher elelments from 'Sacred Time for Ourselves' by Rachel Jefferies

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Part of Traci Bautisita's Floral Delights course is to make some backgrounds. Here are two of mine, one using rectangles, the other circles. I have to admit, I find the latter more appealing. What about you?

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Your Story Matters

A digital piece.

Credits: background my own; word art from 'You are Worth It' by Captivated Visions; Face from 'You are Beautiful by Captivated Visions

Some of my art