Friday, 1 July 2016

Be Free

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Face the Sunshine' by Captivated Visions &  Blagovesta Gosheva

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Remnants

A journal page using acrylic paint, inks, rub-ons, gel pens and collage, including some of the remnants left from my holiday in New York last year.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Madness ...

A digital collage.

Credits: elements from 'A Touch of Madness' by T Baxter & Creative Victorian Designs

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Today is a Special Gift

A bit of art journalling, using acrylic paints, stencils and stamping.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Watercolours

This past week at Wandelust was concentrating on using watercolour paints and a variety of techniques.

In this landscape picture I used salt, alcohol, masking fluid and cotton.


For this picture I only used watercolours, but used paints and pencils.


I can see all the faults in both pictures, but I'm still quite pleased with them as watercolour is not a medium I am used to, yet!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Live this Moment

A digital piece.

Credits: elements from 'Celeste' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Texture

A few weeks ago, Andy Skinner was the guest artist at Wanderlust and he was teaching about texture. Here's my finished piece, inspired by his lesson.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

A Spring Journal Page

This was more of a doodle page than anything else, using acrylic paint pens on a background of acrylic paint, with a bit of stamping thrown in.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Prayer Flags

This week at Wanderlust Kasia, one of tutors, showed us how she makes prayer flags.
As a rule, prayer flags are "a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all. 
"The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. This act symbolizes a welcoming of life's changes and an acknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle".       Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_flag

My prayer flags carry the words peace, love, justice, hope and faith and, for me, they are prayers for our world. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Amazing Things Will Happen ....

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'To Be Continued' by Captivated Visions' @ Sweet Shoppe

Friday, 3 June 2016

Art Journalling with Watercolours

Stephanie Schutze was the guest artist this week, using watercolours in her art journal. I used her page as a basis for mine, that  is a girl looking out from a window at the landscape beyond.

I enjoyed painting the face; so too using watercolours and seeing the effects I could create with them. Not entirely sure about the finished pages, but it was a good exercise!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Faces

I realised I hadn't drawn any faces recently so I got my journal out, found a page that already had paint laid down and drew one really quickly .... (I did actually miss my hair appointment, about which I felt terrible but, fortunately, I am now back on good terms with my hairdresser!).

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Watercolour

This week Wanderlust is starting a series about watercolours. The first lesson was about the different types of water colour paints.

I haven't used them before so decided to have a go. Here are the results, rather rudimentary but I have to start somewhere:


Friday, 27 May 2016

Wanderlust

Following the theme of texture, the guest artist at Wanderlust last week was Finnabair. I created a small canvas using her tutorial.

Here is the canvas after it has been painted and all the elements added. Apologies for the blurry photo - I didn't realise until I had painted over the canvas!


Here it is after all the layers of paint. What a difference! As I have done one of her classes before, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go with a purple and orange colour scheme, rather than my normal green & blue. I rather like it!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Wanderlust Journal Page

Last week's Wanderlust was all about texture and the journal prompt was 'What I am most grateful for'. Here are my pages.

Some of my art