Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Art Journal Journey - D is for Dog

Hello All!

The Artmarks word for Day 11 is 'Change'. Not sure what the word 'Change' means to me, have to think about that one. Although, there are changes with my Hubby's work of course, with his employer in liquidation. We're still waiting to see what will happen. 

My page started out like yesterday's, with some paint, teabags, and book page scraps. Then I added some pictures of dogs that I tore from Age Concern junk mail, painted hearts, words and splatters. I only found out afterwards that it's Chinese New Year, and it's The Year of the Dog...spooky and appropriate for today! I'm linking my page to Rike's Animals From A-Z Challenge at Art Journal Journey.

I spotted a heart on my coffee paper this morning...appropriate for Valentine's Day.

And finally, I was excited to see this fox sleeping by the debris of our daughter's old trampoline in the garden last night. I couldn't get a very good photo with my little old camera, as it was getting dark.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Alison x


  1. Beautiful journal page, love the colours and background. Great photo of the Fox, too. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Year of the Dog, and Happy You Make The Best Teabag Art Around Day! I think that says it all, except thanks for sharing it with Art Journal Journey and Rike's theme, too!!!!!

  3. Your page is just AMAZING - you integrated these images of the lovely dogs so beautiful! Great that you found the images - AJJ and the start of the Chinese New Year so well fitting - thank you very much! I cross my fingers for you - I can imagine how this is a big thing for a family - I so hope all will find a good end. Sometimes such things has to happen to CHANGE and often for the better. Wow a fox in the garden - I saw one recently on my way through a village by car ... he crossed so quick and straight into a garden -
    they are so beautiful!
    Happy belated Valentine's Day Alison!
    Thank you for your wonderful support to AJJ!
    oxo Susi

  4. This is a beautiful page Alison! I love the way you have used so many great techniques to make it! Change is always difficult but let's hope that it is the same for your hubby as it was for mine years ago! We used to see a fox everyday until they cut down the scrubby part that he used to settle in! I don't suppose it will be long before he and his mate are courting around these parts again though! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. I love how you created this page with the sweet dogs and all the techniques you used look wonderful. Its a super photo of the sleeping fox, you were lucky yo catch him on camera.
    I am hoping all will be well for your OH as the days go by.
    Yvonne x

  6. Fabulous page love all the splatters and dog pics(very spooky)we sometimes have a fox walking through the street but not seen him/her for a while
    Carol x

  7. Beautiful page! I love how you incorporated the dog pictures with the hearts - amazing 😁. I have everything crossed that all turns out well for your hubby and his job. How lovely to find a heart in your coffee this morning - Happy Valentine's Day! It's wonderful to see the fox too, so exciting 😁. Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊

  8. A beautiful page Alison, I love the cute little dogs.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. what a great page, I love those hearts!

  10. Your mixed media page is very beautiful with these hearts and dogs! Fitting perfekt also to the Chinese Year of the Dog! Changes we do not like so much but later we see that it becomes better.
    How exciting - a fox in the garden! And you snaped a photo!
    Thank you so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Alison! Much appreciated!
    Wish you a happy rest of the week! Rike

  11. Wow, That is amazing to see that fox sleeping so close. And I love your puppy page. I like how they are kind of dreamily placed into the background. And you have use your teabags in the most interesting ways. I like how this time you made them more part of the background. It's great to see you switch them up on different pages. Happy Thursday-hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

  12. Alison, what a beautifl page! Your pups are so sweet! And I love that they are surrounded by hearts- sweet love!

    Omgoodness, was the fox just sleeping there?I think that is so cool you were able to get a shot of it,,I could tell what he was!


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