Monday 28 March 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - 38-44

 Hello Everyone.

I'm back with another week of watercolours. I've been painting little houses this week. 

To be honest, I painted these all at the start of last week, I knew it was going to be a busy one. It was actually a rollercoaster of a week. My phone decided to die, so I had to get a new one. On Tuesday I had to get a crown fitted on one of my teeth. Wednesday we got the car MOT'd, thankfully it passed. Towards the end of the week our son was fighting to keep the house he is trying to buy. Hopefully things are moving in the right direction now, and it will happen. Then on Friday night my husband ended up being taken to hospital with suspected stroke symptoms. After various tests, a CT scan which was clear, he came home yesterday afternoon, but has an MRI booked for this Friday. He seems ok now, and I'm clinging to the hope that it was just a trapped nerve as he lay down on his side in bed. His arm went floppy, and his speech was briefly very slurred. We were also worrying about our mums, as both got Covid on the Sunday. Thankfully they seem to be getting over it now. Graham's mum is 89, and mine is 81, but both are fully vaccinated.

Anyway, hopefully this week will be less dramatic.

Here are my watercolours.

Day 38 

Day 39

Day 40

Day 41

Day 42

Day 43

Day 44

Thanks for visiting,


Wednesday 23 March 2022

AJJ - Spring

 Hello All.

I have another page to share for Valerie's Spring theme at Art Journal Journey.

This started off as a gelprint for GelliArts' March Printing Challenge over on Instagram. The prompt was sunshine. I've used my hand-carved foliage stamp on the print, and I used my circle stamp on the edges of the background. The little house is one of a series of watercolours for The 100 Day Project, and I used some book text for the words. 

Below, you should be able to see the gold watercolour that I used on the house and the sun.

Thanks for visiting me today.


Tuesday 22 March 2022

AJJ - Spring

 Hi Everyone!

Here's a journal page for Valerie's Spring theme at Art Journal Journey

I started with some collage of torn mono-prints, added the Dina Wakley tissue lady, then some black scribble writing up the side of her, and along the bottom of my page to ground her. I sketched the big flowers, and painted them with acrylics, added black acrylic finger prints, and finished with black and white paint splashes.

Thanks for dropping by,


Monday 21 March 2022

100 Days Of Watercolour - 31-37

 Hello All.

I'm back today with another week of my watercolour play for The 100 Day Project.

Day 31 - I had some leftovers from cutting out my day 29 flowers, so I didn't want to waste that lovely watercolour. 

Day 32 - The first of 6 watercolour abstracts. They're all about 4x4".

Day 33

Day 34

Day 35


Day 37

I really enjoyed doing the abstracts, not sure what I'm doing next, maybe more abstracts! Grin!

I actually managed to do a journal page today, so I'll share that tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting,


Tuesday 15 March 2022

AJJ - Spring

 Hello Everyone!

I finally got inspired to make another art journal page for Valerie's Spring theme at Art Journal Journey. I've used some of my watercolour flowers, and you may recognise a few of my hand-carved stamps.

Here's a closer look at the quote. It's a Dina Wakley one that I made with my Dymo printer. You can also see all the texture of the collage pieces that I used in my background.

Thanks for visiting,


Monday 14 March 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - 24-30

 Hello All.

Here's another week of watercolour play. I've been cutting my pieces out to use on art journal pages, I really must get on and use them. I don't know where the time goes!

Day 24

Day 25 - These circles are about 4" in diameter, so quite big.

Day 26 - These are about 4" across too.

Day 27 

Day 28 

Day 29 - For these flowers, I first lay down the blobs of colour, then I sketched the flowers, then cut them out. I really love how these turned out.

Day 30 - I first put down the blue, then added yellow petals and orange centres, then the rest became daffodils with no blue. Hubby said the blue was there for Ukraine.

Thanks for coming to visit today. Hopefully I'll have something else to show you before next Monday.


Monday 7 March 2022

100 Days of Watercolour - Days 17-23

 Hello Everyone.

Here are some more watercolour pieces I've made for The 100 Day Project. This week I've been making colourful collage fodder. You may have seen some pieces used on my recent art journal page.

Day 17 - This was a bit of a warm up exercise, using cheap watercolours.

Day 18 - the first of some doodled circles.

Day 19 - Doodled Rainbows

Day 20 - More circles.

Day 21 - Cooler doodled circles.

Day 22 - Some earthy colours.

Day 23 - The first of a collection of plants and florals.

Thanks for coming to visit. I hope you have a good new week.


Saturday 5 March 2022

AJJ - Spring

Hello All.

It's been a cold and busy Saturday here. We decided we would start leaving the heating off during the day, to use less of Russia's gas, to stand up to Putin. We're going to try and use the car less too, walk if possible, as fuel is now an extortionate price. It was busy because I've cleaned out both Elliott the guinea pig's and Josie the tortoise's homes. That kept me a bit warm 😁 

I've been in my art room too, creating a page for Valerie's Spring theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used some of my watercolour collage fodder, that I've been creating for The 100 Day Project. The blue and green circles at the top represent some of the different types of weather we can get in Spring, hail, snow, rain, and of course the rainbow and flowers are spring-like too, with sunny colours. Hopefully it will warm up a bit soon.

I hope you're having a good weekend.

Thanks for visiting,


Tuesday 1 March 2022

March 2022 Art Journal Calendar

Hello All.

Today I'm sharing my art journal calendar for the new month of March.

 I started with a collage of colourful torn mono-prints, then brayered a light layer of white acrylic over the top. I used some Claudine Hellmuth foam stamps, flowers, dots and border, with black acrylic, added the punched journaling squares, and used PaperArtsy letters and numbers to stamp the title. 

I'm linking my pages to Valerie's Spring theme at Art Journal Journey, the new challenge for March.

Here is my February calendar all filled in...

Wishing you all a very happy March!