Thursday 24 November 2022

Caring for the Garden Visitors

 Hello All.

Here's another page I made for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Collage, Food & Drink theme at Art Journal Journey. I used collage fodder, recycled items and magazine images, and a black paint pen to add details.

Thanks for visiting, and for all of your wonderful comments. I've changed my blog settings to comment moderation sometimes, to see if that will be easier for my regular visitors.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends across The Pond.


Thursday 17 November 2022

A Green Life

 A green life isn't easy. I'm trying my best though. One of the things I'm doing is leaving my car at home and walking whenever possible. My over 60's bus pass is handy too 😁

Here's a journal page I made for Art Journal Journey, using collage fodder and magazine images. 

The base is a paper towel I used to mop up paint. I created a border using a gelli-printed stripey paper bag. The images are mounted onto security envelope scraps.

Thanks for visiting. Your comments are very much appreciated.

I hope you are having a blessed week.


Saturday 12 November 2022

Friday 11 November 2022


 Hello All.

I created another page for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Collage Fodder, Food & Drink theme at Art Journal Journey. As the title of my page is Tea, I included some teabag paper with my collage fodder, and used a recycled teabag label.

Thanks for visiting,


Sunday 6 November 2022


Apparently Flammekueche is a speciality from the Alsace region of France, a bit like a thin and crispy based pizza.  

I found the images in a Daphne's Diary magazine for another art journal page for Elizabeth & Bleubeard's Collage Fodder, Food &/or Drink theme at Art Journal Journey. 

It's nice to use up some more of my huge stash of collage fodder. For the black marks, I used both ends and the ridged rim of a sparking wine cork. Very messy, my hands are covered in black paint 😂

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my calendar pages, they're much appreciated.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Saturday 5 November 2022

November Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All. Happy November!

I finally got my November calendar finished yesterday. Over at Art Journal Journey Elizabeth & Bleubeard's theme is Collage Fodder, Food & Drink or Both. I went with both. 

My little journaling cups are filled with my current favourite warm drink of Mocha, half a teaspoon of decaff coffee & a heaped teaspoon of vegan drinking chocolate (Cadbury's Options is my choice), mixed with a little oat milk, topped up with boiled water. So yummy!

I started with a layer of colourful collage fodder. Gluing pieces of torn collage down is so relaxing, and makes a great base layer.

Next, I used bubble wrap to print with white acrylic paint. Then I added some scribbled journaling with a blue Stabilo All pencil. I sprayed some water on it, then held up my journal to create some lovely inky drips.

I sketched and cut out my own little teacup stencil, then stencilled the teacups with black acrylic paint. I also stencilled the title with a PaperArtsy stencil. I used a white Sakura gel pen to outline and add the day numbers to the teacups. 

Before I go, here's my completed October calendar.

Thanks so much for reading this post.