Saturday 17 December 2022

Care December Days 8-13

 Hello All.

Here are some more pages I created for Kasia's Care December Advent challenge.

Day 8 - Impermanence.

Day 9 - Boundaries.

Day 10 - Carving. I used a face carving I made earlier this year. It's one of my favourites. You'll see it again ;-)

Day 11 - Bird's Eye View.

Day 12 - Seasons. 

A snowy winter scene for Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey

I used little wooden snowflakes mounted onto foam to stamp the snowflakes.

Day 13 - Celebration.

There's that face stamp again! It's so useful.

Thank you so much for dropping by!


Friday 16 December 2022

Art Journal Advent Days 11-16

Hello Everyone.

I have a few more pages to share, that I've created for Michelle & Tamara's Art Journal Advent.

Day 11 - Your greatest gift of 2022. Definitely being able to see more of my family. Our daughter moved into her new home in June, and we've been to stay with her a few times since. She's very excited to be hosting us and her brother this Christmas.

 Day 12 - Simplify. 

An abstract snowy woodland walk for Jo's Snowy Winter theme at Art Journal Journey.

Day 13 - Self-confidence. Just a fun abstract collage. :-)

Day 14 - Building Castles in the Air. Do you recognise a couple of my collage fodder watercolour pieces from earlier in the year?

Day 15 - Vulnerability. Bees and hedgehogs are on the danger list, and I used some fragile teabag papers.

I always put out some water in case a hedgehog passes by, but I've sadly never seen one in our garden.

Day 16 - Unfiltered. Struggled with this prompt, so I just threw a bit of collage down, and a watercolour butterfly I created earlier this year.

Thanks for visiting today.


Sunday 11 December 2022

Care December 2022

 Hello All! I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

I'm joining in with two Advent challenges at the moment, Art Journal Advent that I shared yesterday, and also Kasia's Care December 2022. This is another challenge with daily prompts to get you thinking and creating.

I made a junk journal for the challenge, this one's about 7x7", with pages of different sizes. I like to use recycled packaging for my covers, and a few other recycled collage materials.

Here are my first week's pages.

Day 1 - Good Intentions.

Day 2 - The Harbour.

Day 3 - The Blank Space.

Day 4 - Grow and Heal.

Day 5 - Cleansing.

Day 6 - The White Unicorns.

Day 7 - Love Letter.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me.


Saturday 10 December 2022

Art Journal Advent 2022

Happy Saturday Everyone!

To keep myself motivated in December, I've joined in with a couple of Advent art challenges on Instagram. One of these is Michelle and Tamara's Art Journal Advent 2022. There are daily prompts to get you thinking and creating. I try to spend about 30 minutes or less on a page.

I first created a little junk journal. It's about 6x6", and the pages are smaller and different sizes.

 And here are the first 10 pages. I wrote the prompt on each page, hopefully it is legible.

Oops! I just realised I didn't write the prompt on my last page. The prompt for Day 10 is 'YES'. 

Some of my pages are looking a bit snowy with the white ink splatters, so I hope I can qualify to join in with Jo's Snowy Winter theme at Art Journal Journey. I hope I haven't broken any rules. I nominate my Day 6 page for the theme, I think the little girl is looking out of her window at the snow ;-)

Apologies for the very long post.

Thanks for visiting,


Thursday 8 December 2022

Christmas Cards

 Here's another quick post with a few Christmas cards I've made this year.

All I have to do now is write and post them 😅


Wednesday 7 December 2022

December Art Journal Calendar

 Hello All.

Finally found some time to fit in a blog post! It'll be a quickie, as I must write some Christmas cards, then get the dinner on, not necessarily in that order.

Here's my December calendar spread.

And here's my completed November spread.

I hope you're all having a good week.