Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

Earlier we had frost warning (0C) but now the sun is out and the temperature has jumped to 13C - a tad warmer. I put our small plants back out - maybe we will finally be able to get our flowers and plant them today!

Here are a few shadows:

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Friday, May 22, 2015

PPF / Art it Friday

Paint Party Friday  and Art it Friday

Once again I'm joining Paint Party Friday 

and "Show Your Face" at Kim Dellow's blog.

and sharing two faces I created.

The first was in watercolour - using a magazine model.

I then used the same model for my journal page, in acrylics, but wasn't as happy with the results.
The quote is one by Jean Luc Picard and it is dead on.

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."

Linking also with

Art Journal Every Day

Express Your Creativity

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Photo Challenges

I couldn't resist the sky this evening - 8 o'clock and it is stilllight and the clouds were lovely.

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 Other Photo Challenges

At "Thursday Challenge" the theme is spring - and I had to share the lilies of the valley that have bloomed.

For "Little Things Thursday", here are some water droplets after I watered the lilies of the valley.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WOYWW and ABC Wednesday - S

This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter is S.

S is for stamps and stencils.

For this journal page, I gessoed pages in an old music book, used the large writing stamp on the left in four spots and then used a stencil to add the word "Create" and then some flowers with modeling paste.
Stencils and stamps can be used in so many ways - and they are fun to use.


Time for the weekly sharing of our workspaces at Julia's "Stamping Ground" for WOYWW.
By the time I was finished the journal page, I had letter stamps and stencils, inkpads and daubers scattered around it.

While I let the first layers dry, I looked for a quote about creating and discovered this one by Dejan Stojanovic - it seemed appropriate.

One thing I did learn was to wait for the modeling paste to dry!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

As I admired the early blooms in our gardens this week, I was able to capture some shadows.

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Friday, May 15, 2015


Art it Friday - Paint Party Friday

Once again joining in "Show Your Face" at Kim Dellow's blog

and sharing two faces I created.

The first is one in my journal with acrylic paint. I again used a magazine model but had a challenge with the eyes this time. This quote by Confucius is one I hold dear.

The second is a watercolour portrait, again using a magazine model.

Linking as well with:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Photo Challenges

Skies are the focus today at "Sky Watch Friday". They have beautiful this week - with dark and white clouds filling the skies.
Here are a couple of shots taken this week.

Other Thursday Photo Challenges:

"Thursday Challenge - the theme this week is peaceful and for me, enjoying the beauty in  my gardens is always peaceful

For "Little Things Thursday", flowers are always a joy. The last of the tulips and trilliums still provide beauty.