Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas, one and all!

May 2016 bring health, happiness and peace.

Taking a holiday break - will be returning January 4th, 2016.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ABC Wednesday - W and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, W is our letter to work with.

W is for watercolours.

I took a break from writing out my Christmas cards (I'm late this year for sure!) and decided to play with my watercolours. I created a few simple pictures.

Be sure to check here for what others around the world did for W.


IT's time for that fun weekly meme  hosted by Julia Dunnit at "Stamping Ground" - where we share our work spaces and what we are working on this week.

Here is my work space on my dining room table after completing my watercolour pictures. You can see the pile of Christmas cards to the right - just waiting for my husband to sign.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Today it is time to share our work spaces and what we are working on for WOYWW - the fun meme hosted by Julia Dunnit at "Stamping Ground".

Yesterday, I played with paint for the start of a journal - which became the choice for V at ABC Wednesday (variegated). My art table was a wee bit messy then.

I was also making the backgrounds for "truth cards" - a project for "Journey to the Heart"  at "Words of Me Project".

I then worked on the truth cards at the dining room table - by stamping, adding some images and words and quotes.

Here are a few of the 12 cards I created:

(Shine is my word of the year for 2016)

Then this morning, I worked on my journal page.

 I had found a quote on variety (for the V challenge) and then in the newspaper this morning was an editorial about the coming extinction of the Cavendish banana. Diversity is being lost in so many places. This quote really spoke to that.

Linking also with

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Art Journal Every Day

Art Journal Journey (with theme of Collage, with words, this month)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ABC Wednesday - V

This week at ABC Wednesday, V is the letter of focus.

V is for variegated - where different colours are exhibited as irregular streaks or patches; showing variety

I had fun creating streaks of paint in my journal - as preparation for a quote page on variety.

Be sure to check here for how others faced the V challenge.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ABC Wednesday - U and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, U takes centre stage.

U is for ugly art.

I tried, I really tried, to make some ugly art.
First was a layer of paper scraps, just glued randomly.

Then I splatted paint onto the papers and spread it around, and using plastic wrap to move it around some more.

Finally, I added a quote - one that took me some time to find. Several on bad artists though!

It may not be the ugliest piece, but I enjoyed the process - something I always encouraged in my students.

Be sure to check here to see how others around the world tackled the U challenge.


IT's that time of the week to share our work spaces for WOYWW - that fun meme hosted at "Stamping Ground" by Julia Dunnit.

The first photo shows the pole of papers and supplies I used to create the collage in my journal. (For these tasks I work at my dining room table.)

For the second task, I worked at my art table in the basement - don't have to worry about the mess of paint here.