Friday, April 25, 2014

Anzac Day

Today it is Anzac Day in Australia. It is a day of remembrance, a day of thanks, a day of celebration and a day of goodwill.
 This morning there would have been many dawn services held. Many young ones getting up before the sun to remember the men that fought and died for us. It's good to know that the new generations will never forget those brave men and women. 
 My Dad was in the Navy in England. He was killed during anti-piracy action just before my first birthday. It wasn't during a war, but just the same..he was serving his country, just as the Anzacs did. 

 My love to all the families who lost a loved one. Lest we forget
Abel Seaman Charles Alan Sutherland

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Two DLP's and a collage

Two Documented Life Journal entries and a collage inspired by the Teesha Moore method

Game of Thrones inspired

I always love to get back to drawing. This week a little lady inspired by the show Game of thrones (don't you just love it!) I fancy her as a young lady of breeding, like Sansa maybe
And another, older lady. Not inspired by the show of course, but I loved doing her hair

Friday, April 11, 2014

Last week

Last week I completed my week 14 DLP journal page
 The prompt was to embellish your name so I attempted an illuminated letter ( something I've been meaning to do for ages) and some calligraphy
I also used some scraps of watercolour paper to make some 'word cards'. These cards can contain inspirational words or quotes...whatever you want!
These will be nice just tucked into a journal pocket or adhered to a page or just keep them in a stack. Pretty pretty!

Anyone for a game of cards?

Today I turned these painted playing cards into.....
They are so much fun to make!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dylusion Journal

I bought this Dianne Reavly ' Dylusions' journal ages ago, but never used it. It's perfect for Dylusions spray....nice thick pages!

Words read..."if I can dream in colour, I won't have to live in black and white"
Techniques include layered spraying and 'ghosting'. Also enhanced stamping

A Mermaid in one of the 50 journals

I can't say I was thrilled with this mermaid, but it was a successful page in the terms of of the background technique I was trying out. 
 Thick gesso with lines scribed into it, like the waves. Allow to dry then paint. When the paint is dry, gently sand off the high points. 
 Remember, every page is a learning experience!

Documented Life week 13

As I mentioned, I'm participating in a Facebook group called the Documented Life Journal. Each week we are given a prompt and everyone posts their work for all to admire and coo over. 

My last weeks effort at the Documented Life project..the prompt was to have a someone else draw on your page and then finish it off. I handed my book to my daughter, and was quite surprised to get this bird returned to me. Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised, after all, her boyfriend raises exotic birds! Anyway, my surprise was because she did this with no photo reference...that's my girl! I'll make an artist of her yet!

The technique here included smooching around intense for the background. On the bird I dropped in watercolour on wet paper