Art journal page, colours, life, mixed medium, pictures, Uncategorized

Feel the fear and journal !


Remember I said I was not feeling it with journaling as I’d got stuck. Well, I’ve found that strong emotions can trigger journaling ! So, I am worried about an up and coming op. I felt the need to journal my feelings, and two pages just appeared!!! The first one wasn’t instantaneous, as I had a leave and come back to it, but the more I worried, the easier it became to complete. Today’s (with the girl) was done in a couple of hours!

Here is my first one (Saturday) :



I have called this “knots of worry”

today’s – called feel the fear


I hope you like them! 🙂



Art journal page, colours, Uncategorized

Happy new year and first journal page of 2016

I hope you all saw the year in well. I certainly did! I found myself tango-ing with my husband!! We did have fun!

So, today was the finish of the Woman Unleashed course. I drew how I felt – my heart was sparkly, and it felt glowy, and as though it was being held. So here’s what I did:


I got new sparkly paints, and that’s what I used for this. They are pastel colours and they only cost 5.00 and there’s 30 colours so I’m very pleased and I love the gentle way they look! 🙂

see you soon!


art books, colours, exercises,

Playing with water colours

I got a new book for my birthday, which arrived yesterday. It’s called “Creative Girl – mixed media techniques for an artful life”. 

Within it, was an exercise for your water colours. It said write the names of the colours down and put watercolour over them, and the other one was to do the same with random ones. Although for the second exercise I didn’t use enough water I think, I’m still pleased with what I learned, which was how much colour to put on your brush, and how the colours reacted with each other, and the combinations of colours and how they looked. 
See the picture below:

The top strip is exercise 1, number 2 below it.