Thursday, 2 April 2020

2nd on the 2nd and geometric shapes

Hi Everybody!

I think this whole business with 'Corrina' is changing me.... I have started doing housew**k every day! I wash up after every meal,  I've been tidying my cupboards and  I've dusted the furniture. I even cleaned the balcony. But the thing that worries me the most, is that I've started counting the sheets of toilet paper - help! I may be needing treatment when this whole scare is over!

For Art Journal journey I have a very simple, hybrid piece today. The face (Sketchy  faces from Mischief circus) was places on a sheet of stenciled paper and I added the quote.I put it all together in Serif.  Super quick and easy, but still effective. And I am also linking to Rain's Thursday Art Date, stencil art:





And for Elizabeth's 2nd on the 2nd, I have found some old pieces which also have geometric patterns to keep the theme:


I love the cup-stencils:



Another stencil-and-doodle piece:



 And some photos showing geometry and symmetry in nature:




















Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Midweek post -Geometric shapes

Hi Everybody!

Today a new challenge is starting at Art Journal Journey, and this time I am hosting. Thanks to Elizabeth and her team for the invitation!  I have chosen geometric shapes as my theme, and hope to see lots of you joining in. You can use any geometric shapes in your work, and of course, you can include other things as well. I always loved geometry at school, and often used to draw and doodle shapes in my exercise book, which the teacher never really appreciated....Your work can be 'real', hybrid or digital. Here I have used the shapes in the background. I started making these pages as we had dismal, grey weather with permanent rain and floods, and needed bright colours, and you will see this colour combination in quite a lot of my pieces this month.
The background was gessoed and then textured with a crackle stamp. Then I brayered red and yellow acrylics over it. The flower-of-life mandala in the background was stenciled using distress oxide ink. The circles were 'stamped' with  round sponges dipped into acrylic paint. I love the texture created by the larger sponge! The dancers and sentiment were added with a Stencil Girl stencil using Archival black. The other lines and dots were doodled. I used some washi tape and sewing as embellishments:












Today I am sharing photos of the ancient Abbey Church (12th century) at Knechtsteden, with many wonderful examples of the use of geometric shapes and forms in architecture:
















Have a great day, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Monday, 30 March 2020

T sTands for This , That and The oTher


Hi Everybody!

Hope you all had a good weekend in spite of 'Corrina'. I was sad not to be able to go out as the weather was cold and frosty, just right for walking, but  I was at least able to see it from my balcony. Some places got snow and/or sleet. It's extremely cold again today, a strange beginning to summer time! Things just have to get better! But it did give me time to prepare posts, tidy files on my computer and do lots of reading, all positive things! My laptop is also misbehaving, the 'a' doesn't want to work, so I need to bash the key several times to get a result. Not good when your fingers are sore. My laptop is suffering from old age, like me, and sooner or later I will need a new one. 

I have another tag for Michele's bunnies and butterflies challenge at Tag Tuesday to share. This time I used Beatrix Potter figures. The quote is also from her:



This evening we will be beginning ElizabeTh's T sTands for Tuesday parTy, so here a warm welcome to all the lovely ladies of the T gang who come by.
I found this piece in a book I picked up, I don't know when I scribbled it, but it fits for today, anyway. I guess I mixed up my breakfast and mouse....But I must confess, my desk is never that tidy! 


Coffee at home tastes good, too!




My head is always filled with dreams of coffee:


Today I have some pics from my balcony flowers:








Nathalie has been sorting out at home as she will soon be moving, and gave me these 2 beautiful tins of French soap, which look and smell delightful:




And of course, my fascination with the sunrise continues:


I wrote this poem when I was at school, I recently re-discovered it in one of the old school magazines from 1960. My fascination with sunrise is not new:

Dark sky changing
Through rainbow hues
Into the clear light of day
Spider trembling in its web, waiting
The golden sliver of the rising sun
Sliding over the horizon
Filling the world with fire and light.



The flowers close in the evening and welcome the sun by opening up again:


Have a good week, stay safe,
and thanks a lot for coming by!