Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wildlife, water and more

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. Time is flying by, as always - lots to do, uncooperative fingers that don't want to do anything, and so once again the dreaded housew*** has been the loser.

Today I am sharing the last of the tags I made for Wilma's 'rabbits and hares' challenge at Tag Tuesday. I am glad I always work well in advance, or I wouldn't have had anything for this challenge, or for next week, when I will be hosting. This was made with illustrations from the wonderful Mr Whiskers collage sheet:




This is another of the A3 ( 12 x 18")collages made at art group in past weeks.
I like working in this size better than with smaller pieces. 


I started with a gessoed and painted background onto which I collaged and stitched various pieces of textiles and paper. The piece in the middle is parchment smeared with distress inks when I was trying out colour combos many moons ago:



The next layer was to collage scraps of TH tissue and paper napkins:



 Then I added some colourful tissue pieces from Jane Davenport. I love how the substrate changes the texture and shows through. The last step was to add some colourful dots and spots:




The face looks rather ghostly over the black netting:




I love experimenting with pieces like this, not having any particular theme in mind, just playing. I am linking to Paint Party Friday

The Rhine is very full again, I hope we don't get too much flooding this time.




The stream leading to the Rhine is very full:



You can usually see the arch underneath the bridge, but it's filled up. In last year's flood the water went over the bridge:






Some enjoy the abundance of water:




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


Monday, 18 March 2019

T stands for a Tag and a journal page

Hi Everybody!

The sun is shining again as I write this, so I'm hoping it's a good sign and that the rainy and windy weather we have been 'enjoying' these past days will soon move elsewhere. I can't write much just now, as I am having problems with very painful fingers, so my comments on your blogs may be shorter than usual this week. I am glad that I have all my tags and artwork for the next few weeks ready, as I can't do anything just now.

For Tag Tuesday I have another bunny tag, this time using images from Beatrix Potter's wonderful illustrations. I used a collage sheet from Gecko Galz and some images from Serif:




This is one of the large (A3- about 12 x 17" ) mixed media / collaged journal pages I have been making in past weeks at art group. On a gessoed and painted background I collaged tissue scraps one over the other, and an old and tattered postcard that I found in one of my boxes. I added lots of sewing, some colourful dots and a stenciled quote. The others in this series also have textiles added, and I will show them bit by bit in the next couple of weeks:








Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. A new coffee roaster and cafe has opened here, and the coffee is really good:




I hope the horses can read the pictographs - I sometimes wonder if our little town has no more important things to think about:




More spring photos:




The little stream next to the house is very full:


As is the pathway - thank goodness for wellies:



Violets growing out of cracks in the pavement:




More spring decorations:





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