We had another grey and wet day here, I was not the only one out for a Sunday walk with wellies!
Today is the start of a new challenge over at Art Journal Journey, 'Living Beings', and I have the honour of playing hostess again.
I have decided to concentrate my efforts for 'living beings' this month on the work of Beatrix Potter, whose magical work was an important part of my childhood. I still have the complete set of Peter Rabbit books, and they are one of the things which I will never part with. She was a very talented painter and illustrator, whose work hangs in the Tate Gallery in London, and painted all her creatures with great love and respect. I am sure many of you will have seen the wonderful film of her life with Renee Zellweger, 'Miss Potter'. If you are interested you can read more about her life here (English) or here (German).
I want to try to show some of the living beings she created this month, and try to paint or draw some of my own. Your creativity has no limits, you can interpret the theme as you want, with art journaling about any things that live or have lived – unleash your creativity and show us what you can do!
For my piece I painted an A3 page with water colours, and sprinkled on a bit of the wonderful bistre powders sent to me by a friend, and this gave a great grungy look. I fussy cut my characters and put them in scene, together with a photo of Beatrix Potter, watching over her creations. I had great fun making this, and hope you will have fun creating your pages and sharing your living beings at Art Journal Journey.
On rainy and misty days the landscape seems to just dissolve in the distance
The horses were busy grazing as always
And I met this little mouse on my way home, very fitting for today's theme! The photos are rather grainy, it was dark under the trees where she was scurrying around looking for food
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!