Today it rained all day, and the rain washed away the snow and gave us lots of dripping trees, soggy paths and huge puddles.
For 'Inspired by the Masters' at Art Journal Journey I am sharing an attempt I made to catch the style of Toulouse-Lautrec. I made this last year for the first 'Inspired by' month, but never got round to showing it. I used oil pastels and water colours in my Giant Journal. Afterwards I made a second version with less gaudy colours, but I can't find it - it seems to be hiding under one of the many heaps of stuff here!
At Tag Tuesday our theme this week is feathers. Last week I bought this feather brooch in the thrift shop, fixed to a hat. The hat is nice, but I can't imagine walking round wearing these feathers, so decided to use them here. I distressed a tag with rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, wild honey and crushed sage DIs, and stamped them with some autumn leaves using the same colours, and used some punchinella as a stencil. The feathers are from a wood-grouse, and for some reason I always associate them with autumn....
This is the tag without the embellishments.
The birds all looked rather sad today, sitting around in the wet trees. and were happy to come here for some food.
The puddles have turned into swamps again:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!