Tuesday, 13 June 2017

When the cock crows thrice....

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day has gone /is going well.
For Art journal Journey, Rosie's circle challenge, I have a digital
piece composed from various paintings. The moon is one of
my photos. I am also linking to Digitally made, put a quote
on it.




This piece was made just for fun. Last week I had the strange notion
to make some antique coloured brown ink and a quill pen. I looked for
'recipes' on the web, and found quite a lot, but some of them had 
ingredients which are, to say the least, hard to buy at the 
local supermarket - it's a bit like asking for eye of newt and 
leg of toad, or a fenny steak for the witch's brew.... 
Anyway, I did some experiments, and made a concoction which has
a gorgeous, deep brown colour, and is good for both writing and
painting. It did smell quite awful while I was  reducing it by boiling, 
although I left the powdered entrails and blood out....
This was my first piece, written with the quill pen I made from
a duck's feather I picked up at the museum/farm last week.



Here with my lovely quill:


The ink is really deep brown. The brown paper behind the script
is a scrap of home-made paper which was dyed with it:



 And now, back to the farm. This rooster was living in a yard with 2
ladies. Every time the black rooster in the next field crowed,
he ran to one of his ladies and tried to jump them, and they kept
running squawking away. They had bare patches on their
backs, so he does seem to strike lucky quite often!






Life in the 'black' enclosure was more peaceful and idyllic:






I digitally cut out these photos and made them into PNG images,
so please feel free to download and use them for your
digital creations:



I will blog again on Thursday, just need a little break to
recouperate a bit.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

25 comments:

  1. Whoo really fine digital cut outs..love the one with the quill pen on to ;O))

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  2. A fabulous page for AJJ - thanks a lot for linking and what an atmospheric piece with your homemade ink and quill pen - super! Impressive roosters!
    Happy evening!

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  3. Both pieces are fabulous, but my fave is the handwritten piece, this is utterly beautiful. Do you remember when we went to the VHS courses for paper making and quill pens many years back? That was fun. Great photos, had to laugh at that cheeky rooster, men are the same whatever their feathers! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. ROTFL about the rooster. The cut outs are great. Both roosters are handsome fellows.
    Great job on the ink. It's a lovely, rich brown.
    As always love the pieces.
    Hugs,

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  5. Lovely circle page, and fun making your own colour and using the quill. That rooster has a good life.

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    1. and hope you feel better soon, have a good rest.

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  6. Was für ein traumhaft schöner Post, Valerie.
    vielen Dank für's erneute Verlinken zu ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

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  7. Really great words to live by indeed, and what a nice concept and design. Greetings to you.

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  8. Wow -- that is a powerful quote and an absolutely stunning interpretation of it. Fabulous.

    And I love your chickens to bits! All wonderful photos. Happy week!

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  9. Just love the serene moon and Buddha page with the fantastic quote in you writing

    Great that you made the brown ink and then a quill pen as well-so clever.

    Amazing images of the wonderful birds. The brown one has such a kind looking eye.

    Hopeyouenjoyyour daybreak and feel refreshed after it

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. How gorgeous your circle art is and I love that you made your own brown ink and quill! How fantastic. The chicken photos are lovely too, how sweet of you to share them.

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  11. The Buddha page with the super quote looks fantastic.
    I really loved your piece with the quote you wrote with your quill pen. making your own ink as well, Wow to that, I think I may have had to reach for a bottle of ink.
    Super photos of the hens and roosters at the farm, thank you for the png images.
    Have a good couple of days resting.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. I just love the handwritten piece and your quill ... fantastic.
    Wonderful to see and read about the rooster ... fantastic photo's.

    Take care and enjoy a little blog break.
    Sending my good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  13. I absolutely love your digital journal page.Such great detail and color combinations. And I love that first rooster. His coloring is so beautiful!
    Kate

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    1. He was gorgeous but rather bad tempered!

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  14. I hope you are feeling better soon. I can empathize.

    Your Buddha moon is wonderful. I adore your digital art. I bet we see those digital (.png) roosters in your art one of these days, too.

    But the ink and quill were what made me sit up and take note. This is wonderful. I wondered what happened to your feather, and now I know. Not only is your piece lovely, it is so well done.

    Had to laugh at the rooster. Even though he was lovely and his feathers would be incredible to use in mixed media, his behavior is rather bad, albeit instinctual.

    Feel better soon and I'll "see" you Thursday.

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    1. I have another, much larger feather which will also be made into a quill, the first one was for practising

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  15. Great digi page and fabulous display, as always, I love it.xx
    [aNNie]

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  16. Fantastic digital page, I have no idea how these are done, but they are wonderful. Lots of amazing photographs as well. Your tag in the previous post is gorgeous, love it, especially the words :) I hope you are doing well, Shirley xx

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  17. A lovely serene page with the Buddha and I loved reading about your experiment with the brown ink and quill. Looks like a great visit to the farm and those roosters do have fabulous plumage.
    Take care, Avril xx

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  18. You made a great quill pen!
    And I love the sentiment to look for light in the dark.
    Hugs,

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  19. Thanks for sharing another digi page with us at Digitally Made for our Quote challenge.

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  20. I love your art so much! You are so creative! And, you made your own ink?? How cool! Love the roosters! Very beautiful! Big Hugs!

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