Thursday, 14 September 2017

Peace Art Journal Page

Morning All!

Yesterday, I caught up with Jessica Sporn's class on Everything Art's Wanderlust. Jessica asked us to go deep, and look into our hearts at what matters to us. Peace, my home city London(torn scraps of London A-Z), and tea(bags) feature on my page.

I might have to do something like this on a canvas. Here's a closer look...

Wishing you an artful and happy day!

Alison x

Friday, 8 September 2017

Emotions Exposed

Hello All!

Not a lot of art has been made this week. Firstly, I've been reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling). It's a really great yarn, and I thoroughly recommend it, as well as her first RG novel A Cuckoo's Calling. There's a third novel, Career of Evil, which I've got primed and ready. Secondly, my recently returned from uni daughter has been planning her gap year travels, to NZ, OZ, and SE Asia. The thought of her disappearing again, for 8 months, has left me a little low, having just got her back. But she assures me that she's sensible, and it'll be safe travel with friends and like-minded people. So that's the reason for the title of this page I made late last night.

It was the result of 18 of my art prompt cards, mainly to get my mojo back, and take my mind off of other matters. I'm linking up to Art Journal Journey's Colour In My World Challenge.

Happy Friday to you all,

Alison x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Wanderlust 2017 - Week 10 - Alena Hennessy Class

Hello Everyone! I hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday.

I've spent a very enjoyable afternoon, creating this page, inspired by Alena Hennessy's class on Wanderlust. She has a very relaxed approach to intuitive painting, using Bombay Inks, acrylics, gold leaf, glitter and paint pens.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Alison x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Wanderlust 2017 - Week 7 - Clair Bremner Class

Welcome Everyone!

I signed up for this year's Wanderlust Classes, but I haven't been keeping up very well. Clair Bremner's class was in February! Thankfully, we can download the classes and work at our own pace.

Here is the art journal page I made, inspired by Clair's class...

Happy Saturday!

Alison x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Art Journal Calendar - September 2017

Hello Everyone!

I've been beavering away this afternoon, making my art journal calendar pages for September. 

Art Journal Journey has a new challenge today, set by Yvonne, and the theme is Colour In My World. Has there ever been a theme that so fitted me?! As you know, I love my bright colours. So here's my bright and colourful spread.

To make my page background, I used a 5x3" Gelli Plate, Dylusion's Paint, and PaperArtsy Kim Dellow masks. I filled in some white areas with turquoise paint, seen quite clearly in the bottom righthand corner. 

I added punched tags, smudged black pencil outlines, and used PaperArtsy Everything Art and Darkroom Door stamps for the title.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Alison x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Art Journal Journey - Poetry in Motion

Morning Everyone!

I have a final page for Art Journal Journey's Poetry in Motion challenge to share today. I used my card prompts again, but only 10 this time, starting with a heart cut from a magazine, and finishing with scribble journaling. I did add the dried paint from my white paint tube, and some blue paint splatters as a finishing touch though.

The quote reads... 'Smile. It's the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.' ... Anthony J. D'Angelo.

I hope you all have a wonderful day,

Alison x

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Embrace The Detours

Hello Everyone!

I finally got around to playing with my new deck of art journaling prompts, and this page was the result. I randomly used 20 cards, the first of which was to splash tea or coffee on the page, and the final was to use a stamp. It was a fun process.

I was recently asked by Leisanne of Crimson Cricket blog what motivated me to create art. HERE is her first post in a series, which contains my answer. Basically, it makes me happy!

Wishing you all an artful day!

Alison x