Oh how I am looking forward to next week so that I can enjoy exactly this…

Yes, Christmas vacation means exactly that – a week or two (if you’re lucky) of lounging around in your PJs, not bothering to get dressed and just being comfy and relaxed. Of course the same could be said for large parts of this year too, due to various lockdowns, working from home etc, but at this time of the year, it seems to be especially true, and everyone just takes a deep breath … and relaxes just a little bit more.  I am also thinking that I might redesign my blog (again) during the break as I feel like making some changes – especially after creating a new website/shop for a friend and working on other people’s blogs – maybe it’s time to play with mine again during the holidays (and in my pyjamas lol).

So this page was inspired by a couple of things that came together unexpectedly.  I have been following Kasia’s Advent Calendar prompts (still catching up even though it finished today) and so I had started this page for the “colour” prompt for Day 8.  Yup, that’s some messy colour going on there lol

Then I left it alone for a few days while I thought about it some more, and then turned it upside down, and liked it a lot better.  Then I came across this image and I started to see how it could work on my page – no really!  I just needed to get inside her head and figure out what she was saying.

I drew a frame around the image and then recoloured it a little with my polychromos.

I marked out where I wanted her to go using a stabilo and then added some more colour to my background with neocolour IIs. This photo was taken in the evening so the colour is not accurate at all.

I added some journaling along the bottom of the page, mostly about my plan to spend Christmas in my pyjamas lol.

And at the top of the page…

These colours here at the top of the page are my absolute favourite – the way they have mixed together, I would love to have this as a scarf or something.  I need to see if I can replicate this as a print (maybe something to do while I am spending all that down time in my PJs lol).

Remember we are all fabulous even in our pyjamas!

And that’s the finished page!

I hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoy celebrating whatever you are celebrating.  I will be back soon with another project.  Let me know what you think in the comments and as always, thanks for reading!



Art Journal Journey – December Challenge – The Meaning Of… – Christmas Vacation!  It also means watching Christmas Vacation and all my favourite movies that might not at first seem very Christmassy (Die Hard anyone?) while I lounge around in my PJs eating too much Christmas food!
A Vintage Journey – December Challenge – A Merry Little Christmas/Goodbye – A celebration of relaxing on Christmas break and not caring about what you are wearing!
Country View Challenges – December Challenge – Anything Christmas – my recycled Tesco envelope Christmas card should fit the bill!
Gecko Galz December Challenge
Gecko Galz December Image Challenge


My handmade journal (still hoping to fill it up by the end of the year even if I do keep adding extra pages!)
digital image, acrylic paint, ink, neocolour IIs, stabilo, tim holtz stickers, white pen, polychromos, PVA

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Annie G
Annie G
December 30, 2020 2:05 pm

Thank You for joining in with us at A Vintge Journey’s Merry Christmas/Goodbye Post x Wonderful pages and I love the colours and relaxed feel

Best wishes from all at AVJ
Annie xx

Jo - Let's Art Journal
December 30, 2020 10:01 am

Such beautiful pages! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey one last time ?. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all the very best for 2021! Hugs, Jo x

Brenda Brown
December 28, 2020 6:31 pm

A great sentiment for chilling over the festive season and lovely page. Thank you for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey.
hugs Brenda xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
December 23, 2020 12:31 pm

What started as a bit of a mess turned into a thing of beauty in the end. The colors you chose are incredible and I like how they blend together.

I am a person who hates anything around my waist, so I prefer night gowns to PJs. But I sure like the concept of wearing the same clothes two days in a row. You save on laundry, sh0wering, and soap. I think this is a brilliant idea, well thought out and brilliantly put together. Such a contrast to the brilliant woman on the right side of the page.

Sorry I’m late visiting, but life got in the way of computer time. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey’s theme.

December 21, 2020 2:16 am

No excuse needed to wear my PJ’s although on arty days is dungarees, only to save the Pj’s haa haa.. she certainly looks fabulous, mine look nothing like that sadly. Thanks for sharing over @ AJJ and joining in with my theme. Tracey x

December 20, 2020 10:02 pm

Your journal will be pure enchantment! Wonderful colors and texture. Hug’s Elke

Carole J
December 20, 2020 1:16 pm

Oh, this is so funny! What a nightmare of a dress that would be to iron! No wonder she’s wearing it twice 🙂
Lovely background to your journal pages and fabulous quotes! Thanks for joining the fun at Gecko Galz!

Erika N
December 20, 2020 2:47 am

You are absolutely right about Christmas vacation. This time of year it perfect for doing nothing and wearing pjs all day. I love how that beautiful well dressed women looks fabulous on your “messy” page. They work together so well and the quote is fun. Enjoy your holiday and your PJ vacation Elle. Hugs-Erika

Alison Hall
December 19, 2020 3:51 pm

Brilliant!!! I’ve been doing just that! I’m saving the planet by washing my clothes less…hahaha
I really love those colours too!
Alison xox

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