Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  Welcome back to another blog post, this time for Day 19 of the Blog Along with Effy (details below). Today’s post is an art journal post as I had some time to re-watch some Wanderlust lessons and actually make some pages over the weekend.  This is Nicole Warrington’s lesson from Week 14 and still in the silhouette theme.  I’ve been wanting to do this lesson since I watched it the first time but things kept getting in the way, so I finally got a chance yesterday and it was so much fun to make as it is a watercolour lesson (pretty much my favourite medium).  This is a class lesson so I am only sharing a few photos of some of the pretty paint colours because I love to watch watercolour move across the page, some quote decision making and then the completed page.  Here we go!

The journal I use for Wanderlust is the small one that I made from 12.5 x 9.5 inch cold pressed watercolour paper, so that is the size of the double page spread you see below.

Time to draw my tree!  I was getting some good practice in yesterday as I seemed to be drawing trees for everything (more trees coming up later in the week!)

To add some words to the page, I pulled out these pieces of book paper that I have been using for other projects.  I was too lazy to go find the rest of the book so I was hoping I might find some useful words in these pieces, and guess what – I did!  I found some for this page and some for a future page that I put away safely so they didn’t disappear or get eaten by a kitty!

Here’s the words I cut out from the pages.  The words were perfect considering what I was thinking about at the time and then, of course, the spirit tree subject of the page.


Here’s a look at the finished page.  I love my page!  I don’t always but I do love this one.  I mentioned in my previous post that after I finished Dyan’s lesson I was going to start on Kate Crane’s lesson and if I had time, move on to this one (working backwards lol) but not only did I start three pages for the KC lesson but I also managed to get this one started and finished on the same day. Feeling quite chuffed about ticking off all the lessons as complete after stalling for weeks.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and as always, thanks for reading!



Blog Along with EffyDay 19

Links to all the days of the April blog along
April 1st – Day 1 – You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing
April 2nd – Day 2 – Cat hammocks and sneak peeks
April 3rd – Day 3 – Favourite Children’s Books
April 4th – Day 4 – Green Crochet Socks Story
April 5th – Day 5 – A Short Family History of Scones
April 6th – Day 6 – Happy Tartan Day
April 7th – Day 7 The Unbearable Lightness of Old Wallpaper
April 8th – Day 8 Off with their heads my Queen
April 9th – Day 9 – Andy Warhol Cat
April 10th – Day 10 – Tiny Book Covers WIP
April 11th – Day 11 – Happy National Pet Day
April 12th – Day 12 – Collage Fodder, Recycling, Stealing from Kittens
April 13th – Day 13 – Company of Liars ATC Book Cover
April 14th – Day 14 – This is What Happens when you Make all the Things
April 15th – Day 15 – A Short History of Blogging, Tips, Tricks, AMA
April 16th – Day 16 – I just want to drink tea, pet cats and read books
April 17th – Day 17 – You can never have too many cats
April 18th – Day 18 – Days 61-70 of #the100DayProject 2021 – Book Quotes on ATCs
April 19th – today!
This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog along – 30 posts in 30 days and hope I can think if enough things to say. every. day. I’ll do my best to keep up.  The idea is to blog every day (obvs) but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment. During April you can find all the Blog Along posts linked on my home page for convenience. If you leave a comment, I’ll be sure to return the favour!

Art Journal Journey
Inspired By… April Challenge – This is my second page entered for this month’s challenge.  My first page is here.  This page is inspired by the Wanderlust lesson but also by the found poetry words I managed to cut out of the leftover book page scraps.  I try to recycle as much as possible, plus Earth Day is coming up soon so I’m trying extra hard to do more this month.


homemade art journal, watercolour paints, book pages, pens

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April 21, 2021 9:04 pm

I loved this lesson and it looks as though you did too! Great found words too, Hugs, Chrisx

April 20, 2021 9:24 pm

That page is magical!!! Ilove the tree and the words!
Hug Elke

Erika N
April 20, 2021 1:12 am

Your tree looks great. I love how it looks against the dark background. And watercolor moving across the page is always a fun thing to watch. It is fun to see what it does, isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing this page with us at AJJ. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
April 20, 2021 12:34 am

I have seen a few other trees from this same lesson, and by far and away, your tree is the most compelling and stunning. I love the sparkle and shine, as well as the found words you chose. Besides inspiring me, your art is perfect for Art Journal Journey and the Inspired by theme originally set by Eileen.

Nancy Williams
April 19, 2021 6:51 pm

I just love the words you found, your sky is amazing and the tree is so well done. The overall look and feel are so well done. Amazing!

April 19, 2021 3:57 pm

That spread is just GORGEOUS!!

April 19, 2021 12:31 pm

That page is stunning, and the quote is fantastic!

April 19, 2021 10:18 am

This spread is magical!! I love the white tree.

April 19, 2021 9:53 am

Oh wow I love this page, you did a great job! I have to say this and Kate Cranes lessons have been my favourite so far in wanderlust. I’ve yet to look at last week’s release.
I live your page the colours make me want to dive right in and hide amongst it’s layers.

Helen Patrice
Helen Patrice
April 19, 2021 9:43 am

Beautiful. How did you apply the ink/paint?

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