Hello everyone!

It’s Day 28 of the blog along with Effy and I have another art journal page that I made today, based on Sarah Trumpp’s April lesson for Book of Days.  I love watercolour and this was a watercolour lesson so of course I was in!  I only have finished page photos since this was a class lesson BUT I did do two pages, so I have two versions of this to share, in two different sizes!

First of all here is what is on my desk today for WOYWW #621.  These are the pages I was working on this afternoon.  Why yes that is a screwdriver on my desk!  As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been moving rooms around and I lost this screwdriver for two days!  It was making me nuts as I had used it just the day before and then suddenly it had disappeared just when I needed it.  I found it under a pile of “stuff” that I moved today and underneath, there it was, so now it’s on my desk so I don’t lose it again.

The lesson was based on painting a stack of rocks which is probably the safest way to enjoy rock stacking.  If you do want to stack rocks in the wild remember leave no trace and put them back for all the little critters that live under them!  So I started with the A3 size paper that I use for BOD but then used this A4 page to do some mopping up of excess water and decided to keep going with that one too.  Rock pile size comparison photo below!

I just noticed while typing this that the little heart shaped rock on the top of the pile on the right, looks like a teddy bear, it has a little face that I only just noticed and now that I saw it I can’t unsee it.  Now it looks like a pile of rocks with a bear peeking over the top lol.


Here’s how the big page looks without the little page sitting on top of it.


I used a white pen to write a Gaelic saying that means I put a stone on your cairn, which might sound a bit ominous but is really just another way of saying I’ll always remember you.


On to the second page, this one is A4 in size and I used the same white pen to write this quote by Rumi about balance.

I love all those little splatters all mixed up together and totally random.


My other favourite bit of this page is of course the top of the pile with the heart stone which now looks like a bear to me…


I love watercolour, it is probably my favourite medium, so I had so much fun with this lesson today. This is the fourth project I have completed since moving all the furniture and I am loving the extra space, especially around the desk and on it!  It’s been great to spread out the A3 paper and not be in danger of knocking something off the end of the table lol.  It’s not finished yet though but I will share some photos when I finally find places for everything!

So that was Day 28, only two more days and two more blog posts, till the end of the month!  If you are blogging along, how has it been for you so far?  Let me know what you think in the comments, and as always, thanks for reading!

Ingredients

A3 watercolour paper, watercolour, stabilo, pencil, black pen, white pen, black card,

Challenges

Blog Along with Effy – Day 28

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 – Day 19 – They Were A Thing of Strange Wild Edged Beauty
April 20th – Day 20 – There is nothing like a dream to create the future
April 21st – Day 21 – You are capable of more…
April 22nd – Day 22 – Earth Day AJ and  Daniel Smith Swatching
April 23rd – Day 23 More Tiny Book ATCs for World Book Day
April 24th – Day 24 – Think Like A Queen
April 25th – Day 25 – Anzac Art Journalling and Anzac Biscuits
April 26th – Day 26 – Project Green Crochet Socks Completed
April 27th – Day 27 – There’s a Hare in the Moon Tonight
April 28th – 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 post was inspired by the class lesson!


WOYWW #621 – I am so bad at remembering what day it is but thanks to visiting Susan’s blog as part of the above blog along, I was reminded it was in fact, Wednesday and I could in fact, link up to WOYWW, something I always mean to do more often than the times that I have over the years. So here I am linking up and showing what is on my desk today. (I’m number 29 in the linkup)

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Shoshi
May 5, 2021 6:25 pm

Thank you for visiting last week, and for your lovely comment – so glad you like the kitty throw! I’ve made some more progress since last week and the end is definitely in sight now. I’m glad you enjoyed “meeting” our two girlies, as well – funny you should have one called Lily too! I know what you mean – they really do understand everything, but love to ignore it if it isn’t their idea!

Shoshi

Spyder
May 5, 2021 12:45 am

They’re rocks! Of course they are. Werid that there was some on the twlly, and this guy was explainng how an older bolder of thousands of years, was stuck on top of rocks much much younger! Life is strange! Welcome to WOYWW< I’m Very late, and still calling on on last weeks WOYWW! So, see you again later! ((Lyn)) #8

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
May 3, 2021 1:35 pm

Fabulous pages! It does look like a teddy bear – even before the close up! Love the Gaelic quote. So appropriate!
Happy WOYWW!
Susan #17

Regine Karpel
May 2, 2021 4:58 pm

So pretty.

Sylvia Hildman
May 1, 2021 4:32 pm

It took me awhile to find the comment section !! I just saw your page on stacked rocks. It’s gorgeous and fun. On our way to shop etc, our hi ways have fields end where people are doing this. 3/4 individual ones some tall and some short. Monthly the stack can change. Our farm hasn’t many rocks so we’ve not done this. Have a great weekend. We will if we can deal with the 50 mph winds today. Geez crazy spring could reach 90 from 60 yesterday ! NO doubt storms will follow.

Shoshi
April 29, 2021 7:06 pm

What a lovely watercolour page. I love the stacked rocks. I don’t think the heart-shaped one really looks like a bear – nice and heart-shaped to me! I love the spatters too, and the sentiment is so true.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
April 29, 2021 5:05 pm

I can tell you LOVE Rumi, Elle. This is another beautiful entry and I was so impress to see it was a two-fer, too. I love the stacked rocks you drew. That’s the best cairn. I also enjoyed reading the Gaelic because it was new to me. Thank you for yet another incredible addition for Art Journal Journey honoring Eileen’s theme. We are truly grateful you shared these with us.

Effy
April 29, 2021 3:51 pm

These are all so beautiful but I especially adore that little accidental bear. <3

Lisa Jane Johnson
April 29, 2021 3:21 pm

I love both of those quotes! Third stone down looks like a winky face under the bear too 🙂 Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #5

Erika N
April 29, 2021 1:15 pm

I love stacked rocks. Laurie shared the Inuit name for them. It is Inuksuk. I think that sounds very much like they are. Your page came out beautiful. Nice quote, and nice speckles too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AJJ once again. It is appreciated. Hugs-Erika

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