Hello friends,

More art journaling this morning after some unpleasant cat issues and a litter box, nuff said.  Mr G is not reacting well to the medications and I am trying to remain calm and in control of the situation.  I suppose black cats are really on my mind at the moment and so I ended up with this page today.

I started off with this leaf printed gel print that I made two years ago and didn’t know what to do with it after it was done.  I knew I didn’t want to tear it up – not everything is collage fodder – so it sat in a box of gel prints for a while.  Last night I decided to stick the whole page on top of my journal page and left it to dry overnight. The print is A4 size and my journal pages are 9.5 x 12.5 inches so there was a border left around the edges.

When I looked at it this morning, I decided to fill in the blank whiteness with black cats.  Here is also my offering for T Day, my morning tea in a very tannin-stained cat mug.  It’s my usual decaf, the one where I got the last box on the shelf last time I went to buy some.  I am almost through the box of 70 tea bags, so I’m hoping when I go this week there are plenty on the shelf!

Wondering what to write on the page, I found this Tim Holtz sticker and altered it to suit my page or my current thoughts… it seems appropriate today   : (

And here’s the finished page with all the little black cats looking in different directions or at each other perhaps. I probably should have saved this page for Black Cat day but I’m sure I will think of something else before then.


Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, gel print, matte medium, glue, white pen, paint pens, PITT artist pens, neocolor II’s, Tim Holtz stickers,


Art Journal Journey The Colours of October – October ChallengeCountry View ChallengesAutumnal Colours/Halloween – October Challenge

LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 5

Altered Book Lover – T Stands for – Tannin-stained cat mug of tea


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Bonnie Schulte
Bonnie Schulte
October 14, 2021 7:09 pm

I am new to your blog today. Love your Art. Can’t wait to see more

October 14, 2021 2:36 pm

Yet another great project! Thank you so much for your contribution to my challenge “autumnal colours/Halloween” over at Country View Challenges! Corrie x

Vivian Foo
Vivian Foo
October 8, 2021 5:16 am

Fun make using those Cats as borders.

October 7, 2021 12:01 pm

Brilliant…well, not the news about Mr G, but this page is fabulous. I hope things settle down soon. Thanks for sharing this at AJJ. Hugs, Chrisx

October 7, 2021 9:46 am

Its a fantastic page and I love how you created the black cat border, I hope Mr G is responding to the medications, don’t we wish our pets could talk and tell us how they feel. Thank you for linking with us at AJJ and for the inspiration.
Yvonne xx

October 7, 2021 1:11 am

Happy Day 5 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog+Challenge, so wickedly delighted to see you joining the spooktivities with your PURRfectly delighful black cat page! So sorry Mr G isn’t doing well with the meds and litter box…been there done that, I feel for you and sending lots of healing kitty vibes your way!
Happy Haunting!

October 6, 2021 7:00 pm

I LOVE this piece. Just way too cute.

Nancy Williams
October 6, 2021 11:04 am

Fun cat page and so appropriate with your current cat situation (smile). Love the black cat border and the way you inserted the word “cat.” Fun! Love the mug too. Hoping for restocks of your tea and a well kitty! Happy T-day, Elle.

jan spencer
jan spencer
October 6, 2021 7:25 am

Well your artwork turned out great, I have so many pieces that I’ve kept just in case, ha,ha
I love your other artwork and the doodles
Happy T Day

Erika N
Erika N
October 6, 2021 1:35 am

Now you really did have black cats on the brain, didn’t you Elle? They make a great border, and you created some fun expressions. Thanks for sharing this with us for Tracey’s challenge. I also love how it make s great T day page too. I hope it was a super day. Hugs-Erika

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