Happy Wednesday! We are all doing well here, two of the kitties went for annual vaccinations last week and there was a bit of shenanigans trying to get them into their baskets but not as bad as it could have been. Miss Lily didn’t react well to the vaccines and was shaking for most of the day and comfort purring at herself, which they do sometimes when they don’t feel well, but she was fine after a lot of sleeping. Mr G had no side effects from that, and is doing quite well otherwise. My other cat gets her booster at a different time, so at least I don’t have to wrangle all three of them at the same time! She is in total hibernation mode and didn’t get out of bed yesterday till 2pm! Then she goes outside for a wander for about an hour then she wants back in to eat and sleep. She might have been a bear in a previous life lol.
And since today is National Black Cat Day, here is a photo of them…
Black cats are the least adopted cats for whatever reason, some say superstition, others say because they are harder to photograph for all those selfies, but look at these two, not hard to photograph at all!
today’s desk . . .
I have been doing a bit of painting and practising my pumpkins. As you can see, the desk shows the fallout from that lol.
From left to right, paint pens, candle, glue stick, acrylic ink, more candles, Pitt pens, calendar, paint palettes, bowls of stuff, masking tape, brushes, paint, and SAD lamp. I really need the SAD lamp at the moment as it’s so dark in the studio I can’t see what I’m doing! As you can see I have one proper paint palette and one old amazon box as I have a bad habit of using whatever is handy. I have another bad habit of never putting anything away, which is why the desk looks like it does on a regular basis!
how to leave a comment . . .
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today’s journal page . . .
Today’s spread is inspired by this month’s challenge over on Art Journal Journey, Charlie Brown, Linus and of course, The Great Pumpkin! It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) is a timeless Halloween movie for the whole family. Here’s the movie intro…
Perhaps you might have grown up watching Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang celebrating Halloween and hoping to get a visit from the elusive Great Pumpkin.
I used a selection of Heavy Body acrylics to paint the background and the pumpkins. The background was painted with this Liquitex Muted Grey which is a purpleish grey colour. This is part of a Special Release set of muted colours across all their paint range that was released a few years ago. They frequently go out of stock so I guess other people like them too lol but they are still available if you want to check them out, Muted Turquoise is especially gorgeous. Read about them here on the Jackson’s blog.
Once the background was dry, I started on the pumpkins, giving them a light base colour because the background is so dark.
To finish off, I added part of the letter that Linus writes to the Great Pumpkin.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, heavy body acrylic paint, paint pens, pitt pens, white pen,
Art Journal Journey – The Colours of October – October is looking pumpkin-orange today, and grey that looks purple 🙂
LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 27
WOYWW – #647 – What’s on my desk (I’m number #6 in the linkup!) Happy WOYWW!
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