Hello friends,

Thank goodness it’s Friday, it’s been a cold week and we continue to have heating problems so I just want to shut the doors and wrap a cat or two around my neck for warmth.  Due to the cold, this post is very late, not helped either by how early it gets dark now!

today’s journal page . . .

Today’s journal page was inspired by something I found in the supermarket today and I knew immediately I had to come straight home and use it!

It was this packet of paper napkins – aren’t they beautiful?  It looks like a hare in Autumn foliage, the rusty colours etc, but I kept thinking about winter hares so I thought I would use one of the napkins to make a winter inspired page.  The current theme over on Art Journal Journey is All kinds of Weather, and was chosen by this month’s lovely host, Chris from PearShapedCrafting.

Here is the finished page, no step by steps I’m afraid – too cold and wanted to get it finished.  I painted the sky with watercolours in dark blues working dark to light.  Then when it was dry I added some white acrylic ink splatters for snow.

There is a weird bit above the hare’s head where the watercolour reacted with the gel medium but I kinda like it so I left it as is instead of trying to cover it up.   It looks like some sort of a weird cloud, I like it.

I had already decided on the idea of the winter hare but I went off looking for a poem about winter hares and found a poem called The White Winter Hare by Terence James Potter.  I used two non-consecutive lines that I liked and copied them onto my page.   I also changed the colours of most of the foliage and added red berries using Pitt artist pens.  More snow using paint pens, and then edged the page with a dark blue brush pen.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, paper napkin, gel medium, Pitt artist brush pens, paint pens, watercolour pencils, white acrylic ink, black pen

Challenges

Art Journal JourneyAll Kinds of Weather November Challenge
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LeighSBDesigns Art StampsFalling into Winter Hop+Challenge – November 5th

Creative Artiste – Challenge #77 – see ingredients for list of products used

Paint Party Friday – Week 34, Year 11 check-in.
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Andree
Andree
November 19, 2021 11:26 am

A wonderful winter inspired page and a beautiful winter hare. A lovely snowy background that sets off the gorgeous autumnal foliage perfectly and a delightful snippet of poetry. The watercolour/gel medium reaction is a fabulous detail addition and a technique worthy of exploring in more depth.
Thank you for joining in with our November challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at <a href=”http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/“>Creative Artiste Mixed Media. </a> Good luck x

Nan
Nan
November 12, 2021 4:06 am

You are an amazing artist! I love how you create these gorgeous pages! This one is just fantastic!

pearshapedchris
November 8, 2021 10:59 pm

A real dream of a page – what a great find! I love the snowy background and how you took the lines from the poem. Thanks for sharing this for my theme at AJJ, hugs,Chrisx

Meggymay
Meggymay
November 8, 2021 10:28 am

I can see why you wanted to use this napkin in your art page, it looks fantastic and a super addition to Chris’s theme over at AJJ.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
November 8, 2021 8:11 am

Not sure how I missed this post. If I had seen these napkins at the store, I would have wanted them, too. Your winter hare is stunning and nothing like the cute bunnies we see at Easter. This is a true hare and I absolutely love it. Great entry for Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

LeighSBDesigns
November 7, 2021 10:44 pm

Enchanting and lovely winter hare page, love how it turned out with the perfect addition of the poem lines!
Thanks so much for playing in LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps Falling into Winter Hop+Challenge!
Happy Creating!
Leigh
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Valerie
November 7, 2021 7:12 pm

Such a beautiful scene!

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Erika N
November 6, 2021 9:28 pm

I like how you used this napkin on your page. I does make a wonderful page. I can see why you decided you had to use it. I would too. The hare is adorable. Thanks for sharing this and your spellbound page with us at AJJ. (I commented on spellbound through AEDM and missed the AJJ connection.) Hugs-Erika

Tee
Tee
November 6, 2021 8:28 pm

Wow beautiful sentiment and hare, love the page layout and pretty colors of this!!

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