Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Short and sweet post today, no one likes the long ones! I’m keeping up with ICAD and with Junk Journal July and there are only five days to go on each – what will I do in August with all this free time? Maybe a website redesign? As for the junk journal pages, I won’t post them here but you want to see the Junk Journal pages click here or check out the sidebar on the right for some of the more recent pages.
I discovered our local council has been planting wildflowers instead of the usual cultivated flowers. This is so encouraging to see as they are beloved by all the wild things, bees, butterflies etc. If my whole garden looked like this I would be very happy. I’ve t tried a few times to do this but something seems to want to eat them all and it never ends up looking like this – a big field of wildflowers.
I was standing in a field of clover. I looked for an four-leaf ones but saw none. I do know someone who is constantly finding them and I don’t know how she does it!
No kitty photos this week. Mr G was very naughty and is in the doghouse.
today’s art . . .
Today’s art, is today’s ICAD. If you missed the first seven days you can see that post here,
Days 8-14 here,
Days 15-21 here,
Days 22-28 here,
Days 29-35 here,
Days 36-42 are here
and Days 43-49 are here.
Day 56 forest
The prompt for today is FOREST so I went with a Norwegian Forest Cat in the forest so double points to me! The problem was that when it came to draw the cat I couldn’t remember what they looked like though in my head I could definitely pick one out of a line up. Isn’t that funny? You think you know what something looks like but really you don’t. I remember the same thing last year when I tried to draw a rabbit and it kept coming out looking like a fox, so in the end I had to go look at a photo of one to remind myself what a rabbit looked like lol. So I had a little bit of trouble with this guy as I forgot that they have white paws, and then I had to paint over with white acrylic but the tombows kept bleeding through and it probably would have been easier to start over but I had already done the forest and liked it and it was “finished”. *sigh* So here he is, he is a “he”, just look at that face lol. Mr Haughty Norwegian Forest cat in the forest. Ten points to Gryffindor!
icad CATch-up . . .
Days 50-56 are in the slider below, it will flip through them automatically or you can scroll through them using the arrows.
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Quite outrageously priced Pukka tea in the supermarket last week. Until recently it was £2.75 a packet and now £3.30 !!! It’s always been a bit more expensive than other teas. I don’t need any tea since I have a cupboard full – just as well!
Here the napkins I sent out to Elizabeth on July 1st. I sent an assortment from my stash, no idea what will end up where so let me know when you get one. I thought mine were going to be last for sure but some are still en route – the postal service is so overwhelmed now. I also sent out two of my Harris Tweed ATCs from my 100 Day Project for the swap, and some little bits and pieces for our host. I just heard today that the Royal Mail is probably going to go on strike, so who knows if anyone will get any mail here for a while. Can’t do without the postie!
This might amuse some of you. Our local buses are adding Scottish words and phrases (with translations in English lol) on the back of the buses. Here’s one I snapped while I was sat in traffic.
So next time you’re in Scotland and someone says that to you, you’ll know what to do! lol. Stagecoach is the bus company which always makes me think of the Old West, but maybe here’s it’s more like the wild west!
Oh and I also got some free art supplies to review recently – from left to right: 24 set Pebeo acrylic paints, 24 set no-name alcohol inks, 24 set no name gouache set. I say “no-name” because they are Chinese “brands” I have never heard of. I’m really looking forward to trying them and the gouache. I already started using the Pebeo paint, I like their products and have a few paints already, so that was a no-brainer. I was just thinking how expensive these alcohol inks would be if they were the Tim Holtz Ranger inks – 24 x £4.50 = £108!!! but since they aren’t TH Ranger products they retail at a much lower price, under £20. I have a small set of gouache too, only about 6 colours, so this 24 set will be a big difference. Considering my buying freeze on art supplies, they will all come in very handy.
This is a student grade acrylic, small tubes, works just fine for my needs.
I really like the stay-wet palette it comes with too. This box is actually very big and weighs over a kilo! I’ll be OK for gouache for a while!
As always, thanks for reading, and have a great week!
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