Happy Tuesday everyone. I haven’t been online for a few reasons, weather, weekend and a bit of ill health, but nothing too serious. Hope your week is going well so far, I will try and catch up on my commenting this week, not really been up to being online.
Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is a page using my Day 10 & 11 prompts: Storytelling and Signs/Symbols
I was thinking about owls being often represented as studious or wise, and it made me think of the Storytelling Owl, the Disney Professor Owl and also the Wise Owl from Winnie-the-Pooh so I decided to try and paint an owl to fit across the double page for the storytelling link.
This is the result, using watercolour and coloured pencils. I’m quite happy with it as I don’t think I’ve ever painted an owl before!
Then for the signs/symbols prompt I used some gold paint and a Stamperia stencil to all all the gold symbols to the background.
Hope you feel inspired to join in the challenge this month and have fun with it!
T Stands For . . . Happy Mail, pumpkins, books, and cats.
I have happy mail to share this week! All postcards, most from friends/family and one from Postcrossing. The Halloween one at the bottom arrived yesterday, damaged in the mail which is such a pity. I often worry about postcards travelling through the system as they don’t have much protection. As I think I mentioned last week, 1st October was World Postcard Day.
The postcard with the cat on the top row came from China and has some really nice stamps. I thought Lisca might appreciate seeing them. 🙂
I also picked up some very cheap secondhand books…
I bought the bird book and herb book to cut up and use in my journal, but the Joy of Sketch book I will be using as an art book. If you look closely at the cover, there is a cup of what looks like hot chocolate on the cover, which is my ticket to tea this week.
I moved the couch into this room last week and immediately it was taken over – just where am I supposed to sit?
Here’s Miss P relaxing this morning in a big furry cat bed I made last year for the kitten’s birthday. She’s taken a liking to it for overnight sleeps and doesn’t care that it doesn’t belong to her.
And finally, I’ve been making some very quick and basic felt pumpkins to put into a seasonal display for the house. I’m just wondering how to prevent the cats from batting them about as cat toys lol.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, watercolour, Polychromos, gold acrylic, stencil,
Here are the prompts I will be using and you can probably tell that a lot of them are related to fairytales, but you don’t have to use them that way or you don’t have to use them at all. I will be attempting all 31 days but I may not make it and that’s OK too. The prompts are there if you feel stuck or in need of extra inspiration. I just respond well to a daily prompt and I will also be sharing my pages on Instagram. If you share your work on Instagram there is a hashtag. Please note, that to enter the Art Journal Journey challenge using the Mr Linky tool, you will have to link from a blog since it is a blog challenge.
Or you can ignore the daily prompts completely and focus on the overarching theme for the month. The daily prompts are there if you want to make more pages but need some extra prompting.