Monday, 5 October 2015


Good afternoon, times flown today and I'm late blogging but here is my digital piece for  Art Journal Journey Architecture theme

I used a photo of brickwork from my conservatory and blended it over the background.
The postage stamps and everything else I made (other than the font) the clocks on the building are photos of my husbands watch.

thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x

Monday, 28 September 2015

SUPERMOON through my window

Did you see the moon last night?
This is what  I saw last night 'through my window' - and that's the theme over at Art Journal Journey where I'm linking to today. 
The challenge is still open for a couple more days.
Its a digital piece using a photo from last night and a poem I wrote a number of years ago.
This was Sunday night
this was about 4.40am this morning
Both photos taken through my window, I'd intended to go out in the garden but I was too lazy and it was too dark  ha ha.
Thank you so much for stopping by
have a lovely day
Gill xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Work In Progress

Hellooooo...... I've been playing with another drawing (although at time unfinished but needed a break from the pastel dust) so went and made a digital page with it.... (little voice inside is saying 'housework, housework' ....nahhh.. not now )
So I copied the image and using the usual software I use (Craft Artist) altered transparency on one layer and added some colour burn too.
Then added some more digital Steampunk elements which I designed some time back and then added some quotes/words art.

Ok so the sun is shining and I really am going to do some housework and gardening so will catch up with you later ..

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for stopping by

Gill x

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


aka Diary 5th to 12th September 2015

Hi... .. I was going to ask where last week went again, but I can see exactly where it went from my digital diary page.
I've probably been spending too much time drawing and too much time looking out my window and not doing those never ending household chore type of things that are always there ...arghhh....
Do you find it hard to make the choice - create? or clean the house? 
Digital kit used by G&T designs called 'The Artists Memories'
Kits used 'The rustic gardener' 'Projection' and 'ClicknSummer addon' all by Algera Designs..

This week so far I've sat playing with pastels again and looking on line at colour charts and different brands of soft pastels and paper pads but my order is now placed and now I can't wait
 for my arty parcel to arrive.

Used one of my other pastel drawings and altered it with my software to recolour and then added some digital elements and a quote.

All for now
Thank you for stopping by
Gill x

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Dream, Create and Inspire

Happy Sunday to you - as I post this it is just after 4pm in the UK and I've had a lovely Guinea fowl stew - better than it sounds - honestly! and one glass of wine which seems to have been much stronger than I thought, thus leaving me quite happy and relaxed.

I can't stop drawing faces this week - and to my finished artwork work (using mainly Pan Pastels) 
I have added digital embellishments using a lovely digital kit called 'Equinox' by G&T Designs   and to finish it off merged and slightly altered two quotes.
The font credit to Chris Hansen.


All this year I have been making a weekly digital diary page so I can look back on the year and see where it went. Last week I probably have done more drawing than ever before and also more wine was drunk too - note to self - must cut down a bit next week (on the wine that is!)

And if you read about this is earlier in year on my other blog,  this is the 'Gratitude jar' that I made and I'm still filling up. I use just a  small piece of paper  (1.5 x 2 inch) and write on front and back a few things to read at end of year, to remind me of nice things to be grateful for or that have made me smile, achievements, people that touch my life - that sort of thing. I started writing every day for the first two months but now just write new or memorable things. Will be an interesting read for the New Years eve maybe.
Thank you so much for stopping by today -
have a lovely week

 Gill xx

Friday, 4 September 2015

Art is my Life...

So I was good yesterday having only a glass of water with my lunch instead of wine before another afternoon playing with Pan pastels and Portfolio Pastels and coloured/water colour pencils.
Again I've added my artwork to a digital layout..Kit used 'Grunge en Rouge' the flowers were originally made from paper which I photographed a few years back when making the kit. Font thanks and credit to Chris Hansen.

Thank you for stopping by and your comments .... Gill x

Thursday, 3 September 2015


Another afternoon of fun drawing (learning) following a lovely meal and bottle of wine again -
I really must cut down - but the dear OH belongs to a wine club and will keep buying it
and of course I have to be polite and try it :)

I've been playing with different types of pastels over the last few days after having them for ages and not really doing much with them.  The Pan Pastels I've liked and used but never for drawing and now I think I'm really falling for them and want more.
The background pattern on the right hand part of drawing I made using one of those  battery operated erasers.

So after I finished, I took a photo again and using my lovely Craft Artist software added a matching strip of colour on right, added a few embellishments on neck and hair and the border thing on right using a free digikit for CA called 'Julies Wish'.
Finished with a quote (the arty font is thanks and credit to Chris Hansen)

Thanks so much for stopping by....Gill x