I am excited that the lovely Jo from 'Lets Art Journal' is hosting this months challenge over at AJJ where the theme is 'Poetry in motion' We have been invited to use a favourite poem, quote or saying on our artwork. I collect quotes so this is right up my street - isn't that a funny saying?
I used a Rupert Brooke quote on this page which seemed quite apt.
I started with a watercolour painting I did the other day..
I was just playing with a couple of colours at first but then it started taking shape looking like a skyline and then grew - as most skylines do!
Then of course I needed to find a cat - luckily I had already painted one before and have this is in my 'digi-stash' along with the rest of the items I added.
I blended a digital paper over the top to give it a more dramatic and night feel.
|My original painting|
my first play with great some stamps I won from (and designed by)
the fabulous Donna Gray of Inky and Quirky Designs
I can see these stamps are going to be really useful for Art Journaling, Mixed media and for my greeting cards projects..and as I needed some more cards - I made one... probably not what you would expect from these stamps - and not obvious at first.
do you remember those Himalayan Honeysuckle canes I was drying..
they came from this plant
The idea was to see if possible to make wind chimes and pen nibs from the canes.
So Dave cut them up for me in to various lengths.
And then he used my mini hobby drill to put the holes
in for the thread to be able to hang up the wind chimes.
I had not realised that the canes were solid in places and not completely hollow, so it wasn't always possible you get the varied lengths I required. So I need to cut some more canes and bare that in mind when choosing which ones to use.
For now my wind chimes project is on hold and the bits I threaded up can dry some more in the meantime.
I've also found a circular metal hanging thing (not shown here) - I don't know what to call it - but it should be useful to dangle the canes from.
Most of the canes weren't thin enough to make into nibs (and possibly needed drying more before cutting) but there were two thinner ones, Dave (once again) cut and then
shaped the end for me and I tried one with some ink.
Well - not brilliant but it sort of worked
That's all for today but if you are interested in what else is in my garden
there is a post from yesterday on
thanks for stopping by,
hope you have a great weekend.