My Lovely Arty Followers

Monday, 23 June 2014

Dreaming of Love

Hi, hope you had a lovely weekend as the weather here in the UK was glorious.

Just a couple of pages from my Art Journal to show you, but I hope you like them..............




Using Portfolio Oil Pastels on both these pages

Am working on a very large canvas at the moment, here it is in its very basic stages......yep its very basic lol...

Hopefully will get it finished in a fortnight, fingers crossed.  Thank you for popping in and showing your very kind support.  Take care, hugs Annette xx

PS:   Am having problems with Blogger at the moment, it won't let me see who has posted and cannot even access them through my favourites list.  Am so sorry if I haven't visited you because of this problem but hopefully it will all be solved this week, xx

Monday, 16 June 2014

Large Canvas and some Journal Pages

Hi, just another 11 days to go and we can say our final goodbyes.  In the meantime have finished at long last a large canvas for a member of the family, its a  birthday present.  Cannot think of a title for it so any suggestions would be most helpful.



Making a start

Also have finished two Journal Pages, this one is especially for me


and the next one is painted in the style of Rene' Magritte - hopefully


Thank you for visiting me and for all your wonderful support, hugs Annette xx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Thank You.... June Guys and Mix it Monthly

Thank you so very much for all your hugs and prayers on my mother's passing.  Unfortunately we cannot get her interred until the 26th of this month as everywhere is booked solid, which is causing us a lot of distress as you can imagine.

To keep myself sane have been working on the June Guys (29 faces) in my journal.

The following male faces are done in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and worked in Oil Pastels.





Also worked in Oil Pastels - Modigiliani Style


Then painted with Acrylics - Chagall Style


I enjoyed exploring the different styles and will probably rework them a bit, it has definitely kept me occupied.  The left-hand page of the Chagall style can also go into the Mix it Monthly challenge - Home. and AJJ - houses.

Thanking you again from the bottom of my heart.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sad Times

On Saturday morning my Dearest Mother passed away.  We are all very much in a state of grief.


Rest in Peace my lovely Mum

Am not sure when I will return to blogging, but will be looking at your blogs when time allows.
Hugs Annette x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Drawing Box and Journal 52 - Paint Party Friday.

Rain, Rain and yet More Rain.............no wonder there are so many Ducks in the UK........

I had another sort out of rubbish I'd collected but found an old wooden pull out box which housed dominos and thought this would be ideal to keep my drawing bits in, well some of them anyway.  It was covered with brightly covered farmyard animals and this is how it ended up...............



First I painted it with Black Gesso, then sanded it to reveal some of the colours below.  Covered the inside rim and outside with Washi Tape.  To finish off I used Modge Podge Gloss to seal it.

The picture on the front is from a brochure that was given away at our local museum displaying clay models.


Am really pleased that I now have a useful box to use while am watching the TV

Journal 52 Week 21 prompt is Mandalas.  I have always avoided doing these, but the whole object of these prompts is to challenge yourself.............so had a go at making two of them.




The first one is in Black pens and the second one uses an old Gelli Plate background, Acrylic Paint and Black Pens.   Used CD's to make the circles.

Have also finished two small canvas board paintings which have to be framed and have finished a large canvas, which will show you next week if I remember.

So all in all a great productive week.  Thank you for dropping in, take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bits and Bobs for Paint Party Friday

Am afraid am having a pretty lazy week art wise due to us getting out and about enjoying the lovely weather.  In the UK you have to take the opportunity when you can.

My first make is an altered Torso, made of Napkins.  Gesso, painted a Bird in Acrylics, added some Pearls, Ribbon and finished it off with Gloss Modge Podge so its easy to clean.  The back is the same as the front.


Journal 52 Challenge, Week 20,  is to create a page inspired by a book.  So here's mine.......


This page was created with papers, Acrylics, texture paste, Oil Pastels and bits and bobs.
Have to admit there is a touch of Joseph minus his technicolour dreamcoat...............lol

The following spread is a Work in Progress, its about a Girl who wants to swim with Mermaids.  A complete colour contrast from the page above.


As you can see there is a lot more to do yet.

I hope you have been enjoying the weather this week and are keeping well.  My insides are still on the delicate side but improving each day.  Have a lovely weekend, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Mix it Monthly and Journal 52

Hi, am feeling a lot better now and have managed to complete some journal pages.
Mix it Monthly's Challenge this month is Coffee


Coffee for One
Using the colours that were requested, in Acrylics and Gel Pens  (the brown spots were supposed to represent coffee beans)

The second one, the colour scheme went totally out of my mind and off I went into my own dream world.

Coffee of Dreams
Acrylics and a white Gel Pen


Am also putting both the coffee pages into Art Journal Journey, where they asking for Circles

Journal 52 challenge for week 18 was using a Hand or Hands



Acrylics and Oil Pastels were used

Journal 52 - week 19 was to use a photo or photos


Photos, acrylics and stamping

Am also posting these pages into Paint Party Friday this week.  Thank you for popping in and thank you for all your wonderful sympathies on Monday.  Its great to be eating a meal again instead of gallons of water. Hugs Annette x

PS.  If you are on WordPress it won't let me leave a comment at the moment, it keeps saying you are typing too fast - error.  Not had that problem before so sorry if you haven't heard from me.