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Monday, 14 April 2014

Journal 52 - Prompt 14 - Weather

The actual prompt for No 14 is Rain or Shine, but generally it has to be about the Weather.  So have chosen to use my own prompt of  'Whatever the Weather we will all be Together' as my double spread.


Using Acrylic Paints, Black, White and Gold Gel Pens

I really enjoyed making up this spread from my imagination and hope you like it as well.  Another busy week ahead with Easter just around the corner, a time for visiting families and generally having a great natter.

Thank you for popping in.  Happy Easter and have a great week, hugs Annette x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Early Post for Paint Party Friday

Hi, yep its an early post for PPF as Thursday and Friday here is going to be busy.  Carpets to be laid and new furniture delivered, plus painting the Bathroom (which is long overdue).  Will be visiting your blogs over the weekend, sorry about this.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
(William Blake)
This page was created using serviettes, Mask and Acrylics Paints, I kinda like it as it shows the pleasures I get from this earth.

The double spread below is to be journalled in, there is a booklet attached marked Dreams where my writings will go.


Created using Acrylic Paints, Masks, Oil Pastels, White Pen,  Stamps and collaged pieces.

Thank you for popping in.  Wishing you a lovely weekend and take care of yourself, hugs Annette x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Mix it Monthly go Maps !

Mix it Monthly are challenging us to use maps in our works, plus they have given a colour palette to work from as well.  This month its Grey, Burnt Sienna,  Black, Pale Pink and Rose Pink.  Our hostess is the fab artist Piarom.

Products used:   Gesso, Map, Stencil, Distress Inks, Acrylic Paints, Pastel Pencils and a variety of stamps. This was a page that came together easily, which certainly makes a change, although originally she was going to be a fairy postwoman............... lol

Thank you for popping in.  Wishing you a lovely week.  Hugs Annette x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Journal 52 and Paint Party Friday

Hi, am really early for Paint Party Friday, mainly because have so much to do at home.

The page below is for Journal 52 prompts Week 5 - Abstract Art and Week 10 - Art for a Cause (combined)

Gelli plate background, ink pen and Acrylics (the words are digital)

I think it is Abstractish...... painted with the Macmillan Nurses in mind who do such a wonderful job supporting Cancer patients.  Have personally experienced this twice in my life and have many friends who are undergoing Cancer treatments.

For Paint Party Friday am showing a canvas board painted in Acrylics.  Its called the Poetry of Flowers.

Have just been sent this beautiful Haiku for the above painting, by Jez one of our Paint Party artists at 18.11 today, thank you so much Jez

Light as Thistledown
Fragile moments of Beauty
Heal Sorrowing Hearts


At the moment am working on a large oblong canvas using a similar design to the above and colours, but in a different formation.  Will show you when am nearer completion............

Have a great week and weekend, am off to Lou Lou's Vintage Fair in Bedford on Sunday with my youngest daughter and friend, followed up by a visit to a Themed Bar/Restaurant,  Laurel and Hardy, supposed to have a sun terrace.........so hope it is dry and sunny......

Thank you for popping by, take care of yourselves, hugs Annette xx

Monday, 31 March 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow!! For Journal 52

Hi, have just joined a group called Journal 52 which gives weekly prompts.  Am coming in late at Prompt 13 - How does Your Garden Grow.  The main body of the group show their work on Flickr and Facebook.

Using a Background Stencil and Acrylic Paints  (sorry about the photo but the journal size is huge and difficult to photograph)
I live on the top floor of a 2 storey block of  flats with a view of houses and countryside so have tried to combine the two.  The next prompt is Abstract so am off to formulate a plan...............lol

Thank you for dropping in to see me, enjoy your day.  Hugs Annette x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

To Love and Be Loved for Paint Party Friday

Hi, its Paint Party Friday time again.  Am showing the progress have made since last week on my WIP, think its finished now...............


The above canvas has been repurposed more than once.............below is the last time it was used, just in case you are interested.........


Thank you for calling in and hope you have a lovely weekend, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Art Journal Page for Paint Party Friday

After all the excitement last week of celebrating the start of PPF's 4th Year and all the wonderful artists who took part and their work as usual was fab.  Was not sure what to show today, but decided to show a page from my large Art Journal.



The page is made up of Acrylics and Paper Napkins.  The lady is from a hairdressing magazine which I painted over to give her a new look.

On the easel at the moment is a large canvas which am working on (similar to one of my 29 Faces), the big problem am finding is thats its a recycled  heavily textured canvas which makes drawing and painting on quite difficult.  But will keep trying.


Wishing you a lovely weekend and take care of yourselves, Hugs Annette x