Friday, 29 July 2011

On a roll.

I am really liking this mixed media approach to journalling and I want to keep going with it to see where it leads me! I love the fact that the book I am using to do my experiments in is becoming thicker and thicker and I have long been unable to shut it, and I am just wondering how much fuller it can get!!

Anyway! here are a two more entries: (one of which I did pretty much straight after my last entry, as you can see, it uses the same colours and materials. I just didn't want to waste the things that I had used on my first creation, so used it again! And I rather like it!)

And the other is also using up scraps of things that I have already used previously, and was just about to throw away. Instead I used them to experiment again and see what I could come up with. Happy with that too I'm glad to say!

I am thinking too about using some of my art books that I have in my little collection. I have bought a fair few of these books through my time but looking back I realise that I haven't actually ventured out further than just reading them and thinking "wouldn't that be lovely to use that technique" or "I wish I could do that!" But it is about time I actually started using some of those lush techniques that look so good in my books! So I am hoping to get freed up a bit and explore some more!

I am loving the steps on this journey at the mo!!!

Well, I think that's all for now.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Wings inpiration.

Ooh! Oooh! I like!!!

After watching Donna Downey's 'Inspiration Wednesday ' this week (July 13th entry) I decided to have a play. And this is what I came up with! I am trying to push the boundaries in my artwork at the moment and want to try out new ideas and go further in my experimenting. I find this process quite daunting as I don't like to make mistakes but I know it is the only way I will grow in my work so I know I must just go for it!

And so far, thankfully, I am liking it!

Have a great weekend! It is painting the little girl's bedroom weekend in our house and I am very excited!!!

Bye for now!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Journal page

Look at me! Two posts in a week! Wooo!

Just had the urge to do some more messing about in my journal. Something that doesn't take all evening but is just a quick experiment.

I like it!

Hope you do too! Simple and sweet!

Off out to the theatre later with hubby!


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Judging a fish...

"Everyone is a genius. But judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree and it will live believing it is stupid." (Einstein)

Ok. So say I am a fish.

A fairly happy fish usually.

Swimming along in the water quite contentedly.

However, when I take a look at myself and realise that I can't climb a tree, or (for example) more likely I realise that my little home is not as tidy as it could be, then it feels as though I have been hit by a huge wave and I am sent reelling!

Fish analogy aside, I was just struck at how much emphasis I put on the little things in my life that are not 100% perfect, and I get bogged down by these minor imperfections and I forget all the things that are going well, or that I am getting right most of the time.

I tend to freak out when I realise I am not doing a certain action right and feel I am a complete failure and totally forget all the things in my life that I am moving on in and progressing in.

So, maybe it's time for this little fishy to realise that it's more important that I am carrying on my journey one step at a time and that I will get there, even if I can't climb a tree that well!

Well that's my rambling for tonight!