Holy daffodils, Batman - two posts in one week? Ooooh yeah.... you got it..... See - you'll be sick of me in no time!
Anyhoos..... I've been playing in that new journal of mine today, remembering to - above all else - have FUN with art. No pressure. No stress. Just fun. I doodle-painted some tulips that my mum brought for me - they're so lovely and colourful that I couldn't resist!
Fun and quick and colourful. The different paper shapes make it more interesting to work in the book - less imposing that a neat block of straight-edged paper!
The second page I painted was based on some photos I took of a lighthouse that mum and I visited the other day. THE SUN WAS OUT!!! Yep - SUN! It was still REALLY cold, but that much sunshine has to be enjoyed to the full. I took a load of photos on my camera to try out the settings and I saved some that came out ok - see if you have a favourite...
This is the one taken on the bog-standard setting -
This one has a slight sepia look to it -
This is the black and white arty one (allegedly) -
...looks just like one my grandparents took DECADES ago! Nothing's changed!!! This next one's pretty cool - it's a 'vintage' setting so it looks like an old hand-tinted photo -
So aaaaaaaaaanyway - I decided to paint a fun piccy in that scruffy stitched in journal just because... it's not gonna win any prizes, but as the front of the journal reminds me, it's -
This is the fun result:
If you'd like to know what media I faffed about with, I used
- Faber Castell Gelatos - peach, cotton candy, pistachio, earl grey, butter scotch, butter cream, chocolate
- DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic paint - turquoise, white, soft moss
- Docrafts Artiste acrylic paint - linen
- Golden Fluid acrylic - sap green, Naples yellow hue, raw umber, cobalt blue
- Derwent Inktense pencil - #0500 Chilli Red
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze - mellow yellow, saffron
- Treasure Gold gilding wax - classic
- Uni Ball Impact 1.0mm gel pens - black, white
As you can probably guess, I had a lot of stuff sitting on my desk just BEGGING to be played with!
Meanwhile, the Colonel has continued in his recent 'Caligula' mood, reclining on his foofy blanky dais and issuing demands for nippits (cat biscuits....) and complaining bitterly that he should be denied roasted whole oxen or stacks of freshly cooked quail. He tires quickly of having his trembling, captive shrooz battle gladiator meeces for his mild amusement, and demands belly rubs and tickles from me instead, as it's MUCH more rewarding to stab his pins and needles into my hands, while he purrs outrageously! Here is the little Caesar himself -
.... a LITTLE bit 'Princess And The Pea' there with just THREE wubby blankies and a mere half-dozen cushies. Oh - and his fluffy cuddly 'Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero' plushy. Poor kitty - how he suffers!
Ok, well that's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the photos - please feel free to comment or get in touch. Sending hugs out into the blogosphere! See you soon - Shroo :) xxx