Monday, June 18, 2007


I spent some time tinkering about up in my art room this evening, flicking through books, sorting scraps and reorganising stuff. After a while I started playing with various bits I was unearthing and this is the result:

I'm not sure if it's a journal page or a collage or what, a combination of both maybe! Whatever she is it was a happy bit of no pressure playtime and may become one of my Arty meme pieces! No, I haven't forgotten!!

Cemetery Pics

In view of the lack of creating I've done this last week I thought I'd share some of the many cemetery photos I took in the cemetery in St Jean de Braye on my recent French trip. Even though it was pouring with rain I dragged my two long suffering friends round to gather inspiration for the cemetery theme I'm working on for Creative Journey.

This little glass cross was just lovely. the colours really pinged out on the dismal rainy day although this photo really doesn't do them justice.

I loved the yellow lichen on this stone cross.

These wrought iron crosses were really popular in the cemetery. It was difficult to get decent photos of them because of the backgrounds but I tried!

Another lichen photo! There lots of these ceramic ornaments on the graves, mostly floral, and although they're generally not my cup of tea I did love the way the green lichen was creeping over this one.

This reminded me of a wood block print!

These ornaments were really popular. I don't know what they're made of but I'm guessing it must be some sort of resin. Again, I didn't particularly like them but I love the idea of exploring my cemetery theme using resin. It's not a medium I've dabbled in before but I'm looking forward to investigating and getting down to some experimentation!

Altered Game Cards

In a week of so many other things, this was one of very few artful moments! I altered a couple of game cards to send to friends.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Spent a little while this morning rummaging about in my lovely metal stores! :oD On a whim (oh, aren't whims just fab?!) I made myself this necklace:

I was in something of a strop when I went up to my art room this morning and making this has eased my mind considerably! I've got my appraisal (groan!) at work this afternoon and I shall be wearing this as a reminder to myself that I'm not a sheep and nor do I ever want to be! LOL

Saturday, June 09, 2007


In pursuit of getting back into the arty groove I sat in the garden this evening and had a sketching moment, drawing the poppies.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Chunky Book Pages & Sketch

It's SO long since I posted anything and at last I have have got down to some artiness and have something new to share. :o)

Last night I went to my friend Becky's for some art time and inbetween laughing hysterically about pasties (NOT the Cornish kind!) I managed to make three chunky book pages. Here are two of the pages:

No great shakes but it felt good to get back to actually DOING!

Inspired by meeting Anita Davies,chair of the Fenland Visual Arts Collective, earlier this week I decided to resurrect my abandoned policy of drawing every day in an attempt to improve my drawing skills. Today's effort was just too poor to show the world but this was yesterday's: