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28 February 2018

Romance & Roses

A quick 6x6 piece made for the #ArtfulEvidence challenge.

The theme this week is

There should always be a little romance in February.

The base is Mixed Media paper by Daler Rowney.

I also used
patterned papers
book text
cotton thread
Glossy Accents by Ranger
white Mulberrry Paper
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll

24 February 2018

Dreamer of Dreams

This is my last collage page in my Wanderlust journal
for this month's theme of castles,
inspired this week by Kasia Avery.

I am using another page from my Wreck this Journal book.
This page is Figure Out A  Way To Freeze This Page,
so I thought I would freeze it in time,
as Kasia's lesson was about travelling back in time
to an imaginary life ...

Be a Dreamer of Dreams
never stop dreaming.

I have used three magazine images,
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
an off cut of the castle wall image from last week's lesson.
one image from Eliza's collage collection
& added shading with a black Stabilo pencil.

16 February 2018

Time to Remember

This is another collage page in my Wanderlust journal,
inspired this week by Carolyn Dube's lesson.

This month's theme is

I used the image of a castle wall
& a group photograph both supplied by Carolyn.

The rest of the images are from Eliza's collage collection.

Finally I added some washi tape.

I may go back to add some shading with a Stabilo All pencil,
I'm currently unsure as to whether it needs it.

The result is certainly not as colourful as Carolyn's example,
but I enjoyed watching her lesson none the less.

21st February 2018

I went back to add in a little shading.

The main area I wanted to define was the man's white shirt,
 against the pale postcard image.

I then did the same to the three figures next to him.

If you compare the two photographs,
although the effect is subtle,
you can see the difference.

05 February 2018

Castle of Dreams

This is another collage page in my Wanderlust journal,
inspired by Jamie's video & Eliza's mini Art Jar for February.

This month, the theme is

I took additional inspiration from a song by Theo Katzman
& a quotation I found by George R R Martin (Game of Thrones).

"Different paths may sometimes
lead to the same castle."

I chose this quotation for various reasons.

It follows on from last months theme of
Paths & Roads.
Sometimes, instead of following the crowd,
it is more important
to take our own route to get to where
need to be.

I printed out one of my own photographs, from a trip to Portugal & some text,
but the rest of the images are from Eliza's collage collection.

I added some abaca ribbon & string for texture,
with some shading from a black Stabilo All pencil.

01 February 2018

A Small Word with a Big Impact

This is my One Word card for February,
continuing with a project which began
in a 2017 Wanderlust class, with Kasia Avery.

My chosen word is

An obvious choice for the month
when we celebrate our loved ones
on Valentine Day,
but love extends to all those we have contact
& connections with, including ourselves.

Sometimes, the hardest person to love is ourselves,
we are more critical than of our friends,
& less forgiving than to our enemies.

This month, let's treat ourselves with love,
with the respect we give so freely to others
& maybe, just maybe, that will make all the difference.

My previous One Word cards