Sunday, 27 June 2021
Sunday, 20 June 2021
From the top, Fairytale, Dice and Word cloud. As always, some of these are more of a challenge than others. Some need a lot of thinking about. What is really good about this challenge is that my huge stash of stamps, stencils, dies, inks, watercolour crayons, paints and other crafting stuff comes into its own. I am often to be heard saying 'I knew that would come in useful!'
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Rose New Dawn and Blush Noisette aren't quite in flower yet, but have lots of buds. More to look forward to.
Rose Winchester Cathedral started to develop rust as well as black spot, so I made the decision and it has gone. However, a replacement white rose, Susan Williams-Ellis has just arrived, so I am looking forward to seeing what she will be like.
The roses are certainly centre stage at the moment and some have grown very tall this year. I am really surrounded by them and I love it!
Sunday, 13 June 2021
Week 23 was about creating a poem from found text. I used a Hammond Innes novel (The Trojan Horse), which has (surprisingly) been incredibly useful throughout this course, along with some magazine cut outs. I wanted to have a page with both cool and warm colours, so made two poems. The background for these was so enjoyable to make.
Boundaries is the next theme.
Friday, 11 June 2021
I am joining in with Daisy Yellow's Index Card a Day challenge during June and July. I did this last year and really enjoyed it. The idea is to create a piece of art on an index card (or a 6x4 inch card), every day while the challenge runs. There are prompts and ideas and you can follow them, or go your own way. There is a Facebook group, but I'm not a Facebook user, so don't get involved with that. I like the small format and am enjoying the creative challenges. I will post a weekly round up.
On to the second week...