Friday, 23 August 2019

Lots of things with eyes

My page today for my   AJJ 'anything with eyes    theme started with dictionary pages pasted in my a5 journal followed by a layer of gesso, then I drew my lady in T-shirt and coloured with Reeves Gouache and coloured pencils. Quote by Mark Twain.

And more extra eyes... I have some really old fabric paints to use up so I thought I would  stencil a face on to an unloved old T-shirt

final result after adding some extra glitter fabric paint and extra hair on top. For some reason this looks like T-shirt is beige instead of pale yellow.

and yesterday was the start of our annual 2 day air show - I just watched again from our garden
Spitfire and Hurricane

some 'Pitt planes' drew a lovely smiley face in the sky - the planes are not shown as they were so high up and too small to see.

There wasn't too much wind and the face stayed in the sky for a while

hope to see you there :)
OK that's all from me for today I'm off to watch more planes...
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Friday - hope you have a great weekend.
Gill x

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Be Unique... for AJJ

For   AJJ 'anything with eyes'   a quick post from me today as 'The painter' (as in decorator) is waiting to move my PC desk away from wall to continue decorating our lounge.

I have a fun piece on a A5 page in my journal using Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache, coloured pencils, white Posca pen and Stabilo all pencils.

Thanks for stopping by..
Have a great day..
Gill x

Friday, 16 August 2019

You are not a number......for AJJ

Today for AJJ 'anything with eyes'

for my mixed media page I slung a mix of watercolour paints, acrylic inks and water soluble crayons on my background.
 I found several sheets of colourful numbers (thick stickers) in my stash to use up which I thought fitted nicely with the wording used  (White Posca paint pen)and I also used some of the fab TH vintage people die cuts.

In case you can't read my writing says ' Your value is more than a number' and 'a good decision is based in knowledge not a number'

It's Friday.. have a great day
 and wonderful weekend.
Thanks for stopping by...
Gill x

Monday, 12 August 2019

For AJJ 'Anything with eyes' .. what do you see?

My page for my AJJ ....'anything with eyes'
What do you see?....  the answer is at the bottom of post :)

A mix media A5 page using gouache, watercolours and water soluble crayons, black and white Posca pen and a digital quote.

What did you see? ... did you see the word 'eye' on her face.... I started with the word and then drew the rest from there.

hope to see you there :)

but before I go I have a digital MOO for the 'Butterflies challenge'
over at MOO Mania and more
 that was created with my own digital art and photos.

OK that's all for today,
Thanks for stopping by..
Gill x

Friday, 9 August 2019

Anything with eyes....Barn Owl..... for AJJ

I did enjoy creating my page today for  AJJ 'anything with eyes'
as I had a sweet Barn Owl ornament that I was using as a reference looking at me with its mesmerising eyes and the look that made me think he was probably wondering how much longer he was going to have to sit there posing for me :)

I did a rough sketch in my A5 journal and painted using a mix of  Reeves Gouache, Rowney Water colours and Coloured pencils.

And in case you are wondering, the tall red thing (below) to the right is a recycled perfume atomiser (you have to pump the top up and down to build up pressure) ...good for spritzing paints or anything else....

Sadly we don't get Barn Owls in our garden but we do get lots of other birds...

answer.... It's an eye of a Wood Pigeon

I was privileged to see (for the first time)  a Wood pigeon feeding its young.
The young bird is known as a squab.
I think the adult is one of our regular visitors and 
use to seeing me so wasn't phased by me using the camera. 

They seem to have a funny ritual where it looks like 
the  'squab' nudges and cuddles its parent.

It is not common to see Wood pigeons bring such a young bird and feed in a garden. 
I have seen juvenile Wood Pigeons but never one as young and small as this.
 Unlike most garden birds, Wood pigeons have the ability to make a milk 
and feed its young from its crop. 

hope to see you there :)

OK that's all for today...
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Friday - hope you have a great weekend.
Gill x

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

'Home is where the heart is'......... for AJJ

My journal page for    AJJ 'anything with eyes' challenge

I was inspired by a sweet little MDF house
 I found in my stash 
 and wondered who would live in a house like that :)

I first drew the house roughly, my old school set square came in handy to draw around to make the roof and I also used a heart shaped metal die to draw around.  
Next I painted house/heart and background with PaperArtsy chalk paint and gouache. Then loosely painted a few bricks and flowers and added quote and TH vintage people die-cuts.

Thanks for stopping by
Gill x

Saturday, 3 August 2019

'The hills have eyes'....... for AJJ


I've always had a bit of an over active imagination, seeing pictures in clouds and abstracts and imagining that the birds understand me when I talk to them... and hoping believing there really are fairies somewhere in my garden and little magical worlds down below.
So for  AJJ 'anything with eyes'  today my artwork was created with oil pastels - I'll leave what I was thinking to your imagination :)

There's some amazing entries already for 

hope to see you there :)

Happy Saturday..
hope you have a wonderful weekend
Gill x