Saturday 6 May 2023

and next...

 Hello.... I'm back with a new blog post after a long hiatus.  

For a couple of months now I've been experimenting with AI art and I'm loving it!  After creating some images I use mainly Craft Artist or Affinity software to blend different ones together and add additional digital pngs etc to create unique artworks. Here are some examples of what I've made so far using the Bing AI image generator and sometimes adding text created with Bing compose.

A lot is potluck what you get and doesn't always look right but thats part of the fun of it .. I think AI art is a fascinating  and fun way to explore creativity and express yourself but its no substitute for real art and creating things yourself....     :)

Wednesday 24 March 2021

A single flower number 3

Wasn't sure I'd get to post this as my old P.C despite some TLC seems to be on it's last legs and having hot flushes especially on warmer days :)                     

So this is probably my last mixed piece of art for Sheila aka Orange Esmeralda Single flower theme this month over at Art Journal Journey ... and as what's lately become my 'norm'- this is mixed media with digital additions. Created using: watercolours/acrylics, distress inks, acrylic ink, Neo2 colors and inktense pencils/bars, Pilot&Posca pens and digital quotes.

a couple more pieces from 2020

Thanks so much for stopping by...
I know I'm already behind, but will try and catch up/visit
 when poss..or I can get a new p.c.
Until next time...
stay safe...
Gill x



Saturday 13 March 2021

Single Flower

 Another piece for Sheila aka Orange Esmeralda Single flower theme over at Art Journal Journey ... Mixed media with digital additions. Created using: watercolours, pilot pen, distress inks and inktense pencils/bars and digital quote.

 and as usual I made good use of my flower again by scanning it to use over and over again in my project below :)

Original artwork before digital changes

 colour changes using Craft Artist software

thanks so much for stopping by,

....until next time,

 stay safe ...

Gill x

Tuesday 2 March 2021

'Art is an escape from reality'

 The lovely Sheila aka Orange Esmeralda is hosting AJJ this month with the theme of 'A single flower' ... my piece is mixed media   with digital additions and the quote I added I have found is so true - nothing's better at present than to loose yourself in some art or crafty projects and forget the troubles of the world.


and here are a few more pieces from 2020 that I created

acrylics on canvas board

acrylics on canvas board

all for this time, keep safe &

thanks so much for visiting... Gill x

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Jumping in the deep end and other art works :)

 It's always hard getting back into things when I haven't blogged for ages and so I'm not going to hesitate one minute longer and jump straight back in and hope for the best.   

I have not been out of my house for a little over a year but I count myself lucky that it hasn't bothered me and that I have lots of hobbies and interests to loose myself in for hours and not think of other things...

Having had lots of blank canvases up in various room ready to paint for sometime, one of the first things I did last year was to paint a canvas for our lounge wall. I knew I wanted to try an abstract and use similar colours to a rug in room. I was quite pleased with my first abstract.

I've been painting whimsical faces (which I have been addicted to for several years) using various mediums and then scan them so I can use them over and over again for digital work.

  I've been painting on canvases, canvas boards and into journals.

acrylics on canvas board

mixed media on watercolour paper then used for digital page

This is just a little from 2020 - more next time.

thanks for visiting..

hope to catch up with you soon

Gill x



Saturday 9 May 2020

Back in my art room

I don't know quite how to begin this post other than Hello, I hope all is well with you and that you are managing to stay safe and sane wherever you may be in these crazy times that feel so surreal.   

My last post was way back in November, after that I was still packing less needed items away and de-cluttering and reducing my many art/craft materials. Then in February we were taking down shelves, dismantling my art room so we could decorate it, hoping that we’d soon have our home up for sale and moving this year - you may recall me mentioning that last autumn.
Of course like everyone’s dreams this year that is in limbo for now at least.

Hubby Dave has now put some shelving back up in the 'art room'  - oh how I have missed that room :)

I must admit I haven’t got into any real routine these last couple of months and spent too much time chasing non existent online grocery delivery slots, but now that’s slightly better  it’s time to get back to some creative fun -  yeay! I have started unpacking boxes and enjoying  having all my stash out again.  My first play was to do some  relaxing watercolour doodling.

I wasn't sure this one was finished so then I added some more colour and sprinkled some salt on the wet paint which was brushed off once dry to give a mottled effect.

Making the most of baking supplies while we have them, Dave has been his usual busy self, making biscuits and all the other things he normally makes like bread, cheese biscuits, cake etc.

Lack of flour and yeast and other ingredients now will soon mean inventing some new recipes and being extra creative but that might also mean discovering some interesting alternatives and flavours maybe :)

Well thats all for me today - thanks so much for taking the time to visit.

Keep safe..... Gill xxx

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Fruits and veggies


Yet again the month has flown by with no time for real art but I really wanted to join in with my friend Rike  who has been the host for November at     AJJ theme fruit and veggies
I chose to make a page on one of my favourite fruits - grapes, which I love in both formats ...on the vine or in my glass :)
My page is digitally created using elements from various digi kits but the background is a photo of a mixed-media (paints and stencils) page I created some time back.

thanks for stopping by...
Gill x