Sunday, 17 June 2018

Inspired by 'Dad'

It is Fathers Day here in the UK today (and also in the U.S)  so to honour and celebrate this, my journal spread today for the 'Inspired by'  theme at AJJ was inspired by my late father.
My dad was one of those lovely gentleman types and I probably was a bit of a daddies girl :) 

When I was a child he took me fishing and swimming and showed me the night sky where I learnt the names of the stars.. he started my interest in birds, nature  and art and all sorts of things.  
He was one of those men that could turn their hand to anything and in later life he dabbled with watercolour painting.

This spread is a mix of stamping, painting and doodling using various watercolour mediums and mostly on paper first before gluing down with a glue stick.

below are just a few examples of my fathers work

Remembering Fathers wherever they may be....Happy Fathers Day xxx

Thanks for stopping by today
Gill x


  1. This is so beautiful made - a painted Scrapbook layout - UNIQUE with all the painted photos of all those precuíous memories! And now after seeing what your dad painted I know from where your talent comes! What a fantastic post and art on father's days to honour your late Dad Gill! Wonderful! A fantastic spread in my eyes and so much personal and so beautiful painted! I am in awe of this post!
    Happy rest of Sunday and have a great start into the new week Mrs. Master-Hostess!

    Big hugs

  2. What a fabulous spread - so many memories encapsulated here and beautifully so. Your dad was VERY talented and you have obviously inherited his creative gene :-) Most importantly, he obviously shared his passions with you and gave you lots of love and attention. What a great way to celebrate all that.

    You are so encouraging and so creative... thank you for sharing a big part of your heart and what makes you who you are.

    Cath x

  3. This is such a lovely page of memories of your late dad Gill! He sounds like he was a wonderful dad! His paintings are beautiful too!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
    Alison xxx

  4. This is such a touching post Gill. It makes me miss my dad.:) I love how you showed lots of images that make you think of him. That really personalizes this art and makes it even better than it would be without the story. Hugs-Erika

  5. A wonderful post to read, you will have many memories of your Dad and this journal page was really special and touching to see.
    Yvonne xx

  6. fabolous pages,love all the images from your dad,i know now where your talendet come.
    your art is beautiful,dear gill.
    happy new week.

    hugs jenny

  7. What a fabulous and thoughtful entry to share memories of your father. I can see where you get your artistic skills, too. He made incredible art, and so did you to honor him with this lovely journal page. It's a perfect entry for Art Journal Journey, too.

  8. What a wonderful post to honour your Dad! You made a gorgeous art journal page with all these little watercolor paintings - sweet memories - and this organized layout!
    The examples of your father's work are very beautiful - especially this paintig of Taj Mahal!
    Liebe Grüße Rike xx

  9. Awww ... that's a wonderful spread, Gill. I love the little cartoons!


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