Monday, 13 August 2018

Count your blessings

Phew! at last last we have had a few days of cooler weather here for me to get some better sleep, re-boot my brain and suffering hot PC and finish making some art started at beginning of month ... 
oh and had some much needed rain.  
Housework? (oh no!) that's on my list to do next before it gets hot again :)

Linking my artwork to the 'Count my blessings' theme hosted this month by  Bleubeard and Elizabeth  over at AJJ

 I quickly drew around my hand not worrying too much if it was wobbly or accurate. Used Derwent Aquatone sticks plus Stabilo all pencil and white Posca pens. Words added digitally.

If you've had/having it hot and humid too - I sympathise
 and hope you're doing OK and managing to keep cool :)
 Wishing you a Happy, Safe & Cool, Creative week...
Thanks for stopping by..
Gill x


  1. I love your colourful page Gill, and great sketch of your hand!
    Isn't it good to have some cooler weather at last, and not to have to water the garden every night too?!
    Happy Monday,
    Alison xx

  2. This is a fabulous first entry this month, Gill. The incredibly colorful background really sets the hand off nicely. Those watercolors and pens you used made the hand all the more special. I like how you added the words. I'm not good with hybrid or digital art, so that in itself is a blessing. Of course, the sentiment was so touching. You couldn't have found a better one. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey, Gill, and I hope the cooler weather lasts for you. If I didn't have AC, I have NO idea what I would do.

  3. This is fabulous, love the whole concept on this

  4. Love the hand on that beautiful background. I'm glad Europe has cooled off, those high temps really made me ill. Hugs, Valerie

  5. I simply LOVE this .... those vibrancy and how the lovely decorated hand pops out ...amazing!
    We have now the heat - but I stay mostly indoors and have it very bearable inside our house! I hope the heat comes not back to you in such an unbearable way again!
    So glad to see you linking to the August theme my friend!
    I already missed your art but knew that you are suffering the big heat so much!

    Much love

  6. An awesome page Gill. I love the words, they fit so well on your drawn hand shape. The colours look vibrant and are a perfect background.
    Its cooler here today and shhhhhh we had some rain.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Glad your temperatures have cooled a bit. I can't imagine living in the tropics with the heat al the time. And I can tell you got some sleep and reboot because this page is really clever and cool. I love it! The quote is really perfect. You made a fabulous page Gill. Hope it stays cool for you. Hugs-Erika

  8. Love the numbers on the fingernails & those sweet rings, Gill. Great theme - perfect saying.

    Like you, we have had a little relief from the high temps. Unfortunately, no rain. Today it is 87F (30.5C). Tomorrow 98F (36.6). Yuck.

  9. This is such agreat idea and a nice thought you added.

    Hope you are well

    Thank you for commenting at Jumbled Crafts

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. This is a so so wonderful Art page Gill !! Really amazing background and colours !!! Lovely hand very well decorated!! Great!
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

  11. A fabulous page Gill, love the words you added to your hand, such a great theme.
    We're having much cooler weather, and have had lots of showers and grey skies!
    Avril xx

  12. The hand looks great on this nice and colorful background. Wonderful words too.
    Dear Greetings

  13. Aaaww, that's so sweet. Wouldn't that be a lovely card to give to Someone Special.
    I like the colourful background and the rings and bracelet. It's an original idea painted.
    Housework??? No, it's still far to warm for that, maybe later, much later.
    It was pleasantly cool here for a few days and now it's thrown a googly and become hot again, but we've had quite a lot of rain and the garden is ecstatic.

  14. Your page brought a smile to my face. I want to get some of the materials you mentioned. I've been looking in the store, but I may have more luck online. So happy you had a reprieve from the uncomfortable weather if only for a brief period. All the best to you Gill!

  15. Don't know how I missed this Gill, my feed seems to have a life of it's own at the moment and skipping a beat.. Creative use of your hand along with those magic words, the background is so fab and colourful.
    It's been good to have some cooler days, giving me chance to think of the things I really do need to get on with.. The housework is at the bottom of my list hee hee!
    Have a super week Hugs Tracey x

  16. Lovely art page Gill. Phew I dont like the hot weather much. Difficult to get a good nights sleep. Nice and cool currently. But now my brain thinks it should wake me up in the middle of the night as usual.

  17. What a happy page! Such a fabulous design, it depicts your sentiment beautifully and I love the bright colours you added 😀. It's been cool here for a while, we are still having sunny days but the temperatures are more normal for this time of year and with the sea breezes our beach walks have been lovely ...well it's a bit more windy today so I nearly got blown away 😉. Stay cool and enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊 x

  18. Your sketch of your hand with the 5 fingers is gorgeous (you are drawing with your left hand?), I love the colours around and especially the lovely flower bracelet and the flower ring!
    The heat was terrible - for two days now it is much colder and I enjoy it!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike


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