I like watercolour but I also like acrylic, pastels and any pens, gelato crayons add extra oomph and I have a couple of Posca pens that are awesome for mark making. Stencils and oxide ink, and stamping with black ink, so many lovely things to do. Heres some of this weeks pieces.
Some elements are hand drawn others stencilled or stamped, but the layers look lovely. I just have to wait for each layer to dry and thats hard as Im pretty impatient. I find that if I have a few projects on the go at the same time, theres always something to be working on.
It’s my sisters birthday in July and I like to send her something, but often its just a generic present. This year I was thinking ahead (unusually …lol) and made her a small journal. I posted it off with a few other little treats and it got to her just before her birthday, which is also unusual for me, I have good intentions but always get sidetracked.
I have used lots of old stash items and really enjoyed creating this layout. It has many layers and it is very textured. A shame you cant feel it lol, it has tulle down the left hand side and theres vintage tissue paper and paint and all things good!
I love creating like this, using up all the goodies I have saved all these years and finally putting them onto something.
I hope you have a go at creating a layout using this as inspiration. Post to our Facebook group.
One of my daughters-Lili, (she’s my middle daughter) is 16 years old and has scoliosis. She was only diagnosed about 2 years ago and was immediately braced for 12 months. Unfortunately this didn’t work for her and now she is about to have surgery.
I take her to a private Pilates class once a week since she’s been out of the brace to keep her spine supple and her core strong for this life changing surgery.
I sit in the car and wait for her at Pilates each Thursday evening and I took my iPad. I just doodled mostly, but 2 weeks ago I started drawing ladies. It has been my favourite thing to do lately and completely takes my mind off of the everyday things that make me worry.
Narelle was the First Lady and since then, I have drawn one to two ladies each day and post them on my Instagram.
Mostly they are made up with some random thoughts but some are friends and my daughters even requested one of them. Im not great at likeness to real life but I do enjoy drawing and colouring on the iPad. I use Procreate and an Apple Pencil. I also have a fabulous paper like screen saver on my iPad and it just feels like Im drawing on paper.
Technology certainly is fantastic.
I will share my girls on here as well as my crafty adventures. I hope you can see yourself in some of my drawings and relate to them.
Lilis spinal fusion surgery is this Wednesday, I think there will be lots of drawing this week as I sit by her bed while she recovers.