Monday 9 May 2011

The Paint Sisters

I have just spent a fabulous 3 days in Harrogate with the Paint Sisters ~ Dyan Reaveley & Dina Wakley  ~ at Art from the Heart.

Over the 3 days we made 3 different art journals on the theme of Sun, Moon and Stars.

Day 1: Sun
There was lots of dripping and splodging of paint.  Stencilling.  Collage.  Drawing and a little bit of writing. (but not much on my part!)  Then we bound the pages using sticks - a whole new technique for me.

inside pages

cover showing the binding

Day 2: Moon
More paint splodging with stamping this time in a concertina book.  This has envelope inserts and tags and should have had some journaling about the darker side of life.  But doesn't have anything written it at the moment.

Day 3: Stars
Scraping paint on gesso on these pages!  We dyed canvas, ribbon and cheesecloth with inks.  And then cut windows of different sizes in some of the pages.

I put various quotes in this book.  Interestingly the paint combination has turned out darker in this one and perhaps would have been more suited to the Moon book.

Thanks to Dyan for organising this, to Dina for three amazing days and the generosity you showed in sharing your techniques, and to the two of you for providing such fun and laughter.   A real tonic.

Friday 6 May 2011

Happy Birthday to you

Hope you are singing along:
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday heART&soul
Happy Birthday to you

Have you ever been to a birthday party that lasted 10 days?

Well here's your opportunity!   Today is the beginning of the heART&soul cyber party with a Praise and Thanksgiving theme.

There are challenges and blog posts on the theme with something being posted each day.   You can interpret the challenges in any media you choose.   

Do come and have a look and join us for some or all of it.

You will need to sign up to the forum if you are not already a member.  As soon as your registration is approved you can join in all the fun.

What are you waiting for?  Jump in now.  And in case you need any further encouragement ~ there are prizes!!!

Thursday 5 May 2011

Oh my!

Have you noticed anything different about this blog?

Isn't it amazing?

As part of the Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers, Shimelle offered to redesign the blogs of the first five people who signed  up.  I think I must have been online as she pressed the submit button on the forum so I was first in line.

And what a fantastic job she's done!   Thank you so much Shimelle.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Monday 2 May 2011


Regular readers will know that I often comment that I start online classes and don't finish them.  So I am really pleased to say that I have finished all the journaling and all the word prompts for Creativity Bootcamp.





So what shall I do now that I've finished Bootcamp and I'm waiting for the start of She had 3 hearts with Christy Tomlinson.   Well this is a possibility!

And just so you know I am still keeping up with Beyond Blogging.  It's Day 11 today!