Tuesday, 10 January 2012

getting back into the swing of things...





Like most people it always takes me a while at the start of the year to get back into things. All my sons are back at school now so have had a little bit of peace and quiet to myself at last. I have been practising doing quick journal pages using paints and this page has the words" listen closely" referring to the silence I had today. I have been playing around with textures with moulding paste ferns and subdued inks and paints.



I have started on the inside cover of my European Circle Journal..I am going to add twinchie size art to these yogi tea pockets along with little tags in each one for the artists to decorate themselves.



Sat in the garden today as it was quite spring like..the danger at this time of year is that we will have yet another very cold spell and the buds on the plants will die




Did this very quick scribble pen sketch in 5 mins on the school run this afternoon...its not perfect but so what its alright for 5 mins! So by doing little bits and pieces I am soon getting back ..what do you do to get back into the rhythm after the Christmas break?

7 comments:

Sid said...

Fab stuff Lorraine, glad you are easing back into the crafty world now all is quiet at home. I am finding it difficult to get inspired at the mo.......I am sure it will improve though ! :-)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow Lorraine, lots going on with you. Love the ferns imbedded in your piece. YOur sketch is fab and your plants popping from the ground, oh, hope you don't lose them. xox Corrine

Yvonne said...

You have a lot going on sounds like. Me? After the holidays I always have to get things organized and have to get my head in the right place to start up again. Don't know why that is.

Jan said...

I want to do more art journaling this year so I come to your blog for a bit of inspiration. You didn't fail me! What is the plant coming up in your yard? I should look around in my yard, it has been so mild here I probably have snow drops coming up. Been having trouble really getting into a groove just yet in this new year, I need to stay off the computer and just buckle down.

Sandy said...

OMG Lorraine your work is spectacular.
Stunning projects. Love them all. xoxo

Linda said...

Hi Lorraine
I've been catching up with your blog posts today.....I love the way you experiment with materials and inspire us. Fab art as always...and the sketch is so dynamic!
Our garden is totally confused too...we have a salix still flourishing (it should be bare at this time of year but it didn't drop its leaves in autumn!) We also have a lobelia which self-seeded in a pot and has been flowering since the summer. Bizarre!

Mary said...

Looking forward to seeing that fabulous journal,and I love the quick sketch.