Wednesday, 21 October 2009

As you know I've been going through a bit of a watershed / goin' thru changes / menopause ? MID LIFE CRISIS !!!


I've started a course, gone on a retreat and started messing with art again. I was always best at collage and my paper came quite heavy at times ! So I thought I'd start by making marks with my favourite colours / materials and images that appeal to me.


I've been inspired by some of the creativity on the blogs ...and I truly hope I haven't copied anything....I'm using things which I love. Red which is almost brown - brick red. I have some rouge powder. This makes me smile as one of my brothers worked in the jewelery trade and used to come home covered in a fine layer of rouge !


Blue which can't decide if it's blue or green - love it ! Coffee & cream...I've been staining fabric - calico & muslin looks good. I want to print straight onto fabric but haven't tried yet.


Mother of pearl / feathers/ buttons/ berries /old documents.





I bought some lovely little sketch books with hand made paper covers and I've started collecting images I like. Remember him ? He was tucked in the corner at the house where my retreat was held.
I've printed out the picture and as the ink cartridge is low.... he came out pink ! Lovely !!!!



rouge & coffee stained newspaper




blackberry stained fabric



salvaged postcard







it's been fun
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12 comments:

  1. See? Now aren't you pleased the colour cartridge was on its way out? Lovely work.

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  3. How very artisitc and grown up - I struggle with the childresn stuff!!

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  4. Penny this is fantastic! Please stick at it, you clearly have a talent. I look forward to seeing more. Xx

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  5. I screw paper up, then flatten it out & soak it in coffee. Like you I love playing around!!!!!!!

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  6. I love it, it is really gorgeous! Isn't it fun experimenting and having fun with your creativity! Brill! suzie. xxx

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  7. This is all lovely, good for you, follow your passions...

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous - love it! So creative.

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  9. more more, we want to see more!! love how this turned out Mx

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  10. thank you ...it's really encouraging xx

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  11. Please say it IS fun, rather than it's BEEN fun, and continue. The results are really beautiful!

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