Monday, 12 November 2018
Saturday, 27 October 2018
The weather at the time was dark and miserable, and my mood does fluctuate with the light. It wasn't my original intention to make any kind of gloomy page - I just like purple! So I splodged down some lilac paint, and began to collage over it.
Even the act of writing the words down helped to lift my spirits and I am pleased to report that my present mood is one of unrelieved optimism, but then again the sun is currently shining ...
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Anyway, perhaps with the echo of the sunshine still in my mind, I painted this page a golden yellow - which was then given texture by blotting the wet paint with a wet wipe. Hunting around in my collage I found a sheet of pumpkin images ... and with multi coloured autumn leaves blowing past my window, my subject was provided!
Monday, 24 September 2018
Anyway, enough of that! A painted background as usual - and I even managed to use more than one colour! I must be improving ...
See you in October!!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Trying to express this positive truth into my temporary darkness was worked out as ever through my journal. Pink is my happy colour so that's where I began. The big bloom is the person I always hoped I might be ...
It has been a battle long fought and hard won, and there are still days when I WISH it could be different. But I do believe I am where I'm meant to be and giving/sharing my particular gifts ... even from my (pink) wheelchair!
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
So I just opened the drawer with the paint in and grabbed whatever took my fancy - trying hard not to pull out all pinks or all blues, which is a besetting sin of mine. Delighted that I managed to use THREE colours on this page !
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
However, even if I'm having to rest a lot in between, I can usually still find solace in my journal ... and my concern to simplify what feels like an over-complicated life naturally came out on the page.
Still, it would be nice to have a week which stretched peacefully in front of us and an empty calendar ... is that too much to ask? Probably yes!!
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
So in the middle of the course it just wasn't working and I wanted to say so, but didn't feel I could, and anyway I was grateful that the NHS had provided it, and I did think perhaps I could make some useful contribution even if I didn't take much out. This page is how I dealt with my mixed feelings ....
Sunday, 15 July 2018
I started out with a background of old gold/yellow (Anita's Caramel Corn if you're interested) onto which I dry brushed some mid brown for interest.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Determined to address my tendency to work in shades of a single colour, I ruthlessly painted my background in not one, but three different colours! I know. Had to have a sit down after that.