Friday, 29 November 2013


Have always liked this quote.........decided to make a  feather........ once made I thought it could also double as a tree!

 Liked the way this corner came out:)

Sunday, 24 November 2013


painty to pass the time on a cold afternoon!

 Oops slighty wonky photo....oh well!!!

 Background is some sort of advertising leaflet I picked up in the street:)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Home is where the heart is

A local gallery has some interesting fliers for their upcoming exhibitions....I particularly liked this one.....should have taken a picture of it before I started but wanted to incorporate it into my journal and forgot!

 My tablets photo editing thingy lets me add this cool border to pics:)

 The house and the little girl on the flier suggested the theme for this page......
home is where the heart is

 Extra little houses added using receipts from the supermarket

 am getting more used to using my own handwriting on pages

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

I love books!

 Last week I went to this gallery to see an exhibition of pictures by local Kazakh artist Assol Sas.........

 this is one of those pictures! It is Alice with Humpty Dumpty. I also discovered that she had illustrated a book of Kazkh I am a sucker for illustrated books, I buy books just for the illustrations so I was determined I was going to find a copy of this book. Not that easy here!!! Things are not always what they seem...........

 this is a book shop.....I have walked past it several times without realising what it is!! Anyway yesterday I went inside for the first time and tried to explain what I was looking for..........long story short they did not have it but there was another branch of the shop that, finally I got my hands on the book
 here it is...........and it is full if the most beautiful illustrations well, I think they are:) See for youselves below...........

 At the same time Ispotted this book.....Kazakh Myths.....same published but different illustartor......not that that matters these were just as lovely, if different than the other book.....................

 Then today I decided to go back to the book shop......I armed myself with a bit of paper with Alice in Wonderland written on it Russian (copied from Google translate) and off I went! I now have a copy of Through the Looking Glass in Russian with great illustrations.....see below

 and a copy of Alice in Wonderland in Russian! I think the woman in the bookshop thought I was a bit nuts but never mind!!!!

Sunday, 17 November 2013


 I bought these pottery owls a couple of days ago........

 from this you can their logo has a house on it.......

 I made these pages inspired by those owls and I used one of the gallery leaflets for the background......
 this poor owl ended up with a house on his head.....completely by chance......note to self "must pay more attention"!!

Friday, 8 November 2013


 This figure is the Venus of Willendorf, it is thought to have been made about 24,000 years BC and was dug up in 1908 in Austria.

 Letters cut from magazine

 strips of masking tape and text coloured with bit of paint and water colour crayons

 If only this was the figure that was held up for us all to aspire to look like instead of those ridiculously thin, ill-looking, androgenous models that we are all meant to try and look like I think most of us would have no problems with the way we look!!!!!!!!.... rant over:)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Just because

 No good reason for this page....just felt like playing.

 I seem to be a bit stuck in an Autumnal colour theme!

 I bought a Dutch magazine at Schipol airport and it has stood me in good stead for random text.....I quite like foreign text:)