Art Supplies

Who doesn’t love buying new art supplies. Here I hope to tell you about new stuff I buy, how I play with it, and showcase some things I make with them.

June Art Challenge
So this month I have once again set myself up to do some more art challenges, honestly what am I like, it's not as if I don't have enough to do but I just have to add myself to some more too! WorkshopWeek2021 – Art classes hosted by Becca of TheHappyEverCrafter, a free week of 35 tutors showing various arts for lettering, calligraphy, digital art and watercolours.  Although it is free, it was possible to …
Wanderlust Week 22 Shawn Petite – Finding your inspiration and story
For today's post I am going to go through an art class I have just taken as part of Wanderlust 2021.  The tutor is Shawn Petite, based in the US, she is a longstanding teacher and creator and is a wonderful mixed media artist.  The class is in the “poems” section of Wanderlust 2021. I am reasonably new to mixed media and I am still in the camp of not understanding layers and therefore thoughts …
May Roundup
So what did I do in May 2021? I made some art almost every day. Sometimes it was just the lettering challenge and sometimes it was journal making, but I did something most days, the times I am not arting I really notice it so that and my HRT are fabulous for my mental health! Lettering Challenge I took part in the Lettering Challenge by PenPusher.   The pictures for this are in my gallery and …
I made another journal!
Sorry Not Sorry… But I've made another journal, filmed a flipthrough and popped it onto YouTube. This time the inspiration for the journal came from Instagram /YouTube artist Francine of JunkJournalJoy. She showcased an Alice in Wonderland journal that I just fell in love with. The digital pack is designed and available to buy from VectoriaDesigns, Francine is also giving away an Alice themed sheet. So after getting the freebie and buying the pack (70% …
Another Chunky Journal Flip-through
I have another YouTube video out in the wild!! OMG what's going on with me huh! This second video is another journal, it's probably has twice the pages of the last one, and so the video is a bit longer. It took me quite a long time to put the journal together, and felt equally long doing the video and edit and subsequent upload requirements! At this time the journal is in a finished and …
I’m a YouTuber now too!
It's been a while so I thought it best to come and say hello! After the month of April blogging every day I felt the need for a bit of a breather, but I do realise I need to keep my hand in and keep the habit of blogging going! After all that's what it was all about. So what have I been doing in my "down time"? Well I've been homemaking, and gardening and, …
Notebook Review
For my April 2021 art challenge I chose to test three A5 dot grid notebooks I had previously purchased because they looked amazing and would look fabulous on my shelf. Obviously there comes a time when being on a shelf not being used is just a bit silly, especially when I am busy making and filling journals with all sorts of art creations on a daily basis! So my challenge was to use them, create …
Day 30, I did it!
The Blog-along – a summary So April has been an interesting month! I participated in Effy's blog along where we had to blog every day for 30 days, the commitment to the challenge was to read and comment on 3 other blogs. I have really enjoyed the commitment to writing something every day, I have surprised myself that I have done it, and I am wondering what my commitment to this will be going forward! …
Day 29, The Penultimate Day!
Today has been a pretty good if an easily distracted day. I spent a reasonable amount of time making a journal pages from the Lollipopclub Subscription boxes. I had no need to be doing this, I'm just making them, but it's arting and I enjoyed myself! I'm afraid I don't have photos as I plan to do a flip-through at the end. Art piece number 1 is my Journal page. I went for a sunflower …
Day 28, Fairy and Superhero
Its late, I'm watching TV with hubby and I realise that I have almost missed the day's blog! Oh No, I cant miss it this late in the month, so I think this will be a quick jotting today – Sorry! Today's art journal page is a quick drawing in the Archer & Olive notebook with Gel Pens. Journal page day 28 Art piece no 2 is the Karen Campbell Fun Fab Fairy. I took …
Day 27, Art Play, Seaside and Menopause
Today I have had a good day at the art table. I feel like being creative every day really is starting to pay off and I am becoming more able to take an idea and run with it in my own way. Art piece number 1 was from a freebie by Artful Haven. I accept that I used her downloads and followed pretty closely with this one, but I was feeling pretty rubbish all morning …
Day 26, Monday List day
I started the day off by making a list of all the things I NEED to achieve today, over and above all the things I normally do on a daily basis. I achieved about 50% of it then decided it was time to Art 🙂 Today's art journal page has been done in my Mindful Giraffe Notebook. Its another pastels page, I decided to combine it with this weeks #scrawlrsketch prompt. I must admit I …
Day 25, Sunday Art Day!
We had to get up early today, our daughter made plans to go out and see friends, and that meant we all got up for early breakfast, the plan was to have a decent walk, and enjoy the day. But for some reason, we both felt a bit Meh, so the walk suffered, which is to say, we didn't go. I popped to Tesco for some supplies for this evenings meal, but other than that, …
Day 24, Saturday
We had a lazy start to the day, I spent a couple of hours reading and commenting on blogs whilst drinking my coffee in bed. Whilst reading Amy's blog, I decided I knew what today's art page would be about, once I could get to the art table. Amy mentioned a prompt list she had seen on Pinterest, all about "Me, Myself and I". I decided I could do this, Amy talked about some of …
Day 23 St Georges Day
I'm a bit late writing this today, its been one of those sort of days. I decided to go to Matalan this morning, our Daughter needs some new clothes for school and Matalan is a good place for her. She's too grown up for kids clothes now so teeny tiny women's clothes are needed. I'm not jealous of her teeny tiny waist line, I promise I'm not (said through gritted teeth ha ha!). No honestly …
Day 22 Time to Escape
I really am amazed that I have managed to keep this going for 22 days. Its a big ask every day to read and comment on other blogs and to then also write my own, and to have something interesting to say. I do wonder what will happen at the end of the month. Will I carry on reading other blogs, will I carry on writing my own. I try to read everyone's pages, but …
Day 21, Lollipop
It's the tail end of day 21, and I have been very much "offline" today. I read and commented on some blogs this morning, but I have been away from all things social media today – very unlike me! My Notebook challenge today, was done in my Scribble & Dot notebook and used Sharpies to create the design. I used a stencil to make the arches then hand drew the mandala shapes and wrote the …
Day 20 – Its an Art and Shopping kind of day
Today I decided to go supermarket shopping, and thanks to Cheryl post yesterday I decided to go to one of the out of town stores, and it just so happened to be right beside The Range. I have missed the arts and crafts stores, so I was at Sainsbury's for 8am, at the Range for 9am and home again by 10:30am having spent a decent amount of money 🙂 which included new jeans and craft …
Day 19, Digital Art & Haircut 🙂
So I keep thinking about getting involved in digital art, its easy isn't it, you just draw shapes on a screen and hey presto there is an image!. Well..that's what I thought, but the reality is a bit different. I bought Affinity Designer for the windows laptop. I don't have a drawing tablet, so its a mouse and cursor click all the way. Add to it that finding tutorials that are at such a beginner …
Day 18, Sunny Sunday
Its been lovely here today in the East of England. Hubby and I went out for a nice walk we completed another 5.5 miles for our monthly target. It was warm and sunny with a gentle April breeze. We saw some deer, a heron and a baby duckling that was clearly lost but we named "speedy" as he sped away so quickly in the water. deerspeedy duckling When we got home both children had been …

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