Sunday, 29 May 2011

Bonne fête, Maman!

Today is mother´s day in France and that is something which won´t happen to my mum tomorrow as she is on holiday in Turkey having a great time I hope. For those of you who don´t speak french, it says "Mother´s day, the day after" and on her apron "We love you, Mummy"!

After a very long stop, I started piecing patchwork again. This will become a baby boy quilt. The mother-to-be wants muted colours but I think I will still add some aqua blue like the blue in the right down corner block. Only 63 more blocks to go!

I am still busy filling up my art journal:

Unfortunately the garden wants some attention too so that I am not as creative as I would like to be but I am working on it.

Till next time!

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Well, actually just from my sister, who posts much more than I do.
So here are my art journal beginnings.
That´s the book I started with. It is a Christmas present from dear friends. The paper is really nice but the cover was a bit boring.

I changed that first with the help of gesso, acrylic paint and gel medium.

Then I started:

I enjoy the journey, the thoughts I put in this first journal, the colour combinations I try, the way it makes me look at things and people from a new angle.

Maybe I will add some fabric to it in the future. After all, I have some (sic!) shelves full of it!

I hope you enjoy your creative journey too. Be daring!