Image by Crowabout Studio B
Border by Tumblefish Studio
Paints and inks by Dylusions
I'm baaaaaack! Just had a wonderful two weeks away in sunny Cornwall, lazing about, canoeing, eating, drinking, fishing for crabs etc. I had no internet access and pretty much no phone signal either. Yikes! I had to go cold turkey for two whole weeks!
I took a small (-ish) bag of art supplies with me and managed a few pages in my journal. This one is in my large A4 Moleskine sketchbook. (Hey, does anyone know if Moleskine are still making these? They seem to have replaced it with a Folio sketchbook which has much thinner pages. Anyone know? I neeed one and I can't find one).
We got the got the car ferry a couple of times across the estuary and I managed to sneak the ticket onto my page:
I had fun getting inky with this next page. The page began with a mopped up ink spill but I loved the colours so I continued to work on it. These images are so fun to work with! I sprayed Dylusions inks onto paper and stamped Dotty onto it, and then added a bit of extra colour with pastels.
I LOVE the birds, especially the way that they face different directions so you can layer them all up.
All stamps, inks and paints by Dylusions
Stamps: Birds on a wire, Say what you mean, Basic Backgrounds, Further round the Edge, Dependable Dotty
I don't know if you can see but I stamped the wings onto acetate and then bent them so that they stick up as a 3-D feature:
Now, back to the holiday...... This is what we had at the bottom of our garden for the last two weeks:
Which meant we could do a lot of this:
You can see the house we stayed in the background here. It was a very old house next to an old water mill and had the most seriously wonky floors I have ever known. I felt like I was drunk before I had a drink!
We were delighted to find this little fella in the garden one day:
Of course we had to take our pampered pooch with us - she wouldn't want to miss out on this much fun would she?!
Whilst out and about I tried taking a few arty shots to practise my photography skills. I've still got a loooong way to go but I'm managing to shoot in manual so I'm doing ok so far I think!
Last Thursday we saw the Red Arrows performing at the Fowey Regatta. They were fantastic, it was completely exhilarating to see them perform at speeds of up to 700 miles an hour, and flying so low. We were deeply shocked to hear that on Saturday one of these jets crashed, killing the pilot. I just can't believe it, especially as I had just seen them two days before.
And finally, I leave you with this. Don't you just love it when you stumble across something random like this?! This was just taped to the window of a little newsagents shop in Fowey, Cornwall:
Thanks for all your blog comments while I was away :-) I'll be around to visit soon but in the meantime the washing machine has gone into overload as I try to catch up on two week's worth of sandy, salty laundry! Bye for now