Friday, 5 August 2011

Taking a break

Paints and inks by Dylusions
Rub-on by 7gypsies

A couple of weeks ago I taught an art journaling class with a theme of repeating images. We created a background using finger painting *my fave* and then hand drew our houses onto old text before colouring them in with paints and pastels and adding them to our pages. We can all draw can't we?  Drawing doesn't have to be 'perfect' (whatever that is!) and mine certainly isn't perfect LOL!

Occasionally I like to add a random rub-on to my pages, and I love these by 7gypsies:

Rub-on by 7 gypsies

Next we chose an image to represent ourself, so here I am as a crow. It's not the first time I have been referred to as an old crow ;-) We added hats to represent the different hats we wear in life. Here my hats are: 

1 wife and mummy
2 teacher and instructor
3 general dogsbody and picker upper of things and stuff



Now, lookie what has landed at Art from the Heart this week.


OMG I am loving the new funky people and they are a fab size for art journaling. They are selling out fast already so you had better be quick!

I am going to take a little blogging break while my children are on holiday from school. I have scheduled a couple of posts to go live over the next couple of weeks but I am going to step away from the internet (it's gonna be hard LOL!) so I won't be around to reply to comments or e-mails. Missing you all already!

I am going to spend a bit of quality time with my children doing things like this:


And this:


Enjoy your summer wherever you are :-)
Bye for now.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful art as ever Kate... have a wonderful summer break X

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  2. Stunning creation. Enjoy your break.

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  3. Awe.....an old crow eh? I think I am an old bat hahaha! Fabulous pages Kate, enjoy your break xxx

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  4. Love these two pieces, Kate! Amazing as always. Have a great break!!

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  5. Hi Kate, thanks so much for the lovely welcome, I'm just a little excited can you tell? Love your art, wow! It's gorgeous x x

    Kaz xx

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  6. Fabulous art journaling, love the houses and crows. Enjoy your quality time with your children . Tracy x

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  7. Excellent pages - thanks for the inspiration. As you say, it doesn't have to be perfect and it's sometimes hard to step away from that.
    ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!! YOU NEED IT!

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  8. FaBuLouS pages Kate ♥ Have a fabby time..Xxx

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  9. it's again so beautiful !! I just like how you play with the colors ! thank you for the inspiration !!

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  10. I love both your houses and bird pages! so pretty and colorful. i will definately miss your post... but your children are important. Have a grand time with the kids. see you when you get back.

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  11. Thanks for sharing all those nice pictures, and have a great time with your kids! Valerie

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  12. Wonderful stuff! Have a fab break with your children xx

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  13. It is important so spend quality time with our children when we can. They grow up so fast and you can never get the time again.

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  14. Beautiful pages-love those birds!Have a great time with the children-this is what holidays are made for!

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  15. always love your pages Kate. have a great break Kate...i rhymed. lol enjoy your time with your kids.

    xxoo

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  16. Your post makes me smile...enjoy every single second of your summer break!!!! It goes so very quickly.
    Love your pages!!! Simply amazing!

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  17. Have a great break! x Jill

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  18. Wonder pages as always :)I think I could draw a house such a good idea to do in on text paper
    Have a fun time with children :)
    Candy will be in the post Monday
    Von xxx

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  19. have a fab break Kate. More yummy pages. look forward to seeing more of your art when you get back.

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  20. See ya when ya get back!

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  21. Fab images and pages, loving your houses. Enjoy your family time away from 'Tinternet' Kate ! Hope the weather stays fine for you and family.

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  22. Great pages again Kate! Love your houses and your crows. Have a great summer break and take lots of nice photographs... see you after summer. ;o))
    And should you want an art journal afternoon with your kiddies, come over! My place is big enough for us... Rest and relax!

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  23. Brilliant pages and brilliant news that you are getting to spend time with the family. I dont know how you fit it all in, and even supermums have to have a break!! ENJOY!!!

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  24. Your pages are a hit as always. Enjoy the break, soak up every single pleasure that comes your way.

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  25. Beautiful as always Kate! Love the colours. Enjoy your summer vacation!

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  26. Awesome work. I particularly like the houses. Brilliant.
    Enjoy your time off.
    Kyles :D

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  27. enjoy your children kate - at any expense. they grow up WAY too fast! see you when you get back!

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  28. Two wonderful pages, the colors are always fantastic.

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  29. Love, love, love the three houses! Great tips.

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  30. Enjoy some quality family time. :-)

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  31. This is love at first sight! I have been wanting to make little houses for months now. With this inspiration I am going to make a whole lot of them.

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