Monday, 17 October 2011

Drawing in my journal ...


Here's another one of my hand drawn girlies in my journal. I created the background with layers of paints, gesso and inks by Dylusions, and then added touches of oil pastel here and there.... The flowers are created with a Crafters Workshop Stencil. I drew the image and coloured her with Distress Ink.


In this page she is talking to the bird - 'sing me a song ... but sing it like you mean it'. 

In other words 'if you don't mean it, don't say it'.

Or 'have a little more sincerity'.

Or 'don't talk cr*p'.


Winter is arriving fast here in the UK. It's getting colder and wetter, the nights are getting darker and the days are getting shorter :-(

Byeeeeeee for now

38 comments:

  1. Fab background finishe and I love your drawing !!

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  2. Oooo she's lovely, love her face, so quirky and so you, background is fabulous, hope you're feeling better now xx

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  3. Wo-ho-ho-ho! your girlie looks great! I like the stick thin legs :D x

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  4. I do like this page and your girly is lovely and I like how you have done the flowers and the colours are great. In fact the whole page is great. I just love your work, it is so inspiring. Dianne.

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  5. ohhhh Kate....fabulous like always...sigh...wish I could create with you in person... :)

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  6. How very individual she is.....I second the sentiment:)

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  7. Smashing pages and I agree with the don't talk cr*p sentiment!

    Sadly the nights are drawing in but it's a great excuse to turn the light on and craft!!!

    Kathyk

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  8. Fabulous page, love your art work, thanks for all inspirations.
    Hugs Anja

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  9. Oh beautiful page Kate... so love your girl and the sweet bird... lovely :))

    Jenny x

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  10. Super...love it. You are so talented = )

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  11. hi kate, love you hand drawn girlie, and your color combinations always send me.

    xxoo

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  12. Ooooh that little birdie is so cute... don't be so mean to him :-)
    Love this journal page!

    xx Tessa

    PS Thankx for the nice words at my blog. I journal in Dutch, German and sometimes English. So if you don't understand a word of it: it's proberly written in Dutch or German LOL

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  13. what an awesome page kate! love it!

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  14. Stunning! And my sentiments exactly, he, he x

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  15. This is fab, I love the background colours and she is gorgeous!hope that you're feeling bit better hugs trace xI agree...don't say what you don't mean, why bother?!fab page xx

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  16. SO lovely, as always. You are my number one inspiration!
    Here in Sweden we had to scrape the ice from our car windows last week. I dont like the winter, with all the snow. But it will come wheter we like it or not. I prefer the autum (or spring!). :-))

    Have a nice tuesday!
    Lisa

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  17. Love your hand drawn girl and the way that you have coloured her so beautifully. I really like the background and texture too. penny

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  18. Lovely page :) yes dont i know it, weathers gone awful today!! Em x

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  19. I love the page and even more the meaning you gave it!
    It is dark, rainy and stormy here too, but I just think about the fact that in two months the shortest day of the year will be over soon ;-)

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  20. Brill page! Agree with the sentiment too ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  21. Stunning page, love the drawn image and your background is amazing.

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  22. Love this page Kate. Hand drawn adds something much more personal I always think. Seems you're a stencil addict like me :)

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  23. What a gorgeous page, I love your little lady xxx

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  24. Fantastic page Kate and just love your girlie she's so cute, she would be good as a stamp for those of us who can't draw!xx

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  25. Just what a journal page should be for, practice new things and get rid of your frustrations. 10/10 on both counts. Hope you're feeling a little better and the rest has done you good. Thinking of you. xx

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  26. What a cutie pie, Kate!!!! Love her and her sweet little message (and the little bird too)! Matter of fact . . . . . I love it ALL!!! Stay warm and toasty as best you can. Fall nights are getting very chilly here too. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  27. Kate, this is gorgeous. Your art journal must look amazing.
    Kyles :D

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  28. Love your drawing with this piece! Wonderful!

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  29. Hi Kate, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a comment.
    I love this journal page, your girly is very cute & the sentiment is perfect. I also like how you incorporated the stencil flowers.

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  30. Love how you did her dress. Very saturated and rich colours. I also love the little border on her dress. And your saying is to accurate! If you can't say or sing nice, don't do it... Great page. I did not know you could draw!

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  31. loving your people, perhaps one day you'll get them digi'd or rubbered up for us poor unable to draw crafters, LOL :)

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  32. Always always love your colour combos and amazing compositon and wording. Now you have added another string to your bow, Drawing! Absolutely stunning! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  33. Brill page! The colours are just gorgeous ♥

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  34. Always love it when you do blue and orange!!! Fabulous page and wonderful drawing

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