Woop woop! I'm on top of this challenge!! I'm up-to-date and feeling smug :-) But now there is just the little problem of getting ready for June ..... LOL! If you are still part of this challenge (and I'm so pleased to say that many of you are), then you can link up to your blog post at the end of this post, and/or join us on Flickr and facebook too. If you haven't joined the facebook group yet, then do! It's a super-easy way to see everyone's fabulous calendar pages all in one place. There's inspiration by the bucket load.
Now, talking of facebook, I finally got round to creating a page for thekathrynwheel art:
I'd love it if you would come and 'like' my page. It's just a little space on the world-wide web for me to share my art :-) Less of the waffle, and more of the art!
Not much art been going on here recently. School holidays kind of take up my time and attention and I like to devote a few days to my kids. We took a short trip to the North East of England, to a very beautiful spot and just chilled out:
Fab view of Bamburgh castle from the beach.
There's miles and miles of beach....
A boat wreck AND a castle - great for photographers.
I saw puffins for the first time ever! So exciting. They are the comical clowns of the bird world!
Spot the seal? LOL!
Of course I had to take something 'to do' on holiday - I'm not the best at sitting still and relaxing, so along came the doodle book and a few pens. Most of this is still work in progress, but it kept me well entertained:
Er...my doodling spilled over on to the final book page!
A good place to practise handwriting.
Some of you have been asking what I carry as my art kit on holiday. Believe it or not, I travel very light when it comes to art supplies, and make do with what I can fit inside a small pencil case:
1 x Faber Castell PITT pen (superfine in black), 1 x Uniball Signo (white), a few paint pens (Sharpie, Posca, Montana), Stabilo Aquarabelle pencils (black and coloured), a few Prismacolor pencils, and last but not least a pencil sharpener.
I don't carry a pencil as I draw in pen, and I don't carry a rubber as I don't believe in rubbing out!
The Stabilo pencils and the Prismacolor pencils are both fab for adding dense colour, especially to coloured backgrounds. They produce strong colour on even the darkest of backgrounds - quite different to ordinary coloured pencils. And you know I LOVE colour ;-)
OK, here's the calendar link for completed May pages and/or June ready-to-go: