Monday 3 December 2012

If she can do it so can I

It's not that we're competitive you understand but when Laura says anyone can find 10 or 15 minutes a day to do something creative you just have to rise to the challenge don't you?

OK so it's only a couple of luggage tags but by Christmas I'll have 25 of these to string along a ribbon kind of like paper bunting! I've used oil pastel with a wash of concentrated watercolour paints and added a few gold dots with a metallic pen.

It takes way less than 10 minutes to paint a load of gesso onto an altered book page.

I'm adding some feather drawings to the Eggs and Nests book I'm altering.

I like the way the brushmarks in the gesso add character to the pencil drawing.

I'm including some birds too. This was meant to be a Jay but sadly looks more like a demented Kookaburra. Ah well, back to the drawing board - more than 10 minutes definitely required for this!!

Bye for now,


  1. Lovely tags and drawings - yes, it's good to do something, however small each day.

  2. You're kidding right? It looks like a finch to me NOT a demented kookaburra (which truthfully are rather demented anyhow- LOL) I too love the brush strokes & feathers. Those ready made tags are such fun aren't they? Limitless possibilities!

  3. I have a jay that sometimes comes to my garden, and unfortunately eats a baby goldfinch if he gets the chance. I have also just spent a year in Australia and enjoyed listening to the kookaburra, so I am quite happy to consider your bird "a demented kookaburra". At least he's not a murderer!!