Wednesday 9 September 2015

Rising to the challenges

I've been amazed at how many of our DMTV viewers have decided, like me, to keep a visual diary over the next 3 months. The latest videos about printmaking have inspired some lovely work too. Here's just a selection of some of the pages I've been sent this week;

So thanks to Bernice, Pam, Alison and Linda for sharing their work. I  shall look forward to seeing lots more!

Not to be left out I've been working in my own journal to record some recent events too. Amelie and I collect feathers wherever we find them but the gorgeous Jay feather was a special treasure. We found it just as we were gathering the last of this season's raspberries from the garden. Unfortunately, I got stung by a wasp but that's another story!

Where does the time go? Our precious granddaughter Amelie celebrated her third birthday this week.

Not that we need an excuse for a cake covered with smarties.

It was one of those typical Kemshall birthdays that last almost a week so that all the family can get together to party. The sun shone for us and I've taken some great photos which will be appearing in my diary over the next few days. Not sure yet how I can record the squeals that accompanied this particular image - just be thankful for your ears' sake that there's no audio on the blog!

Bye for now,
Linda x


  1. Oh my goodness! Can Amelie get any cuter? I love her flower fairy costume. Sorry, had to get that squeal of delight out first. The journal pages are gorgeous. It is so interesting to see what others choose to observe and how they observe it. Sadly, the postman is taking his sweet time getting my supplies to my backwater town. But, I am cutting printing blocks and trying to be patient. Looking forward to more photos of the birthday girl. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely books. Lovely memories and photos of the birthday. MUST copy that cake idea... if that's okay with you.

  3. Hi Linda, I'm so excited by your sketchbook challenge. I've been away and am just catching up with the shows. This sounds a perfect opportunity to record thoughts, feelings and actions from now until Christmas and just the inspiration I need. Thank you so much, I'm off to dig out a sketch book to make a start!

  4. love all the images in this post, there are some great pages being completed. And a perfect green fairy what more could you want.