Picking up the ball

I often tell myself, and remind my staff, that “just because someone dropped the ball, you don’t have to pick it up”. But there are times when picking it up is the right thing; this is one of those times. 

I’ve been doing the Colour Me Positive weekly art challenge for 3 or 4 years and, in that time, it’s been through a few group admin. The current one, Theresa, lives very remotely in Australia. Her internet connection has got to the point where she’s having to step back. I suggested, instead of giving up completely & the group dying, I look after it while she decides what to do.

This was my first week as admin. I found a quote and suggested if people wanted extra challenge, they use green and a supply they don’t normally use. This got me rattling through my supplies for things I don’t often use – it’s amazing what I have tucked away!

Supplies: Shiva artist’s paintstiks, Derwent Inktense water soluble pencils, Washi tape, Golden heavy body paints and Dylusions paints.

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A little bit of colour

Most weeks I do a page or two in a small Dylusions diary; it’s about 8×5.5″ and lovely thick paper so there’s no need to gesso, the colours don’t bleed through and the pages don’t curl. I usually do a combination of collage and text; some of the tme I’m recording the lyrics of the music that colour my life, less often it’s inner thoughts (I tend to use other jounals for my inner world).

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CMP weeks 22 & 23

I didn’t do the #colourmepositive challenge last weekend so have done two today, which was a nice distraction from other more domestic things. For the first time in more than 35 years of dog ownership, I’m having serious flea issues. We have flea sprayed the house, washed bedding, rugs, dog toys, sprayed furniture and so on. Hopefully it’s all sorted now – Faith’s at the vet again tomorrow for a chekcup re her many medical problems so fingers crossed.

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Art, & a reminder to hug your people

The reminder first. A friend of Tony’s just rang. A few weeks ago he fell off the bottom rung of a ladder and fractured his skull. He was flown to Wellington and is recovering well at home, but the ending could have been very different. He was incredibly lucky. Life is fragile – hug your people.

Onto the art. The journal page uses an old family photo, Distress Oxides, a Tim Holtz stamp set, a scrap of Graphic 45 paper, and black Archival ink.

The smaller journal page is the latest #CMP18. I used Dylusions paints, a Graphik pen in teal, and stencils.

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#cmp2018 catchup – again

You know I’ve been either busy or sick when I haven’t blogged for 3 weeks! I was away, doing some wider profession work, for 6 days then had to get the paper done. Before I went away we had a storm and lost power for 24+ hours, right when I was preparing to be away. And so on…

Here’s the last 3 week’s of #ColourMePositive2018 – I used gesso, stencils, Dylusions sprays, texture paste, Graphik pens, and Dylusions paints.

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CMP18 catch-up

I’ve been playing catch-up for various reasons. I’m using a wee 6×6″ hardcover journal this year and am enjoying the format. Distress paints, Dylusions paints, stencils, collage materials, Pitt Big Brush markers.

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cmp weeks 46 and 47

What makes you different: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Dylusions paints, stencils, Simon Says Stamp inkpad.

Sparkly: Dylusions paints, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distress Rocky Candy, gold glitter, stencils, Simon Says Stamp inkpad

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