I have been off work for 3 weeks but have done very little art; I have been sleeping a lot as I heal. I’ve managed weeks 37 and 38 of #colourmepositive and the latest LisTEN for my unplanner. Dylusions paints, stencils, collage, Fude ball pen, gesso.
My wrist is still not good, so I am limiting my art time and takin it slowly. Here’s what I have done recently for #colourmepositive and in my DLP Unplanner. Paints, stencils, bits and pieces sent by friends.
As always, I won’t describe the prompts as this is a paid class, and I am doing it my way – but I continue to enjoy the process. Golden Fluid acrylic, Dylusions paint, gold patterned rice paper, black pen.
More in my unplanner; this time I *almost* followed the guidelines, hence the dare2B. This records that changes are happening in the household because of my pre-op preparations.
I won’t describe the challenges as this is a ‘pay for’ class but am still loving it, even if half the time I ignore the rules and do it my own way…
The challenge was to start with a black background for the tag, and I wanted to document how Faith looks post-bath.
This page in my UnPlanner was inspired by a couple of conversations I had this week around my career and life in general. We live in a very ordinary house in a scruffy street in an ordinary town – and I love it. Tony and I have been together 24 years, married 21, and are as much in love as ever. We rely on each other and prefer each other’s company; we don’t need to be in the same room, we’re happy to just kind of orbit round each other. Our lives aren’t flash or full of adventure, but we know how fortunate we are.
This week’s LisTEN was your overused words. I don’t usually do the lists for my UnPlanner but this appealed. While I was at it, I did a quick Dare2B page, where the challenge was to use tissue paper. I did, but it didn’t turn out even slightly like I had imagined, Oh well…
My tag and page this week followed the ‘doodle a flower or ten’ prompt although I stencilled flowers on the tag, and used ones Roo sent me on the page. I’m not big on following the prompts and don’t do a lot of the other things, like create lists, but I love the inspiration this goup gives me.
This month we are “unravelling the past and embracing new beginnings”. I can’t think of a better theme as I work through the mental preparation videos ahead of my weight loss surgery. They want me to understand how genetics, metabolism, culture and environment, sleep, personal behaviour and psychological aspects have all contributed to me being at a point where surgery makes sense. The prep is thorough and quite challenging so it’s cool that my art ties into it, as that makes it less stressful for me.