Monday 8 November 2010

Week 2 Art, Heart and Healing Course

Oh dear dear dear - week 3 is upon us and I am just trying to catch up on week 2!

It's been a week of doctors, dentist, and hospital appointments and we have been away overnight - but here is where I am at right now.
As this is a work in progress at least you will get to see how the layers and shading progress.
Above you see a base layer of Gesso, then shades of green and blue water colour crayons, some stamping and colouring - then a coat of brayered white.
I have added the tree trunk - which had layers of white and browns, and have just scribbled on a third layer of water colour yellow for a sunshine glow, (yet to be brushed with water to blend it in), another layer of stamped flowers, the heart and bird.

I drew the chains and swing seat and added on my whimsy self.
I had great trouble with my whimsy as the book isn't very big, so the whimsy is very small and it was a real struggle drawing her.  I still have to draw and add her friends.

Apparently I was a very pretty child, with ginger hair - not a 'carrot top' but strawberry blonde or titian it was described as.   Doing this exercise has brought back some nice memories - one of which is when I had a pretty little blue seersucker cotton dress, with a white colour and white spots on it.  I only got to wear it once to have my photo taken on an 'Open Day' in the Village.  I got to wear my Sunday shoes too, and I was told how pretty I looked - isn't it funny the things that pop out of your brain!
It was a lovely happy day!

The countryside, swing on the tree, little bird - and any other creations are, and will be, figments of my imagination to create a perfect storybook childhood.

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Createology said...

Lottie I love your page with you swinging so happily. You are still a pretty little girl inside. Happy memories...

Hels Sheridan said...

Very pretty page, loving your little character there.. so sweet x

Ati said...

LOVE what you made so far!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Lottie, love you on the swing. It's very pretty and brill. Still can't believe you'vs not drawn before. Looking forward to the next bit. Take care Hugs x ChrisB

Lorraine said...

love your whimsey page lottie..I used to spend all my time on a swing too dreaming!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...


This made me smile... shes soooo cuuuuuute!!! She'd make a fabulous little animated character.Fabulous double page.

Sally said...

This is really lovely Lottie. I have yet to start on mine (been away as you know) and now I can't wait to get started!

Jester said...

Love it so far! Look forward to seeing it when it's finished, Lottie,

Neet said...

A pure, pure delight. What a lovely treasure to hand down to your family - I hope that is what you will do with this.

milkcan said...

How fun! I'm so glad that you're joining us for Art Journal Every Day!