Thursday, 6 January 2011

Being a child - and sloshing around wth paint

My art work is a disaster at the moment.  My attempts at journalling, sketching, even making a card - to join in the various challenges, are so bad that they are just bin fodder. 

I am not going for the sympathy vote - it's just a fact.   My brain won't switch off with life's problematic intrusions - it happens to us all doesn't it.

So late afternoon, when all the chores, and cooking etc had been done, I just went into my little craft room and just experimented.

I bought a roll of wallpaper lining today, as I couldn't get any watercolour paper or sketch pads from the nearest town.  As it is so cheap for a big roll of paper, I didn't have the 'worry' of messing anything up and I just 'let go' and played.

The first thing I did was to tear some strips, to make pages, then I sloshed on some water colours, dried it then sloshed on some very watery pearlised water colours.

And although this photo does not do the colours justice - you can just see the metallic effect of the splatters.

All of the blue shades are pearlised and catch the light - it's great!
I don't have a clue what I will do with these pages I am creating, but it is just wonderful not to 'try' to make something for a challenge or theme, but to just be a child again and play!

7 comments:

Serendipitychild said...

Beautiful colours, well done for being brave and letting go Amazing results.

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Lottie, good idea just playing and having fun. That cut up and stamped on will look great. Just have fun. Everything you make is lovely.

Createology said...

Your papers are beautiful. How wonderful just to play like a child again with all that freedom they have. I hope life's intrusions settle down for you soon. Blessings to you...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are both great! Wallpaper lining? I must look into that - our town doesn't have watercolour paper available but we do have a couple of places that sell wallpaper. Thanks for the suggestion!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Glad to see you are trying to break through your artist's block. I make papers like that and cut them up for backround papers for cards or use them in collage. Your papers turned out very pretty :)

Zoechaos said...

You are not alone in blocking think its the time of year LOL These pages are gorgeous can see all wonderful shimmer and shine XOXO Zoe

Rosie said...

You are far too hard on yourself, Lottie! I started at the top of your blog and have worked my way down... I love what you're doing!! I am a bit the same at the moment - too many fingers in too many pies, but... if we slow down and have fun, it works! Look at these great pages. Look at your amazing January page! You are doing so well. I am inspired by you, so please, stop and look at what you are "creating" - lovely starter pages and backgrounds!
We are always such perfectionists, we forget to walk before we run my friend! xoxoxo