Wednesday, 12 January 2011

First 12 days of my diary journal.

Well, so far I am actually finding time to fill in my daily art journal.  It does help that the squares are only 1 inch!   Not had much time to do any other art work sadly - too much going on.
As you can see it has changed quite a lot from my last post.
I real life the colourful page actually looks like it is cut out and glued on - you have to touch it to see that it is not,

I drew freehand with a thick feltip pen the wiggley border.
Then I coloured the outside with burnt orange feltip, and spent ages drawing on individual tiny circles all over it, then shaded it with oil pastels.


The colours are far more vibrant in real life - I wanted bright and cheerful colours for January as the weather is now so wet and dull and gloomy.

This close up is three times the size of the actual square.

I just love these Stampotique chicken stamps from Happy Daze which were a present from a friend I hold very dear. 
 This chicken looks just like one of mine - Dopey Dolly who is very happily laying eggs in the mid winter - when she shouldn't!

13 comments:

Sandie's Patch said...

Love the colours, really uplifting on a dreary wet January day!
Keep up the good work!

Sandie xx

Shairon said...

Really enjoying following your projects as always, Lottie. Great start and what patience!

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Lottie, love what you've done so far and I like the fact that the squares are only 1 inc., I think that makes you pick out one thing of the day that means something to you.

Jackie said...

This looks fabulous, Lottie. Thanks for sharing the details.

themessycraftroom said...

Great start to your journal with those lovely bright colours. Good idea just having 1" squares ,don't have to spend ages writing lots. Love your little chicken. Hugs x ChrisB

cockney blonde said...

Your journal's looking really good and I love the colours, x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I absolutely adore your journal - have you ever thought of teaching an online class? I think it would be perfect for those of us who are terrified of large journal pages.

Lorraine said...

what a lovely journal and an excellent idea to adjust the size of the page so its more manageable..lovely colours and artwork here

Paula said...

looking good...and very vibrant.

hazel said...

What a lovely colourful journal Lottie, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Neet said...

Love ;it! So bright and colourful. Well done you for signing up.

lisa fulmer said...

very nice - I love playing with inchies!

Createology said...

Your daily journal is quite charming. I love the colors and the size. Seems quite doable each day. Happy journaling...