Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Robyn Osborn's "flower" journal "A garden" by Janie O'Brien

Who doesn't love flowers ! I loved putting together a flower garden for Robyn to enjoy. All fussy cut images; such fun - cheers Robyn.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Finding My Gyspy Soul

 By Lisa for Rebecca-lee

When I received Rebecca-lee's journal, I had no idea what Gypsy Soul actually was - so to my trusty Pinterest I went!

I found quite a few images and quotes that inspired me to do my spread.

Firstly I gessoed the pages, then drew a girl sitting in a meadow.  I did take a pic of her, but being pencil it was a bit light.  So I won't share it!

Next I watercoloured her.  Sometimes you get great effects watercolouring over gesso... and sometimes you don't.  I quite like how her dress turned out though! 💗

I also watercoloured the background, which turned out a bit wishy washy.  No matter though, because of the meadow flowers I was adding with acrylic.  Firstly though, I added a black outline to my girl, because I thought she may not stand out enough amongst the flowers.

On the other page I added the quote that I had found:

Wanderlust consumed her; foreign hearts and exotic minds compelled her.  She had a gypsy soul and a vibrant hope for the unknown.

Then I added lots and lots of pink, purple and orange flowers around her, and the quote.  

A big blue sky with some clouds, and a big yellow sun, and I called it done.

Hope you like it Rebecca-lee!  Happy Arting everyone.

Cheers, Lisa xx

Saturday, September 12, 2020


 This is my spread in Wendy Hannas Inspiring Music Journal I did John Lennon's Imagine song the words are so beautiful and inspiring background done with oil pastels googled Image and words to song hope you like it, Wendy    

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Movie Magic for Deb's.

I wanted to do a tribute to Mr Disney, who brought so much colour and magic into my childhood. There was Snow White, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and many more.But my favorite was Fantasia. Walt Disney brought together the wonders of classical music and fabulous animation. 

If I close my eyes and listen to Fantasia, I'm transported back in time to the dress circle of the Guildford Odeon with my Grandmother and younger brother Peter.

For the background I was going to just paint black but the night sky is made up of so many hues. I used Blue Violet, Prussian blue hue, Diox purple, and Red black. Once dry I had great fun flicking warm white and a very pale blue to create the stars.

I found Mickey in a children's book on manners.

And decided to paint the mops free hand. 

Lastly just to paint the one word that sums Fantasia up for me - magic. 

So thank you Deb's for 

A) coming up with such a great topic. 

B) for allowing me to work in your journal. 

C) bring back such happy memories.