mercredi 28 mars 2012

Summer showed up... and left again

Hi everyone,
i would like to share a new page of journal inspired by both Dyan Reaveley and the appearance of summer weather.  It was very surprising last week to have temperatures in the 20 degrees Celsius (around 80 in Fahrenheit).  The bustards were flying over the house, announcing warmer weather.  But the fun and games were rapidly forgotten with the chill of Sunday and this morning's snow.

mercredi 14 mars 2012

Restraining order

Hello everyone,

I finally did my take on Michelle Ward's restraining order, Crusade no. 61.  Actually, I did 2 because the first one was not really a succes in my view.  I think the page looks crowded even if i did restrain from using little labels and chose to do the quotes around the page instead.  See for yourselves.

So, I decided to try again.  This time, i have to admit, i cheated !  How ?  Well, Julie Balzer and Nathalie Kalback have invited us to a challenge called '' Take the second floor''.  The first challenge is to use acrylic gold paint.  Do you see the opportunity here?  Call me lazy if you want but i decided to merge both ideas and here is the result.

The restraining order was a bit hard for me, as you can see.  I had to make a second effort to get it right.  But how does this page also applies to ''the second floor'' ?  Well, i figure, if something is not natural for me, and i really have to set my mind to doing it, then it must be a second floor for me.  

You are totally welcome to disagree and if you do, please let me know.  I welcome all comments and you can be really straight with me, i can take it.  Actually, i have no ego when it comes to art.  I am such a newbee anyhow.  

Lastly, for the few who will notice that this is not the same blog i used on crusade no. 60, there is a simple explanation.  I was getting confused trying to keep a blog in french and english in the same space.  So this one will be in Sheakspeare's tongue and SCRAP & CARDAMOME will be in french.

Heeee, that is a very long post for me but i will add more.  I was fortunate enough to find some Dyan Raeveley goodies in my area.  Here are the first two journal pages i did with them.  Please forgive the french journaling.

Have a peaceful day.

dimanche 4 mars 2012

Hi, my name is Sylvie.  I am an avid reader of many blogs on this fabulous web, especially artists in mixed media.  I love to try my hand at painting, photogrphy and art journaling.  I have another blog but it seems to me that a bilingual page is confusing.  I want to participate in challenges created by other bloggers, and this mostly happen in Sheakspeare's tongue.  I still want to be able to blog in french, so creating a new blog seemed the right thing to do.

I am looking forward to meeting all of the fabulous artists who will be joinning in the challenges offered.

I raise my glass to painted fingers and dirty brushes !