Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Come For Tea....

OK, I know you won't believe this but I actually spent some time in the studio this morning and have a couple of journal pages to show you! Nothing great but at least I'm getting back into being creative again.

I think it might have something to do with a book I'm reading...."Life, Paint and Passion" by Michell Cassou and Stewart Cubley....the sub-title is "reclaiming the magic of spontaneous expression". I like what they have to say and it sort of spurred me on to do something....anything....just pick up a paintbrush, a pencil, anything.

So here are the two pages I did this morning....



I did a thin wash of paint, added some collaged borders (some of them were cut off by the scanner), a couple of images from a magazine, then used my inktense watercolor pencils to make some shapes, Sharpie poster paint pens to add some dots and write a few words....and Voila! Want to come for tea and play?

19 comments:

  1. Cheerful and wonderful! The colors warmed me up. I would love to come for a cup of tea and even more to stay and play. Keep warm :-)

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  2. I'd be there in a flash if I could Janet and I would stay for a play as well.

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  3. I would love too. Unfortunately my time machine is in for service.
    I would love to spend an afternoon chatting with you..
    hugs
    xx

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  4. Those are WONDERFUL words, aren't they!!! Come to Tea!! I would if I could dear one! Cheerful and cozy art! Yayyyyyy!

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  5. YES! I'm on the way! What kind of tea are we having? Can I have cream and sugar? You KNOW I love to play! What a fun painting! I love it!

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  6. I'll be right over!

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  7. So bright and inviting! I love the colours...
    Sophie

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  8. Oh yes, I shall be there, and I shall bring chocolate. Such beautiful bright cheery pages to see on another foggy, misty day here in Texas.

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  9. cheery yellow pages - just vibrant and popping!

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  10. Oh my goodness,Janet, these are wonderful. I keep hearing about Sharpie poster paint pens. What makes them so different from Sharpies?

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  11. Your work is always so vibrant, Janet. Good to see you back in the flow. x

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  12. What fun pages, I would love to come for tea…

    Louise

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  13. I Love those colors!!! I am so into bright and vibrant lately. I guess cause is so gray and rainy in my world lately. I Love the ink intense pencils. I just have a small pack put I want to order more from blicks.
    Is it still chilly in your world?
    xoxoxoxox

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  14. This is fantastic Janet! I love the colors you chose! I have to write that book down in my "to read" list now. Thanks :D

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  15. Hey...I'd love to come for tea. Earl Grey is my current passion. I love the bright and sunny colors you used in your pages!!!

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  16. Hi, Janet~!! Glad to see your artwork once again! I love those colors, all warm and yummy! I hope, (((really hope)) that I get to start my art doodles after the 1st of the year...Groan!! I am such a procrastinator~!! Tea sounds wonderful, and I'll have a stout cup of Green Tea, if you please!, I will bring the scones...*smiles*

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  17. Oh what fun pages... love the color I would come too I am sure its warmer where you are. A heads up Misty is going to do Art Journal January again.. So you will have new opportunities to journal...

    Kate

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  18. I will be right over, love the pages, very bright and fun. I love yellow.

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  19. Yes,please!
    mm -t hanks - I needed something warm!
    ;)

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