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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sketch into Spring #2 Use nature in Printing & #3 Capture colour

For the second prompt Alisa challenged us to use nature in our art. Using her beautiful example as inspiration I went outside to my garden to see what I could perhaps use. There isn't much there at the moment, but I found a stem of Lavender from last years gowth, some leaves from an Astilbe plant, a sprig of Rosemary and a Clematis flower. I had a lot of fun mixing paints, brushing it on, dipping the flowers, stamping with the leaves or using them like a paint brush.

I really like the results.

For the third piece Alisa said to 'Capture Colour'; to look outside and paint the colours in my garden, and paint the weather. Ok, I thought; I'll give it a go. 
Today was a mixed bag. The sky was grey in some parts, but clear and sunny in others and we had had some rain.

There are lots of green leaves on my strawberry plants, they have some wee flowes forming that I hope bode well for a luscious crop of fruit. I have a miniature cherry with blossom and some Winter Polyanthus flowers just going past their best. 
I struggled a little with this page. Just letting the paint drip drop onto the page and lifting it to make it run down. It's not ordered or clear and it didn't seem to make sense, but a few hours after doing it, I can see what I was looking at and I am satisfied with it. 

The next prompt, #4, is to 'Illustrate the stages of growth'. 
Need to do a lot of thinking about that one. 

But until next time ................
..........thanks for popping by to say 'Hi'


  1. Ooh you are tempting me now to join in. It looks like you enjoyed painting with the flowers and leaves. You've got some great effects.
    I'm looking forward to seeing where this takes you Mo.
    Lynn x x x

    1. Thank you so much Lynn, it is something you would enjoy too. You did some fabulous watercolour work in 21 Secrets last year I remember :o) xxx

  2. Love your prints made with real flowers and leaves from the garden.

    1. Thanks Boo it was fun to do. Something you would enjoy I reckon :o)

  3. It looks to me as if you are really enjoying Alisa's challenges Mo. Sometimes when I do things they don't make sense at first, but I sleep on it and it looks much better the next day! Keep up the very good work! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne, I really am enjoying them. Felt my fingers itching to do some more today but had to resist and concentrate on erectng a new trampoline and then catch up on the dreaded ironing. But, that means I'm mostly free to play tomorrow, hurrah! Haha :) Thank fyou for your wonderful encouragement Anne, it really helps me *hugs* xx

  4. After looking at this several times, and reading your thoughts, it made PERFECT sense to me. And I see both types of weather and your new blooms, too. Good job on that prompt.

    1. Dear Elizabeth - thank you, thank you :-)
      Your kind words have made me smile this morning :-)

  5. Hi Mo, great to see you have a blog up and running now. I have often wanted to repay your lovely comments that you have left over on my blog. What a great idea for a challenge and I love your results. Very spring-like.

    1. Hi Carol ~ thank you for your lovely comment, it's great to have you visit my wee blog. I'm glad you like what I have done, it was a lot of fun to create *hugs* :o))

  6. You have a wonderful imagination Mo, so glad you share it with us.x


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