The school holidays are over and we had so much fun looking after our little Lilian for a couple of weeks before she started school for the very first time. We went to a place called playdough land one day where the kids could go crazy with playdough. She loved it!
Here she is on the first day. Sooooo cute. The hat and bag are nearly as big as she is!!
She had a lovely day and is very excited about going again which is good.
After taking the plunge and starting an art journal to explore different techniques, I stumbled across this doodle exercise with Diana Trout.
It is great for coming up with new shapes and I have already used some of the shapes and lines created here in my next pages. Very worthwhile – and fun.
Here is the link if you would like to try it some time.
Diana Trout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiaAqGddHXs&list=UUtQ2BvLDOVKfSjQe51V-j1Q
Also, if you want to expand your drawing skills please do yourself a favour and visit my very dear friend, Kerry’s website: All About Drawings.
Kerry is one very talented lady and we have known each other since forever, as her father and my mother are cousins. Our families were always in regular contact and we had many fun times growing up living in the same town.
Kerry is very generous and has many FREE tutorials and tips and hints on her website. I know you will love it as I do. Here is the link
Be sure to check out this amazing doodle one of her talented sisters did for her. Here is the direct link to that:
I found this old eraser in the drawer and it has now become my very first carved stamp. Very happy with it and I have used it a few times now.
Bubble wrap stamp combined with my eraser stamp.
More pictures to come of art pages in the next few days (yawn?) and also some sewing I have done. YES - I have fitted in a little bit of sewing too.
This is what we call a dragon fruit given to me by my friend Shirley. Her friend grows it at his property.
It was lovely combined with the mango in my Greek yoghurt, but most of all I love it for it’s vibrant colour. The taste is quite bland but sweet and very palatable.
What better way to cool off on a 40 deg day than to hop under the sprinkler and twirl a ‘baton’!!!
Until next time…………Dianne.