Wednesday 14 October 2020

Woyww #593 with this, that and t'other

Hello creative friends, 

First a page for *Art Journal Journey* 
and Chris's theme *Hold The Line*

A spread inspired by the wonderful collage art of Pia Rom. 
The word refuel peeping from the book page below brought a 
vision of migrating birds keeping formation as they fly in 
to join us for Winter, like little aeroplanes in the sky... 

and now as it's Wednesday already... here's WoyWW #593 
remnants of a long lockdown weekend in my crafty space.. 

I've been down with an ear and throat infection so just incase 
it was something more sinister than a head cold and with a huge pot 
of Lamb Stew prepared for the boys this is where I've been hiding, 
catching up with the Lifebook Taster course.. 

So sorry to those @ the stamping ground and beyond that I've 
missed visiting, this week will definitely be a better one..  

Watercolour cards inspired by Galia Alena, 
a beautiful artist with her soft spoken words. 
Maybe you'll join her Art is Magic taster workshop ? 

and finally I made use of my 4x4 artist tiles thanks to Effy Wild, 
I never need asking twice when eyes are involved..

Look forward to a catch up and seeing what you've been up to.. 

Stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx


Helen said...

wow. beautiful journal spread, and all the other artwork too! Hope you're feeling better. Helen #?

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal spread, thanks so much for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated. I, too, enjoyed Galie Alena's course, and making the little book with Effy. It's been a fun time at Lifebook! Get well soon, take care, hugs, Valerie

Diana Taylor said...

What a beautiful journal spread, the colours are wonderful and so autumnal. I love the cards too - just what I've been doing this week, masking off with washi and stencil tape and watercolouring!
Hope you soon feel better - earache is so awful, I do feel for you.
Diana xx #10

Mary Anne said...

What a great page and what BEAUTIFUL watercolour cards. Oh my. I envy your talent there. Just gorgeous. I think I missed the ATC link at the top the last time, but I will def. explore that today!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

Julia Dunnit said...

Well if I could do eyes so beautifully, I would do them all the time! So sorry to hear you’ve been poorly, ugh, Ive had a recurring ear infection but I think it’s finally dealt with. Can’t remember feeling so consistently rotten, very glad to see you’ve been gently acting whilst isolating. Feel 100% very soon please.

Annie said...

I've had a busy morning...been to the hospital for blood tests, back for a late breakfast and then had to shorten 3 the 3 nurses dresses and a pair of jeans before I could start my blog here I am a little late today.
Sorry to hear you've not been well. Lets hope you're much better very soon. I does look as though you've used your time well the eyes.
Stay safe and well.
Annie x

Neet said...

Oh I love eyes, and this is a beautiful one. What a lovely idea to make it into a tag.
Gosh you certainly have given us some treats this week, lovely cards and a gorgeous journal spread. I do like the way you have placed the partial head in the bottom corner - certainly adds to the imagination and words that it makes one utter.
Hope you are feeling much better, look after yourself and stay safe and well.
Hugs, Neet 14

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, I do hope you are feeling better,ear infections are so miserable. Lovely journal page and watercolour cards. Love the eye tag, thats awesome. Stay safe, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Felicia said...

Tracey, where do I start? I love each and every one of your projects!! The spread is great...I love to see when geese fly together like that. There is something about seeing that, that makes me reflect on so many things. Your card is beautiful. I love doing watercolor cards and your artist tile is fabulous!! Such craftiness on your desk today! Have a great rest of your week and blessings to you! :) Felicia #22

glitterandglue said...

Hi Tracey. It has taken me all morning to pick up my click and collect order, so I am really late (for me) starting to work down the list - sorry! Oh how beautiful your work is. The birthday card, Christmas card, the page, and that eye! Stunning!!
Trust the lamb stew has done its work, and you are beginning to feel better.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry you have been feeling poorly! I love hearing the geese - not usually quick enough to spot them1 This is the most beautiful page for my theme at AJJ - Thank you for linking! I love your watercolour cards and that eye on the artist tile is stunning! Hope you feel better soon! Hugs, Chrisx

Caro said...

Sorry you have been ill. Love the journal page and the cards are fun. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#12)

Lillianb said...

Great Page, Love the way they are peering up looking at the birds. Your card are amazing,
Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B #8

Crafting With Jack said...

Fabulous artwork, is that last one like a little journal? Happy WOYWW Angela #29

My name is Cindy said...

Everything on your page this week is so yummy!! Hope you feel better soon, it's such a worry feeling under the weather these days!! Happy WOYWW, stay well, stay safe, Cindy #21

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

They are artist tiles Angela, hole punched to keep them all together, the idea is to create and keep them all together. Good for 5/10 minute creativity x

Karen said...

What a terrific page and I love your cards too ~ I hope you feel better soon! Blessings to you ~ Love, Karen#26

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Tracey. I love your journal spread for AJJ. It was smart to make that lady's face a partial face. It grabs your eye and adds a lot of interest. What a fabulous piece; thank you for joining us. Your cards are also amazing is your tile. It's always fun to stop by and take a read. Hope life is good Tracey. Hugs-Erika

StampinCarol said...

I love your journal pages! Especially the colors of the leaves and the geese!
And your cards are lovely! The eye is so realistic!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Carol N #25

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracy, loving the journal pages. Sorry I'm late to night, been outside all day and now on catch up. Hope you're feeling better now. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x19x

DVArtist said...

I am so far behind in blogging. I am sorry to hear you have a cold. Your art is just exceptional. I love that eye. Drink lots of peppermint tea and put the tea bag in a white sock and tie it around your neck. No more sore throat. Sending healing energy.

Dorlene Durham said...

I too have been playing with the Life Taster lessons. Amazing! I love both your projects. Gorgeous! Both of these lessons I haven’t got to yet. LOL. You have encouraged me. Dorlene #30

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late getting here, Tracey. I see you have really been doing the Taster series proud. I finally had a chance to see the Effy Wild entry and Happy Birthday one. Yours is SO different from the artist's. The first one, which you have so kindly linked to Art Journal Journey using Chris's theme, I've not yet seen. I'm a bit far behind and was SO glad they gave us an extra week to at least see all of them. Thanks for linking to AJJ and thanks for your incredible art you always make so enjoyable to view.

Sarah Brennan said...

I do hope you feel better soon Tracey and that it's nothing sinister. Beautifuk artwork on display today. Sarah #3

Chrissie said...

I hope you feel better soon, your artwork is outstanding! That eye is totally amazing!
Take care and stay safe!
Chrissie #24

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Tracey, hope and pray your infection is nought worse and all keep well too. Love those two hand painted cards too, especially the birthday card it’s right up my alley, kind of looks like blue gum leaves. The eye is truly superb on your cube too. I’ve been to iridologist, she always raved over my eyes saying I had fairy eyes. To me they were deep blue green, nought more but then I’m seeing it from different place to how she was looking. Interesting though isn’t it?
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Meggymay said...

I hope your feeling a bit better today. You have been creating some fantastic art projects. Thank you for linking up to Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Lynnecrafts said...

Your eye painting is so realistic! Beautiful cards
Hope you feel better soon. I recommend hot honey, lemon and ginger
Stay safe and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 15

Shoshi said...

All your pieces are absolutely beautiful, Tracey. What talent! I do hope you get better soon - miserable to have that infection.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #17

Redanne said...

I am so sorry you have been feeling poorly, I hope you are feeling much better now!

Gorgeous page, I love how she is looking above those beautiful red glasses! Your watercolour cards are so pretty and your handwriting (?) is such a lovely touch. As for the eye, it is stunning - it looks just like a photograph - incredible!

Take care and keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I hope that you are feeling better, sending you get well wishes! That lamb stew sounds just the thing and I'm loving your pretty cards 😁. Wow, your eye tile is stunning - so beautiful! Take care and sending hugs, Jo x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I'm glad to see you were just as enthusiastic about the Tasters as I was, Tracey! I just wish I had had more time to do more of the lessons, but each and every one of them inspired me in some way! Loving your take on Pia's lesson - that's definitely a technique I will revisit again! Your watercolour pictures are gorgeous and I LOVE your mini book as well! I think I have signed up for Galia's course, hope I will have time to participate - I've also signed up for Laly Mille's 6-day course starting on the 21st. That's one I definitely don't want to miss as I adore her style! So much inspiration out there - my head is spinning LOL! Thanks for your visit earlier - sorry I couldn't come back to you sooner. Wishing you a lovely creative weekend! xx zsuzsa #20

Marit said...

Wow, you've been busy! Such wonderful pieces of art, I do love the eye! And yes, every cough makes me thing 'sinister thoughts' too... what a time we live in eh?! Thanks for your visit to my blog last week. In the Netherlands there were stricter rules announced in order to get the covid-number down but I am allowed to stay working at location - pfew! That's a release! Stay healthy and happy! Love from Holland. Marit #2