Friday, 28 January 2022

Paint my world

Hello everyone 

I'm so sorry I've been absent in blogland family ties 
have kept me extremely busy from the onset of 2022. 

House hunting, viewings and preparing to downsize 
my MIL, it's just a small part of my world this year. 

Away from my creative space I've been doodling down my 
days on anything destined for the recycle bin, painting 
with a very limited watercolour & gouache palette. 

Let me share a little of my January with you..

First a self portrait painted on brown packaging, it depicts how 
I really need (want) to show my creative space and materials more 
love in 2022 and use up what I already have around me...

Out with the uncomfortable, old, unfixable chair and in with the new..

The cleaning out of closets discovering boxes unopened from 1999 
full of old books and encyclopedia's from my late Father in Law..

Catching my breath from dusty closets days to take in those mild sunny ones..

putting my feet up so late in the evening falling asleep in that new 
comfy chair dreaming of what to do with thirteen A4 encyclopedias..

It's just a small part of my painted world this January.. 

I've very much missed you all and looking 
forward to seeing how you are and what 
you've all been creating.. 

Catch up with you all asap.. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx 

Sharing today with: 
More than words January Challenge ~ Reflect and Doodling


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful journal you have created from that packaging. I love how some of the pages are torn on the edges and aren't quite all there, It calls attention to your art, Of course, I love the paintings you have drawn, too. Simply lovely paintings and great words to go with the art. Thanks also for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Erika's theme, too. You inspire me. I wish I could draw like you, dear.

Helen said...

Great to see you Tracey and hear your news. Loving the journal you've created.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love you wonderful journal pages, so beautiful. You must be tired after so much extra work. Nice to see you posting again Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

What a fantastic journal Tracey. It's tough when parents get older, isn't it? Luckily we have my mom well settled in an assisted living she loves and that takes great care of her, but we are dealing with my MIL. It is tough work and takes up a lot of time. My studio is also starting to go through a face lift. I had to smile at the cleaning out page your shared. You've captured it all so well! This is wonderful and worth the wait to see. Thanks so much for adding your face to this month's wonderful collection of them at AJJ. It is much appreciated. Plus I really enjoyed this journal. I hope you get to put your feet up some this weekend. Hugs-Erika

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing your journal and your creativity for January Tracey x. You have depicted your 'life' fabulously x. What a busy start to the year you've had x. Sending hugs x.

WendyK said...

A great post, showing us your lovely journal pages. I’m trying to get rid of some unused art stuff and have found a mental heath charity to give it to.
Hugs Wendy.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent and beautiful journal pages and good luck with your moving ~ Xo

Wishing you lots of laughter in your day,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

Lovely work you have uncovered!

Gillena Cox said...

Enjoy your cleaning and discovering. Thanks for today's art share.
Happy weekend.

much love...

Linda Kunsman said...

Thank you for sharing your journey, and journal with us. Your pages are so beautifully done and all have a warmth to the nurturing feeling you show in them. Happy PPF! said...

Lovely paintings. I like that is painted on packaging.

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a wonderful art journal you created here with packaging. That's so unique and creative!!! And your pages are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art with all of us!

*Vicki* said...

Your AJ pages look fantastic! The paintings look quite amazing and I appreciate you sharing!

Cindy D. said...

Wow, these pages are amazing! Especially the cleaning out of the closet and the putting up the feet... no actually, all of them. I hope the new chair is working out as expected!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic pages Tracey and a great one made from the packaging. Thank you for linking with Erika's theme at AJJ and its good to see your back blogging.
Yvonne xx

Neet said...

What a lovely post showcasing some of your pages - always a pleasure to see. I especially like the page with your self portrait on, but then you know I love the faces you do.
Hope all is well with you and the family (including Freya)
Hugs, Neet xx

nwilliams6 said...

Wow, each is a treasure. Thanks for sharing these snippets into what you are going through. I know it is difficult but it will be over and you will have accomplished a lot! I keep thinking I need to start downsizing so my kids don't have so much to do! My Mom did that and it was a blessing to us. Hugz

craftytrog said...

I love these pages Tracey, especially that beautiful self-portrait. You've certainly had a busy start to the year.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great project Tracey and thanks for sharing it with us. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

NatureFootstep said...

wow, this is a wonderful post. Just seeing all those books and your selfportrait was a beautiful thing. And to br ablr to create your diary this way, Such a gift. :)
thanks for sharing!

DVArtist said...

Tracey you are such a magnificent artist. Every piece you create is special. Have a wonderful day.