Thursday, 28 April 2022

Leaves and branches, April Junk and Heart of Glass ...

Hello everyone 

I hope you are all keeping well?? 
Another month where life stuff again absorbed me..
so here's a photo heavy end of April post from me

Watercolour studies of Photinia *Little Red Robin* 


Some pages from my April Junk Journal.. 
Mini eggs they were in short supply 😒 


Face doodle created from a paint spillage on package waste.


Caramel Kraft paper with stitched rice paper Butterfly


Painted night forest scene from a tutorial by Danielle Mack and 
a stamped scene titled *Morning has Broken* what a beautiful Hymn. 


and finally...

Another found face journal doodle and the attempt to turn this one into 
Debbie Harry, lead singer of the group Blondie using pencil and paint. 
As a 9 year old I remember singing Blondie songs into my hairbrush 😂

*Heart of Glass* was always a favourite track. 


Wishing you all a great weekend 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

25 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful art. Good advise to use and not waste.

much💛love

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous art, as always, my fave is the night forest scene and morning has broken - I'm singing already! Hugs, Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your representation of the leaves is exquisite. I find them very appealing. Well done!

Christine said...

Lovely art Tracey and the leaves are beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful watercolour leaves, and wonderful journal pages Tracey! Your sketch of Blondie is amazing.
Thanks for joining in with my AJJ theme again.
Hugs,
Alison

DVArtist said...

Hi Tracy. Well you art always makes me so happy. You have a talent that keeps growing and showing the depth of your imagination. Have a wonderful day.

Mac Mable said...

Such creativity and a fabulous post Tracey. I love the red robin watercolour studies and the representation of Debbie Harry is very striking x. Yes a hectic April my end too x.

Joan said...

Beautiful art, love the leaves and your representation of Debbie Harry is fab, loved the Heart of glass song



Joan

My name is Erika. said...

I love your monthly journals Tracey. You always have such a wonderful selection of pages. I am really impressed with Debbie Harry too. You did an amazing job with her face. That's a good song also, even now. She is perfect for Alison's challenge, and I'm glad you got a chance to join in before the month ends. I hope you have a wonderful last few days of April. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

I forgot to say thank you for joining us also at AJJ.

sirkkis said...

Awesome art, Tracey.
My favorite is 'Morning has broken'. By the way, I posted it's video on my blog with the AJJ-page for this same challenge.
I wish you joyful, happy weekend and a great start to May xx

Jeanie said...

Hi Tracey, thank you so much for coming over to Marmelade Gypsy from Rain. It has brought me to you! Your mixed media is just lovely and reminds me how much I enjoyed doing it before I started my watercolor practice! Your journals are beautiful and I also love your leaves! I also enjoyed your spring bunnies a couple of posts back! Have a wonderful week!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such fabulous watercolour studies and pages! Loving all you art and that mini Easter egg hunt sounds like fun and the Morning has broken page is gorgeous 😀. I hope that you have had a good month, it seems to have flown by and I'm not sure where it's gone! Wishing you a happy Friday and bank holiday weekend! Hugs Jo x

Neet said...

Love Heart of Glass. A fab song and a fab singer whom you have captured perfectly. What a fab page that is Tracy, as are all the others you have shared with us.
Hugs, Neet xx

carol l mckenna said...

Your journal pages are divine ~ and such delicate leaves drawn ~ Xo


Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Fundy Blue said...

Oh my goodness, Tracey! Your art images are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend!

Carola Bartz said...

There is such beautiful art here to see - you are very talented. I enjoyed seeing all of these, but I'm partial to the bird on the Morning has broken page. The night forest is gorgeous as well.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Photinia, Little Red Robin, I have never heard of it until this moment and it looks beautiful. I will have to look it up and learn more about it. Your art is so sensitive and captures even the hint of happiness in life. I love your spillage waste pictures. The butterfly is magnificent ... you are sooooo creative and along with everyone else I love your paintings especially "Morning was Broken". I can picture you singing into your hairbrush ... made me smile. Wasn't it wonderful when we were young how our imaginations could transport us to another place, usually fun and happy place. Your "doodle" of Debbie Harry is awesome. I don't remember her well. I think I was of an age when music was not a priority and I missed being a Blondie fan. I will explore that as well. It has been a wonderful visit, Tracy ... Stay well, stay safe and stay creative :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Lovely red leaves. Love what you have done with the package waste.

Linda Kunsman said...

Brilliant art Tracey. Love your watercolor studies. I'm trying to get back into watercolor art;)

Redanne said...

Tracey, your art is always so inspiring and beautiful. I love Photinia and the way the leaves turn red and you have captured it so beautifully in your sketches. The butterfly is a real stunner too and the faces are gorgeous. You captured Debbie Harry so well and that took me back a few years!

Such a wonderful post my lovely friend. Hugs, Anne xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Actually you have reference to two beautiful songs. I love Morning has Broken and I love Heart of Glass.

Your art is absolutely gorgeous. I love the leaves from Rain's theme, the beautiful art you have given us this month, and of course, I love the beauty of Debbie Harry. What a great way to end the month. Thanks, too, for sharing this wonderful entry at Art Journal Journey using Alison’s theme.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, i am amazed you find time to ceate so much beautiful art. I´m happy if I creatae two. :) They are all beautiful and different from each other. But I have two favourites. Teh butterfly and the "Morning has broken". Music that I remember well and like to listen to.

A great post. :)

Rain said...

Everything is so beautiful Tracey! I especially love your dark forest and butterfly! Oh and Debbie Harry!!! You know, Parallel Lines was one of my first albums? That and the B52's made early debuts in my record collection! That was fun to see and you drew her so well! ♥♥

Sue said...

Wow Tracey what fabulous works of art! I really like your Morning Has Broken piece. I hope life gets easier for your soon. Take care and have a happy May, Sue xx