365 Days of Art – Unconventional

….day 51 uses unconventional art tools

Tuesday’s prompt from Carla Sonheim was to create a piece of art using unconventional tools. I chose to use a toilet paper roll, a chop stick and a wooden skewer.


On a piece of heavy watercolour paper I placed the toilet paper roll upright and dropped a small amount of two or three acrylic paint colours and some white down the middle of the tube. I also surrounded the tube with some white paint as well. Then the fun begins. You start moving the tube around and the paints mix to create an almost marbled effect. If I try this again I’d use less paint and have three or four tubes on the paper in different locations.

When the paint dried I put a dollop of black ink on random areas on the painting and then using the chopstick and the skewer I moved the ink around to add some visual interest to the piece.

Here’s the final creation.


Mundane Monday Challenge – #148

…..this week’s theme is hanging clothes – use a simple frame

Every week Trablogger challenges us to take better photos.

I like the contrast with the diagonal lines in the top to the horizontal lines on the wall.


WPC – A Face in the Crowd

….this week’s theme focuses on photographing strangers or a A Face in the Crowd

It’s not about capturing any one face or even a group of faces in the crowd but more about capturing a moment. It could be a silhouette, the back of a person or just a crowd.


365 Days of Art – Caruso Sings

….day 50

I’m a little behind but I’m sure I’ll make it up in the next couple of days. I’m enamoured with Collage Characters. My latest creation is another bird that I have named Chattering Caruso. Caruso lives in the trees and loves to sing all day long.


Is Spring Just Around the Corner?

…..don’t get your hopes up

This past weekend we’ve seen warmer temperatures, thawing snow, rain and grey skies. Certainly signs that spring can’t be too far off but I’m sure winter is not finished with us just yet. Here are a few photos that might give you hope that spring is just around the corner.