Friendly Friday – Contrasts

…thanks to Amanda for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

Contrasting floor boards at Liberty London in London, England

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Contrasting colours of nature vs man-made (Christo’s The London Mastaba on Serpentine Lake in London)
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Old vs New at the Natural History Museum in London, England
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Freezing snow and ice vs hot coals
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An Abstract Valentine Collage

…from a one-line drawing of shoes

In one of my sketchbooks I have some pages of drawing that I’m not particularly fond of and over time I’ve gone back to them and added colour and some line detail. This time I added bits and pieces of printed transparency in a random fashion over one of the one-liner drawings I did of shoes. After I glued all my pieces down I added some line detail using a white paint pen and some fine black markers. Here is the original drawing.

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A couple of hours later it was transformed into this:

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Made by Humans

…thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Challenge

All these photos were taken in London, England: a sculpture from the Whitechapel Gallery, the iron gate at the Natural History Museum, the tower from the Imperial College of London, a plane at the Science Museum, an outdoor sculpture and a dress from the Design Museum, a guitar from Canada House in Trafalgar Square, a statue in the V&A and the gate at Holland Park.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

homemade cards are the best

I have to admit that I purchased a card for my husband but for my Dad I made one. I took some of the transparency film that I printed and cut it into heart shapes and arranged them onto a folded piece of card stock. I added extra detail with white ink.

I gave it to my father this morning with a jar of hand and body cream that he likes and a small chocolate heart that I purchased at the farmers’ market yesterday. He was delighted and surprised. For one thing he was under the assumption that only men gave Valentine’s gifts to women so this gift was completely unexpected. Aren’t those the best kind? I think so.fullsizeoutput-7677

A Day Early

…my husband’s Valentine’s Day wish to Winnie

Last night my husband told me that he sent off Winnie’s Valentine’s Day wish for today. When I told him that he had done it a day too soon he shrugged his shoulders and said that it didn’t matter because she was already prepping for Easter.7bc31a54-840f-4311-86a7-337ed19f6b07

Here she is singing ‘Let it Be’. What a ham!

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