Artful Readers Club
"You're Having a Laugh" CJ
Desert Island Discs CJ
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Find at least one geocache in all 72 UK counties
Sketchbook Project 2012
Seeing all 30 NHL teams play
Visiting all 30 NHL arenas
Project Runway CJ
Artistic Licence CJ
Rock Resurrected CJ
Take Ten CJ
UKStampers CJ #3
Fabric Round Robin
UKStampers CJ #2
I know people always say "trust me, it looks a lot better in real life" - but trust me, it really does!
Anyway, enough excuses, this is my entry in Mistyrat's art journal CJ - her theme is "quotes to live by" .....
I've always loved this Einstein quote, it rings so true for so many of us, feeling like failures because of the things we can't do, instead of successes for all the things we can.
So, a fish up a tree it had to be :)
Here's a close up of my fishy friend:
He was drawn with a micron pen onto watercolour paper that already had the red numbers stamped on it, and coloured with watercolours and oil pastels
The page background was printed on a gelli plate and overstamped with the little stars in a pale pearlescent ink - they are over the whole page but they come and go depending on the light and the angle you hold the paper. So you can see the stars clearly in bright light (the left hand side of the page in the top photo) and they almost disappear in shadow (the right hand side of the page). And the trees were drawn freehand with a black Sharpie.
I enjoyed pulling this page together, I just wish I could get a half decent photo of it before it goes off in the post....