Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all safe, well and in good spirits. Isn’t it amazing that we’re all working towards one goal, the same goal? We all have something in common at the moment.

So, today is day 16 of my messing around with art supplies self-imposed challenge. And I had a pretty good play this morning. Here’s my effort for today …..


The birds happen to be cut outs of Lush gift wrap paper which one of Sarah’s Christmas present was wrapped in. I found the scraps of paper under a little pile of stuff. The paper was so colourful and cheerful that I thought I’d give it a go. The birds are partridges, a partridge in a pear tree. Fa-la-la-la-la. I have purchased absolutely nothing for this art journal. It’s amazing what you come across and with a little effort can turn it into something.

Along with finishing this art journal two-page spread, I prepped a few more in readiness for the next few days …..

Prepped a

Prepped b

Prepped c

You’ll notice that I’m not overly precious about what colour I splodge, splash and generally scrape over my art journal pages. I reckon if I layer up and embellish using co-ordinating or contrasting bits it will all come together eventually. Slowly but surely, I am learning to just let go and let it happen. After all it’s only an art journal. I must admit that I look at everything through new eyes now. I’m always on the lookout to repurpose bits and pieces in my journal. I will soon try to add scraps of fabric.

I’m halfway through my challenge already. I wonder if I’ll decide to carry on after April 30th? I might even try this type of thing using fabric. I could turn it into a wall hanging or door banner or even frame it up.

It’s very likely that our lockdown will be extended for another few weeks. It seems to be having the desired effect but we mustn’t ease off too soon as we might undo all the good that we’ve done. I guess I could manage for another three/four weeks if necessary. I might have to launch another challenge to keep my mind focused though.

I received two six packs of pansies yesterday. My neighbour managed to bulk purchase some spring bedding plants and had too many and offered the extras to me. Well you can’t imagine how pleased I am to be able to plant a few bedding plants. We had a frost recently so I’m going to wait a few more days before I plant them out just in case another frost hits over the next few days.

So, my friends, I guess that’s my report for today. It’s been a pretty good day. And it’s not over yet. I’ll be doing some simple cooking. Comfort food is much appreciated  in my household at the moment . I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x

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