Friday

Dabbing & Doodling

There is not much to show off. For the last 5-6 days, a heat wave is my main excuse. 

Temperatures next to +30C are really hard to bear here in the North. Thank goodness, it's starting to cover up and chill down today!

But I'm still playing in my diary at least a bit every day. This is the page finished today.


I'm not particularly happy with it, but I love, that after not touching any art supplies for almost a year, it all feels new to me again.

And I don't know, for how long I will do it in these old altered books, as the pages are definitely too fragile for my method of working in many layers and using a fair amount of water.

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16 comments:

Kim Switzer said...

We are having a heatwave, too, with temperatures about to climb higher for the next week. So hard to do anything besides sit in front of the fan!

I love the colors on your diary page! What white pen/marker did you use to draw over the color. It looks great!

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thanks, Kim! It's an UniPosca marker, but I'm not a big fan of them: they clog too fast.

Little Drum Dreams said...

I love your colors Rita. Ive heard people say they glue together 4 or 5 pages of old books to get the durability for all the layers and water. I like how you say it feels new again after a whole year away from making art. Stay cool sister.

Faye said...

Beautiful colors, Rita. The white flowers complete a wonderful diary page.

Gillena Cox said...

we had some refreshing rain this morning, thanks for sharing your lovely art page today, have a nice weekend

much love...

Tam Hess said...

What pretty colors in your journal. I love artsy journal pages....so inspiring! Thanks for sharing and hope the weather gets better! :)

Happy Paint Party Friday!
Tam Hess

Giggles said...

Very nice Rita...I feel the same as you about the heat and we are having such a heat wave here too!! Next week will be in the mid 30's. Yuck!

Hugs Giggles

Tracey Fletcher King said...

it is the opposite here in Australia and we are in the deep of winter... 30+ sounds wonderful as I sit here shivering... glad you got some work in...xx

bellefrogworks said...

I like your pages - pretty good for jumping back in. I like the white drawing on the background. Have you ever tried the big white Faber-Castell marker - I love it.

Indigene Theresa said...

I love that you're creating through your pages, it's a beautiful step forward. Try to stay cool. :)

lorik said...

Beautiful colour against that textures of the text and lines of the drawing.

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback and support!

Little Drum Dreams: I have glued the pages together already, and primed, but the pages are more than 50 years old and still too fragile.

Deanna said...

I love to see how you add colour and shape to your pages. It's also inspiring to see how you do a little each week. It reminds me that I don't really have an excuse for leaving my art supplies untouched.

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thank you so much, Deanna!

Jill Marie said...

I just love these pages!!!! So fun and colorful ;)

Rita Juse-Cirkse said...

Thanks, Jill!