Thursday, 19 July 2012

Art journal pages

I finally got time to play! These pages were started at about this time last year following an idea from Pat. I gessoed two pages then closed my journal and then opened it again and let it dry before colouring it(can't remember what with, but it was probably Neocolours II) They were done in preparation for our holidays, along with lots of other pages, but I never got around to using them. While sorting out the h-u-g-e pile of scraps and pictures I'd saved I found just the thing!

 When I was about 6 I had to go to Great Ormond Street Hospital. As we lived in Lincoln my Mum went to stay with relatives in Surrey. When I came out we stayed on a bit longer and one of the days we went to Brighton. There are no photos as my Mum thought I looked so poorly in them they were destroyed when she went through them in a clear out! Along with this magazine picture I have used some bits torn from a Crafty Individuals stamp, some shell stickers that came with a little journal last year and a piece of paper I tested paints on, the bunting is from one of my old college text books, painted with twinkling h2os.
This is just a bit of doodling around some magazine pictures with a very 'true' statement lol!

We are still waiting on solicitors to get a move on so that we can get a move on ourselves! The plus side is that we have had a chance to take things to our flat, do some decorating and be even more ruthless with STUFF!!! 

 My hubby retires today so life is going to be little different from now on! 

Thanks for looking, would love it if you could leave a comment, Chris


Joanne said...

Congrats to your hubby. Retirement is fantastic. However, Chris, start as you mean to go on and tell him to keep from under your feet!!!LOL
Hugs Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

Happy retirement to hubby! ;) I'm sooooo jealous....I think I'll have to work until I drop!!! ROFL Hope the solicitors pull their finger out friend is having the same problem at the minute.
xoxo Sioux

patcrafts said...

Congrats to hubby hope he has a long and happy retirement and has plenty of hobbies.
Love your seaside pages especially as I have this yearning to live by the sea and a beach hut is to die for.
Good luck with the solicitors they are all the same, no rush!xx

flutterbycrafter said...

I agree the sun always seemed to shine, wonderful pages & congratulations to your husband, hope he enjoys his retirement

Lindsay Mason said...

Happy retirement to your hubby Chris! Solicitors just take forever to do anything, but hope they get a move on for you.
I really love your seaside themed pages. May see you in Kendal before too long? Take care both of you. Lindsay x x x

Sue said...

It is really great that your pages have been born from things that once belonged; like memories and your college book.
Congratulations to your 'better..hmmmm' half and wish him lots of happy times.
Much love