Monday, 21 March 2016

Take a walk in the woods(and back by the river bank!)

Hi everyone! Sorry not to have been around to visit many of you lately I have been busy with family matters - including a hubby who is feeling neglected and is suffering with a bad back! 
I hope to be around a little more now although this is still going to be busy week!

My latest entry for Art Journal Journey is a simple one that I did while at the caravan the other weekend in a new journal that I bought at TKMaxx on the way there for £3 - I just had to test the paper!

I used my Inktense water colour pencils with my water brush.
I am quite happy with the paper (especially at that price!)

Last time I posted I showed you photos of our walk along the river bank…here are the photos of the walk back home.

From this point we had to walk along the road..
 …or we could have gone this way to Stockport!!!

 This gateway always looks lovely but is even better now!
 As you can see from the bottom of the railings this road was flooded recently
 Heading under the motorway...
 ….up the lane...
 …past the church...
 …sadly, not our church, which is a 20minute drive away!
I hope they mend the clock soon!
Finally on past the newly re-furbished Crown Inn, hubby had been sneaking a look, as I walked across the road the new owner invited us in for a little look before the grand opening! It looks very inviting and although we don't drink much alcohol, they have a range of special coffees and teas so I think we will be visiting as was very cosy inside! 

I will be linking to Art Journal Journey where I am hosting this time around! I hope you will be inspired to take part with the 'If You Go Down To The Woods' theme - there have been such wonderfully inspiring entries so far and there's still 9 days left!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Crafty She said...

Lovely Journal page Chris and what a bargain. I always love looking at your photos too. :) xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page; the new journal was a real bargain. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos from your walk and for all your help and efforts for Art Journal Journey. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

I feel I have had a great walk today, lovely photos! Your journal page is gorgeous.

sheila 77 said...

Thanks for the lovely walk, I could easily imagine myself there.
Sometimes simple is just the best and the way you have used your Inktense pencils is super.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful water colour Chris, you found a bargain with your new journal. Super photos of your recent walk.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Love your journal page today-What fresh sketch. And I love the rest of your walk photos. So green and looks like a quiet country stroll. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in awe of your watercolor/painting skills. And that paper sounds great for the price.

What a fabulous walk. I would be tired after that, I'm sure. Of course, Tony looks like he's ready to sit awhile in the pub, even if it's for coffee or tea.

chrissie said...

A terrific painting of the row of trees and wonderful writing under them

Loved the walk with the great photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a lovely painting - as lovely as the photos from the wonderful walk in spring! The Pub looks super -
I hope your hubby feels better soon and less stress for you at all Chris! Thank you for all the support even though life is just so busy this time for you!♥♥♥

Happy T-Day !

hazel said...

A fabulous page and beautiful photos.
xxx Hazel.

Redanne said...

I love your journal page Chris, and what a bargain! The photos are lovely, those crocus look so pretty near the gate. I hope hubby's back improves soon! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Looks like you grabbed yourself a bargain Chris x Love the watery colours you have created x
Great photographs too

Best wishes
Annie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful page Chris. Love the work you did with the Inktense pencils. Great photos, especially like the field of purple flowers, I'm excited to see what sort of flowers grow around my new home! Have a lovely day. hugs :)

Margik said...

Love your fabulous painting Chris! Great use of your water colour pencils. Lovely photos as always!
Mar xx

Halle said...

Wonderful post today...err...yesterday. So much to see! Love that old church....just beautiful.