Monday, 11 July 2016

In a green garden

My caravan garden seems to be waiting for something! 
I looked out on it at the weekend and there are so many shades of green it inspired me to start a journal page for Yvonne's theme at Art Journal Journey -'In My Garden There Is'
I had taken my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and my journal with a gessoed page prepared.
Lots of circles mixing colours as I went along. I doodled into them using some Uni-ball Signo sparkly and white pens(bought in the sale at Paperchase) from my pencil case.
On returning home last night I stamped two of the Dina Wakley scribbly birds and coloured them with Derwent coloursoft pencils while watching 'The Help' on TV. I must say that is all I did colour as the film gripped me totally and made me wonder whether we have progressed much over fifty years!
Today having cut them out I added some bees and the sentiment from an Indigoblu set - Bearhugs 
The birds are standing on part of a circular stamp that I repeat stamped over the bottom of the page.
The skies were quite grey this weekend but we did manage to clear away three bags of weeds!!
Whoops! Some bits of daffodil leaves got left behind!
This is at the end of our caravan - before we bought our new caravan three years ago we could see this from our bedroom window.
This is what I look out on now, the greens that inspired me!

 My hydrangeas are coming on nicely though.

My only gripe at the moment is that the farmer who owns the field in front of us hasn't cut his hedge and I don't get to see the curlews that land there occasionally!

Before I go I would like to welcome my latest followers- Nancy, Angela and Jo.

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal page with those sweet birdies, and that farmer should cut his hedge so you have a better view! Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a lovely page ! Great done with the different shades of green! Your garden looks beautiful - hope that farmer finds time to cut his hedge...
Thank you so much for a wonderfeul entry to Art Journal Joureny Chris!
oxo Susi

Helen said...

love your scribbly bird page, and your garden at the caravan looks lush after all the rain!

Crafty She said...

Love your Journal page Chris and your photos are beautiful. xx

~*~Patty S said...

Sweet birds and bees on your lovely green background Chris ♥
Had to look up what a curlew was = interesting and totally new to me bird.
Your gardens looks lush and beautiful.

ULKAU said...

Wonderful shades of green, I love it. Cute birdies and bumble bees! Ulrike

sirkkis said...

Love this sweet page. Your coloring is great.
Hugs ❤

Meggymay said...

My favourite bird images Chris, its a fabulous page and I love how you were inspired with the greens you can see in the countryside. Great photos.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I still can't get over your gorgeous view. Its fantastic. And I love the bird page too. I love making circles and they always work well for backgrounds, don't they? Have a great day! Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Green is a color, too. And oftentimes, my garden has nothing but green in it. So I was impressed with your lovely garden and birds.

Of course, seeing the real thing is even better, because I am super impressed with your views. Totally AWESOME.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the impressionistic greenery in the background of your two little sweet birds. I also LOVE your garden, which I find very inspirational. Blessings!

Brenda Brown said...

Great page Chris and beautiful views xxx

chrissie said...

Wonderful page with the beautiful greens and the cute birds. Such an amazing place and view--talk about wish I was there lol

Love Chrissie xx

Rita said...

What a gorgeous spot! I had to search curlew to see what you were talking about. What interesting looking birds! Lovely green page, too. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

sweet page with those darling Dina birdies Chris! and your photos of the garden are gorgeous! Fingers crossed I'll have a hydrangea bush to share next year.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful view that inspired your page, I love the greens and circle details, and those birds are too cute! J :-)

Sandy said...

wonderful page with the cutest birds. I always enjoy your pictures.
Sandy xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

I hope the farmer cuts his hedge so that you have a better view soon! I really like your photos - what a beautiful garden you have! And the work of art you made is simply amazing. I love the shades of green and the sweet birds!!! And your quote, too!