Monday, 14 November 2016

All At Sea...

…is a little how I have felt both yesterday and today! I have the first head cold I have had in years and I think I know where I got it from - the woman in the queue behind me at the Post Office sneezed several times without covering her mouth! I don't think she knew the old saying 'Coughs and sneezes spread diseases" I suppose I have been lucky just to have the odd snuffle for the past few years!

This page is for Susi's brilliant 'No, no, no' collage challenge at Art Journal Journey
I gessoed the page and added some scraps of book paper then added ink and Distress crayons. The ships were from a magazine and the sea is from our croissant box painted with Fresco Baltic Blue and more gesso. I added some text to the background and outlined the boats with Black Stabilo all pencil which I wetted and smudged.

I am not happy with my handwritten words  - I obviously need to practice more!!

I hope you are weathering your storms - whatever they may be!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Your writing looks fine. The page is lovely, thanks for joining us again at AJJ, and hope that cold goes away quickly! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I think that your writing is very good as is the whole page- I am in love with the colours and depth. It looks all so real and poetic! The Stabilo in black always is a great tool for bringing out the motifs! Well done here again!
I hope you get well soon - nobody needs head colds!!
Thanks a lot for all your super pages this month Chris!
Hope we will meet tomorrow again at the T-Party!

Happy start of the week !
oxo Susi

Krisha said...

So sorry to hear about your head cold......:((
This is really a great page, and I think your hand writing is just fine.......don't be so hard on will make your head hurt worse...LOL!
Hope you feel better real soon.

Mi Schra said...

I love all the happenings over at Art Journal Journey. And this is just marvelous! Makes me want to sail away :-)
Hope you get well soon.
♥ Michelle

Helen said...

your lettering is fine - really love the All at Sea! hope your cold goes soon, nothing worse! (well that is obviously not true, but it makes you feel so rough!

Linda Kunsman said...

Wonderful collage art Chris! So many super pieces of art with this theme at AJJ this month. Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Sometimes hot tea with a shot of brandy does the trick:)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish you felt better. I forgot to say something yesterday. This is brilliant, and I like how you recycled both magazine images and a croissant box. It's truly lovely. Now get better or I'll send you a picture of a frog!!!

chrissie said...

This is a wonderful page and I think it is great that you did your own need to practice it looks just right

Hope you soon feel a lot better. Vic has had a cold for weeks and I have a lesser version.

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic sea page Chris and your writing looks great to me. It looks a super scene with the old sailing ships. Hope you feel a bit better soon.
Yvonne xx