Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cold Hands!

I was prompted to make this page based on a saying that is often used. I have never understood it - so I looked it up - it is to describe someone who doesn't show their emotions well and may appear stern but have a kind disposition. I suppose I must have known that but it had never 'clicked'!
I have been far more literal in my representation of the saying!
I had a  background in my A6 journal (the smallest allowed in the Art Journal Journey Challenge) but it was a little brighter than I liked so I added gesso over the top - scraped on with a faux credit card.
I dipped a coffee stirrer into paint (PA Fresco Sky and Orchid) to draw the heart and the border and stuck on the mittens from a recent purchase at The Works.
I wrote the words with a Derwent Graphik line marker.

This is my latest of 101 Ways to Keep Warm. 
I hope you are keeping warm - the temperature has dropped here quite a lot so we are wrapping up warm for our walk this afternoon!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Rita said...

The weather is definitely colder today, yet the sun was shining brightly in a lovely blue sky. Love your journal cover. Certainly need your woolly mittens in the months to come. Hugs Rita xxxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page Chris, I could do with some warm mitts, my hands are freezing! Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had no idea that is what the saying meant, either, but I certainly love your interpretation of it. It's an absolutely fabulous entry for your challenge at AJJ.

sheila 77 said...

That's funny Chris. I'll have to think about what I thought it meant.
Love the sweet little mittens (are they for the three (two) little kittens who've lost their mittens?).

Meggymay said...

That was a saying used often by my Gran, it is a wonderful page Chris.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

I love the little mittens. And I especially appreciated the quote. My mother said it all the time, and I didn't realize it had to do with showing emotions. It makes the piece even better. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A good definition on the quote Chris - and often it is so.... ♥♥♥ YOu are totally right!
Love your little mittens I have something made with mittens as well for the theme - will show it later.
I wish you a warm heart and a good new week and say thank you very much for your great hosting of the theme my friend!
oxo Susi

maj. said...

Beautiful page!!!