Saturday, 22 January 2022

It's not too late...for a greeting and a walk

Hi everyone, I made this page a little while ago when the year was very new and I hope it isn't too late to celebrate.

I used a mop up background that really had gone beyond useful as it was. I gessoed over it all - got a little bit of texture and thankfully a much nicer colour.

Next was some ink through part of a Donna Downey stencil. I stamped the Dina Wakley face and scribble writing and then added some DW dots using Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

The quote is by Paper Artsy's Sarah Naumann. Finally I added some Chipped Sapphire DI around the page.

I am adding this to Art Journal Journey where Erika's theme is 'Lets Face It'

We have a had a bit of to and fro-ing to the doctors and chemists lately but fortunately nothing major - just routine stuff but lots of it!

We have managed a couple of longish walks too this week.

We went to The Carrs on Tuesday before shopping.

It was a cold frosty day but the sun shone and the sky was blue with lots of sky trails that had spread out,

The best thing was that the mud was solid and easy to walk on

This was my favourite - can you see a wolf?

I'll show you where we went on Thursday at T Stands for Tuesday. 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Helen said...

Glad the health issues aren't too major. Love the photos - what beautiful sunny skies. I've been working at the times it was like that down here! today at Kew was supposed to have sunny intervals... not a bit. Anyhow, love your photos - thanks for sharing.

My name is Erika. said...

I think your page is lovely Chris. I like the blue, and you can’t go wrong with Dina Wakely stamps, can you? Thanks so much for sharing for my challenge this month. And what a beautiful
Place to walk Chris. It looks like a lovely day! And I can see the wolf too. Happy weekend. Hugs Erika

Joan said...

Its a lovely page Chris and your photos are beautiful, I need to start getting out for a walk or two, been far too lazy!

Divers and Sundry said...

That looks like a wonderful place for a walk. Your photos draw me in.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page and perfect for the New Year! Your walks look amazing too with the pretty views and blue skies, we've started walking again this week and I find it very therapeutic 😁. Glad your doing ok after all your doctor visits. Happy weekend! Hugs Jo x

kathyinozarks said...

Yes I can see the wolves, beautiful page Chris, and loved the photos from your walk-hugs

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful journal page Chris and those shades of blue looked lovely and it isn't late to celebrate a New Year with a fantastic page like this one. I liked seeing your photos and yes I can see the wolf in the clouds.
Good to read that your doctor appointments went well.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

Lovely page and photos Chris, I can see that wolf in the clouds.
Take care and keep safe,

CJ Kennedy said...

Great photos. My favorites the stones ringed by ice and the wolf cloud. Stay warm

Aimeslee Winans said...

Fab page, Chris, no IMO not too late, I take the entire month of January as New Years, lol. Love your blue background you made. And what lovely photos, hope you are through with the docs for awhile and can concentrate on art and your adventures! xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's not too late in my opinion. I love this beauty with the Dina stamps. And I really enjoyed your wolk. So much beauty, even in winier. And yes, I saw the wolf, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at AJJ using Erika's theme, too, dear.

Neet said...

I love your page Chris. It looks quite textural with the addition of the squares. One would never know this was a mop up page at all. Who could fail to like one of the faces by Dina?
Enjoyed the pictures from your walking - makes me think we should maybe do a bit more ourselves when at home.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my, Chris! What beautiful photos you shared from your walk! WOW! And your page is absolutely gorgeous. The colors, the face, and your sentiment work together beautifully. (It's never to late to celebrate!!!) Hugs, Sharon