The Holidays are Coming! Eep!

Are you guys ready? Christmas presents, decorations, food. Every year it feels like total chaos and last minute running through shops hunting for suitable presents, yet every year everything seems to work out somehow. I hope it will work out as usual. Current amount of Christmas presents shopped and ready: ZERO.

Last week’s colour challenge in #colour_collective was silver, which for me of course means an opportunity to draw mice! Everything else may be in disarray but at least I’ve created a new Christmas image to tweet around Christmas eve.

Hope you’re enjoying preparing for the holidays!

Bookmark dreams

BookmarkedBookmarks rule! I love opening a book I’ve forgotten to read for a while, finding a bookmark inside and having an art and inspiration experience. They don’t take up that much space so you can collect plenty and have bookmarks ready for every kind of mood and genre. Bookmarks can be memories. A treasured gift from a friend. Bookmarks can show allegiance to a cause or a belief. Bookmarks are emotion, inspiration, identity and gosh darned useful to have around!

For ages I’ve wanted to make my own. I need a proper quality printer. Everything else is sorted. My hope is that I’ll be able to get that printer ordered after Christmas. Right now my head is filled with confused thoughts about what Christmas gifts to get others, there’s not enough room to fit in printer thoughts too. Hey, maybe I should give them some Christmas bookmarks and a nice book to go with it?

PS: The bookmark by the text is what I submitted for this week’s #colour_collective challenge, colour theme Robin Egg Blue.

Colour Collective (week 46, 2015)

Something exciting happens on Twitter every Friday! The #colour_collective posts art! Each week a colour is chosen for us and participants paint something on that colour theme. Everyone is welcome to join, there are no sign ups. The pictures posted are often art that could be in picture books but you never know what you might see.

This week the colour was Rose Quartz, a pale purple-pink type colour. I submitted the smiling critter above. The green background took 3 layers of (digital) paint before I got it the way I wanted it, can you believe it? Sometimes even simple tasks turn complicated.

How to participate in the Colour Collective:

  1. Make a piece of art that fits the week’s chosen colour. Look up @Clr_Collective to find out what the colour is.
  2. Post it on Twitter on Friday at 7:30 pm GMT, tagging the picture with #colour_collective .
  3. That’s it! Celebrate!

If the time makes problems for you, I recommend using Hootsuite or a similar service to schedule your tweet.  Hootsuite makes tweeted life easier.

Tomorrow, Saturday, is another exciting day. It’s when we find out what the next colour theme is!

 

Website Restart!

You know you need a make over when you’re too embarrassed to tell people you have a website.

When I made this website I had the mighty goal of blogging 5 times a week . I dutifully installed the WordPress app onto my phone so I could start writing while waiting for the bus or in between lectures. (Never mind that one needs the patience of a teenager to type on the smartphone. I go nuts after a few minutes of it!) I was excited. Yet I found myself rarely logging into WordPress and all together avoiding looking at my site.

The shame. It burned.

So here we are, trying again. And by gosh I’ll glitz up this site even if it kills me!