jeudi 27 août 2015

Looking Out Windows

Hello! It's the last days of the school holidays our way, school starts next week and I can feel the busy return to school feel creeping up. 

This piece is a peek through the windows. Maybe first thing in the morning as you have your first glimpse out to the world and see the trees and flowers and notice the slant of light.

I know days can be busy but how good it feels to take that time to really look and see the beauty all around. Days are bright and warm yet I can still feel the shift as we head towards the end of Summer.

I made this with felts and crayons, playful like a happy breezy day!

Linking to Mix it Monthly and Paint Party Friday

dimanche 16 août 2015

Abstract Flowers and Mountain Holidays

Hello! I'm back after a holiday break up the mountains. We had a great time, the mountain freshness so welcome after the heat this Summer! 
I still managed to squeeze in some art time and am linking to Mix it Monthly with the above flower abstract piece, the theme being flowers.
There were some lovely wild flowers up there too and so much water, rushing rivers, lakes, fountains, such beauty and freshness to savour each day!

This is a favourite walk on a hot day, beneath the tall fir trees and by the rushing river.

Lulu had so much fun!

Time flew by but we will return, we love it up there!

Now we have my sister and her little ones visiting so are kept very busy and of course lots more fun for Lulu with her cousins, lucky girl!

Linking to Mix it Monthly and Paint Party Friday

mercredi 22 juillet 2015

In The Garden

I had to join in the Moo Mania challenge, the theme being "in the garden." I love abstract organic shapes and so this theme fitted in just great! All I need is a photo of my dad's lovely vegetable patch to complete things, I may still get around to putting that in but for now these abstract gardens and flowers will have to do!

Below are a selection of real Moo size art pieces, the seasons changing and flowers blooming!

I was almost going to forget to put this one in, but here it is a quick collage card I made, "between two worlds."

Our family holiday in the mountains begins this Saturday, so I may not get round to visiting everyone this week! When away I always have a blogging break, so will not be around for a couple of weeks.
I wish you all well, enjoy your gardens, parks and favourite green places this Summer!
Have fun and bloom!

My boys have been busy too and welcome you to their blog where they have been creating too and having fun, thanks to all who make it their for a little visit!

Linking to Moo Mania Challenge and Paint Party Friday

jeudi 16 juillet 2015

Summer of Colour Week 6

More swirls and happy play with this final week of Summer of Colour, wow these weeks have gone by in a whirl of colour so fast!
It's been great fun playing along and this week I loved the last colour combo: orange, orange and blue!
Such happy colours, full of sunshine and warmth they are loaded with Summer!

I twirled and swirled in a world of oranges and blue!

Such colours make me feel the heat of Summer, mellow times at the end of a day, sun hats and shades, bright happy days!

This final piece below reminds me of the last days of Summer when the first clouds and rain make their way back. When autumn days feel closer, days so much fresher, the heat slowly fading away!

But we're not there yet, a whole Summer to enjoy awaits filled with light and sunny days!
Kat xx

Linking to Summer of Colour and Paint Party Friday 

vendredi 10 juillet 2015

Summer of Colour Week 5

Hello, it's week 5 of Summer of Colour and the colours this week are green, green and pink!
These are another set of favourites so I had a colour blast!

Somewhere in the Summer garden trees and flowers swirled.

Nature's sounds delight with crickets singing, swallows rejoicing and frogs taking over at night.

Amongst the colours of the garden life bloomed all around, such abundance!

Happy Summer Days!

My lads have a blog if you wish to visit here is the link:
You can find their blog in my favourite blog list, they are very excited and having lots of graphical art fun this Summer. 

Linking to Summer of Colour, Paint Party Friday and Moo-Mania (theme-swirls)

vendredi 3 juillet 2015

Summer of Colour Week 4

This week we had red, red and a metallic for the Summer of Colour Challenge.
Well I don't have any metallic colours so that was a problem, that's where some tin foil came in handy.

It's been a hot week here and the colours are certainly hot this week too!

Swirly reds, happy to play along!

Below are two collages used with cut out pieces of the first picture I posted.

Finally I share a couple of village photos, here's our favourite toy shop!

Linking to Summer of Colour and Paint Party Friday

mercredi 24 juin 2015

Summer of Colour Week 3

This week we have purple, purple and yellow for our weekly colours! At first I wasn't so sure about these colours but I ended up having a whizzing time and loved the challenge!

It's been a tough week with Lulu ill with chicken pox, she is on the mend now, so all is fine.
But it's so good to be able to let go in the evening with some art time to wind down after the day!

I made a couple of collage cards too using recycled art and bits of magazine.

Here below are also some shots of our week-end in Amsterdam I promised quite a few of you I'd share. 

I loved this light shop below and had to take a picture of all these beautiful lights, quite magical!

We had a wonderful week-end, it passed like a snap shot in our lives, but that's why we keep going back for more!

Linking to Summer of Colour and Paint Party Friday