Sunday, 22 January 2012

Week 3 - Brazil

The country this week at Darcy's Postcard Challenge is Brazil! A country I'd love to visit though I think I'll have to wait a few years until Connor is a bit older!
After doing a bit of research I came across the artist Romero Britto who is originally from Brazil. His biography says he started by drawing on surfaces such as newspaper so my postcard is his "Paradise Tondo" drawn with ProMarkers on book print which I ripped up and lightly gessoed...

I've reserved tonight for visiting the blogs of all the others taking part in this challenge, it may take a while, there are quite a few of us!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Week 2 - Spain

It's Week 2 of Darcy's Postcard Challenge (actually it's Week 3 but I'm a bit late in blogging this!). This week the country is Spain.
I was trawling the internet looking for inspiration when Tim mentioned that he liked the artist Gaudi - I looked on Google images and found Gaudi's lizard which is found in Park Guell, Barcelona.
So here it is...

As you can see I still need to stick the stamp on!

Monday, 9 January 2012

366 Calendar Journal

Because I don't have enough to do (!) I've decided to do Kate Crane's calendar journal this year. I figure once the page is done it's not that hard to write a sentence each day...we'll see how I manage to keep up!

So here's my page ready for January - now partly filled in of course!

I'll be back at the end of the month with January's page!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Darcy's Postcard Challenge

So this week saw the start of Darcy's Postcard Challenge, you can read all about it here and here. On Monday the first country was announced - which was Austria! The Sound of Music sprang to mind but I thought it might be best to do some research before I started! I eventually decided on what to do and finished my postcard tonight...

So, I've gone with a Klimt inspired mountain scene. Of course, I'm no Klimt, but you get the gist!

And the back...

I still need to decorate my page that the postcard will be mounted onto - but then I also need to sort out my book. I had made one but felt that the postcards were too snug in the pockets. However, I found an old photo album that I never got around to using - I think it'll be perfect for the job, it just needs a bit of work...

The next country is announced tomorrow morning, hopefully inspiration will strike more quickly this week!