Monday, September 07, 2015

Trying my hand a watercolouring, old bird style!

Good afternoon, how are you today?
It is beautiful here, bright blue skies and not a cloud in sight, so what did I go and do this morning?
Food shopping!
It was a case of needs must.  After working Saturday and cropping Sunday I came home to bare cupboards together with moans that there is nothing to eat in this house.  That not strictly being the case, what was meant was there was no biscuits, crisps and sweeties or anything that could instantly be picked up and eaten, of course excluding a good selection of fruit (as that doesn't count!).

A busy weekend was had although I did manage a little reading on Sunday morning before packing my crop bag like a mad women with about 15 minutes to spare.  Should I start my Christmas cards, no, where would be the fun in that?!
In the end I decided to enjoy the time with like minded crafts playing with a little watercolouring.
I guess it must be me but folk with control issues must have difficulty with watercolouring, why?
Well, the colour does tend to do what it wants to especially if you add too much water.
With that in mind I have been trying to master the art, or playing at it, would be more accurate.
This is what I spent all afternoon doing.

I have used Tim Holtz stamps Bird crazy and Perspective and distress inks Cracked pistachio, Mermaid lagoon, Fossilized amber, Abandoned coral, Peacock feathers, Twisted citron, Crushed olive, Blue print and Ripe persimmon.
Not a lot to show for an afternoon's work is it?
Not even one card, and the wee birdie bottom left still to finish!
In my defence I found it very relaxing and I did consume a few cups of tea and slices of cake too.
Not forgetting the chatting and giggles, although I wasn't on top form as normal but I guess the last week has been a bit like that.

Back to the present and what is on the cards for the rest of the week?
I have the lovely housework to complete and the ironing from hell, a normal week then.  I have a couple of extra shifts in work Wednesday and Thursday, plus my normal Saturday.  I also have a short list of bespoke cards on order to complete over the next couple of weeks and a couple more thistles to finish.
Then and only then will I hopefully get some time to play.  Better get a move on then.  I just hate to be in doing the housework when the weather is so good outside.  Maybe a cup of tea in the sunshine before I start will help?  (That's my excuse!)
Enjoy the rest of your Monday, will I get any crafting done before tomorrow?
I guess you will find out soon enough.  Happy crafting.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

I just adore these birds and you have certainly done a great job water colouring them. They look super and I think you did well to get this amount done in an afternoon, it takes me a while to colour an image with my Promarkers too. As long as you enjoyed your time that's all that counts and having a laugh and a chat with friends is certainly the best tonic.
Take care and not too much house work

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, yes today is glorious here too, Teallach, has been sitting on one of the garden chairs enjoying the sun. Me, I've been ironing.
Anyway, I think your colouring is brilliant, shading is super and the colours are lovely and bright. I do love the crazy birds, the expressions are fab, enjoy your day, Kate x

Lau W said...

These birds make me smile !
Your colouring is amazing !!
housework today lol ! bof !

Barb said...

I sounds as if you had a lovely weekend Erika. My crazy birds arrived last week. They have such expressive faces haven't they. I love how you've water coloured yours.

Don't overdo the housework will you. We all need playtime. After our craft club meeting today 40 of us went out for a carvery as it was decided we needed to use up some of our funds. So I've had a good day today. Barbxx.

cotnob said...

Your Crazy Birds look fabulous Erika, your water colouring is brilliant - I never know when to stop and end up with a wet mess whenever I try! Can't wait to see them made into cards.

Carol said...

Fabulous watercolouring, love those crazy birds. Carol x