Art Journal 2

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Here is this week’s addition to my art journal, and a gratuitous shot of the only thing on the Pasture that is in bloom. I am thinking ahead to the arrival of our new peeps!

I tackled drawing a face this week and learning to use my newest art supply-

Designing with Gelatos Color Kit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Gelatos from Faber Castell are so much fun, but there sure is a learning curve. I think my biggest problem is patience! I can’t wait for the layers to dry before continuing on. The layers of acrylic paint needed for the face tried my patience. But the journal isn’t about perfection, it is about trying something new every week. I have no doubt my next face will be better, and the one after that even better. I shredded an old book page and tinted it with Tim Holtz Distress Stain -Vintage Photo. Then I added some diluted white glue to the paper scraps and formed them into the nest shape. I added some more tint after drying. The chicks and roses are Victorian scrap from my somewhat extensive stash of “pretty crap”.

Another problem here at Out to Pasture is that you always have an audience. As I was squatted in the mud, trying to take a picture of the journal with limited light, I felt this tug on my apron.  I spun around and grabbed this shot:

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That is Chatty Cathy the Turken or Transylvanian Necked Neck hen. No, she is not supposed to have feathers on her neck. Yes, she is more of a “curiosity”. YES-she is a great layer of smooth brown eggs. Impertinent as she is, she sure beats some of the people I worked with in my former life.

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