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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Stay curious... come what may!

Hello all!  Such dull, grim, grey weather - so disheartening... but a good reason to stay indoors at the craft table, eh?  There's a lot going on at the moment, so I'm grateful for any time spent with my inks and paints and stamps, and I had a lovely time with the art journalling I'm sharing over at the Country View Crafts Projects blog today.


I hope this sneak peek will make you curious enough to hop over and check it out... and whatever you're up to this week I hope it goes well for you.  See you soon!

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existence.  One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
Albert Einstein (almost certainly my "most-often-quoted"!)

If you don't mind hopping to see the full reveal, I would love to share my little birds in their wintry setting with the lovely Chrissie's Winter Wonderland theme at Art Journal Journey

49 comments:

Helen said...

I wish I could stay inside - might get some crafting done! Off for a look now... (yes, great hamper, I was keen to have it all along really!)

Amanda said...

Been for a look and love the pages, the scribbly birds look fab!
Love
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, a total delight!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Especially hopped on over and had a look Alison because those Scribbly birds are adorable, love them to bits. (Shouldn't say it but I love them better than Mr TH's birds!!!!)

Your page layouts are beautiful, utterly gorgeous in fact.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a delightful spread - absolutely gorgeous dear Alsion!
I am over the moon happy that you are with us at Art Journal Journey again!
Thank you very much!
Happy rest of the week and thank you for all your heartwarming comments you always leave for me on the blog .
I so appreciate your visits!
oxo
Susi

chrissie said...

This is adorable Alison with the delights of winter on display. The words today are worth thinking about for sure as well.

Lovely to have you join in the Winter Wonderland at Art Journal Journey. Thank you dear friend.

Love Chrissie xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely birds and beautiful the scenery. xx

Deborah said...

I love the scribbly bird stamps and you've made them your very own using(what I think of as)your signature blue/brown palatte. A gorgeous journal spread. Happy new year!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful Alison!

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful layout! The birds are glorious! You really have managed to breathe life into them. Hope life is treating you kindly. Lx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Inky and Quirky said...

Like your thinking Alison,dull day = more crafty time! Fab make too as usual ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

June Macfarlane said...

Hopped over,. wow so beautiful. Such pretty details too.

Diana Taylor said...

Just hopped over and had a look - it's beautiful - I love everything from the cute little birds, to the wonderful wintery colours!

Sandy said...

I need to come back and visit - there are so many things I need to read more about. Oh woe is me -- I don't want to win more money - I just want to win more time!!!
Sandy xx

Jackie P Neal said...

these birds look so sweet! Off for a closer! xo

Marci said...

Really liked this one! The birds look so part of the scene, lovely.

Dorthe said...

So very lovely,
winter birds in snow land!! A very beautiful spread Alison !!
Dorthe, Xxx

Candy C said...

Alison...your scribbly birds art journal pages are so so sweet. First of all, I love your colors. I always do! I love the way you have one bird perched on the branch and the other among those wonderful stamped twigs and brown foliage. The pages themselves have a wonderful peaceful quality to them. You are such an artist and I am such a fan!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful pages Alison, gorgeous wintry colours and those birds look so adorable.
Avril xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Just hopped over and had a look. It is a beautiful spread ! I love all you make Alison !
Corrie x

Coco said...

These new pages are so lovely Alison!!... I left a comment on your DT's blog too a few hours ago. Couldn't come back on yours earlier sorry, but once again my girls have disturbed and interrupted me!!! :(
Hugs, Coco Xx

Lynn Price said...

Love this sentiment! Off to see more - I see some fabulous layering in that background! Stay warm - xxx Lynn

Chrissy said...

I absolutely love those scribbly birds and the beautiful soft colours Alison..the tree stamp on it's side is perfect and I just love the whole page with it's sentiment..brilliant..

luv CHRISSYxx

Maggie said...

Fabulous AJ pages Alison and in my fav colour palette I love those scribble birds they on my wish list....
MaggieH

craftytrog said...

Wonderful spread Alison! x

Julia Aston said...

This little snippet is beautiful in itself - but I'm off to check out the larger view!! Julia xx

Debi said...

gorgeous pages, love the extra stamping details you added to the birds, Debi x

Sandy said...

I know one thing I am staying curious about, is how you make your art!
Sandy xx

Meggymay said...

Just seen this project Alison, its gorgeous.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is gorgeous!!

Almo said...

Just been over to have a look, your pages are beautiful Alison and the scribbly birds are so sweet. I always adore your lovely mix of colours with the blues and browns. Hope you get to the bottom of what is causing your camera to delete. Mo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

The fabulous frosty background and the scribbly birds make this a perfect Winter Wonderland spread! Hugs, Chrisx

Margik said...

Wonderful journal pages Alison. The birds look fabulous and the background is so lovely!
Mar xx

toni said...

Love this journal spread Alison, just been over to Countryview for a closer look. I've left you a comment bu must apologise for miss spelling your name ! Toni x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looking forward to seeing more of this one Alison. Have a wonderful day today! hugs :)

Sue said...

Love this Alison, especially the way you've stamped onto the birds. It really is a Winter Wonderland xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Day two now of looking at your birds and I just have to say, they make me happy!
Thank you :)

Team Clark said...

This really was such a super project, love it!

Rita said...

Love this project Alison. Your art is always so attractive and beautifully put together. Hugs Rita xxxx

Kay Wallace said...

Simple from a distance, but close up your spread is so full of detail! Love Dina's birds (need to ink mine up again!) and you have done them proud here.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Curiosity killed the cat... but for awhile there I was a suspect.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great page again dear Alison, I love it, these birds are so lovely , and your page is so beautifull, great imge and colour use!!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Anke said...

Traumhaft schön, liebe Alison. Ein wundervolles Werk, ich bin begeistert und liebe Deine Vögelchen.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Hettie said...

Intriguing. Off to see more!!
xxx

Sandy said...

Well I have commented twice -- I guess I should comment thrice!
Aren't you at all curious!!!
Sandy xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just saw your lovely journal pages at Country View Alison, beautiful! Deb xo

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Alison, I am sure I will have missed so many blog posts, sorry for being unable to visit.
I will definitely pop on over right this minute to view the full project.
wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Loved these when I saw them over at CVC, beautiful work as always my friend.
hugs Brenda xxx