Wednesday, 1 August 2018

WOYWW 478

Happy Wednesday once again.   time to re-group for desks with Julia at WOYWW   -    Since we last met, we've had some rain and some blissfully cooler, more normal summer temperatures... and I've been trying to catch up with a few of my layers for ALAD/ASAW for France Papillon's facebook group... I am about 5 weeks behind oops...
this one is more or less finished, I might add one final layer (splatters, can't beat splatters!) and then I'll share it with the group. 
the theme for this week was "message to the world" - part of the reason I fell so far behind (apart from the awful heat) was not knowing what to do .... I was rummaging through my stencils when i came across this one by Stencil Girl that I've had ages and not used.   so my message to the world, is Art is Good For You!  It was good to get painty again, shame the forecast here is set to hot up again into the low 30s by the weekend..

to save this being the shortest ever desk post, here's a couple of my favourite pics from last weekend's trip to Kew!    more here
 yes, those are rain drops! 













thanks for stopping by, have a great week.


38 comments:

Nikki C said...

ACEO = Art cards original and editions hope my first comment went thru i don't see it hugs Nikki 2

Neet said...

Like the page and the message! Cannot believe the difference in weather - yesterday I was cool and had to wear a cardigan - in fact visiting cardiology I wore my jeans - come up north if the heat is bothering you, it's mu,ch cooler here and dull and raining is the order of the day today. Better still, send us some of that lovely sunshine we've forgotten what it is like already.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love the message on your journal page. I seem to have totally lost my 'messy crafting bug', but my paints etc will wait until I feel like getting my apron on again (which is usually in the winter and I like to hibernate in my cosy craft room). Come to Pembrokeshire if you want some more comfortable temperatures (normally around 21 degrees, which is pleasant in the sunshine). I bet that the gardeners at Kew are very happy to have some rain finally. Ali x #7

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Helen it's looking very organised in this area, looks like you'd be able to find precisely what you needed for your page. Love those words.. makes for a great page.
Lets hope the rise in temperature is a little more tolerable than before, the air certainly smells fresher after the rain.
Happy WOYWW Tracey #3

Shoshi said...

What a gorgeous page, Helen. Such lovely cool colours and a great quote too. I heartily agree with the sentiment and already feel better having managed a small amount of art myself this week. I am another sucker for spatters lol! They really make a piece. Your Kew photos are stunning, particularly the first one. I agree about the weather - much better now it’s cooler but the change in atmospheric pressure has given me a bad headache for days...

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #10

brenda said...

Spaltters are alwasy good Helen. And beautiful blooms, my daughter and DIL spent a day at Kew a couple of weeks ago and have a super day.

B x

Mrs.D said...

Morning Helen, you were quick off the block visiting my desk, thank you.
Yes, I heartily agree that Art is good for you, we should all be able to spend more time getting messy doing art.
Thanks for sharing
Chris #9

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen you're right of course, Art is good for you. Loving the journal page and those gorgeous photos too. You have reminded me that I need to get practicing with my new camera. Have a great woyww what ever you choose to do, Angela x17x

Annie said...

Art is definitely good for us all. I’ve not had any time to be creative this week with my workload but thankfully I’m off for a week now so will enjoy some chill out time before we meet again.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

Lillianb said...

Morning Helen, Happy WOYWDW

Love the art Love page great colours

Lilian B #13

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, liking that page, and what a great quote. Love the Lily too, one of my favourite flowers. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yep, I agree that Art is Good for You, though I'd add Music to that as well and it seems such a shame that these two subjects are the first to be cut back in education. Sigh. I agree with you about enjoying the cooler temps, bliss and I loved the rain too!!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Art is absolutely good for you Helen; great message to the world. I am enjoying the normal low 20s that we usually get in summer far more than the heat. Beautiful photos from Kew! Have a great week. Sarah #19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just stopped by to say Hi. That stencil makes sense and is so true. Have a super Wednesday and I hope you get a reprieve from this heat.

Paper Wishes said...

Im with you and all the garden plants - thriving in the welcome rain. Love the stencil you have used so true.

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Helen. I'm looking forward to doing something with all that old music. I hope your DOs come soon. They are very good for altering horrible papers because they are so nice and opaque. I hummed and hah'ed for ages before deciding to get mine and have never looked back. I adore them. What you don't get from pictures is the gorgeous silky finish they leave on the paper which feels so nice. I have discovered that there is no paper in your stash, however horrible, that can't be improved with a few layers of this and that. I'm really glad I never threw that lot away all those years ago. All I need now is a decent amount of time to spend playing. I seem to have been so busy with other things lately, and managing to do just a small amount has made me realise how hungry I am to do more.

Shoshi

Claire said...

A wonderful message to share with the world!! Gorgeous flower photos, too :)
A very happy WOYWW to you!
Claire no.6

Frayed Round The Edges said...

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Lovely journal page. Kew is one of my favourite places. Karen #26

Jackie P Neal said...

It is so hard to keep up with classes during the summer! I am lucky if I can keep up with laundry-teeheehee
Lovely cover and your flower photos are Gorgeous!
Jackie xx

Diana Taylor said...

Great pages Helen, and a great message too. You can never have too many splatters in my opinion so go for it - they look good and I love the satisfied feeling of flinging paint and ink around!
I'm off to visit your Kew pics now, have a great week,
Diana x #21

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Gorgeous photos Helen lovely flowers!! Pretty plus. Yes Art is def good for you. Wow thats a serious pike of Archival ink pads
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #25

Hazel said...

Always good to visit Kew (haven't been able to for some years though) - super photos. And love the Art is good for you ... absolutely agree. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW #15 x

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Helen! Happy WOYWW! Your journal page is looking fabulous and it is a perfect message. Splatters, yes definitely splatters!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, too. The colors are so vibrant (that's the great thing about rainy day photos). ;) Julie {#32}

Cheetarah said...

Art is definitely good for you :) great flowers too :) Happy WOYWW xox Cheetarah #30

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I might be mistaken but your 'desk' is looking super tidy this week. Nice page in your journal - splatters are good. Great shot of the lily - oranges are the colours I associate with the end of summer. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #31

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, lovely photos ... I'm glad we've had some rain and it's a bit cooler. Totally agree with the splatters. One more layer is always good! Have a lovely week Heather x #34

StampinCarol said...

Though your work area seems small you do have it organized! And your page is beautiful! Love your flowers, too! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Carol N #29

butterfly said...

I'm about five weeks behind with life!! Breathing space is on the horizon at the end of August and I hope to do some proper catching up then. Loving the look of your ART page there, and the Kew photos are glorious - what amazing colours and composition.... raindrop adoration here.
Alison x

Carmen Wing said...

I got to used to the cooler weather, convinced the kids to walk to the station for the cinema yesterday and got blasted with the heat. I sit and watch the forecasts for Scotland, Ireland and Wales and grumble like hell.

Loving the layers in your book - I bet Kew was amazing in that rain - the few flowers in my pots seemed to be standing so tall.

Carmen x #35



Twiglet said...

Stunning flower pics Helen - such rich colours. x Jo

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Thanks for sharing Kew. Beautiful photos.

Your journal page is so true.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #14

glitterandglue said...

Hi Helen - am late visiting - had half the church round yesterday... got a bit manic! Love the message and the page. You've been busy in your floor space, too - lots of exciting piles of things to peek at. Thanks for visiting - I've not been to Mull before either, so it will be rather exciting!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

Marit said...

That looks like a beautiful art journal page... did you splatter on it? I would probably do that too, sounds like the ultimate finish. And raindrops, OHMY... it is yet another tropical day in the Netherlands but I wanted to thank you for your visit to my desk the other day and pay you a visit back so here I am, sweaty and all, sending you a hug from Holland. Marit #23

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier ....still stamping bags so no lavender round here yet!! lol
The heat absolutely flays me so I can understand mojo gone missing.
That stencil is a real treat.
Take care
Christine #22

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Helen, looks like fun paint-y and florals to see today. :)
~Stacy #36

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, that is definitely a very worthwhile message to the world, good call! Your journal page looks really artsy, love it :o) Annie C #12

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your journal cover, so fun to use somethings we stash away. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers too. It's now quiet time here...grandkids went home, so playing catch up. Have a good weekend.

Kyla said...

I know the feeling of not knowing what to do/make-the mojo fairy has gone on holiday from my desk the past few weeks!
LOVE your Kew photo's (and replacement bus updates of course) :-)

Kyla