We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Don't let the colours fade to grey ...

We are nearing the end of the Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge - and November's prompts are grey and owl.

I associate the word grey with colourless drab days - just what I'm seeing out of the window right now!  I don't have any owl stamps but I do have the Sizzix Bigz die - perfect.

I started with some Brushos - grey and gamboge - on watercolour paper. The body is cut from a book page, and I let the gamboge Brusho drip down. The rest of Mr Owl's bits are cut from various pieces of painted off-cuts - I wanted to show him filling with colour - it kinda works!

"He respects owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY,  even if he doesn't spell it right."

From The House at Pooh Corner
A A Milne


  1. Loving your owl. At least he looks cheerful against the grey.

  2. Lovely colourful owl and a great background.

  3. A really fun page. He looks like he's having a bit of an epiphany! Love the colours xx

  4. He looks like he's done something he shouldn't have... great fun. The Brushos background works well as a drab November day.

  5. Aww, he is just too cute!! I love the Pooh quote too :D

  6. Gamboge Brusho is such an amazing colour....all sorts come out!! Lovely page, thank you for entering The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

  7. Your page will brighten a grey November day.