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

Thursday, 5 May 2016

All that jazz ...

The next letter in the Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary challenge is J, to be accompanied by - a dragonfly (really?).

Anyway, I struggled with this one. I've only recently done dragonflies for the letter D, and J is a difficult letter anyway. I didn't get much inspiration from reading the dictionary either!

I decided on jazzy ... I love colour and a bit of jazz too!

I painted a random background with acrylic paint, made a dragonfly stencil, and then threw a lot of colour at it!

Not my best entry - but that is going to happen when I'm all dragonflied out! (Or when inspiration takes a walk!)

So enjoying this warm sunshine ...

"What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favourite day" said Pooh.
AA Milne


  1. What a beautiful dragonfly and you are right J was a difficult one to do....I am not looking forward to z !!

    Great idea all the same from you :)

    crafty hugs Pen x

  2. This was a really difficult one, I agree. I certainly like what you made, though, and love your dragonfly. It puts the J in jazzy!

  3. Great page and yes it was difficult so I gave up and just used them as embellishments!

  4. Great choice of word and lovely dragonfly too.

  5. Love your background, especially the painty colours. I've just done dragonflies too, err?! Thanks for the Winnie the pooh quote, it made me smile :) Lou x

  6. Love your Winnie the Pooh quote, so true. Your page is great.It all works well together and I really like your ribbon border xx

  7. Yep, a difficult one. I tried to make Jazz work but it didn't fly (pun intended). Shame... I had the most beautiful stamps for that!
    Lovely background and the dragonfly pops off the page! pesky thing...

  8. Well difficultas the twist was I think your chosen word is great! You've done a great job.

  9. Its a great page. The dragonfly is very pretty.

  10. Difficult but I think you cracked it with your Jazzy dragonfly. A very good idea!

  11. Yes you certainly nailed it! Love the word and love that dragonfly! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  12. I love your jazzy dragonfly and the white dots finish the piece off perfectly.