'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 3 November 2019

My brother rang out of the blue to say he would be calling in on his way home, and wanted to spend the night here, so - because my playtime was cut short - I had to get my quick and easy head on! 
I rooted through my stamped, coloured image container and found these two friends...and the words were from a Visible Image plate that just happened to be out...so I daubed some Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio across the bottom of a page, sponged on some baby blue acrylic, blended a little, then used a couple of stencils for the white rain (or snow?). 
Once I'd stuck down my two birds and sketched in the ground, I decided to add the washi tape for interest... I cut the words up, attached them, then decided to draw a speech bubble. For some reason, there's a cloud stamp in the middle of the words and because that was in my head, I had the idea of adding a personal rain cloud over the poor, miserable goosey... I painted it, outlined it and added dots for fun. 
This page was fun to make and made me smile 😊 
But I couldn't get 'Why does it always rain on me?' out of my head, afterwards... 

Voilà... my 'Thankful in November #3' is done. 
Today, I'm thankful that it's okay to not be okay - as long as it's only sometimes! 

Linking, of course, to AEDM 2019
Thanks, Leah. See you all some time later, I hope!
I'm also joining Simon Says Stamp Mondays Journalling Challenge.

Thanks for popping in today
See you soon

10 very kind comments from lovely people:

My name is Erika. said...

It is adorable. I love the albatross, or that's what I think that big bird is. And I like the quote. It is true, in this world where people are expected to be happy or else they have a serious issue. Or so it seems. Enjoy what's left to your weekend. Hugs-Erika

DVArtist said...

Great job for a quicky art piece. It makes me smile.

María said...

If you don't say anything none would know you make it quick, I love the background and those stamps are funny and a great idea to add a bit of washi tape. Hugs.

craftytrog said...

This is fabulous for a quick make Cath! Love it!
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This didn't look quick to me, dear. I love it. A very clever use of colors and images.

Craftyfield said...

The poor duckie makes me smile, and manages to be both cute and funny at the same time! A great page, however fast it came about!

Meggymay said...

This is such a fun card Cath, the images look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hope you are enjoying brother's stay. This is adorable and I like how you did the ground with the washi. Why DOES it always rain on me? hahaha xoxo

Let's Art Journal said...

Another fabulous journal page! The ducks are super cute and I love the wording, so true ...lol 😉. The washi tape foreground and the painted rain looks amazing too! Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge again! Hugs, Jo x

Neet said...

Having been brought up with the Cath of KC over the years I am always amused to see you do a card or a journal page with your animals on. So different to what I had come to expect of you but so very very enjoyable. You do them so well Cath and it is evident when the viewer sees one of these creations that you had fun whilst creating.
Thank you for making me smile, keep them coming.
Hugs, Neet xx