Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tag and Journal page design

Hi All. Thank you for visiting today and I hope you like what you see here. A fine bright day but colder today so I may fit in a walk later though I had some curtains to make before I do anything else.

At Tag Tuesday this week the theme is Diva. I don't always remember to show my tags for there as you need to be a member and and do your own posts on Tag Tuesday's blog.

I chose Elizabeth Taylor as my Diva she was so beautiful in films but definitely a Diva in her private life.

Art Journal Journey are still drawing me in with the artists inspired theme so here is yet another page for the challenge there. 

This was inspired by Damien Hirst though years ago I didn't feel inspired by his work at all when I saw some of it for real at the Liverpool Tate Gallery. We had gone there to see the wonderful Rodin sculpture 'The Kiss' which graced the entrance to the Gallery. Then we strayed into the next part and a whole wall was covered in dots. It didn't look like art to me even though a student of Hirst was explaining all the Whys and Wherefores. I sort of thought then that a group of children could have done as well. After doing my own 'dots' with the aid of of digital magic and a grid to follow I will take back my words as it was really difficult.

Seems like Argos has also gone with the Hirst idea as well. We just bought this bathmat and shower curtain which certainly adds plenty of colour to our bathroom.

Have a lovely day


  1. Your DIVA Tag ist just awesome.. and I really enjoyed all about your introduction to Hirst! I really believe that it isn't easy to do it...
    Great Chrissie! Thank you in the name of AJJ! Your bathroom assecoires makes me happy! Love colorful things against white.. it's a fresh and fab atmosphere those elements create together! I visited a Rodin exhibition in Vienna many years ago as well..and I have to say that I was dissapointed about the small extents
    of the exhibit s- I thought they would be much larger ....
    Nervertheless I adore his work!

  2. Beautiful creations as always Chrissie ! And I love the look of your bathroom !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  3. Love your tag, and of course, the dotty work is gorgeous, I must admit I like Hirst very much. And your new bathroom accessories are fab! Thanks for joining us again at AJJ! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Great creation Chrissie, the dots, wow.... lovely colour combination used...xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  5. Gorgeous Chrissie! Love the image you chose for 'Diva'!! until next time, hugs :)

  6. fantastic tag! And I LOVE your colorful bathroom too! I recently discovered that the very simplest of designs/art can be the most difficult:) Much fun exploring new artists through the challenge.

  7. gorgeous Diva tag... great choice for the Diva :) Your bathroom curtains are very much fun! Hugs, Shirleyxx

  8. Your Diva tag is gorgeous, great photo of Liz Taylor too! You have me worried though Chrissie... are you going dotty?

  9. First of all I am so sorry for being MIA for a couple of days dear Chrissie, so much work at the moment because of the
    carnival season that's coming up next! Love your Liz Taylor tag, she definitely deserves to be called a Diva! Wonderfully made! Love your bright, vivid bath accessories, must make you so happy! Hugs Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  10. Fantastic tag, I think she was quite a Diva in her time. Love the dotty art work, and the co-ordinating curtains and mat. You should frame up your page for the wall.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Fantastic tag and well done Argos, if you get bored you can always have a game of twister - lol xx

  12. A diva she was, that's for sure and as Cleopatra, none could be better. Not familiar with this artist but I do like the colorful work. xox

  13. who else if not liz taylor would deserve the title "Diva"... well done!
    and for the dots - i love their brightness! and how often did i think "i could do this, too"... but: it might be not that simple as it Looks, and: i didn´t have the idea first;) you will enjoy your bathroom for sure!

  14. Oh yay... The diva to top all other divas - a great tribute. And your dotty Hirst musings made me smile... especially when I got to the bathroom photo!!
    Alison xx


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