Hello Everyone. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts and a warm welcome to my latest follower Faith.
At Art Journal Journey our talented friend Gill is hosting Nature's Wonders that is the theme she has chosen for August
This page is called' blue flowers and butterflies' though I didn't know what it was going to be when I painted the page white with very runny paint then sprayed it with Dylusions ink spray. I looked at the shapes and thought of delphiniums so I drew around those shapes with black pen and then made up fantasy flowers with the other shapes. The butterflies were some peel offs a friend sent for me.
Next to Twofers where the theme this time is 'The Heat is On'
I made this card for a couple who have just got engaged after living together for years. I am sure the heat is on to decide when the wedding will be and I know they will laugh at this card. The big stamp is Cat Lovers from Funstamps and the sentiment is an all in one set of 6 with no maker's name
More photographs from our trip to Redcar though none of these are in Redcar
Firstly back to Saltburn
We walked along the pier and all along it there are knitted things on one side. I could have stayed there all day just looking at them and laughing as they were so terrific and must have had some dreadful weather to contend with in the time they have been there. This is just a selection
This is a brand new crazy golf course on the seafront so we had to have a go and everyone was watching us then a few more decided to join in.
Now off to Middlesborough to visit the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art.
The MIMA is in a huge open space in the town and it so peaceful to just sit and people watch there and especially to see all the interesting characters going in and out of the huge Law Courts. This is statue outside the Law Courts which says a lot for sure.
A sculpture near to MIMA
So many things to see on all of the floors and I didn't take many photographs at all as I was too busy taking in all around me. This wonderful work was on the ground floor and what a wonderful way to use the old palettes
An example of what some use so they can pursue their art. A food tray with ethnic decoration. There were lots of other things as well.
The first floor was really about democracy and I am sure if I had looked at everything I would have been wiser. I did get a bag with a ball of clay in it to plant to grow my own democracy. Not sure what will happen but it is now in a pot waiting to grow.
Also interesting was a huge display of why that part of the UK had voted so strongly to leave the EU. There were videos of real people giving their reasons and lots of artwork expressing their views.
Next floor was what we really went to see. Maybe you have heard of 'The Caravan Gallery.' It is doing the rounds in parts of the UK and is well worth a look if you like photographs of real people and places and also like to laugh a lot. I have sent for a book of some the photographs as I am sure I could laugh at a lot of them for a long time to come.
That's it now for that trip.
Have a great day all
Love Chrissie xx