Friday, 2 June 2017

Doodles then and now

Hi All. A bit cooler here today and that is fine by me as I burn so easily when it is sunny even though I cover myself in sun screen.

At Altered Book Lover,  Elizabeth has a 2nd on the 2nd post each month and I haven't joined in before so thought it was about time I did.

Way back in 2013 I did a doodle and also Vic took a photograph of a foxglove in our garden with a bee on it. You can see the original post here if you like. The post was on June 13th 2013 and a foxglove still grows in the same place. The one this year is taller than I am and we still have a bees nest under the fence complete with bees.

foxglove then

Taken this morning

2013 doodle

Today I was up very early and did a doodle for the circles challenge chosen by Rosie for Art Journal Journey Not sure my art has improved but my photographing of projects certainly has.

today's doodle

Hope you have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Liebe Chrissie
    This is beautiful your doodle picture with the circles!
    Colorful and joyful it shows!
    Yes with me it is still fresh but the sun is shining!
    Happy Day

  2. Beautiful doodles and photos, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Absolutely wonderful photos and your doodeling is amazing. Thank your for sharing with us over at Art Journal Journey

  4. Beautiful photos and love that bee.
    Gorgeous doodling on your artwork, you are clever.xx
    Have a lovely weekend.

  5. What an AMAZING post today Chrissie - I love those photos - Vic's older one is a treasure and so beautiful that the foxclove blooms again now - your old doodle is made in a favourite colour combination of mine and the new doodle for Rosie's circle theme is just super. Thank you very much for supporting the new theme! ♥♥♥
    Always an extra bonus to take old bookpages for one's art. Gives an extra layer of interest to all we do in it!
    I wish you a happy weekend !
    oxo Susi

  6. How wonderful, Chrissie. Thanks for joining us this month. A great first time visit for Second on the 2nd, too. The photo of the bee and foxglove are wonderful. Not sure I would call that doodling, though. The flowers are incredible and I simply adore them. I'm also delighted to read that the foxglove is thriving and so are the bees.

    That is a wonderful doodle for AJJ. It is beautiful and has such vivid colors.

    I apologize for NOT mentioning that ICAD is an acronym for Index Card A Day.

    Thanks for joining in with a second look on the 2nd. It was great to see you joining in this month.

  7. You've been a good gardener, Chrissie as it's blooming still. Your doodlings are great, I love the last one most.
    Have a happy start to June and a great weekend 💕

  8. Hei, great doodeling and great colours i think. I love your photos of the Bee and Foxglove, we have foxgloves and Bee ofcause in denmark to..great photos.
    do you know i have a garden blog ;O))

  9. Your garden looks so pretty and wow that foxglove is so tall and very beautiful! Your doodles are such fun and you have created so much lovely detail on your circle tag :-) . Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J :-)

  10. Hi Chrissie, gorgeous doodle and foxglove (very healthy). Take care xx

  11. Awesome comparisons Chrissie. That foxglove must be gorgeous. I've never had any luck growing them in my yard. Not sure why.

  12. Love your playful doodling! Gives me an optimistic feel and joy! I think, it must cheer up everybody.

  13. You have a lovely Garden Chrissie, your Foxglove is a beauty. Your doodles are fab too, such happy pieces! Have a fun weekend xx

  14. Beautiful pages. I love foxglove; we call them fairy thimbles. Great with the busy bee doing nature's work. Beautiful, colorful pages. Happy weekend!

  15. Wonderful photos Chrissie, it was good to see the foxglove looking as lovely now as a couple of years ago.
    Your doodle page looks fantastic and I feel I can relate to that quote of going round in circles on a number of occasions.
    We had rain today, so the the weather's back to normal.
    Yvonne xx

  16. Loving your art and wow I love your foxglove I don't have good luck growing those I know once established they come back-yours is just gorgeous!!

  17. I had no idea Vic was such an accomplished photographer. I guess I haven't been following you long enough, Chrissie. I love the depth of field and foxglove detail he captured in that shot.

    Your circles pages - both of them - cheer and inspire me ;-) Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs, Eileen

  18. Fantastic photography! I love your doodle pages - been doing a bit of doodling myself - can't seem to get into much - too excited about meeting up with my brother and SIL for a craft show in Doncaster tomorrow!! Hugs, Chrisx

  19. This is a successful, miraculous implementation of the theme.
    A great job!

  20. The foxglove looks tall and beautiful Must be getting lots of love from you. The circle piece is so appropriate. This is what I do most of the time :)

  21. That bee photo is incredible! I can only admire your doodling, this is not something that comes naturally to me...

  22. Great then and nows - loved the foxgloves photos especially.
    The latest doodle has happy colours and just what we need when the weather is grey - so I love that :)
    Gill x


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