Sunday, 3 June 2018

Journal Page

Hi All

A dull day with drizzle here so thought it was about time I got out my neglected journals and did a page in one of them

At Art Journal Journey this month, Gill has chosen the theme Inspired by.

I am inspired by lots of people and things and especially by lots of friends blogs and their wonderful artwork--I can see I will have to do more than one page for this theme.

My page is called 'A Day at the beach' I sketched the picture then used Promarkers to colour it. The pics on the beach are printed out from Google and stuck on the finished page.

Collage of inspiration.

I was inspired by all the things in the collage. I have postcards by Peter Adderley and David Hockney-he lives just near to us when he is in the UK. We have many different kinds of beach huts in Bridlington and also our garden shed never looks the same twice as we always paint it with whatever paint is left over from other things or we buy taster pots. Lots of people come to look at it--not sure if they think we are insane or inspirational.

Lots of things were running through my head as I did this page and not all of them positive. I wish our beach huts were as free as the ones in the picture. Few places have the old fashioned beach huts with different designs and colours. Some in the South of the England sell for more than our house its worth.

Hope your weekend is going well

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Your beach huts age is gorgeos deaar Chrissie and I love the photo collage you showed of your inspiration , especially your lovely garden shed is so beautiful ! What a fantastc entry linked to Gill's June theme at Art Journal Joureny! So happy to see you again, we are just happy to have you with us!Thank you dear Chrissie!
    Happy rest of Sunday and I will send some of our just now really fantastic weather into your direction for the next week!

  2. I fear I need a new keyboard - sorry Chrissie for all the mistakes!

    1. I never noticed them Susi--thanks for commenting

      Love Chrissie xx

  3. I love the beach huts. I remember when I hosted AJJ last year and researched the various beach huts. The don't seem to be as popular here as they are in the UK. I think your journal page is fabulous, and I can see why you were inspired by the various photos and art. I really LOVE your shed, which I think is definitely inspirational. It was great to see you at Art Journal Journey. Thank you SO much for creating this page to share with us.

  4. Gorgeous page Chrissie, I always love beach huts. I would love to be at the beach just now, it's so hot and humid here. Hugs, Valerie

  5. A great page Chrissie - full of fun and colour - just like a day at the beach should be. Sounds as if we've got the same kind of weather!
    Hugs, Avril xx

  6. I love you beach scene Chrissie, and I'm a great fan of beach huts too, though I can't get my head arround how much they sell for. My favourite is definitely your shed though - you should do guided tours lol. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. I love your fantastic Beach huts journal page. They look so bright and welcoming and for sure give that...'wish you were here feeling'.
    The photo collage looked great as well.
    I'll say snap to the weather situation except its still very warm.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Your page looks so colorful and cheerfully, well done.
    I like your garden shed with its nice colors. Years ago we painted our garage gate in Pink, Purple and Turquoise and a lot of people were wondering about it. We live in a townhouse and if anyone wants to visit us and asked for the adress, we told them that we are the house with the colorful garage gate. All found us quick. ;)
    Dear Greetings

  9. I love your beach page Chrissie. I can understand why all those various things inspire you. They would inspire me. I really like how your page feels. It is light and makes the beach feel like a fun place. happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  10. Fabulous and colourful post Chrissie, your design and photos are gorgeous...hugs.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

  11. Fabulous beach scene Chrissie - I love your happy beach huts. The one with weathervane made me smile.
    I love seeing the huts we have here as they are so colourful and cheerful but the prices are just riddiculous.
    Great idea to paint your shed happy colours :)
    We had bright sunshine yesterday but now it's grey skies and drizzle - hope yours is better today.
    Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
    Gill xx

  12. Your beach huts are great. I love the beach and the sea. It looks wonderful to me if I should live near the sea. You are lucky 😀

  13. Beach huts are something we don't have in the U.S. much...yours are colorful and fun! your inspiration collage is pretty cool too!


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