Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Think Positive

A hybrid page today that  has taken me days to create.

I found this colouring in book in an outlet shop at a bargain  price I couldn't walk past,
 when I read the title.
 I couldn't wait to try a page. That was two weeks ago,   but life sort of overtook me and other things have had to take priority.

Crafting went to the bottom of my to do list. 

But I do hope Picasso won't be to offended  with 
my alterations to his work.

Fast forward  to this past weekend  and I have made some progress.
I did have a base layer in a journal waiting to be used.
It was a colour mop base, random stamping and embossing.

I had always  intended to cut out the Harlequin figure and have a play in the digital program I use.

I am calling in to see friends at

where we are always made welcome with a tea related post.
Folk I can assure you I have had many more cups of my favourite brew these past  days.
I'm nearly floating in the stuff.
Our eldest son was an emergency admission to  hospital,
 we have   had a number of  worrying days  recently.

This is my cuppa of the week, the photo  taken when I was into making background pages I could use for mixed media/hybrid pages.

I will also pop over and join the folk at

and Jo's super theme for the month
Poetry in Motion, where it can be a poem, quote or  saying  that gives us inspiration.
Sorry Jo I haven't been able to make as many pages for your great theme as I would have liked to, 
I have made this quote a mantra  recently. I am thinking positive thoughts.

Happy T day wishes to you all.


  1. Gorgeous journal page, Picasso would have been proud of you! Hope your son is now doing better. Look after yourself, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A wonderful journal page and I am sure Picasso would have painted something similar if he had only known your ideas :0)

    Hope all is going well at the moment with your son.

    Have a very happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Well created page of positivity, love this.xx[aNNie]

  4. Your journal page is amazing Yvonne.............it may have taken you a wee while due to other priorities but it is absolutely wonderful

    TFS and sending best wishes to you
    Annie xx

  5. wow,your lady page with the beautiful page is amazing,love the suit of the lady,looks like a harlekin women,love this.
    happy week.

    hugs jenny

  6. Thank you Yvonne but there is no need to apologise, I totally understand, family is much more important and I hope your son is feeling much better and makes a quick recovery! It's always difficult seeing loved ones unwell and staying positive always helps me, so your mantra is perfect 😀. I love how you have used the Picasso image as the pose of the mannequin looks very reflective and deep in thought - perfect 😁. Your background is so pretty too with the soft chalk like colours, stencilling and stamping - beautiful! Your mug made me smile there's nothing like a good cup of tea - Happy T Day! Thanks so much for creating this wonderful page for Art Journal Journey 😁. Thinking of you and sending your son get well wishes! J 😊

  7. Enthusiastically from wonderful journal, how you changed the picture is great!
    The eigener background style is your own creative Journal!
    Greetings Elke

  8. Hope when you read this your son is getting a better diagnosis and things will be improved and improving. That is scary. bad enough with a parent but even worse with our children, no matter how old they are. I do love your page. I think you really made it so much more feminine and it feels less abstract. I think Picasso would be pleased. Thinking of you. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  9. Your page combining your background along with the colored Picasso image is fantastic- I love it Yvonne! So sorry to hear about your son. I do hope things are improving and he will be 100% well soon. Happy T day!

  10. I so hope that your son feels better when you read this dear Yvonne!♥
    I love your fantastic alteration of Picasso's painting - I am sure Picasso had liked this!
    So good to see you thinking positive and seeing your fantastic art linked again to T-Day and AJJ!!
    Happy T-Day - I am thinking of you and your son!
    oxo Susi

  11. Yvonne.. i hope all is well with your son...scarey for sure.... and therefor i can see why you may need several cups...!! I don't see how Picasso could possibly be offended !! This turned out lovely... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  12. I hope your son is now out of the woods and you can breathe a bit easier. He'll definitely be in my thoughts this week.

    I actually like your harlequin interpretation better than Picasso's original. She's a real beauty, and I was quite impressed. That very positive quote seems to have been just what you needed to carry you through these trying times.

    I can understand why you would need buckets of tea this past week. Your mug was also perfect, and it seems to have matched the background page and washi tape you had on the desk, too. Thanks for sharing your lovely AJJ entry, your news about your son, and your beautiful tea mug and tea with us for T this Tuesday.

  13. yes, sometimes art time goes to the bottom of the to-do list, life interferes... i really like your Variation of Picasso!
    happy t-day!

  14. Hi Yvonne, sorry I've been remiss in commenting but I've just had a browse to catch up on your fabulous digi pages. Loved the floral ones and your photos of the teapots are amazing. Love the watch ones. Sorry to read about your son and hope he is getting better xx

  15. Your journal page is fabulous, Yvonne. You did a great job on the Picasso. I hope your son will be fine soon.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  16. A fabulous page Yvonne, love your altered thinking on this and I'm sure Picasso would be pleased with your digi creation with it's wonderful quote.
    Hope things are OK at the moment.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  17. So clever Yvonne! Love your pages

    Joan x

  18. I'm sorry about your son's hospital trip and trust all is well now.

    I'd be intimidated by a coloring book like that, but you made a great success of it. Happy T Tuesday!

  19. Fantastic journal page. So sorry to hear your son had to visit the hospital, hope all is well now.
    Happy T-day

  20. Love your colouring book and your fabulous Harlequin's version.
    I hope all is well today.
    Hugs, Mar

  21. Oh my, I hope all the emergencies are over and your son is doing much better! Love how your hybrid art turned out. Happy T day!

  22. I do like your alterations to the Picasso image. And I hope all is well with your Son.

  23. Wonderful page. Picasso would probably be pleased with what you did. Hope you son is doing much better.

  24. I love your journal page it turned out very well-hoping everything goes well
    Hugs Kathy

  25. Love your variation and I hope all is well xxx

  26. A great colorful page. Most importantly, I hope your son is on the mend.

  27. Fabulous page Yvonne, I do wish I could grasp the digital method, or do I, maybe I have enough coals in the fire already. I hope your son is OK, I know how you feel, one of my son in laws is very ill as well, and I am doing my best to help my daughter get through it.
    Hugs Wendy

  28. Wow! What a fabulous page! Hope your son is recovering well! A great positive message!Hugs, Chrisx