Tuesday 30 January 2018

Girls Night out and a T day outing.

This is  my last page this month for Erika's theme of ......
New Year/ New Adventures, over at 

The page began life with a  a little shading and a stencil of the girls , off  for a night out together. .
In fact all the background is a variety of stencils and distress ink  colours.

I used water colours for the girls dresses.

The second part of my post is to visit with friends over at 

where we are always made to feel very welcome with a drinks related post

We had a trip out last week to  North Shields, a fishing port  near the mouth of the River Tyne before it flows into the North Sea.

Tea day friends  will know we have been here before as is our favourite place for  Fish and Chips 
Today however, was to have a close look at the new sculpture  called
'Fiddlers Green',
that has been  placed as a memorial to the Lost Fishermen who sailed from the port  and sadly never returned

There is a piece here that I found on the internet that  relates to the work involved in its making. It also explains the legend of Fiddlers Green.

He sits and gazes out to sea in the first photo,  the second is  the view out to sea at Tynemouth.

The light kept changing as I waited for folk to move away, but I have to say I was  thinking that all the colour changes  were amazing and I'm sure through time as he gets weathered,  the metal will go on changing colour.  The sculpture has only been in position  since September 2017.

Yes, we did have our lunch out,  came home later that afternoon,
 a little windblown  and ready  to get our feet up and have a cuppa....

Tea as always was  my choice,  with a couple  of chocolate ginger cookies.
A good end to a good day out. 

Thank you for calling in to see me today, you are all most welcome here.


  1. Wow - a fantastic last page for ADVENTURES at AJJ dear Yvonne! The girls are so beautiful dressed up. For sure they are ready to start turning heads!
    And I like this new sculpture - I would like to visit North Shields. Thank you for taking us with you!
    This teacup stand looks very good - you have such nice mugs always! And a chocolate ginger cookie sounds tempting as well!
    Happy T-Day and thanks a lot ♥♥♥ for all the fantastic pages for AJJ this month again! You know you made us happy!
    oxo Susi

  2. Lovely photos and wowzer love your journal pages, that stencil looks fabulous and finished off gorgeously.xx [aNNie]

  3. This looks fabulous, the colours are great!

  4. Your journal page is fabulous, and love the photos. That is a wonderful statue, and a great idea to honour those who never came back from the sea. Chocolate ginger biscuits sound very good, tooooooo good, yummy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. A wonderful journal page and a fabulous statue - I’m a tea drinker too.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. It's a beautiful page Yvonne! Love that stencil design!
    Alison xox

  7. This is a wonderful journal page for AJJ, Yvonne. You know how to put your stencils to work, and you know how to use your watercolors, too. It is a lovely final entry for Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for sharing it.

    The statue is amazing. I can only imagine how it will change and weather over time. I hope you will return some day in the future to see how much it has weathered.

    I can only imagine the cold and wind, because I have that here, just no sea that would turn my world to beauty. Thanks for sharing your warm cup of tea with us, along with your cookies for T this Tuesday. And thanks for taking us to North Shields to see the Fiddler's Green, too.

  8. First of I want to thank you for all your gorgeous work and your support this month at AJJ Yvonne. This page is great and those girls look very happy together. I love the statue too. It looks like you had a beautiful day to go out and hope those fish and chips were delicious. They would taste good. Maybe I need to go out one day soon and have some. Have a happy T day! Hugs-Erika

  9. What a lovely page! I love the colours you used, those dresses are wonderful and I couldn't agree more with the words - I always find that a night out with the girls is an adventure ...lol 😉. I'm loving the rusty statue and it sounds like a great place for fish and chips too! I always have plain ginger nut biscuits and I didn't know you could get them covered in dark chocolate 😁. They sound heavenly so I'll have to try and find some ...lol 😉. Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  10. Your journal page is awesome-you are so talented I loved all the stencils in this piece
    Thank you for sharing the statue what a special piece. and one of my favorite cookies is ginger-ginger and chocolate sounds delicious I may need to make some. Happy T Day hugs Kathy

  11. the Colors of the Girls´ Dresses are popping up so nicely! and they really look determined to have fun!! what a great page!
    happy t-day:)

  12. Oh how I love your girls night out page Yvonne! Love that stencil too. Thank you for sharing the Fiddlers Green statue-a lovely way to memorialize those lost at sea. Wishing you a happy T day!

  13. Yvonne that sculpture is so lovely and i think it will age beautifully and i like the changing colors in the changing light too.. Your stencil is very 70's mod don't you think lol .. Reminds me of that show The Mod Squad.. lol Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  14. Love that stencil of the well dressed Ladies and how you colored them. Fabulous looking statue and wonderful tribute to the fisherman.

  15. Your journal page is beautiful Yvonne and I love the happy colours...warms you up on a cold wintry day xx Fabulous photographs and I love the statue too

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  16. Thanks for this outing. The sculpture is beautiful and I enjoyed learning about Fiddler's Green. Happy T Day

  17. I love the sculpture, and this seems to be the perfect spot for him. I imagine it'll be a popular place for selfies, and for photos of the view of him against the larger landscape. And the memorial will further understanding of how many have lost their lives in this way. I love public art in general, and I think we need more place-appropriate pieces like this. Happy T Tuesday

  18. looks a lovely peaceful place..we visited Northumberland over the summer and loved the place and friendly people too and the water was so clean compared to the North West beaches

  19. Wow, this is very beautiful. What a background...wonderful.
    Greetings Carola

  20. This is such a lovely happy page. It reminds me of my teenage years, because of the miniskirts.
    And just as I was typing this comment your comment on Orange E. came in, wasn't that funny.

  21. Beautiful journal pages Yvonne! I love this page depicting a girls night out.
    Fiddlers Green...I am going to have to look up this legend. There is an Irish song called Fiddlers Green that I LOVE.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Tea Day,

  22. Love the page it took me back to my younger days Yvonne.

    Great to see the pictures of South Shields we are thinking of having a holiday up there again this year just got as far as Redcar last time

    Love Chrissie xx

  23. Lovely rainbow stencil layers in the background, and what a great focal image of the women. Thank you for sharing that powerful sculpture too - what an amazing statue, full of weight and story.
    Alison x

  24. A lovely colourful page Yvonne and perfect for a 'girls night out'
    Love the picture of Fiddlers Green - just saying to DH last night we should go and have a look, will entice him more with those photos.
    Avril xx

  25. Lovely and colorful art journal page! xo Cheetarah

  26. I love the girl's night out page, Yvonne. You have some great stencils!

    That's a very poignant statue. I like the changing light photos that show it off in different ways.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  27. What a fabulous journal page! Love those colours! I meet up with my old girlfriends but we are more subdued!!! The statue is such a lovely memorial! Belated happy T day! Chrisx

  28. Love this page Yvonne! The colours are so bright and cheery, and the image of the four friends looks the poster for a great chick flick that I would totally watch! What a great sculpture, he seems to have a lovely view there! I wish we had tea cafes here. I don't think Canadians drink much tea because I can't even find a cute teapot! hugs :)

  29. I really like your new decorative designs! it's so beautiful so much.