Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WOYWW: Sometimes you just gotta paint!

There are times when I simply HAVE to paint.  After a long day dealing with state testing and kids that could careless about it, I just had to paint.  On my desk is my left over paint journal, a selection of acrylic paints, brushes, gel pens, stencils and a remnant of a napkin from my napkin journal.  Oh, and Allistair!  Honestly, he hears me pulling out paint and he comes running from wherever it is that he was sleeping.  It's not the paint he wants to play in but the water in the cup.  I've learned not to leave him unsupervised with water.

The carnage
I purchased the Golden Fluorescent pink paint  and the POSCA pens with Christmas money.  I had fun using them for the first time today.
Final spread

I tried a new technique, layering over a stencil 3 times using a different color each time.  The final layer, lime green did not show up as bright in the photo.

Using the POSCA pens to doodle over a stenciled image.  Letting go and having fun.

I will leave you with this beautiful image I just snapped from my back patio.  The light is changing. The days are lengthening.  There is hope for spring.

Joining up with What’s onYour Workdesk? Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!

Playing with color and paint along with Carolyn Dube’s Let’s Play at  Won’t you play along with us?


  1. I keep hoping for Spring too!
    LOVE the painted pages - so beautiful. Looks like the cat might want to do some painting too lol

    Sharon k #52

  2. Such a pretty fun page Diane.

  3. Hi Diane,
    Love your pic with the gorgeous lighting and the snow! We are having a heatwave here and now I can hear thunder.
    Your pages are looking great! Do you like the Posca pen? I do. Oh, and your kitty is SO cute :)
    Have a good week!

  4. Painting is very therapeutic, Love that sunset scene
    Bridget #1

  5. LOL, Allistair eying the water cup! Oreo is fascinated by that too, but only if there's a brush in it, so that he can tip it over! Stunning page, Diane! Your style has really evolved in the past few months! Love it! And you're right: painting is the best de-stressing activity there is! Thanks for visiting earlier!

  6. Hi Diane, Allistair is so cute but I am glad my dogs can't get on the desk. I think the little journal you are using is the same as the one I have (Dylusions?). Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a happy woyww, Angela x 15

  7. I like your page, did you gel print the background? I have picasa pens and love them so much! Happy painting!

  8. beautiful! i see you like bright colors, like i do :) i came here through carolyn dube's page - going to go look around some more!

  9. That is a beautiful page! Love the colors!


  10. Beautiful journal spread. Love the layers and colors, and your style.

  11. Very refreshing and pretty! And playful, too. Nice work/play!

  12. I love the bright colors you used. Posca paint pens are one of my favorite things to play with.


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