Sunday, 14 July 2013

Summer of Color - Week 5

We got back from holiday on Friday
afternoon and, determined to join in,
I'm just about scraping in with this 
week's Summer of Color prompt - 
Candy Apple Red and Yellow.

Looking around my house for inspiration, 
my eye fell on these heart shaped stones 
and Teeny-Tiny Rubber Ducky, 
all sitting on the tongue-and-groove
panelling in the bathroom.

Hope often manages to find heart
shaped stones and we seem to
have quite a growing collection 
(these are just some of them - 
though some are more
heart shaped than others!)
I don't quite know how Teeny-Tiny
Rubber Ducky managed to get 
in with the heart shaped 
stone collection but he's perfect for
candy apple red and yellow!

(a duck with four hearts)
I lined the pages in my 
and added a light coat of gesso.
The stones and Teeny-Tiny
Rubber Ducky were drawn and
then painted with acrylics.

I have given these pages the title,
"a duck with four hearts" 

Only one more week of
Summer of Color to go,
I'll really miss it :(



Jill said...

Just dropping by to say how much I'm enjoying your Summer of Colour pages.

Used-to-Bees said...

I think that is my favourite of all!

dawn said...

I love that you were inspired by these little bits in your home. It turned out GREAT!!! I love those little ducks and have them around my home for seasons and holidays!!

I'm sad it's the last week too.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I will really miss it, too! You created a beautiful art journal page using this week's colors!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm quite impressed with your drawing skills. Your spread was simply wonderful.

I will also be sad when SOC is over.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece - this is the first time I have been able to leave a comment on your blog for ages! Valerie

Eileen said...

I hope you had a lovely holiday.

I'll be looking for heart shaped pebbles next time I go down to the beach :-)

ann @ studiohyde said...

This is really lovely :)

Sabrina said...

Once again you have come up with a beautiful and clever interpretation! This is perfect and I love the tone your captured with the drawing. The colour is the ideal punctuation for the soft greys!

Carmen said...

I just love duckie and his four hearts. I really do - he's perfect and makes me think of Doctor Who and his two hearts.

Yolanda said...

What a completely charming page spread.

Molly Freibott said...

I love this piece! Thank you for sharing the story behind it!:)

Shahrul Niza said...

Awww, what a cute collection!. I collect heart pebbles to from wherever I go :). LOVE your beautiful journal pages, inspiring!. I love to see things like you do and hopefully to be able to put them on papers beautifully like you just did :).

Kristin said...


Virginia said...

Jo that is absolutely stunning I love it and I love that Hope finds these amazing heartshaped stoneS!

Natasha said...

This is stunning. I love it. Ducky is perfect for the challenge.

I also love that Hope finds the rocks. We have a collection of heart stones here as well, though some you need to squint at holding your head at an angle to see the heart shape. :)

sugar Creek said...

I really do just love this page! That ducky fits right in!

krisatlarge said...

REally fun! Nice composition and love the juxtaposition of rocks and the duckie!!!!

Monica said...

Love this. Obviously the holiday was relaxing and inspiring.

Devon said...


I love this page, I love the ducks and the heart shaped stones and together it is so sweet :)

Devon x

missy k said...

Great piece for SOC this week Jo, love how you are using it as a header too. Looks so great with the background.

I have a collection of heart shaped stones as well... they are very special to find.

Hope you all had a great holiday :)

Karen x

Terri Corona said...

I just adore this - it absolutely deserves to be your new header! Really great job recreating it, with even more charm than the picture...

Linda said...

your journal spread is fabulous!!!It echoes your photo perfectly Joanna!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Seeing the 'real' ones in situ, your rendition of them is FABulous Jo! :0) Mo x