January 1, 2016

Missing the Color ....

Hello my Lovelies!  Happy New Year!  The slate is clear, let's make it a great year.

I must say, I am missing the sunshine, the colour and the warmth of my home in Mexico.  The grey which prevails here in the winter, is simply not my style.  However, I shall adjust in time and perhaps it will even become beautiful, for I know there is a beauty about it.

With my dollar store supplies of no name brand acrylics, a couple of brushes, and some duck tape, I decided to attempt a journal page expressing my feelings.  As you may be aware, I came to Canada for a short stay originally ... so did not bring any toys with me.  The $ store has saved me from a life with no creative outlet.  lol  So ... here is my little page.  It's been fun.

Using some duck tape and washi tape from the dollar store, I created a little colour!

Thanks so much for dropping by.  I adore your comments ... and remember, Enjoy The MOMENT!

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


  1. Ooooh, Donna, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love what you have made, so clever with the duct tape and the perspectives, and the lovely pops of colour. Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, and hope to see you there a lot! Happy PPF and a Happy New Year, BIG hugs, Valerie

  2. Love the snow on the mountains and the colorful trees. I was beginning to think you would dip into the paint buckets to keep your muse active. Mr. K must have used it all on the walls. Thanks for the new year painting and continue, art is wonderful coming from you.

  3. I agree with Valerie-Jael, the layers do add sunshine to the winter.

    I have come to appreciate snow because I can see the tracks of all the animals and birds that visit my house, which go unnoticed in the summer!

    I hope you adjust to Canadian winters soon!

    Best wishes,

  4. This is wonderful with the amazing trees idea.

    Thank you for joining in with the first challenge of this year at AJJ

    Happy 2016

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. What a beautiful page Donna! Great! Thank you so much for being with us at Art Journal Journey! Happy PPF as well!
    oxo Susi

  6. I love what you have created, Donna. I too have discovered the magic of dollar stores and I am so happy they have saved your creative life! (Not that you could ever lose it)! New beginnings for all of us. We'll keep the fires of creativity burning and never cease from the pursuit of joy and truth. So - here's to us.....all of us.
    Much love, Edye

  7. I LOVE this! If you invent such a thing--well, I'll be first in line to buy it. (grin) Your artwork is truly lovely.

  8. Even though I haven't been able to write much lately, you have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot. I hope in time you will fall in love with Canada again and Mexico as colorful as it is will be a great memory. Wishing you wonderful things and better health for 2016.

  9. I love this and have sat looking for a while.
    I see two scenes, one a snow scene and one a seascape with sailing boats - amazing artwork!
    Happy New Year........ Gill xx

  10. i like your colourful trees happy creative 2016

  11. A fantastic creative vision-love the color and design. Perfect!

  12. This is wonderful! Love the bright color interjected into the Canadian landscape! Best wishes for the new year!!

  13. Lovely little scene you made with your makeshift materials! Happy 2016!

    1. Hi Cindy. Just visited your new blog. Unfortunately I cannot seem to leave a comment. When I tried to email you, I got an error message. If you happen to see this, you might want to check and see if your email is working. Great work. Love it. hugs, Donna

  14. Pretty, pretty! Never let it be said the Dollar Store has not art supplies. You will make your own color this winter. Nice to see your work again.

  15. This work is original and pops out at you. LOVE it! I can't believe you found some goodies at the Dollar Store. Nicely done!

  16. Well I can always say - "I knew her when"! I don't think anything could keep you from creating wonderful artwork Donna --- love it!!
    sandy xx

  17. I think you are so talented and creative Donna that you could possibly make sunshine!
    We're having a completely grey dark day here in Bonnie Scotland and I'm struggling with the lack of light. I came over from Australia two years ago and miss the Southern Hemisphere light so much, even though I was born here.
    You are also being so creative with your Dollar store purchases. So clever!
    I wish you all you would wish yourself and much more... with bags of creativity thrown in. Although I don't think you need it. You've already got enough! ;D

  18. Wow,this is a great idea. Creative, colorful and a wonderful perspective.
    I love it!


  19. You really caught the winter with your dollar store supplies. Beautiful piece-who'd guess they just came from the dollar store!

  20. What fabulous scene! Your bargain paints served you well! Chrisx

  21. Really lovely how you waved your magic artists wand to add color to those snow capped mountains dear Donna!
    Lewis Carroll's quote is wonderful too.

  22. Great piece of art. The scen of mountain is wonferfully created.
    Happy PPF ♥

  23. about the powdered sunshine - of course! why not

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  24. Love the creative way you added color! I would be missing Mexico too. Nice to meet you. I'm new around the blog world. Happy to say that I am a new follower. Dea

  25. Gorgeous page, with a very Canadian feel to it! Love how you found what you need at the dollar store...it can be a wonderful plethora of affordable art supplies at times!! Good for you!

    Hugs Giggles

  26. My dollar store does not have paint or washi tape. your page is simply gorgeous. i think it's pretty amazing what we can create with limited supplies. It's good to meet you here.

  27. FanFabulous!!!!! this is wonderful art with $ store supplies. I love the color you created. Happy PPF