Wednesday, 27 April 2022


 Happy Whats on you  workdesk Wednesday.  Hope you all had a fabulous week?  We were lucky in the UK as the weather wasnt too bad at all, so lots done on the allotment.

Been a bit slow making my return visits, I will try harder, honest!  On my desk this week is a card I need to make for a upcoming birthday and also some paint brushes!  I bought 2 new brushes at the weekend (well I had to walk past the art shop to get to the Bristol Urban Sketcher meet up at the weekend so it seemed like the ideal opportunity!

The reason I was looking for a couple of brushes is that I borrowed this art book from the library.  I looked through my brush roll (mainly filled with my Dad's brushes when I sorted out his kit after he died a few years back) and it didnt look like I had them (the author suggest  synthetic round No 2 and No 6 being the most useful for the 25 techniques in the book).  So, now I have the brushes I dont really have any excuse not to a least make a start on the techniques!!

At the weekend we also had another Bristol Urban Sketchers meet up (physical rather than the zoom ones we have been doing over the past couple of years).  This time it was in Berkley Square, a lovely outdoors venue, nice and quiet with tree cover (in case we had some showers).  There was about 17 of us sketching at various places across the park, some on the grass (some really organised who brought their own small fold up seats)

This was my sketch, I tried something different this time as I splashed some colour down on the page first in the general areas and then added the detail after.  Something I think I will try again as it wasnt as daunting as an empty page!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week - well, new prez!  You couldnt make this up!  These are random cards, honest!!  Anyhoo, are you sharing your desk?  What have you been up to?

Happy crafting


  1. If Bristol Urban Sketchers all turn out something like you did it will be worth a visit next time you all meet up to see what you are doing. That is a lovely page you have done in your sketch book.
    Good luck with the new brushes and the book.
    Hugs Neet x. 6

  2. Love the sketch Kyla and starting with a splash of colour to break the page sounds like a great idea. Look forward to seeing some of the techniques from the book with the new brushes too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

  3. Can’t believe you’re daunted by a blank page in your sketch book! I hope you find the water colouring very relaxing, am a bit impressed that you can work through the whole book with just two brushes, I like a bit of thrift in art supplies! Those cards, oy oy oy!

  4. I’m glad you had a good time sketching and the fact that you had to walk past an art supplies shop was an added bonus! Hope you enjoy using the new brushes.
    Hugs LLJ 4 xx

  5. I hope you enjoy your painting, now you've got your brushes! Love the sketch, too. you are very talented. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

  6. Pleased to hear you got some gardening done. I tidied up the strawberry patch yesterday. The weather has been good for gardening as it's been neither too hot or cold which is perfect for gardening. Loving the journal pages. Have fun with the new brushes too. Wishing you a very happy woyww, Angela x9x

  7. Its so nice to meet up face to face and really it would be rude not to have gone into the shop lol. Love the sketch,
    Take care and stay safe, Lilian B #14


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