Still on track (get it? – sorry!)

I’ve been keeping up with my #trainticketart challenge so far, although Virginmedia did its best to disrupt progress last night and this morning by making so-called ‘improvements’ to the local cable network which resulted in no internet connection for a while…
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Early in the week I did a bit of preparation by stamping randomly on some of the cards.  Sometimes it takes a while for the paint to dry and then I forget to finish it or upload it to Instagram and it was also nice to have a few half made ones when I was lacking inspiration. (The allan key is unconnected – I’ve been decluttering the boxroom and had been tightening up some joints in a chair which I was putting on Freecycle.  Though I daresay I could use it for stamping too!).
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I’ve been doing a mixture of paintings based on sketches, doodles, patterns and some printing, like the one above which I did using a quick stamp that I made from sticky-backed fun foam (great for making stamps as you can see).
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This one was based on a stylized sketch of my peace lily plant.  Do you like the negative shapes coloured blue? I think they are my favourite aspect of this design.
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This one is a bit more delicate …
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And I got out the pens and the bling for this one!!
I went to Cardiff in the middle of the week and was glad to see that they are starting to adorn some of the buildings with street art.  Here is one in the process of being actually painted:
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And another one nearby:
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Finally, I’ve started a Pinterest board so if you want to join me, let me know!
If you noticed anything strange happening with this blog last week, I have been doing various WordPress manipulations on it.  I’m working on a new website (all linked together with the blog) with a new opening page but I’ll try to keep any disruption to a minimum until it’s ready for all to be revealed.

#trainticketart Progress Report

Well, I'm glad to say that I'm on track with my #trainticketart challenge so far! In fact, I can't believe it's been 6 days already. I've really been enjoying it and it has been really freeing to doodle and create without any pressure (except for the motivation to get SOMETHING done every day so I can post it on Instagram!

It's not too late to join me – you don't have to use actual train tickets if you haven't got any, use any labels or tags (or business cards for that matter). I've put a link on the sidebar to it, and all you have to do is tag your art with #trainticketart and put it on Twitter or Instagram or leave a comment here if you don't do either of those.


These are the ones I've done so far

This is today's, a quick and simple jaggedly design. I set up a 'recipe' on IFTTT.com to send it from Instagram to Evernote and am writing this post directly in Evernote.

Yesterday I went to The National Archives in London and as I was coming out, there was a family of gorgeous swans swimming in the lake outside the Archives so that's why he is in there.

This was the first day's picture. There is a dogwood bush in the garden (at least, I think that's what it is called, it has bright red stems in the wintertime) and the leaves are two colours as if they have been nibbled round the edges with a different colour. Not quite these colours, the outer one is more creamy white than yellow….

I'm going to try and do a progress report every week but if you want to keep track of how it's going, follow me on Instagram!

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