Thursday, 27 August 2015

Serenity = Home

So this week the prompts for me were actually pretty easy- especially thinking about my parts of the day that were serene as I spent most of this week at home in little Jersey. Now that I don't live in Jersey and I work and live in London when I go back to my little island it's lovely serene, quiet and a real chance for me to recharge my batteries.
So my real moments of serenity this week were enjoying island life and taking little Pearl for a walk through the country lanes and seeing views like I used for the back drop of my page. I also had a go at paper rolling as also included in the prompt which has given a nice effect to the page. I would like to cover a little more but I ran out of time between coming back to London, catching up at work and posting for this momentous Get Messy Thursday occasion.

For the next prompt I had to choose someone who was serene, I was going to opt for my Dad as he's so laid back! Instead I cheated bit and chose Pearl, although my little terrier is not the most serene dog at times, I'm not sure how you couldn't look at the below picture and not see how peaceful this dog is! The most important reason I chose Pearl was because she makes me feel serene when I'm with her. It's true what they say about stress relief from patting a dog because it's so true.

My next instalment of Make your mark August, which I am so enjoying!! I am also trying to get creative with the prompts and not do something that is obvious. I am also thinking about going the 30 Lists for September...if anyone reading this is part of that group, please let me know what you think.

                                                                       21. Circles

22. Fruity

23. Fifty shades of....

                                                                 24. Shapes

25. Colour Clash

                                                                 26. Starburst

I know I do owe you a 27, but I haven't done it yet- so come see it on instagram in the next hour or wait until next week to see it.

Lots of love,

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Thursday, 20 August 2015


Very short and sweet this week as I'm back on the mother island having surprised my mum on her birthday. So just stealing a moment to keep up with get messy Thursday's.

Make your mark August! 

14. Metallic 

15. Cool


17. Criss cross

18. Animal print 

19. Gridlock

20. Texture

Love Lauren x

Thursday, 13 August 2015

You create your own calm

These Thursdays sure fly by! So this week the first prompt was to think of a mission statement based on a shakespeare quote. So this got me thinking what is my mission statement to the world? I had lots of ideas around clothes, fashion and music but it all came back to the below quote. This quote is something that has stuck with me ever since I first heard it. "No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep" is one of the best quotes I've heard and I can relate to it so much. I am constantly fighting an internal battle with myself to stay out and party or go to bed? Both things I love doing- my favourite hobby is sleepy after all. So when I'm asked to go out on a work night knowing full well I have to be up early the next morning and that it will be hard with a hangover I remember this simple quote and think what the hell! Lucky I work in broadcast anyway where no one tends to notice/care if i'm hungover.

For the art part of my page I decided to try something a bit different- normally all my quotes and art tie in together but with this page I decided to do two completely different things that don't really relate.

As you can see I went for a lilac theme this week! Below is me and lots of thoughts that stop me sometimes reaching my serenity. For this prompt I did my research for a technique that someone else in the community used. I used Sabine's washi tape tutorial or inspiration (I couldn't find her blog to link her in, so if anyone reading knows it, please let me know.) Sabine's tutorial was around how to make lettering from washi tape- I was all set to try this when one of her pictures gave me an idea. It was one were she had lots of washi tape layered on one and other, I decided that rather than cut letters in I would paint over it and then remove the washi to create white lines.


Managed to catch up with Make you mark August so if you haven't seen my tireless posting on instagram here are my doodles.

7. Curves

                                                                        8. Warm

                                                                    9. Crazy lines          

10. Black and White

11. Arrows

12. Pastels 

                                                                  13. Floral

Bye for now,
Lots of love,
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

And then there was calm...

And here we are again for another Get Messy Thursday, they come around quick!! So I'll crack on as there's lots to share today.
So first off What's my Serenity? I had lots of ideas for this and lots of aspects I wanted to include and I was overwhelming myself as bit trying to incorporate all these different things, so what did I turn to while I thought through my serenity....a cup of tea. That's when I thought why am I over complicating this when the answer is simple.

You can see the below very well but it is an excerpt from the dictionary with the entry for serenity. I wasn't sure where I was going with this page and once I did it had a play with some filters and I actually like it a lot more with this negative filter added.

Make your mark August

This August I've also decided to take part in the Make you mark August doodle prompts- I did try in June but only managed to draw an ice lolly, this month I will commit. I have managed to catch up and below is a round up of days one to six. If you fancy a doodle please follow along it's actually very fun!

1. Broken Lines

2. Lavender

3. Watermelon

4. Lyrics

5. Polka dots

7. Happiness is...

Along with my Get Messy Thursday contributions I will do a round up of my Make your Mark August doodles.

                                                                     Lots of love,

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