Welcome to my Art blog.
I Art for fun, relaxation, living and learning.
I teach painting, printing and collage workshops, all around Europe, and get inspired in so many ways.
I hope to inspire you on your own art journey-
Please enjoy, and create!
You will also find me on fb - Mixed media paintings.

Trine Pettigrew

lørdag den 28. januar 2012

I LOVE No. 13 - 14 & 15

 I LOVE my Daughter. My little "Goat" and her love of a green living.
 I LOVE Money. I love the freedom that comes with it, my indipendance.
And I LOVE Feathers. Will do more to this page later, just needed to get these out here, after a whole week in bed with the flu!

mandag den 23. januar 2012

"LETIZIA" dress no. 1

 I have decided to make my self some new dresses! How hard can that be eh`? I ordered the fabric, borrowed my mothers clean and newer than mine, sewing machine. (Well, the truth, mine is covered in glue and gesso...!) And got the flu! That was 8 days ago to day. This morning, after the dog had his walk, I sat down, and this is what came to be. Dress no. 1.

 I also desided to name my dresses! To honour all my sweet new and old friends. Helping me through this past year, in one way or another. - Two days ago, an envelope arrived from Italy, filled to the brim with ribbons. Amazing! I used a little bit in this dress, thinking this pattern reminds me of The Ribbon Lady Letizia. Thank you for your friendship, your Art and wow loads of ribbon lol xxx

søndag den 15. januar 2012

I Love no. 12

No 12 I LOVE Traveling. Used my new stencil, row of houses, cut from a Sizzex Die in hard plastic, lots of fun.

I LOVE.....

 I LOVE Scotland, day 11. Not a lot to add to this statement, Nature, nature and more nature.
I LOVE Anna. With all my hart, The best daughter in the world. My little Goat :)

lørdag den 14. januar 2012

I LOVE my Big Shot!

 No! I do not get any procentage off my Dies for advertising for The Big Shot!!! Should though! But I want to say, I love it. I have stood behind my friend Mary`s back for a year, watching her cut, and cut and cut some more. Being a sweet hart, and providing me with birds, tags, leaves, more birds, by the wagon loads! I love her for it xx But....-
-there comes a time, where enough is enough! LOL I have walked around the hot pot for a while now, and with Mary´s help, made up my mind, and bought one! Its very pink eh`? But- it works :) One of my points of persvations were the fact, that I need loads of material for my Ardgour Journal Retreat in August, for all my guests. www.timeouttravel.dk  So now I am practising, playing away, and like Mary, I will soon have to give bags away! Happy Arting weekend to you all xx

torsdag den 12. januar 2012

I LOVE No 10 and my new Big Shot!

 I LOVE Home Cooking, the page was a quick one, as My Big Shot finally arrived today. So the time has been spend trying it out.....
 Die Cuts and Embossing Folders. Fun. I really like the houses, and the stags. For some reason, the photos wont upload....Nice to use up all the christmas wrapping paper at last:)

onsdag den 11. januar 2012

I LOVE...... No 9

No 9 page in my recycled envelope journal is I LOVE Log cabins. Lived in and around them in the past, but it was never MINE :) I would LOVE to build one....and live in it for the rest of my life (With the hunk of a forrestry man, who carried the logs for me!)


I LOVE summer. Well I do. Flowery dresses, warm nights and sunny mornings. Would be great if we could can it, like we do with jams, chutneys and honey.....well guess, that IS summer in a jar :)

mandag den 9. januar 2012

Day no. 7

I LOVE my tent. I do, waking up at dawn, listning to the birds, the wind and best of all, a stream, and Im in heaven! Best sleep I get is in my sleeping bag, in my tent! Went inside a huge teepee this summer, and thought: I think I lived in one of these a few lifes ago :)

søndag den 8. januar 2012

I LOVE day 6

Day 6. I LOVE Journaling. Surprise! Could have made this in a million ways, and yet I decided to make it ultra simple. Being grateful for finding Art Journaling and Art Journaling finding me :)

Stencil background Journal page tutorial.

 Gesso on page. Dry.
 Acrylic craft paint, whilst still wet.....
 ...lay your stencil (s) on the page.
 And spray with water...leave for a few minutes...
 Remove stencils, dab with kitchen towel, or...
 use a baby whipe, and PRESTO! The stencil pattern shows up!
 I put a second layer of different colour paint (Do as many as you want)
 Repeat the above, put down stencil....

 Wipe off.....
And journal :) The title for this page will be : January afternoon.

lørdag den 7. januar 2012

I LOVE day 5

I LOVE Coffee. Talking about stencils over at the EU Circle Journal group today, so made the cup and coffee bean from cardstock. Need to get some perspec, plastic....to cut better lasting stencils.

fredag den 6. januar 2012

Day 4 I LOVE my friends

Day 4 in my I LOVE envelope journal. "I love my friends" -  fits perfectly with a quote that my Norweigen Circle Journal Friend posted today: Friends are like a sheltering tree.

After the Storm.

 Two days ago, all the water was sucked out of the harbour, due to the gales here and in the UK. This morning the water came back! We are now floded!
 The ducks are having a great time.
 Piers, walkways and halfway up the grass. Please do not freeze to night!

There were no need to pull the boats up on land!


I LOVE being Proactive. A word and action that means a lot to me. Keept the page VERY simple, just love the spring sap green inside of this old envelope......

onsdag den 4. januar 2012


No. 2 I LOVE Japan. I remember from childhood, being facinated by japan, the Kimono and the beautiful landscapes. As an adult I appreceate their philosophy, arcitecture and food. I would love to go there, would even enjoy all the neon lights!

I LOVE... My January prompt - 30 days of Journaling challange.

 Thanks to my daughter, for pushing me in the right direction, and to my son inlaw for given me more Ram, I will do this challange. I have listed 30 I LOVE´s in a journal, made up interely from recycled envelopes. The cover is the plastic that came with a stamp, and then sewn together. The tag is from Elvira, who like me is in the 15+ Round Robin, and it fittet perfectly in my theme.
 I LOVE my bills.....now using the envelopes as journal pages.
 No. 1 - I LOVE Herb Gardens.

The pretty little stamps came from my sweet friend Tina in Sweden. Perfect!

tirsdag den 3. januar 2012

4 Round Robins ready to fly off.

 This Journal belongs to Rachel. Australia, and is one of 16 journals. Her title is Purple Owl Tree, and I was inspired by some fabric, and the barn owl. My stencil house is a winner, must try and get a new one, as this one is nearly worn out!

 This Journal is from the same Round Robin, Louise, also Australia, and her title is Totems. I off course did my totem, the Golden Eagle. Loved this challange.

 This is for Letizia and my journal swap. My entry for January.