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 31. marts 2012

Brushing up on great journaling technics.

 In preperation of my Journaling Retrete in August, I have been playing around with different technics.
 The Packing Tape Transfers is so easy and fun. The strip on the left is one. Forgot about that!!!!!
 And here is one more.
 Doilies are becomming a favourite , together with the diecuts. Yes Mary, still the ones I got from you!

torsdag den 29. marts 2012

Final touches.

Final touches was made to the 4 new Journal Covers. Stitching and stamping.
All that is needed now, are binding, putting in the pages, and they are ready to be filled with all the wonders of Creative Art Journaling.

onsdag den 28. marts 2012

Preparing new journals.

Getting my self in the teaching CAJ workshop mode, I prepared 4 new journals today. I will have to start selling out, as I have a huge box full of Journals/sketch books....But I LOVE making them :)

onsdag den 21. marts 2012

New graphite sticks.

Tina, my Sweedish friend, posted a video of a tutorial, using these Water-soluble Graphite sticks. The brand is Derwent. www.pencils.co.uk  Mary found the link, Thanks ;) I was quite excited, waiting for them to arrive from the UK, and the wait was worth it. I love them! I know that I will use these a lot, as you know, watercolours are my favourites! So these are great. 4 sticks, 2-4-6-8B.

Dream Board.

I love my dream board. I love my dreams. And what a healthy exersice it has been, and still are. Putting not just words, but images on to your private dreams and visions. My new board,(not up for show yet)  is a consentrated copy of this one. Specific and lean! I would recomment this for anybody, who want their dreams to come through, but do not posess a macic wand! Have fun :)

tirsdag den 20. marts 2012

Hjaldes Ted.

The 5 minute sketch today, of a small patchwork ted, for a baby not yet born :)

Pocket size Water colours.

As all of my water colour stuff is in storage, I was given this field box for christmas. Today I desided to try them out. If I send this post card, it better not rain!

mandag den 19. marts 2012

Todays sketch.

And...here is another 5 minute black pen sketch. All the plastic spoons are lovely colours...maybe I should do a small painting?

torsdag den 15. marts 2012

Tell us your story.

 You might not see it, but the thicknes of this page is scrumptious! Lots of layers of paint, paper and glue.  My mind is now on my teaching in August, the Creative Art Journaling in Scotland. www.timeouttravel.dk Starting to put together the contense of the week.
Todays 5 minute pen drawing. Daffodils.

torsdag den 8. marts 2012

A lesson in simplicity!

I made one more page in Palma´s journal. A pin-board, with lines from three different poems/songs about Birds. Its been nice to just play with inks for a change. And a great lesson for my next house-jump. In three weeks I am renting a summer house by the sea, and all my supplies has to go into the storage where the rest of "my life" is stored in boxes for the time being :) Life is a journey :)

onsdag den 7. marts 2012

Palma´s Journal

 It´s amazing how your muse sweeps in, looks around and takes over. For my spread in Palma´s journal, in the European Circle Swap, all I knew was: I want a Raven (Palma´s favourite animal) in here some how.....
 And simplicity was another word that came to me ..... Green and red watercolour and black ink.
 One verse from Poe`s poem. The Raven. I hope she will like it :)
 The sign in tag..

tirsdag den 6. marts 2012

Tin Can Tart: Thank You

Tin Can Tart: Thank You: Thank you Kit http://paperkitz.blogspot.com/ and Sonja, http://artfrommysoul.wordpress.com/ not sure I can be awarded twice, fo...

søndag den 4. marts 2012

Trust the journey.

This will be my mantra for this month.....

Back to my 5 minutes morning pen sketches.

Tomorrow´s home work done!

 Yes home work! My Stress coach makes me do stuff! :) This week it is : A perfect day in 5 years from now. Ok......
 This hand, palm reading, is a photo copy, so it made a really nice transfer.
Just need to dry! Good prompt!

Lack of inspiration.....

 I think my muse has left the building! I know this, when I take to my trusted fish.......
Okay, Focus....:)