Sonntag, 29. November 2020

Paint Party Friday: Nature Journal and Advent Calendars

 A bit late to the party, but here we go with some new art from my workbench. But first of all I would like to wish all who celebrate a lovely first weekend of Advent. Enjoy the time!

 I started another page in my nature art journal and it is about my hedgehog house and the not so so hedgehog-y inhabitant. I told the story of the shrew in my hedgehog house for another PPF, eating the catfood I placed in there for the hedgehogs.

 Here's the shrew sniffing for the catfood. Love those little garden helpers, which aren't rodents and not even related to mice, but to hedgehogs. They eat a lot of insects.
Here's the shrew trying to get away with a flower-shaped catfood pellet. They are so tiny!

 Looking forward to finishing this page in my nature art journal.

 And then I finally finished the two linoprint advent calendars I was making for DH and my parents. All printed with my handcut lino stamps. The one with the tres and stars is for my parents and they were so happy, when I gave it to them last week.
The little bags are filled with sweets.

And that's the one I made for DH and I made five different Christmas/winter stamps for it. Love how these turned out! I used fabric colors for stamping and they hold up to washing very well, after they are fixed by ironing over them for about five minutes. I use these colors for stamping tea towels, too.

  This is filled with sweets, too. But you can also put little gifts or poems in the bags. The possibilities are almost endless.

Have a great weekend and enjoy a good cup of tea or coffee, if possible with a friend or family! Stay safe!

Linking to Paint Party Friday!



  1. Wie süss die Spitzmaus zu sehen auf dem Foto und gezeichnet und auch der Igel.
    Wie goldig deine genähten Adventsäckchen.
    Ich wünsche dir einen gemütlichen schönen 1. Advent!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  2. I would love to see a hedgehog or a shrew. I think we can get hedgehogs here as pets from a store. Your Advent bags are wonderful!!!

  3. Since you have Shrew in your life I wanted to give you the Native American medicine for it. The Shrew spirit guide is known for it's connection to finding answers, sensitivity, thriftiness, collection, and creativity. I am enjoying how you draw the shrew and really like the night time photos. Your Advent bags are a great idea and so lovely. Have a very nice Sunday.

  4. The shrew looks so cute. I've never seen one before.
    Your linocuts are wonderful. The stamps look so nice on the advent bags.