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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WOYWW - A RAK for Wilbear

Well hello again fellow WOYWWers, and for anyone curious as to what on earth that strange acronym could stand for, press your furry paw here to witness the weekly, addictive phenomenon that we all look forward to Wednesday for.
So, here I sit, Horace at the desk, doing a RAK (random act of kindness) for Wilbear. His university course starts on 5th October and he bought himself a Moleskine journal. He remarked that the cover was a little boring, so, as he's taking his daily nap right now, I sneaked his journal away to decorate for him.

So far I've drawn a face on it, and attempted to paint it with acrylics, but this was a bad idea as the Moleskine's smooth surface means the paint just sits on the journal. I wiped off my efforts and instead added a layer of Gesso, which I dabbed over with kitchen roll to allow my drawing to show through.
Don't my pot of paints look ridiculously oversized compared to me? Podgy must have taken this photo from an odd angle! The pot even seems to dwarf the giant tub of gesso!
I'll wait for the Gesso to dry completely, then attempt to colour my drawing with my Spectrum noir pens. While I'm waiting I'm off on a hop around the WOYWW desks.
With love from the bears


  1. Aha !! Painting on moleskin eh ??!!! You are always up to something unusual !! I wait to see how this turns out :-)

    IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

  2. Bears visiting Ally Pally sounds like a fab idea! Do please try to make it next time - it really is fun! I love the idea of your RAK - he'll just love it! Thanks for the visit! Julie Ann xx #35

  3. Thank you for your visit :-D I forgot to put the final picture of Kitty Wall on there but I done it now if you'd like to see..... if you haven't seen it already I mean !!!
    I hope the Bears weren't too shocked by the lady constructing the Teddy on her desk this week !!!!?

    Huggies xxxxxxxxx

  4. Thought you might like the Narnia reference, quite a lot do and the wider angle of my craft corner. Glad it looks inviting. Look forward to seeing the journal cover, hope you are feeling better now, and thanks for visiting me BJ#26

  5. Oh Wilbear I am sure will love his journal when you are finished..
    Sandy :) #29

  6. If he doesn't like it, you can send it to ME.....


    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (6)

  7. Oh, I shall look forward to seeing the finished moleskine, I am sure it will be great!
    Kate #85

  8. He will love it I am sure! Gesso makes life so easy. Winnie#72

  9. Thank you for the visit already
    Enjoy decorating the journal
    Jackie 44

  10. I like a good old RAK and I bet Wilbear will be delighted with this one. Hope it comes together and you're not still waiting for it to dry! Thanks for your visit, have a fun week. MMx #48

  11. Don't get paint on your fur or your clothes otherwise you mom might get mad. I'm sure WIlbear will be quite pleased with your artist endeavors on his journal. That's very nice of you to do. Y'all are so creative.

  12. That's a big pot of brushes. I'm sure he'll love the notebook =).
    Happy WOYWW 225 and I wish you a wonderful week.
    xx Monique #94

  13. Hello Horace, I am sure Willbear will love his altered journal. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#68)

  14. What a kind thing to do - I hope you have sorted the problem and Willbear now has a fantastic cover on his journal. Chris77

  15. Smart idea with the Gesso! I bet it will turn out great :)

  16. Gesso is the blessing all journals need from time to time, splash it on and have some fun. Yoda sends furry hugs.

    Eliza 30
    Happy WOYWW even though I am running really late.

  17. You are really lovely doing such a nice cover for Wilbear. I'm sure he will love it.
    Looks fab so far.
    Have a great week.
    Von #41

  18. Looking forward to seeing the moleskine- I bet it came out great! Have a great week, sorry I'm running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

  19. You are so kind, Horace. Wilbear will love the altered journal cover. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7 also late visiting.


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