Tuesday, May 29, 2012
My desk is almost tidy as I hide away the woyww anniversary gift but you can still see bits and pieces laying around on the desk. ATC stamp, ink, a peg (no idea why, a bit like the hammer last week) and a stamped image on a book page which will be joining the altered book. A background page which I discovered under my mat.
But my pride and joy is the pencil sketch of kitty. A gift from the teenager who organised a school friend to draw kitty as she slept on my bed. A very talented school friend ....
Off to visit woyww and see lots of desks from really talented crafters all over the globe.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I know I have mentioned the portfolio oil pastels in previous posts and I am still using them on a regular basis. Love how they blend over anything, paint, canvas, inks or straight onto cardstock. I love how inexpensive they are and must admit I have a preference for the brights.
They can be heat set which means no more fixative fumes in my little room. Once I have finished a page I hit it with the heat gun and watch it melt. I owe Leandra a big thanks for putting me onto the oil pastels, she had a great tute posted on her blog Paper Artsy in January of this year.
Also working on an ATC for a particular swap this month. But, I can't show you just yet.....
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The class with Donna Downey was interesting and I definitely had a light bulb moment when I heard numerous people talk about not writing a lot of stuff in their journal. I just can't pour emotions into a journal. I go blank and it doesn't help when DH sings Sid or Johnny's lyrics "pretty vacant ..." when ever he sees me trying to journal.
Another journal page using string and canvas and then coloured with acrylic paint and babywipes.
So all in all a great weekend of workshops. Hope your week has been creative. I also hope blogger behaves and stops removing my blog as it updates, improves and does what it does in the name of progress.
Off to visit Julia and her addictive world of WOYWW.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The only other thing on my desk is a list of all the class bits and pieces I need to bring to a weekend workshop at Pages 2scrap. The classes are being run by Donna Downey and I can't wait. I have checked and rechecked the list. I am trying to contain my glee at going away for the weekend to have 3 classes with Donna. Hopefully I will have lots to show next week.
Off to visit Julia's woyww.....