Back soon to share lots of photos
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Yesterday was our Labour day holiday and while out for a stroll DH stumbles across a celebration event for "Captain La Perouse, navigators and those who have died at sea". A nicely timed pic of the cannon being fired and a storm brewing. French sailors dressed in historical naval regalia. It was quite impressive.
I will slowly visit woyww desks but it will happen over a few days and even the weekend. Hope you don't mind.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Off to visit woyww before it turns into Thursday.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
which has been coloured with paint and lots of glimmer mist sprays.
A busy week as I also did a workshop with Donna Downey and came home with two completed projects. Still have to add a strip of black and white photos to the top canvas. A fun bright canvas using gelatos, inks, tags, washi tape and pan pastels. The final project was the pan pastel canvas.
Happy how this finally turned out and I like the effect. But not quite sold on the pan pastels themselves. I am very heavy handed so I ruined sponges, got pastels everywhere and at one point was ready to throw the insipid canvas out the window. Donna kept me persevering with my technique building layers of colour and the canvas and I came home together and the pan pastels stayed in the shop!
I am interested to hear what others think of pan pastels as I haven't bought any as our relationship is still not cordial....
Off to visit the woyww desks courtesy of the lovely Julia.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A quick post of the 3 boxes drying after the spray of glimmer mist. I am still making things for the school fete and keeping it all pretty/ simple. Just using washi tape, bling, flowers and mist. Will have to visit woyww desks over the coming nights as I am out and about. Even less time now that I have to do a second post grumble...grumble.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
I was going to say another quick layout and then realised that it has actually taken 18 years to get it done. Better late then never. Earlier this year I did a workshop with Finnabair and I really enjoyed her style and mix of grunge and pretty. Looking at it now I think it would of been better with a sepia toned photo but really when it takes this long to do the job I won't stress.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It must be the week for finding life in repurposing, recycling and sharing it with others. The lovely Doone has sent me the most incredible upcycled Junk Key fob.
There are so many layers and stories within this amazing piece of art. I keep turning it around and finding something new, layer upon layer of texture all encased in resin. It has flown across the world and arrived just as I was adding the last piece of "treasure" on my box.
Time to stop by woyww and see what others have on their desk.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thank you everyone who left a comment last week..... left over bits and pieces go to April Story. Please send me your addie and I will pop it in the post. Now on to visit a few creative desks on woyww.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Tried painting cone flowers but had trouble with water blooms. All part of the learning process so I try not to get annoyed.
The finished painting of the seed heads which I had started last week. That is all I have achieved on this woyww. Looking forward to visiting a few desks this week.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Thank you Shaz for the lovely ATC which arrived at the end of last week. Loved getting all the mail from woyww's and admiring all the different styles and techniques.
Last and final pic is the orchid which is once again flowering on the deck. Not the brightest of days but it is winter and rain was on its way. Last year I posted a pic of the orchid and a lovely woyww had suggested I fertilize the plant for more flowers the following year. OMGoodness it is true, this year 5 flowers! Enjoy your week and I hope to slowly get around and visit lots of desks courtesy of the Julia.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A photo taken of another decorated "Body Shop" tin. I decorated the lid instead of gift wrapping and just wanted to keep it simple. The gift of soaps and creams are inside but I still wanted to make a bit of an effort.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A big thank you to Lisa and Bella for the lovely atc's which arrived last week after my Wednesday post. In the meantime my camera has stopped working with a system zoom error continually coming up on the screen. So I am using Photo Booth to take pics and post for woyww.
A messy sunset but I will continue to persist and not over think what I did wrong. As the teacher constantly told me "it's only a piece of paper.... just move on!"
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
More wonderful ATC mail has arrived from Caro and Monica. Thank you both ... it is just lovely coming home and finding art in the post. I also received the katzelkraft stamps I was hunting for a couple of weeks ago and a set of TH "vintage things blueprint" stamps that were on sale. Lots of plans to do a few stamping projects but as you can see the packs are still closed. I did quickly make a birthday card and went for dry embossing rather than stamping. Not the best quality photo but happy with the card.
I plan to visit quite a few desks courtesy of Julia and woyww.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
My desk has a lovely assortment of ATC's and cards from the swap. Wipso and Twiglet's atc arrived on the day and Claire's soon after and I am impressed on their organisational skills. Women like that should be running the country. The other lovely card is from RosA who always remembers my birthday. Thank you.
A pic of the best of the landscapes I did at the workshop. As my teacher commented "our brains learn faster then our hands" and I do agree. By the end of the day my hands could no longer follow any instruction given by my brain. Quite frustrating but I have to admit to enjoying the process rather then the end result.
Now I am off to visit lots of desks ......which is always fun.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Happy 4th anniversary to all the fun woyww's who take part.
My desk is full of ATC's all ready to be sent to far flung places via Australia Post and a little ATC parcel to mark the occasion. My kindle is on the desk waiting for me to finish the tasks and on the right I have some mail to open from the UK. I think there are some very organised woyww's.
My art workshop is on this weekend and if I paint anything half decent I will post a pic. Have a lovely woyww courtesy of Julia.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The desk today is a mix of a half completed project and a half completed task. On the left is a collection of embellishments which will be used to finish off the cover of a small book. The book is hidden for reasons that will become obvious over the next couple of weeks.
The task is the collection of pencils, sponge, scissors and watercolour box on the right hand side of my desk. I was getting ready for a painting workshop and started checking the list of things to bring. Of course I then got distracted and started making a cup of tea and neither project nor task have been accomplished.
LO from last week has been moved aside because I started painting when I had the watercolours out. So I really have 3 uncompleted tasks hanging around my desk. Hopefully I will have the LO finished and post a pic next week.
But I did finish the painting. Join in on the woyww fun ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
My desk has a collection of scrapbook papers as I prepare to start a school photo layout of my "sweet" DD. She rarely poses for a photo these days but this one met with her approval and I am allowed to do my crafty stuff. You can also see another completed box on the desk. Last week it was black this week shades of grungy blue/black with flowers and metal bits but no bolts.
Looking forward to peeking at a few other desks this week courtesy of Julia.