Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
I have signed up with elsie to make my first art journal. This is a HUGE committment, there is an assignment every day for 6 weeks. The class started today, and I have done my introductory pages ... hurrah for me. I will photograph and upload them, probably in weekly batches. I've also got two CJs to do this week ...
Friday, 23 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
I'm not the most adventurous holidaymaker ... but I do like visiting new places. Last year we visited Tallinn, its a beautiful place with great shopping and tons of history. My page is a scraplift of http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=209059 but I have hidden the journalling behind the photo.
Isnt this bunting just adorable! But its not bunting, its a mini book that is FREE to download from twopeas. I thought it was too pretty to be hidden away on a shelf, so I printed it out on vellum, handrounded the corners and joined it with sparkly brads. Its in its temporary home until I get some photos suitable ... then it will be strung over my mirror.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Shimelle is running a scrapping party this weekend and her first challenge was to make cupcakes ... am I the only person in the world who detests those little cups of tooth-tingling nastiness??? I guess so. Anyway, I dont "do" cupcakes, but I do love fruit cake, and what could be better than fruitcake with chunks of ginger AND a gingerman on top!
I adore acetate (transparent film) ... I bought a HUGE pack of inkjet printable film a zillion years ago and I use it for everything, including an emergency desk cover when I am inking, to stop pages sticking together when I post on a CJ or to assemble a title when I am unsure if it will fit the space. This art doll is assembled on an acetate and has wings stamped on acetate and layered.
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
I am in my first year of a stained glass course. I have made two apprentice pieces and one internal window. There is something magical about working in glass, it takes a great deal of dexterity and skill but the rewards are worth it. Today I begin the first of five matching windows, my template is ready, the glass is ordered. But until the piecing begins, I am never sure if the pattern will work.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Saltburn has a fabby art gallery that opened over the Easter weekend, it has five floors of inspiring art. These are my two favourite pieces, a fabric covered table and the most tactile (naughty me!) ceramic horse and rider by Jane Atkinson and Eoghan Bridge, respectively.