Thursday, 21 October 2010

More Art Journaling pages ... & a sneak peek

Well I spent a happy couple of hours in a local bar/cafe journaling and drinking coffee :o)
(I did manage to have a bowl of their handmade chips too , well a girls got to keep her energy levels up :D)
The results of todays meandering are below, some are just backgrounds ready for stuff, some are 1/2 done waiting for either inspiration or more time to finish them & I think 1 or 2 may be finished (then again I might change my mind on that !)

then there are sneak peeks of some of the prep work for my next lot of workshops :

These include an Altered Scrapbook, where we combine scrapbooking, altered books & art journaling all in one ! .. and a mini ATC art journal book ... lot's more to come, keep an eye on Workshops here

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW ... a pile of Tags

Good Morning .. thanks for stopping by on this Woyww, infact thank you to everyone who has stopped by during the last week, there have been some lovely comments :D x
Today my desk is busy with tags as I have a pile (18 of them) sample stamps that I am trying out .. have to say that I REALLY like these ! So I thought what better way to try them than distressing lot's of tags ( I do this by staring at them in a harsh way) and then I add some Tim Holtz inks :D
I only had about 30 minutes to play last night, so am looking forward to some more time this morning with them !
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Right I'd better off and get the kids all sorted for school ... I'll pop round to yours when I've got the chores all done ! :D x

Monday, 11 October 2010

Art Journals & Canvas's

So many things started .. A LOT to finish lol :D ... still that's how I like it.
I have lot's of journal pages ready to do something with, so here they are in their unfinished / only just started state ...

Then there is a selection of Canvas's that I'm in the middle of working on :

And then there is this mountboard canvas that I painted first and then used encaustic wax on to finish it (yes I did say Finish !) lol :D

I will be sure to post pictures as & when each project is completed !
thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 8 October 2010

Art Journal Workshop .. What a FUN day !

Well it's been and gone again, another Art Journaling workshop, A FAB group of ladies and a lot of brilliant pages later & I'm back relaxing with a glass of wine lol :D
The girls (Becky, Sharon, Sarah, Patti & Emma) were lovely to work with all day, bags of enthusiasm & a willingness to try whatever lol :D .. Thanks for making my life such a breeze girls x
Here's some pictures from the day
The first one is when I'd all set up, before they arrived :

Here's Sharon, Sarah & Emma working hard ...

And here is Patti & Emma busy creating ...

And a few sneaky peeks at the work in progress :

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


So it's that time of the week again already ! Sorry I didn't make it round so many desks last week, Artisan rather took over. I promise to do better this week, though it will be tomorrow rather than today !
On my desk (well on the small space that had any room on it is a little pile of interesting bits I picked up at Artisan ... there was a pile of beads too, but I did a bead loom workshop there & have already started using those .. will post a picture of the latest bracelet I'm making when it's done :o)
Off to a Ploughing Match today (in the rain) so will catch up with you all soon .. Thanks for stopping by x
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

& a jolly good time was had by all :D

Well it's Tuesday afternoon & finally I can see my desk top again, Artisan was a huge amount of fun over Friday and Saturday,But it has left me with stash & goodies everywhere ! Then instead of tidying up I went off en famille to play Paintballing all day Sunday ! Now that WAS alot of fun lol :D but very exhausting after the two days at Artisan, still these things have to be done :D
Yesterday was busy sorting things out for today & tomorrow, I've been into school this afternoon teaching class 5 & 6 how to make a mini tag book and then tomorrow I'm helping out the company my husband works for at a Ploughing match .. no, I'm not the one doing the ploughing, nope I put on my best Hostess with the mostess disguise & serve tea, coffee & food to lot's of hungry farmers lol :D .. My husband works at an Agricultural & builders merchants & they have a stand there, so that's my Wednesday spoken for ! I am however REALLY looking forward to the Art Journalling workshop on Friday (think there are still a couple of places to be had)
The picture is early on Saturday morning at Artisan whilst myself & my Daughter were beginning to set up for the Distress Ink workshop. Both workshops were full with 20 people each day, which was lovely, could have been a tad upset if only 3 or so had turned up lol :D

& this one is mid way through the workshop :D

We met some lovely people there on both days, some who visit me on here, some who are regular customers at Artist Trading Post & some who come to my workshops here and made some new friends, perfect :D x