Friday, 30 September 2011

September and October.

 This month seems to have flown by!  Here is the photo of my finished pages, I dont think I would use black again for my journalling, as it was hard finding a medium to colour in any drawings Iwould otherwisw have drawn.  The white writing on the black certainly made it look like the blackboards of my schooldays!.
 For October, I used Halloween as my theme.  Fisrt gesso ans when dry, black acrylic paint.  Then I decided to draw spiders webs all over- a very daunting thing for me to do, no planning, just went for it.
 As I couldn't find any embellishments, I decided to make my own from paper-clay.
 Had graet fun painting them once they were dry.  All the paints and tools I used are in the above picture.
 Voila!the finished embellishments.
And here is my completed pages.  Colours not a true reflection in the photo, as I took it this morning in very bright daylight.  Colurs are pumpkin orange, Frankenstein green and purple.
A few details.
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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Still working on Amy Winehouse.


Say in the voice of Rolf Harris,  'Can you tell who she is yet?'


Went to view the Material Girls exhibition at Craft Arena yesterday afternoon.  I so enjoyed looking at their lovely work.

Embroiderers' Guild meeting.

Monday night at our Embroiderers' Guild meeting, we had Chris Spencer ( one of  the founder members of ERTF) come to give us a talk, slide show and bring a huge amount of her work for us all to look at and hendle.
 I love the felted pieces that she does.  You can see some of her felt panels, in the Material Girls exhibition which started yesterday at Craft Arena.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hyde Hall.

After Art Van Go, it was onto Hyde Hall to view the 93 Groups' exhibition.  At the moment there is  wonderful exhibition of sculptures as well.

 We were able to talk and watch this craftsman at work.
 Again, just a few images of some of the work in the exhibition.

 There is also the added bonus of the wonderful grounds, and I have found another unusual plant to add to my 'wants' list.

Fibrefusion exhibition.

Nickie and I had a lovely time at the Fibrefusion exhibition and book launch at Art Van Go on Saturday.
 Just a few photo's to wet you appetite.

And of course, goes without saying, if it's a book launch, you just have to buy the book, hot off the press!

Calorie free!

My knitted cupcake for Gina, is now ready for posting.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My day stitching yesterday means that I am now well on the way to finish my piece for the ALQS6.  Need to make some boats now.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Nickie and I are going to be busy Saturday.  First stop, Art Van Go for the Fibrefusion book launch and exhibition.  THEN, onto Hyde Hall, Rettendon, for the exhibition by the  93 group. 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

My lucky day!

I have been lucky enough to win these knitting needles from Denise at Craft Arena.  No excuse now, not to knit a cup cake for Gina's Cyber pink party.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

August done and dusted!

I'm still keeping up with the journal challenge because of  the school holiday and because I else creative  on the go. (must learn to draw cars though!lol)
 For September pages I  used going back to school as my inspiration. I started of with a base coat of gesso, then sponged with acrylic paints using the paints in the picture above.  I had intended using the colours of the school uniform of where I work but as it has been so grey and cold I wanted something bright.( colours are brighter in real life than in the photo)  Stamped with all over with numbers and letters. Hand drawn and coloured paintbrush and paint blobs for further embellishment.
If  you click here  you will be taken to the Kathyrn Wheel  blog and get a look at all the other journals that are being created for this  year long challenge.   We have to journal every day in the form of 12 monthly calender pages, it's been great fun. Never too late to join in!