Saturday, May 23, 2009

Some things look best in Black & White

Somehow, I managed to create an ATC trilogy yesterday whilst the kids were 'creating' supposedly with me.... we crafted together for 4 hours, and I really love that special time we have together, but despite all the punches and shapes I let them play with, they still want me to draw them things for them to cut out... yesterday was a horse! and a snake tongue to go into there cardboard tubes that they had used to make a snake with..... its amazing..... they even built a house .. forest... car park, bed you name it all for there cardboard snake, that doesnt bite.. apparently...hes a nice snake... (are any of them nice....yeeuugghhh, I try not to show my fear in front of the kids!).
In addition this lucky snake's penthouse mansion has been spread all over the lounge room floor, he even has a hopscotch playground! wow what a lucky snake... they have been so creative.... but to the untrained looks like the recycle bin has been emptied all over the place! Clever babies... love emX

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time -- Gesso

U know I have all these ideas buzzing around my head, and when do I ever get time to do anything with them? hahahaha............. no wonder there is this thing called INSOMNIA.... or is that just something the doctors invented to give a name to 'not enough hours in the day?' Someone turn back the clock where does the time go??

I was teaching a 'not so shabby' class today, and in the blink of an eye it was over.. I spent the rest of the day playing with Gesso or Texture Paste as some of you may know it... its great stuff, but another messy one... and I hate getting my hands dirty. not LOL.....
I had to leave the shop early to pick up the kids, so it was still drying.. once its dry and I get the chance to take a pic.. I will load some so you can see what I managed to create with it.
SLEEP WELL........... I'll be thinking of all you lucky people while I am wide awake planning .... LOL

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well I have gone ahead and done it, our first ATC group took place on tuesday and what a Buzz it was.... I have set us up on FACEBOOK, so come on why not join our ATC Swap group? here is the link

Open to anyone and everyone from anywhere (all over the world also encouraged!)

You may want to sign up as a friend of me.... as there are more challenges and groups coming! watch this space....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tatty Old Muse

Isan't it funny that often the best pieces of ART come from the mess you make on your scrap paper? On a recent play with Glimmer mist for an upcoming class look at the ATC I managed to get from the sheet of Scrap paper? dont you just love it....its all around us we just need to open our eyes.......

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hi Ho Hi Ho its lots of work I need to get done....

Somehow I felt the need to kick back a little this weekend, and just 'do' something that has been lingering.... funny how it didn't take much persuading to follow 'the craft' those little people were in my head saying housework...scrapping..housework...scrapping... and well this time I let the Scrapper win the fight! and I managed to finish off my middle sisters album I promised her for her 40th! well she is almost 41 so I didn't do too badly..........& what did she say, ahh thats beautiful than k you so much, OMG you can really see that tooth in the front that needed filling! hahahaha
Life is is great.........there are no mistakes if it makes you happy! and boy...doesnt it make it all happy... my little piece of inner peace and SANCTITY....