Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Monday, 28 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
This one did for Wk 4 of 52 challenges - to make a chipboard embellishment. I handcut the star and painted it.
Saturday, 26 January 2008
We took the boys to play short tennis at the sports centre today, which was fun. During the week Andrew and I went to see Alvin and Chipmunks which was funny. Its Back to the Books however for me as my next OU course starts today. I am doing a Level 3 course (eek!!!) Religion Today. Looking forward to it but a bit apprehensive too.
Friday, 25 January 2008
This page was done by painting the background with two different colours, the flower is chipboard and then painted. I made the leaves by using masking tape on card, then painting, then cutting out the shapes. I then used alcohol ink on the edges.
This page is for Week 2 of the Art Journal over on Emily Falconbridge's blog. (Yes, I know I still have to do Week 1!!) For this page I used masking tape over the bottom corner, then painted the page, then added lots of things with different textures.
Monday, 21 January 2008
This is a LO using the graffitti stamping technique. The photo is from our trip to Rome last April and is of one of the ruins on the Palatine Hill. I'm really not too sure whether I like it or not.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
This page was done using dry brush on background then wiped with a wet wipe, middle bit is pp with a Heidi Swapp mask.
This page is done using a dry brush and Heidi Swapp masks.
This page was done using an acrylic wash with dots of gold paint added, then I added words but from a bit of scrap paper.
This page was done using dry brush for the background, the middle bit is a piece of pp with gesso on it, then the waves etched into it and then painted.
I had great fun doing these pages.
Sunday, 13 January 2008
Saturday, 12 January 2008
Tuesday, 8 January 2008
Monday, 7 January 2008
Instead of making New Year Resolutions this year (cos I always break them!) I decided to follow Ali Edwards this year and choose one word for the year. I have chosen 'Positive' to be my word for the year. I am going to aim to have a positive attitude about all parts of my life this year.
For breakfast on New Years Day we had Bucks Fizz and croissants (very nice) and then a lovely dinner of roast venison. A lovely time was had by all.
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
Wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year and to share with you these words that I found on the Internet.
I Am the New Year
I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn't find is hidden in me, waiting for you to search it but with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn't achieve is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do, all that you hoped but not will, all the faith that you claimed but did not have - these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said "Behold, I make all things new".