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Saturday, 20 July 2019

4 WEEKS!!!!!

I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I blogged!!!
So much time spent in the garden...
fresh mange tout every day(often raw straight from the vine)
Strawberries in abundance (that barely made it into the kitchen)
Peas in their pods...sweet as dew...
all nearly over for this year.
But how pleasant the feeling of eating these things in season,
and the joy of growing them myself :)

As for Art....I may have started yet another art course
over at Willowing...
I couldn't resist joining 
These are my takes on July's classes;
"Finnoula" from the Children Of Lir
with Lora Murphy
 ( she is transformed into a swan)

"Snow White in the Forest" 
with Tamara Laporte
 ( first night, not as alone as she thinks)

"Pete's Dragon"
with Tamara Laporte
 (the dragon is shielding the child from stormy seas)

"Sad Queen" 
with Tamara Laporte
 (what makes her so sad that she is wicked?)

"Thumbelina" 
with Marieke Blokland
 (or in my version ThumbeGina :D)

and this is a class I just did yesterday back at
"Be Brave"
with Marielle Stolp
currently in a calm/happy state and still
going with the flow :)
Enjoy and be well XXX

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Variety is the Spice of LifeBook

Busy , busy, busy....
Days out with Hubby and days In with paint :D
The thing about doing an online art course like
is the variety of styles you encounter...

 Painterly, is a new term to me...
and I'm loving the splodginess of it :D
 Then there is collage (with watercolour painting)
 and finding your own "story" with
Tam's beautiful whimsical style.
 Even within the "whimsical" genre you 
get to learn differing techniques through the 
 uniqueness of each teacher!
Then there are those that teach us to  just
let loose...
 and let the paint do it's own thing!
Can't even describe how much I am enjoying this course.
Should have joined in years ago :D

Blessed Midsummer to all!
May your creative light shine ever on
XXX

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Beautiful Boy...

June will be my last DT post for 
CHPPC, so I wanted to make it 
something extra special :D
I have really loved working on this DT
but I have a loooooong "to do" list this
summer and something had to give.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank 
Hazel and her team for being so lovely XXX


First page from 
Baby's "1st cuddles" memory book
(face obscured digitally for privacy issues)
 I have made similar books for my nieces, but
was excited to make a "boy" book for a change.
Fortunately I found this gorgeous paper pad by
"Cavania" via First Edition Paper Company
 The pad includes a sticker sheet and  2 pages
of tags.
I bought the 12x12 pad and cut down pages for an 
8x8 album, don't be afraid to cut down "picture" pages
they make lovely layouts just the same :D
I cut around the shoes and bunny with a craft knife
 to slot the photo behind them,
and cut the words "New Born" from 
the page of words to make the legend :D

I would like to enter this project in the 
following challenges;

Friday, 17 May 2019

Happy Mail equals Happy Play...

In my last post I mentioned the lovely
and the fabulous "Happy Mail" she had sent me....
Well this is what I have been making with it :D

 I am not posting a step-by-step for this project
as Brenda is much better at it than I am, and
I highly recommend a visit to her blog.
 *and yes I will be purchasing the die to make more
of these little books*

I only used 3 of the pre-cut pages for now, but the book 
holds 3 signatures ...

and I stuck to my theme and colour combi for the year too :D
 I thought a compass made more sense than 
a clock face for the legend.
Can't wait to start "arting" the pages :D
Enjoy XXX

I would like to share this book in the following challenges;