Well this will be a long post, so tea and biccies recommended :D
Face no.18 of my 29 Faces for May is...
(yes my hair is that curly...not a perm)
I hate photo's of ME, but my crazy(but most beauteous) friend AMY, thought it was time we all got together and share ourselves around a bit. It is a fun exercise in being more confident about our own abilities and self image(though I'm not sure she necessarily thought that deeply about it, and I do know she will be reading this:D)
(taking WTJ for a walk in the woods)
So....My name is Gina (short for Georgina), though I was also known as George at school.
I am English, and live in Yorkshire, and am a wee bit eccentric (like you hadn't noticed).
I have 3 manthings....whom I regularly try to loose in the woods, but they keep following me home!
This is where I am sitting right now...it's my corner of the room where I can turn my chair away from the manthings and talk with you lovely beautiful people instead :D
I am addicted to 1930's Crinoline Lady china. This is because my Gran had 1 small plate she used at breakfast..."her plate", and I loved it. It obviously held some special memory for her, but I never thought to ask....NOTE...ALWAYS THINK TO ASK!!!
I love all kinds of crafting, these are a few of the Scrapbooks I have made(many others live elsewhere). I knit, cross-stitch, embroider, make cards and art journal. I also make altered art projects and draw a bit too. And now I have been lured into the world of Mixed Media!!!
I also love poetry, and made a book in which to keep ones I had written myself.
I love making gifts for people, and always try to focus on that person while making their special gift, so that it reflects their personality and taste :D...and I never make copies of personal gifts!! They are always as unique as the person I make them for :D
As to my spiritual beliefs...I have made no secret that, after many years of study, I have chosen to follow my own path. This apparently makes me a Pagan/Wiccan/Witch...(choose which title pleases you best, I have no objection to any of them)
Hubby bought me this paving stone to lay in my garden, and it is aligned correctly. I love the natural world, and have planted many trees in my garden. This stone will be/is surrounded by birch, larch, beech, oak and holly trees, all planted by me :D oh, and there are a few willow and an Alder too :S Only young trees still, but they will grow :D
As part of this "Celebration of Self" we are to give something we made away....so I am giving away...
Pretty Pink Flamingo!
She is a desk faerie I made for myself, and she dances on my desk and watches me work(I love her so much, but I know you will love her too)
And also, this Faux encaustic piece I am making right now(waiting for layers of glossiness to dry)
(it has gold glitter added now and more gloss)
It is a mixed media abstract piece, with many layers of acrylic paint, paper, scrummy foil and sparkley teeny hearts and stars embedded in glossy gel medium...and is totally strokable, and is on thick grey board measuring approx 15cm x 11cm
No catches..no requirements, other than you leave me a comment to say hi! (oh and there will be other "stuff" in the package I send), and on the 23rd of May(next Wednesday) I will choose a name out of the hat to send the package of goodies too :D
( I don't do technology well, so you either trust me to pick honestly or you don't...that would be your problem not mine....all you need to believe is that I hate cheats :D)
Hope that wasn't too boring for you, and if you feel empowered to "share" yourself, just pop over to Amy's blog and join in :D Enjoy XXX