Oh yes people, I am feeling mighty relieved after handing in unit 005 (fifth essay of eight) for my teaching course... I'm more than half way there, on the home run, so I thought I would give myself a little treat and splash a little paint around...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE these fabulous paints by Dyan Reaveley
This is my new desk - purchased from IKEA, for the house in Durham - it has shelves above, very handy storage space, although it's casting a shadow here. Andy bought me a couple of spotlights that fasten on so it gives plenty of light for that late night journaling - although the only late night journaling I've done for the past few weeks has been on 'reflective practice and continuing personal and professional development'... such fun! My next assignment (should I choose to accept it!) is about Curriculum building - you can see I've already got a book out. More fun! (Do you detect a hint of sarcasm there?)
First I'll show you some pictures of the ladies at our regular scrapbook class at the Craft Box having their first experience of spray inking... we were making 'serendipity leaves' don't ask me how Janice managed to stay so clean
..because Karen certainly didn't!
We randomly stamped leaves and embossed them, then we collaged and stamped again, then cut out leaves using Tim's tattered leaves die...they turned out beautifully.
I'll show the pages at a later date because something is in the offing with this scrapbook page...watch this space...
On to a few journal pages - and these pictures aren't brilliant - I could do with a few lessons from Jill - go and check out her blog, not only is she an amazing artist but she takes some wonderfully creative photgraphs.
This page was a challenge that Dyan gave us at the Regular Art Journaling session - we were given a piece of wrapping paper with these fun munsters on and we could use Tim's halloween stamps... this is what I came up with... the idea came from a Jack Savoretti song Dr Frankenstein. I LOVE his 'Between the minds' CD.
You can see there is a hidden pocket - that contains my secrets - the 'monsters' in my mind!
This page was one I made the night before we moved to Durham - I was over tired and couldn't sleep, so I went into my little, soon to be vacated, room and scribbled a few thoughts.
I like to have a few pages 'ready to go' for that very reason - one night I might need to scribble some thoughts down, this is one of those 'ready to go' pages...
This one too...
The Chilean miners story was close to my heart...I added the Octopode images later.
These last two also use those kooky eyed Octopode images too...
I love being inspired by other creative, like minded people and being a blogger has certainly exposed me to lots of different arty styles, so I think I will always be that pilgrim on an art journey, experimenting with different styles and new images as the mood takes me...now THAT is what I call fun!