Thursday, January 20, 2011

A big sigh!

Thought I'd better do a post to show what I've been up to lately ...I've been in Yorkshire for a month but now I'm gearing up to go back to Durham and start the trekking back and forth again... a few mental adjustments will be required!

Andy went back on the 12th to finalise his work for a 90 minute seminar he has to give (today actually - I'm waiting for a 'phone call to tell me how it went) I stayed down here as my parents have been ill and Andy's Dad in hospital so I was left with 'family duties'!

Anyway, yesterday I was guest Tutor at Art from the Heart The project was 'Facebook' Everyone I know (except ME) is on Facebook, I like the title, great for a minibook full of your favourite faces!

I only took two photographs, I was too busy, er... enjoying the conversation...

Their books were gorgeous and they went home delighted that they had finished the whole book - apart from the addition of glossy accents, I love that stuff and go through bottles of fingers always ache from squeezing dots on this and know how it is ...well I discovered that Dyan sells little bottles - much easier on these old fingers and one (or two!) just happened to fall into my basket...see that's the trouble with working in places where you can SPEND what you earn before walking out of the door!

Last Sunday was Art Journaling at afth ... a FULL class, stuffed to the doors. Here are a couple of pages...

...both in this little journal which I bought in Whitby (the Abbey gift shop) a couple of years ago. Gorgeous isn't it? The paper is handmade and has great texture. I glue two or three together for a better surface for paints etc... Dylusions of course - I LOVE them!

And then, as I was still in Yorkshire, Ann invited me to join the 'Ladies who lunch' on Tuesday, they are a great bunch of ladies who get together regularly, have lunch, have fun and MAKE STUFF. How can a girl refuse such an offer?

They had decided to work on Tim's configuration boxes - well I just happened to have one (found it under the Christmas tree hehehe!) so off I went and I had a great day meeting new people and messing about. Mine looks like this so far, although none of my pieces are stuck down yet because I don't know if I want them where they are now - or even if I want them in there at all! Although I love the carousel and the policeman. Anyway there is lots more titivating to be done.

Right 15 minutes till Andy calls - I shall go get comfortable 'cos I'll be on the 'phone for a while... I miss him dreadfully :(

Saturday, January 1, 2011


A very Happy New Year to everyone!

Can you believe 2010 has been and gone? It has certainly been a year of change for me... and I'm glad to say I kept to the 365 challenge because I've got a little snapshot of daily goings on in the life of Sandy!

Here are last year's monthly journal pages (sounds weird saying that as it was only yesterday!)

And I'm sticking to the challenge again this year, this is my January, all ready to go...

It's great fun and I'm looking forward to being inspired by everyone's art.