Friday, December 18, 2009

The race is on...!!!

Soooooo.. where did all that come from. I was working from home when the heavens opened and the whole world turned white.... You literally couldn't see out of the window. I had to ring the studio and tell them to abandon ship. Two problems if you are in the studio...
  1. There are no windows, so you don't know what is going on in the outside world.
  2. If you stay there too long when it is snowing, you get completely snowed in, and there's not a lot you can do to get out.
Not sure how much snow you had, but it was really bad here. It calmed down around teatime, so me and the girlies went Christmas shopping, only to find bedlam when we surfaced back into the open. Getting home was treachorous as the roads were like an ice rink. I had planned to iron all last night, but instead succumbed to lounging in front of the telly recovering from frostbite, lol.

Today was even worse. Guess whose these little beauties are...







Yup they belong to the Goddess who cane down to the house for a spot of snowman painting. Just love her new hat....







I spent the morning thinking about the ironing, but finally gave in to my Art Journal which was winking at me from the corner of the room. It was feeling pretty neglected lately , because now I sleep through my journaling time, lol. So it received a lot of love and attention from me all morning. I am nearly at the end of this A4 journal and I want to start a new one for the New Year, so I started by prepping lots of pages with paint ready.













I then completed two pages.









One of my students, Kate, of Craft Stamper fame, is doing a December journal spread where she journals on a little square for every day of the month. I think it is a fabby idea, but I am running behind as usual, so I have only just started. So mine is now the countdown to Christmas...!!!!










If you like this idea join Kate in January as she starts of a day by day challenge. I'll be joining in , that's for sure.

I was flicking through Kates blog and I noticed that she, amongst many other bloggers are drawing, a la Teesha Moore style, so I thought I would give it a go. I'm quite pleased with the results so far. Mind you, could be beginners luck.!!!




I had an appointment at the hospital today and so we decided to walk there. I dont think I have ever worn so many clothes, wish I had taken a photo. I'll try and remember tomorrow, cos the snow isn't going anywhere fast. I had my fishtail parka on a woolly "Heidi" hat and 2 pairs of gloves...  I hope its cleared up by Monday as we are going to be sat in the car park at Meadowhall waiting for it to open. It is then going to be a bit like a trolley dash as me and James compete to see who finishes the Christmas shopping first. Its gotta be me cause I am a whizz at shopping. But then again he is a man therefore just buys the first thing he sees...!!!! Watch this space...!!!

Now I am going to try and sort out available flights to California in January. Yayy its CHA time again, and I will be joining the lovely Ranger crew on their stand again. I love CHA, and I love being with the Ranger lot as they are soooooo much fun. I will be demoing Perfect Pearls ( Oooh theres a shock, lol). I love it and can,t wait. Ben's coming to carry my bags and restrain me around the shopping malls whilst being the sensible one and looking around the show for lots of goodies to tempt you all with.

Yes this is a late blog from me, it's 12.30, and I,m still awake. Its been 4 wks since I have been awake at this hour. I hope its just a fluke and I am not going back to my old sleeping patterns. Mind you it has given me chance to blog and journal...!!!! Six of one, as they say.....!!

Enjoy xx

9 comments:

Brian K said...

Yeah! Your coming to CHA! I am going to the public portion! Yes, they are finally letting in the rif raf! So bring your mace...

Sue Abbott said...

Oh Dyan, it's great to see things are looking all rosy. I always look forward to your blog. It's a way of keeping up with what's happening as you live so far away. Have a fantastic time over Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year. Love to all the family too.
Sue and Paul x

Wrightboysmum said...

Been missing shoe watch. Love the boots. What you need is one late night a week for your journaling fix. Great pages.

Sandy Poppins said...

Watch out for me at on Monday - we're off to Meadowhall too - although over here we call it MeadowHELL at this time of year!
I love your pages Dy - and that one with Kate's challenge is brilliant! Hope you have a Fantabuloso Christmas - I'm sure you will - if James is cooking the dinner you can journal!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Yay! Way to go! I love your countdown to Christmas pages, now you have 12 days to get ready for January :-)

Miss Natz said...

Love those boots, where are they from? x

Brian K said...

Dylan my dear, dear woman! Do you think I am going to go to CHA and NOT come & visit you??? Of coarse I am going to come & visit you!!! Your absolutly one of my fav's! I am so exicited I get to meet you finally! It is going to be soo fun! Have a wonderful holiday!

olive said...

love the Journal pages.... I'm glad you are having a 'life'.... I'm so envious of you going to States in January.... lucky you.. dont forget you have to shop for me as well (in spirit anyway)!!! love the Malls there. Do you have a date for January Journalling? Keep warm....Ciao

kirsticoo said...

Love the wellies Dy and Em's hat is fabby... Glad you are gettng on with and enjoying your life... it sounds wonderful... Wishing I could go to the States with you as well... take care...hugs from Kirstiwithani....x

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