Anyway, I digress as usual, lol..
I loved all of your comments on what you thought I should be doing on my 50th birthday. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. But the one that caught my imagination the most was from the lovely
April of the Fragrant Hand....
On the night of your birthday I think you will be misting & stenciling the moon. It's such a lovely textured canvas & imagine how luminous it will be. We will be able to look up in the sky from locations all over the world & see your birthday art
How fabulous that would be!! I have always loved the moon and would love to see it adorned in Dylusions, lol. April please send us an email at afth.co.uk and I will get some goodies out to you.
If you fancy winning some more goodies, this time from the one and only Tim Holtz.. then read on.
Tim has been running a challenge on his blog to see what people can create with his tattered florals die. Now I am not really a die person as most of my work is done in journals, but this is a die that I actually personally own and have used a lot.
After umming and aahing for ages I decided to so a canvas rather than a journal page.. The canvas is created using Tim's Distress paints and my Dylusions inks, I die cut tons and tons of the flowers, sprayed them various shades of blue and a red, and attached them to a large heart shape board with brads. I curled the edges, added a hand written quote and Bob's your uncle. !!!
Tim also gave me one of his tattered floral dies to give away, so if you fancy a chance at owning it leave me a comment. But most importantly you need to go to Tim's blog and see what every one has been up to. People have been uploading their creations and they are just mind blowing, there is so much talent and creativeness out there. Well done to everyone.
Whilst I am at home slowly wasting away, like a Victorian wallflower, lol. My house guest, the lovely Dina Wakely is slaving away up at my studio, teaching her stupendously fabulous artistry to lots of lovely lovely students. They are having a ball.
Although Dina lives on the opposite side of the world to me, I count her as one of my closest friends. We just crack each other up with our antics,but we are also comfortable enough to sit in separate rooms doing our own thing. Although we both sound as though we have glamorous lives, travelling the world, teaching and meeting fabulous people, it is in fact extremely tough at times, being away from your family and loved ones, in different time zones, jet lagged and trying to live up to the expectations people have of you. What's so nice is she doesn't need to tell me and I don't need to tell her, we just know and we are there for each other.
She is as mad as a box of frogs though !!!
Just a reminder that it is our Preview day on Saturday - more details HERE Please accept our invitation to come and play, eat cup cakes, peruse the new workshops, slurp some Yorkshire tea and generally have a jolly old time.