Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Can you tell what it is yet..???

Whats going on with the weather...??? Keep thinking I,m in another country. This kind of heat is only good for lying flat on your back on a beach, dont you think.  Not for working and going about your everyday business.!!  Still, needs must and all that..!!!

Wanted to show you some works in progress from one of the kids classes. They are making their own technique books, and so far we have layers of paint, spray inks, and Distress inks. They have worked really hard so far and produced some stunning samples.

Can't wait to see how they continue to build them up.

I've been busy with preview all week so I am going to give you some sneak peeks.

Can you tell what they are yet..???

Not in work tomorrow, I've got the delightful company of The Most Beautiful Granddaughter in the whole world..!!!!

Aww water mad she is. I am picking Jay up at lunch and we are going out for something to eat.. It's always a pleasure to take out two young ladies who know how to conduct themselves in public...lmao..!!!

or maybe not..!!!

Enjoy xx

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Land of Lilliput....

Finally Blogger has stopped playing it is only on a go slow..!!!! So here after another stressful 3 hours of not saving, crashing, screaming, wailing and gnashing of teeth is the weekends blog.

This was the very first ever character painting weekend, and I was a little apprehensive to say the least...Had I bitten off more than I could chew, teaching complete beginners to paint their own character...???  Well see what you think...

This is Jeanne (aka chocolate lady, and yes of course she brought chocolate with her...) It is her pearl wedding anniversary today....jeez is that 30 years..??? 3 life sentences, lol. My idea of hell as you all know, lmao....Anyway to celebrate she put the choccies in  gorgeous little bags she had made from pearly card. Yummy, just eating mine now...very healthy cos it contains oats and apricots, so combined with the very nutricious jaffa cakes and a banana bagel theres my 5 for the day sorted..!!! ( only joking J..!!! honest).

So heres her journey.....

Did you catch a glimpse of the bracelet she was wearing..?? She made it herself, from beads, it took her hours. I fell in love with it, the colours, the style, everything, and I'm not even a bead fan.  Imagine my surprise when she came in the next day and gave it to me as a gift.  Yes there was tears, lol. It has no metal on it whatsoever so I can actually wear it without erupting..!! Thanks babe I will treasure it. xx

Next up is the lovely Anne ( commonly known as Liverpool Lou).

I just love the way shes stood, all sweet and innocent (just like me..!!!lol). Anne christened her Miss Goody Two Shoes..!!!

Next we have another Anne


The ballet shoes were beautifully laced with organza ribbons, and despite suffering from a strange sickly pallor all weekend, she turned out the picture of health.

Sara had firm ideas in her head before she arrived, but wasn,t sure wether she could put them into practise..!!!



Ha ha she looks just like her..!!! She decided to christen her Ariadne...on behalf of her magical powers.

And last but not least Teresa.

She was absolutely chuffed to bits and is finally getting to find a little faith in herself, lol.

And then there was me.

This is my painted background oversprayed with my new inks.

Then I drew the design on.

halfway through the painting...

And here she is finished.
Meet Tallulah


Here they all are, displayed together. Look great, don,t they..???

Big thanks to the Lovely Katie for stepping in and organising a lot of the catering.
Had a brill surprise on Fri night, The Babe was supposed to be driving up to mine on Sat. He rang me around 10, sounding really miserable and down. The next minute he was walking into the studio, he'd sneaked up the fire escape. Yayyyy made my night. Shame He always has to go again though, lol.

Right well I,ve got preview projects coming out of my ears, so I need to scoot before Our Ben catches me, lmao.

Enjoy xx

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"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott