Hi there - missed you all last week as was away in Spain - 35oC & sunny all week !
on the Well didn't miss my friend Jan as she lives there & this time last week we were having a fun BBQ at ours - 16 of us in shirt sleeves 'til midnight !! Not much chance of any of that in Wales !!
Anyway if you can see the top one of the pile of my photos which I've printed out to scrap at Scrapclub Wednesday night - Jan is on the left in the black top ! Hope you get to visit her blog too this week !!(Jan S).
Anyway as I only got back on Sunday my desk is full of projects in progress & things to get round to !
My new Summer Distress Inks had arrived when I got back - I was surprised how vivid they are in comparison to the older colours ! Waht do you think ?
I have labelled them & done the swatches of colour I do for my little home made book which I use as a reference guide when I'm working on a project - that's them drying on my desk !
I have also printed some photos out on my Pogo - the colours are a bit random but they will be fun enough to play around with in my journal.
To the left is a great book I read on hols - Personal Geographies by Jill K Berry (available on Amazon) - its all about creating art with maps of you & your life - there are some great projects I'm dying to have a go at !
Do check it out for yourself if you get a chance ! More info here http://personal-geographies.com/
Also a new DVD about travel art journals which I hoped would come in time for my hols but didn't - so still to be watched !
I did do some practising of my drawing & water-colouring whilst I was away - a couple of pictures here - still only doing plants !!! Need to get some tuition on how to do scenery !!!
I am really enjoying the Watercolour Pencils class I am taking on the Joggles.com website & even just doing the basic exercise on creating a set of colour swatches proved really useful - I could take the swatches to the plants & choose the closest colour to match - which made the pictures look more realistic (well I hope so !!). Just need to keep practising & practising !!
Oh & the funny green thing in the middle was a spoon/fork thingamajig which came in a pack of Kiwifruit in Spain - I thought all those grooves would make it a fabby thing for making textures in paint for projects & journals !! Either inspired - or I am an inveterate hoarder by nature (or maybe both !!)
So have a great week & looking forward to seeing your crafty places & projects this week ! Ali x