As you can see there are a few bits & bobs happening on the desk this week & my house has been restored to calm & order after decorating our bedroom !
On the right, I have a journal page that I have made to try out some new goodies I succumbed to from Art From The Heart - the new Beatrice stamp from Pam Carricker (I really enjoyed her book "Art at the Speed of Life" & a Donna Downey Poppies & Peony stencil (I love all things Poppies !) and a new Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink - it's a stunning fuchsia pink !
On the right of my desk I have the birthday card I made for my mother in law's 80th birthday - here's a close-up !
In the middle of the desk I also have a sketch started of the stunning Rubekia in my garden - I am using the swatches I made of the colours of my Inktense watercolour pencils in my journal - I take the book out, hold up the swatches & match the colours the best I can & then make some notes for when I get time to paint!
The colours of the flowers are dazzling ! And my fennel is now taller than I am & looks stunning covered in rain drops - and my Dad sowed & grew on these Cosmos plants & brought them to me at Easter - they sat for months doing nothing in all the cold rainy weeks we have had but now they are just starting to flower - a stunning vivid pink !!
And not on the desk as it is all wrapped up - but the scrapbook Rich & I have been working on for his Mum's 80th birthday for months is finally done - hope she likes it !
And finally many thanks to everyone who said not to get stressed out last week - with our bedroom being redecorated & a new carpet put down the house was in chaos & it was hard work heaving & shifting everything in & out of the room - but happily it all went well & we are very happy with how it turned out !