Whoops, where has that week gone?!
I seem to have been rushing around a lot
but don't have much to show for it :o(
I've picked out a couple of goodies for me to remember.....
I've signed up for a couple of arty things to
keep my little brain ticking over.
I really enjoyed following Lenna's pages last year when
she took part in the 2011 version of this project,
so when she mentioned she was taking part
this year it reminded me to sign up.
I will be sent a sketchbook to be completed
by the end of the year
(last year nearly 30,000 books were sent out
and around 10,000 returned),
it will be digitized so it can be viewed online
(I paid a bit more for that)
and then from the Spring of 2012 onwards
it will go on a WORLD TOUR
(including London), WOW!
At every venue, the visitors will be given a
ticket and a record will be kept of the
sketchbooks looked at -
I will be able to see if anyone looks at my sketchbook.
There are quite a few themes to choose from
when signing up, and I chose 'Encyclopedia of',
because I thought that could be quite
broad in its subject matter
(these themes are very flexible).
online course run by Gina Armfield.
In her own words
"This is an art journaling, goal setting, writing,
idea making, sketching, watercoloring
and collage journal!"
This sounds right up my street and I'm
looking forward to getting started
(I got the required 2012 desk diary today).
And, of course, I'm taking part in
Lenna's Haiku ATC swap as well.
I've made a start on them and in the words of my old friend Wallace from Wallace and Gromit
"Everything's under control, Gromit!"
I'm looking forward to going to
with DD Hope tomorrow.
I've been promised that the
Hospice in the Weald refreshment ladies
will be there again with their delicious
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that DH Grant
will have a day off tomorrow. He's been
working silly long hours since the riots with
no time off allowed. It's not definite, but he's
hopeful that he'll be off tomorrow.
If he is we'll spend the afternoon in
the garden (when Hope and I get back
from the K+S Fair), and enjoy a glass or two of wine,
I suspect. He'll be back to work on Sunday :o(
Charity shop purchases.
I had to buy this book, published in 1958,
it brought back such memories.
DD Hope was mortified when I insisted on singing
the theme tune to the man at the till
(I must admit, he did look rather bemused),
but I just had to do it.
Go on then, who else remembers the theme song?
Oh dear, you're showing your age, girls and boys!
This Youtube clip will take you back 40 odd years too!
I also bought this sweet 1930's portable typewriter,
in super condition.
Isn't it a thing of beauty?
Luke and Hope see it as something of a novelty item and
Hope was hammering away for ages on it last night
(I think she's started yet another novel).
I've got to get another ribbon for it because it's a bit dry.
My family are, as ever, my rocks.
DH Grant, how he's kept so bright and chirpy
when he's so tired is beyond me.
I'm really missing him with his long working hours.
DS Luke, he's joined the working world running.
and he's clearly a very happy bunny.
DD Hope, my friend as well as my daughter.
We had a moment this week when
she 'ruined' some arty homework just
at the last moment, but together we dragged
it back from the jaws of disaster and she's
learned a lot from the experience.
(I'm quite used to dragging my art back
from the jaws of disaster!)
That's all for now, folks!
Wishing you all a super weekend
(shhh, apparently the sun might come out
this weekend in the UK!!)