What with the extension grinding on,
and life speeding by ever faster, I haven't
been paying much attention to my poor
little 'fiddlesnips', and I also haven't been
able to keep up with a lot of my favourite
blogs - so if I haven't been dropping by much
recently then please accept my apologies.
I've got really rather a lot to share with you,
both creatively and life-ily.
Firstly, the latest installment
of the art collaboration I'm doing with
my FB:WW friends.
This one was started by Virginia
and she chose a red and black theme.
With these collaborations, I've found it
more difficult when others have done their
bit and then it gets to me - I get over-
whelmed by their ideas and talent, and
self doubt starts to creep in :(
Anyway, this is the strip I did -
a Gelli print background, heat embossed
rubber stamp Leonardo da Vinci
'Vitruvian Man' image, black paint
splatters, and rubber stamped quote,
"Imagination encircles the world."
Hope received her iGCSE results this week.
8 A*'s and 4 A's.
She is one happy girl, especially as it meant she
could hold us to our promise of an iPad
(hmmmm, that seemed like a good idea at the time!!).
The thing is, the media drone on about how exams
have been dumbed down but I can honestly say
that Hope has slogged for 5 years to get these
results - and her iGCSEs were a darned sight
harder than my 'O' levels.
|(the symbolic burning of the books!!)|
I receive 'Daily Truths' from
encouraging emails which I find
supportive and empowering.
They often stop me in my tracks and
make me think - about ME.
I submitted one of my 'birdie' artworks
to accompany one of these Daily Truths,
and this week it was used!
It made me very happy :)
I have just finished reading a book
sent to me by Alix.
I really enjoyed reading it;
it's just a great story and a
perfect holiday read
(it would make a super film too)
but I won't say anymore than that in
case I spoil it for anyone else who
is either reading it or about to start.
Thank you, Alix!
Luke got back safe and sound
He was accompanying a friend to a
big GamesCom event - and because Luke's friend
has a YouTube channel (about computery technical
stuff) they got Press passes, but it was still
hideously busy with many hours queueing
for lots of the new games :(
The good news is that, being in Germany,
Luke tried sauerkraut and bratwurst -
and loved it :)
Some time ago, I took part in
Pay it Forward
when I asked for artwork from a blogger friend
in exchange for me sending out artwork to
5 other blogger friends.
You can see what I did HERE.
Carmen's life then got really
rather busy. Not only did she have 3 children,
but she moved house. And not only did she move
house, but she had another baby (I know, she's mad).
But the girl did good and she recently sent me
this gorgeous textured canvas.
I have tried taking photos in all sorts of light,
and none of them do proper justice to the
depth of colour and texture - this is the
best I could get, and it is NOT good enough.
There's a better picture,
along with Carmen's review of
Thank you so much, Carmen -
it was well worth the wait ;)
Lastly, for those readers in the UK,
WHSmiths are doing a special offer at the moment.
With the purchase of ANY pencil case
(ranging in price from £1)
you can purchase a set of
24 Sharpie fine tip pens for £6.99
As anyone who has bought Sharpies before
will know, this is a GOOD DEAL!
I'm not sure how long this offer is on for,
so take advantage of it asap if you want them!
OK, enough already!
Thank you for sticking with me.
Once the extension is completed
and life returns to normal
(what is 'normal'?!),
I hope that I will be able to
keep up with my blog, and yours,
on a more regular basis.
Bye for now,