Hello my friends. I do hope this finds you well and safe – particularly if, in Britain, you have been around huge snow drifts, arctic temperatures, and no way to get out of your home! Well, here is an opportunity to look outward and have a good nosy round some of the world’s workspaces! Here’s mine!
The desk has seen a fair bit of use this week, as you can see by all the drawers spread out at the top of the stairs! What can we see today? From right to left, a half finished card, a glass mat (decided to do some different things, so needed a surface for paint), cutting mat with scissors, DST, Scalpel etc., baby wipes, a watercolour pad, my tool box, a box of electric tea lights not put away, and then up higher to the left, a pile of Christmas images etc., in the hope I may soon be like the rest of you and making Christmas cards, then on the floor a basket into which go finished cards for the hotel, a bag of bits again not put away, and a drawer of Distress inks, chalks, paints, and some coloured waxes.
Presumably all this has led to the creation of something?? yes indeed.
A few cards – the top two and the three on the left are all my own photographic images – worked on in Serif, then printed straight onto a card base – trying out some ideas. The four bottom right are all Pollyanna Pickering images.
But I haven’t only been busy at my desk on the landing… There in the lounge in the evenings…
Looks gorgeous – but wasn’t an easy one! So many different shades of red!!
Today I thought “I want to do something different”. I see the amazing work you all do on 3D multi media projects… and decided I wanted to have a little go… Nothing like any of yours, but a complete departure from the comfort zone for me!
Compared with your work it is incredibly simple – but I did it!! I had bought this picture frame – made of thick cardboard – some time back, and painted it with a rich red wax last autumn. Yes, it was to be a Christmas present. Oh well, another year! The white poppies are a tattered lace image from a disk then die cut, the swirls and butterfly are die-cut. Just put together, really – but, as I say, a complete departure for me.
So, that’s been my week folks. I have spent much time speaking with Chris (Mrs D) who found herself frozen into the canal in Shropshire, unable to move for several days, and with absolutely no internet signal. She has asked me to say thanks to everyone who visited last week and left comments on her blog post. She read and appreciated them all, but couldn’t reply. They are on the move again now – I’m not sure where they are headed next, but they can at least feel they are getting somewhere!!
Thanks to all those who visited my little offering last week. I really love reading your comments. I’ll do my best to get round again this week – may take me a couple of days…
Take care my friends. God bless.