Friday, 12 April 2013

Bits and pieces

Good morning friends
I trust that you are well and having a good week. I've been flitting from this to that this week, trying to get stuff finished, other stuff started, class planning, keeping my studio tidy (failed on that) and just generally on top of things........oops, excuse me a moment, I think I'm burning the muffins.... be back in  tick.
Phew, cooked and not burn't.....
It's going to be a busy weekend; on Saturday I'm off to Ally Pally with Susan and Mark (from Speshink). We're meeting Paul (from The Artsiders) there too which I'm looking forward to. So if you are there on Saturday and see three guys who look as if they are having a great time and enjoying themselves rather than wandering around with the I've been dragged here against my will faces of some other chaps, then it'll probably be us so do say Hi!

I've also had a bit of fun playing with paint and altered one of the plaster cherubs that you may have seen on my desk on Wednesday

Isn't is gorgeous, I've used Paint dabbers, Inka Gold and Decoart Traditions paints and love the effect. I'm busy working on something that will use this but I'll share that later when I manage to get it finished properly.

On Sunday, I'll be at The Craft Barn teaching my Art Journalling #1 class, I'm looking forward to that very much as it's always a fun class and also it's my first class in the new premises. There are a couple of spaces left I think if you'd like to join in the fun; details are HERE.

I've also managed to finish the journal page I've been working on too, using Jofy stamps as well as my own funky birds.

It was fun to do, there's Dylusions, stamping and colouring, a bit of doodling too, the colours are a bit funny in the photo but better in reality, I think so anyway!
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Cain

Right, I must away, things to do and places to be, hope you all have a blessed and creative day.


Helen said...

Hope I bump into you tomorrow... don't your birds go well with Jo's stamps - they look fab!! Enjoy your weekend, if I don't see you.

ionabunny said...

Reassuring that I'm not the only one with too much to do at the moment. I seem to be starting lots and finishing little. Must get focused. Have fun at the show. I love those birds.

Monica said...

Wonderful weekend you have planned. Love your birds.

mark gould said...

Great page, the cob web type doodles really pull things together. The Cherub looks awesome, Ill look forward to the finished project.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Neil,

Wow -- that little cherub is adorable!!! I can't wait to see what the finished project looks like.

Also, love the finished journal page!

Have fun at Ally Pally.


Nan G said...

Oh love the cherub! Your birds and JOFY were made for each other. Have fun at Ally Pally wish I could be there.

butterfly said...

Yum... the finish on the cherub is so great - and your doodly, JOFY-y, mad bird-y journalling pages are simply fantastic!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow .. I saw this journal on you WOYWW entry and II can tell you it turned out GREAT! Also the angel is beautiful!