I don’t remember how long it is since I was last able to log on.  I’ve had internet problems, and they are still ongoing 😦  Have you all missed me?


I’ve made a start

Not sure what to do next, so it’s on the side while I look at it.

I’ve been thinking about the colouring materials I use regularly.  I have a drawer full of bits and pieces, but somehow I always end up using the same things.   These are the things I automatically go for.

Watercolour spray paints

Kohinoor intense palettes (I recently bought this new one and I LURVE it!)

Markal Paintsticks

Golden fluid acrylics

Stabilo Crayons

Shake and Spray metallic sprays

I also use Gesso, and have started to mix my own since I found this recipe.  I like it a bit thinner so I add a little more water.

Maybe I need to start using some of the others I have too…….




Do you go to workshops?  I don’t get the chance very often, but I have attended a few.  Tutors always make things seem so simple, and give hints and tips that are useful.  After a while, though, memories fade and sometimes the notes (mine) don’t make a lot of sense.  I went to a workshop a long while ago when we make book covers.  I wanted to make some more, but couldn’t find the notes anywhere.  But guess what!  I found this.  It’s the same tutor and the same process.  I couldn’t wait to get started, except I didn’t exactly have everything.

Not a good photo – and very purple.  I made the mistake of using PVA and it’s very wet still.  Next time I’ll plan ahead, but doing it reminded me of what we did last time, so next time it will be better.  I gave the book to my neice, so I have no point of reference.

Now I’ve just got towait until it’s dry and see if I can remember what to do next.  At the moment it just looks very purple



…. and I thought of you.  I hope you enjoy seeing this as much as I did.

I found it here earlier today.

Should I?  Shouldn’t I?  I really don’t know if I should sign up for this.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Will I have time?                                                           I’m really thinking about it.

Anyone else doing it?

It’s surprising what you find when you start looking around WordPress.  I came across this  so I’ve made a stab at nominating some of the blogs I enjoy.  I’m not very good at commenting, but I do give the odd vote or like.  These are the people I’ve nominated, they are worth looking at, and if they get to the finals I hope you will vote for them.

Best writer

Best photographer

Best blogger

Sorry, still no art, but I have just bought some paints.  Does that count?

Yes, my first post, and nothing arty about it.  I’ve got some plans for next year – at least, some classes planned.  So, I’m hoping I’ll learn how to create.

I can always hope.

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