Saturday, 23 May 2009
You won't be surprised to know that this litle creation has taken me about a week to do. I picked the image out first, then I wasn't sure if I liked it (i don't usually go for 'cute' stuff) and then I wasn't sure what to do with it. If you think this is bad you should see me in a shoe shop trying to decide which shoes to buy. Ha! Anyway, I settle on my usual acrylic paints, then stamped on it with various mediums, splashed a bit more paint on and added a little stitching. Here's a close-up:
Anyway, after a gruelling but satisfying 6 months I have finished a stint of working full time WOOP WOOP!! I love my job, really I do, but trying to that as well as give my own kids the attention they deserve, play the occasional gig with the ceilidh band I'm in, keep up with running my craft workshops, write the odd magazine article and then try to find time to play with my craft things and make a big mess has been difficult and very tiring. And don't get me going about keeping the house clean, doing the shopping, ironing, cooking, washing bla bla bla. So, now it's half term. A chance to recover a little and wait for my creative head to come back before I return to work part-time.
I spent the first day of my half term gardening and just for the record I HATE GARDENING. I do it twice a year- once in the spring and once in the autumn and in the meantime the garden just has to look after itself :-) Funny, i don't mind being covered in a layer of gel medium, paint and ink but I seriously dislike soil under my fingernails!