'Nether' by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique
Paints and inks by Dylusions
Oooh, you can probably tell by this page that I have had a busy and sometimes stressful week. When things get a bit much for me, you don't want to mess with me that's for sure. Best to hide from me until I have got over myself......
I made this background with Dylusions acrylic paints and ink sprays, with lots of stencilling and splatting nd I chose to use 'Nether' because she looks how I feel. I decided to journal with my dip pen for this page, I love the way it scratches on the page as you write with it. The ink flow is unpredictable so you end up with a slightly wonky look.
I was tired at the start of the week - remember that I had just done three days of fabulous workshops with Dina Wakley (yeah, that's right, I'm blaming Dina!!) and I was going to enjoy a nice quiet day at home on my day off. And then I got the phone call. OFSTED!! (That is the School Inspectors for my overseas visitors). The mere mention of that word sends all teachers into a spin, and these days you only get two days notice. Yikes!
In the middle of the OFSTED, I was interviewed by Mark Lipinski for a programme called Creative Mojo on Toginet Radio about my article 'Journaling on the go' in Somerset Art Journaling Winter 2011. It may have been late afternoon in America, but it was late here - bedtime - so just to set the scene I did the interview in my PJs :-) Dressed for the radio!! This programme is now available as a podcast if you're interested in listening to what I had to say ...
And to finish the week off my camera has broken. Grrrrrrrr. So, my photos today are looking a little different ... the colours are a bit stronger than they are in real life.
Right, I'm off, I've got a wedding to go to today :-)
And by the way, just incase you're wondering, the OFSTED inspection went fine, nothing to worry about afterall, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
P.S. I see Blogger has been up to its old tricks again ...... sorry if your comment has not appeared on my blog or if I don't get back to you ... some of my comments have disappeared ...grrrrrrrrr.....