Mary and Alphabitties by Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney for Stampotique Originals
Medium Bee by Jo Capper Sandon for Stampotique originals
Numbers by Ma Vinci
Paints and inks by Dylusions
Recently I haven't had much time to play in my journal, you know, just play for the sake of it, and I miss it. So, when I had a little free time a few days ago I finished off a background that I had already prepared. I made the background by fingerpainting, which I love :-)
This page is about my ongoing battle with work / life balance. I don't seem to get it right as I am busy ALL of the time and even when I am not busy I find something to do and then I am too busy AGAIN. I used 'Mary' and added bee wings because the phrase 'busy bee' popped into my head.
I am loving these 'Alphabitties' to add words to my pages. They look like they have been written by hand. They are a mixture of upper and lower case, as well as a mixture of sizes - totally random, right up my street!
A week or so ago I taught an art journaling workshop to a fab group of self-confessed newbies at Sam Taylors near Skipton. It was a lot of fun and they all did a great job:
Here's a page I started on the day, using a rub-on by 7Gypsies:
I haven't got round to finishing it yet but I will at some point ........
Body by Tumblefish Studio
Head and feet by Dyan's Downloads
*Bad language Alert* Look away now if you don't like swearing haha!!!
And finally here is a page that I used to demo at the workshop. It's similar to a page I have done before but that tends to happen when you teach a class. This tells the story of what happened as I set off all in good time to teach my class, when half way there I came across the sign 'Road ahead closed'. I don't mind telling you panic swept over me and I wanted to pull over and cry in the lay-by. But I kept going, followed the diversion signs and got there just in the nick of time. Phew!
Image by Tumblefish Studio
Before I go I just wanted to say thank you all so much for your lovely lovely comments re: my DVDs. Don't forget it, it's not too late to leave a comment on this post here if you would like to be in with a chance to win a freebie :-)
Byeeeeeee, off to do some painting. No, not that sort of painting, DECORATING! YUK!