So, on to my gratefuls.
First the above mentioned craft centre where Pat and I spent last Saturday. As mentioned in my previous post we had a great day and I completed a double and a single LO. That set me off on a roll and I've crafted almost every day since...with breaks for the odd bit of cricket (come on England..trouble beating Holland?) and football (United, really, trouble beating Crawley?). Needless to say, sport is not one of my truly gratefuls this week!
Inspiration, from whatever source. Particularly worthy of mention...WeScrap for the challenges; A Maze of Memories (and no, I'm not on commission!) - I'm looking forward to sessions where Christina can pass on all she learnt from Sir Tim last Saturday (great photos on the website of the man himself and the canvasses we'll hopefully be trying ourselves); Mary Green for the online Collage Club which I'm totally enjoying - photos of my work for class 4 later in this post - this was a very messy one. Between that and cooking beetroot I have very colourful hands.
The beauty of reading - can you see why very little "h" and no "i" have been done this week? I finished book 8 of my vampire warriors series. These books just keep getting better and better..roll on book 9.
I'm now reading (on Kindle) "Heat Wave" by Richard Castle. Mmm, how to describe this? A bright idea? A marketing ploy?
For those who don't know..Richard Castle is the main character in the TV series "Castle" (played by Nathan Fillian) and "Heat Wave" is the novel he's written, inspired by the police detective he's shadowing (in the series). Confused? All I can say is..I don't know who wrote it but it's a good read.
Signs that Spring is approaching. More crocuses (croci?) have appeared in the garden and some mini daffodils are almost ready to bloom, having survived the digging and burying of hide chews (they really are disgusting when dug up days or even weeks later!). The birds are tweeting again when Max has his walks and are nest building in the Russian vine. We even saw the sun yesterday.
Comfort food. Mashed potato and treacle tart, but obviously not at the same time.
And finally, the usual suspects amongst family and friends. Love you all.
Now for the promised collage work. This was all about blended backgrounds using torn, vintage paper and gesso. The white of the gesso contrasts beautifully with the red of the beetroot on my hands. At least they're the right team colours!
The photos are of my maternal grandparents with my Mum (the baby) and Auntie Jean in photo one c.1932 and someone I think was called Isabel in photo two. I'll have to check that last bit with Jean.
I scanned the original photos as they are fairly small but typical of the period.
I hope all my fellow rockettes and crafters have had a good week.