Saturday, 16 February 2013
I also discovered some very pale mauve crocus in the front garden amongst the pile of old bricks and bags of sand. I had given them up as being buried under all the builders stuff.
Talking of builders ... they may be back fairly soon. Not sure if I mind as my life is pretty useless when they are here. I never get much done. Perhaps some of the house might get finished this time? Roman blinds are all made I am on curtains now.
Monday, 11 February 2013
There are now two more people who are going to participate in the Yorkshire version of the Travelling Journal so I have added them to my 'Contributors Page'. I shall get it posted off tomorrow to one of the people so that they can get an idea of what they are meant to be doing. Hope my blogging does not spoil the surprise for them.
I shall just have to get on with the other samples I am meant to be doing ....
Sunday, 10 February 2013
I wanted to go for a pub lunch with perhaps a walk up May Hill. It was so misty you could not see the hill, even close up, but I did get my pub lunch, although I had to endure DH being The Grumpy One. May Hill is a manmade landmark. It was created by planting a clump of pine trees on the summit to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887.
It has been depicted in many paintings and a book by Valerie McLean http://valeriemclean.com/may-hill-prints-relating-to-the-seasons/
Also bought a new pair of navy blue Hunter wellies on the way back as my original ones, which are eons old, have decided to leak through the welded seams. They have served me well, suffering lots of abuse over the years, including having a nail through the sole of one of them. There is now nothing to stop me getting on with clearing up the rubbish in The Dell.
Saw my first new lambs whilst we were out and about.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
The reverse side shows the words I have free machined which are taken from a poem which may become my inspiration.
I am now going to hang it outside for a while to see what happens to the newspaper and cloth. Good job we have snow again this morning!!
This is just for my favourite C&G tutor!!
She gave me a paperback book called 'Wreck this Journal' some time ago and I have done bits in it, but this morning whilst sitting in the kitchen I filled in two pages. I used anything I could find in the kitchen for this one.
Then I thought I would have a go at the one below. You can tell how exciting my life is.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
This morning I have been stiffening some hessian with diluted PVA and I am waiting for that to dry before I can carry on with this. Also been painting cocktail sticks and sanding them down to deaden the colour.