Sunday, 30 December 2007

Been and Gone!

Well Santa has been and gone, and in his passing has left me some really inviting books, some I am savouring before reading and some I have already dived into and maybe that is why I have taken so long in getting back to the blogging world. I must say he is a pretty intuitive fellow, that Santa, all the books he left were on my wish list.
Not to bore you too much, these are the books that I found in my stocking. Not all craft or creative related as you can see.

These two will get me working!

These two will get me thinking, I hope

This one I need to get to grips with as I have committed myself to a workshop on the internet. Not too sure about it at the moment.

And this one I will take to bed with me, chill out time I hope.

Like most people it has been a busy time with 12 of my favourite people for the big day, including me of course. They were all brilliant with the youngest being two years old and the oldest being eighty-six. We had to bring in an extra table and more chairs to have us all seated at the same time and of course we ate a lot, drank a lot and laughed a lot. Brilliant, we must do it again sometime, maybe next Christmas.

I did promise more tags and here they are, these are the tags I have been working on over the last few weeks and when they were all treated with paints they were all painted with either gesso or white acrylic paint.

I used the acrylic paint, as I had no gesso in my cupboard. I am determined not to buy anymore ‘stuff’ if I can help it. I am not mean; I am just running out of room to put it all.
The next stage is to collage all of the tags and then wait for instructions on how to do certain things on each one. The first of which is add a pocket to some of the tags.

I did have a wonderful surprise on Christmas Eve, I received another postcard from my postcard exchange group, and this one was from Katherine in Tucson, Arizona.

Katherine sent me ‘PEACE’ and we had a very peaceful Christmas time, so thank you Katherine.

Another postcard arrived just after Christmas from Fannie who is an extremely nice lady and who also is in my postcard exchange group. If you go to Fannie’s blog you will see many delights including this postcard.

Fannie has finished all her postcards for the group and posted the cards on her blog as she finished them. No one knew which one they would receive but when I saw this snowman I wished for it as I thought it was really the most wonderful piece of work. I am just so lucky.


Anonymous said...

"The Artist's Way" seems to be an excellent book. I hope you will give us your impressions after your reading.

Lesley said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I couldn't resist popping over here to be nosey!
Great books you have there. I have 'Celebrate your Creative Self' and love it. I love her way of working and I had great fun experimenting. I've got cupboards full of paints so I know how you feel about not buying more!
Hope you have a great creative 2008,
Lesley xxx

Fannie said...

"The Artists Way" is one of my favorite books. This book was a recommendation from my writing teacher. It looks like you have an inspirational supply of great reads.

Anna said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog today - I would love to start a C&G group as I said but the main problem I have is that the college (Urchfont) students only attend every 6 weeks and come from miles away - Urchfont is in WIltshire and some come from Deven and KENT so they would not come to a regular friendly meeting! I will try - you have a lovely blog and very many congrats to your son - I wish him every success! You must be so proud !!