Thanks for popping in. Many thanks to Paul for covering for me whilst I stepped away from the plate for a couple of days. Back from a mini break with Dave in London. Went to see Hamilton for a second time. Yep. THAT GOOD!!! Pretty blimming brilliant actually. Expensive. Not as expensive as in New York. But worth every single penny. The power and talent oozing from that stage was absolutely staggering. When you think USpolitical, historical, hiphop rap musical, you do have to wonder. But it was the best thing I had ever ever seen on stage when Grace and I went in New York , and dare I say that last night’s London performance was even better. Yeah. It was.
In addition, we took in the city sights, walked miles, and when we got weary, we climbed aboard a bus! Beautiful weather, blue skies – but very brass monkeys!! Cor blimey! It was just a little too fresh riding around the Westend on the top deck of an open roof double-decker! Fortunately, I had dressed in layers, and wasn’t fussed about being fashionable! So as long as Dave could handle sitting next to a huddle of scarves, gloves and a windsheeter with the hat on and toggles pulled tight to expose just a nose, we were fine!! Err.. that’s right. No snapshots today!
Speaking of layers, here’s a little piece of art which I rustled up just now, using layers of paste and paint. I got myself all stressed at work this afternoon when we got back, but a painty session helps clear the head. Not taking all that into the weekend with me, that’s for sure! No no no. Not my circus, not my monkeys.
I love these stencils. I think it’s time to get them out again….
The Viva Decor Paint that we stock is good for this job. You can apply it concentrated, as I have here, but it also moves very well watered down slightly. Here is the link to the paint and the texture paste.
Rinse your brushes under the tap when you have finished, and let them dry ready for next time. I have actually got a set of our brushes just for paint now. They used to be my ink set, but they do get a little rough after being run across stencils thousand of times. So then they go into the painty brush set….click here for brushes.
Time to stop for the day. It’s all go, innit! We’re all gearing up for the Parchment Retreat at the Spa which commences on Monday. So lots of prep and counting here!
Love & Hugs,