Thanks for popping in. Had a smashing day today, in the company of a handsome young man. Bit haughty for me, but nice enough fella. I suppose his aloofness is a kind of defence mechanism. Name’s Captain Wentworth. Anne blew him out and now he’s back on the scene….
They’ve actually both been keeping me company all day, while I’ve been crafting and getting ahead of the TV shows next weekend.
Saturday 15th : 11am 2pm 4pm
I recently drew a Physalis or Chinese Lantern, and we have turned it into a stamp, a stencil and a Mixed media texture set. Today was the day I got to play with them. Check these out:
Oh ! And we’ve made a pair of very lovely Groovi Plates to match too!
Satruday’s blog a new technique, right? So today I set myself the challenge of taking the drop shadow colouring trick to the next level. And this stamps was a good one to practice with.
Instead of just underlining the lower edge of the images, I thought I’d try to make it look like the leaves and the lanterns are actually sitting on the page. I’m getting there, but more practice required…
Check out the texture stamped image in the background. Beautiful, innit.
Yep. It’s been a great day. And now we are off to meet Mel, and are going to a local gig. Chris Wood – great folk singer – is in our neck of the woods this evening. I love him. He’s got a real original edge – a rare talent – and he’s not afraid to shake it up. Bit of a disruptor; makes you think. Great story teller. Let me find you a tune of his…
So Much to Defend. Please listen to the end. It will get you.
The older I get, the less patience I have got for banal bullshit, and the more I feel the need to move to higher ground, to a better, deeper understanding. Am I alone? I can’t be!
Love and Joy –
PS. Gotta go. Captain Wentworth wants to say something important! Just getting to the crucial part!…. (Jane Austen – Persuasion xx)