My daily 'chores' seem to be mounting up so much that I have had to think about prioritising. I now go into school daily, just on a casual basis, helping with the nursery children over the lunchtime period. I am organising and creating the stationery for both of my daughters weddings. I am in the middle of a digital camera/photography course which involves weekly assignments and producing a portfolio. I have a few classes to teach over the next few weeks. I have a project to get ready for Craft Stamper Magazine............... so my poor old blogging time is suffering.
I had started the Calendar Journal Challenge, hosted by Kate Crane
http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/ but decided to let her know I was struggling to keep up. She was very understanding, (thanks Kate).
I have a Suzi Blu course on the back burner, which I decided not to even look at starting until I have more time.
I also have my family which keeps me busy, especially little Josh, and I wouldn't have that any other way.
Anyway, as I haven't created anything for a while, I thought I'd cheat and dug out a couple of my 'golden oldies' to tide me over. Here's my 'serendipity frame' from a few years ago. It was always a favourite in the shop. Made using scraps of paper, torn and stuck with diuted PVA around the MDF frame, then simply mounting tiny tiles inside the recess, this is such a simple little project, perfect for using up all the off cuts, but so effective. In fact I might do another one soon, when I get breathing space, lol.
And here's a finished piece from my City and Guilds in Mixed Media and Design, way back in 2001. The individual tiles were decorated with lots of techniques and mediums, then sandwhiched between two sheets of thick clear perspex, the bottom on which had been painted and sponged, and held together with four screws. The design inspiration for the finished piece was found on a £20 note! I just loved this course, it really gave me the confidence to mix mediums and try different techniques.
Anyway, sorry I have nothing new to show you, but before I sign out, I want to just say a massive THANKYOU to all my followers, visitors and those of you who regularly leave comments. You all know as well as I do how much it means when people find your blog interesting enough to visit and especially let you know they have done so by commenting, so thanks again! Forgive me if I fail to blog or leave comments for you as often as normal, I am sure that in a few weeks when I return from my eagerly awaited holiday I will be refreshed and raring to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!