Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Busy doing nothing

I mentioned in my previous post an art journal diary thing I had joined through a forum on UKS, well here are my partially done January pages

I am not much of a doodler or artist so there isn't a great deal and the pages aren't finished yet as I said. I have to be honest I am really enjoying this so far and it has taken quite a while to do this much, but I am liking what I see.

I have never really kept a journal or diary before (except my filofax and I don't think that counts) and having done this much I can see why ............... my life is soooooo boring! All I seem to do is go to work (don't say a word mother) but in fairness January has been even worse for social activities due to the S**W. Lets hope February is better.

And talking of February, I have started my pages already ........

I have gone for a 'romance' theme, not because there is much in my life but it is allegedly the season for it.

I've also been cracking on with the Nancy Lefko class and this is stage one of the workshop, preparing and priming the base:

I've used chipboard 5x7, covered it with distressed old papers and music sheets (printed off the internet and distressed with Tim's Old Paper distressed Ink and a stencil brush) and primed with Claudia Hellmuths matt medium. Next stage to decide on my theme and paint accordingly, which has meant I have had to invest in some new acrylic paints :o)

Finally, I've also done another 'Christmas' tag for my colleagues at work. At this rate the others will be getting them for Christmas 2010 but hey ho. So here is the one for my boss, It has a slight 'romance' feel about it as she got married last year. The backing paper is the musical score for the wedding march which I found on line, down loaded, printed and distressed. What a wonderful thing the internet is ...

So as you can see I have been busy doing nothing ...................

Thanks for looking


  1. I love your calender pages, they are gorgeous :)

    Your Christmas tag is also beautiful, I love the embossed heart and the way you have distressed the tag, it looks really fab :)

  2. Love your calendar pages :-) Well done for getting Feb ready! Are you keeping up?! Kate


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