Monday, 25 November 2013

And now for something completely different...

I actually did something!  Something vaguely creative!  For me!  Not for teaching, not for selling, just for me!!

Sorry about the excess punctuation, but I'm so excited...

I made a collage out of bits of the Sunday newspaper magazine (don't often get a paper, but I was after some more recipes...coz I haven't got that many...ahem).

I then added oil pastels, then Koh i noor paints.

And I've finally got myself sorted out enough to put some things on the etsy shop.  Nothing huge, don't get too excited, but it's a start!

I've been so busy - doing endless paperwork, having a rotten cold, having my teaching observed and graded, and attending another local craft fair, that I haven't had a moment to myself.  Today I'm fighting back!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Rusty goodness

Goodness! Goodness knows where the time has gone. Actually, I do know, it's just too boring to go into details - nothing exciting, just a heck of a load of paper being shuffled about.

Meanwhile, here are some lovely rusty bits I found on a recent trip to the depths of wettest Wales:

I just love this heap of wire (message to sibling - why is it on top of the log pile?  If you don't want it any more, I'll have it)

The sun did come out. Briefly. 

This is the view from the "top gate" towards the house, give it half a mile or so. Himself is still tickled by this, remembering the very first time I took him to Wales to meet The Family - "What, drive down here? It's a gate into a field..."