Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Bad Blogger! And Rocking Friday.

Hello! It's been ages again, I know. Work is hectic and the sun is out!
Just a quick catch up on some art and a really quickie rockin post.

 I did this canvas as I wanted to practise blending my faces with my new prismacolour pencils and I wanted to try using beeswax over the finished piece. I definitely need to practise with the beeswax as I put way too much on to start with and then had to reheat it and take it off!

I have been doing some pages in my pair journal ready to send back to Sue.
My theme is round and round.

 Sue had added doilies to this page and I wanted to try and bring out the detail on them. Watercolour didn't work very well so I went over them with oil pastels. I drew the dream catcher and have left space if Sue wants to add anything.

 This page is a mix of brown wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, stencils, ink and texture paste.

 Water colours and stencils and plenty of room to add stuff.

 Sue had made these 'holey' pages which looked to me like a tunnel. I added the trees to the left hand side and some pop up elements to add more depth. On the right hand side I used a tree stencil, a leaf stencil with texture paste and have started a bit of a story which I am hoping Sue will add too!

Sue had done the text and border background on this page and I added some large texture paste circles and drizzled acrylic ink down the page.
I may get the chance to do a bit more before I send it off, but if not I'm happy with it!

Right, Rocking stuff, only 4 days late!

* The sunshine! How lovely to be able to sit in the garden reading a good book.

* Stu's birthday on Friday. We went to Newport so he could spend his birthday pennies in the sport shop. He bought me two lovely long flowing skirts and a sun hat as well. We had friends and family round in the evening and we sat in the garden enjoying the weather having a laugh-wonderful evening.

* embracing my inner hippy! I have decided I am going to embrace the true me, the pagan/tree hugging/Crystal loving hippy wanna be, including the way I dress. I always used to be a bit out there with my style before becoming a mummy and getting big. I constantly worry what I look like but now I am saying to hell with that...I want to wear the long skirts and the DM's and I don't care what I look like!!!

* Grateful to Amazon for good book prices. I have had a crystal book in my wish list for about a year, RRP £30, Amazon price £25, until last week when I checked and it had gone down to £13-yay, it fell it my basket and arrived last week...I have been engrossed ever since.

* Grateful for Reiki share and a much need chill out last week.Also that I can give reiki to my sister to calm her down ready for her op this week.

There's much more that I am grateful for, but my kids are calling me to go and sit outside with them!
Sami x

12 comments:

craftattack said...

Love all your journal pages, you have been very busy! Dress as you like and as you feel well, what others think does not matter! Take care, hugs, Valerie

AJ said...

Your pages are beautiful!
Thanks so much for your kind comments. Next time we do an event I'll let you know, but I can show you inside the chapels any time you like as I have the keys and I live in the Lodge.
Enjoy the sunshine, it's so lovely to be able to spend time outside, hope it lasts a while.
Big love
AJ (my real name is Janette :-))

Carmen said...

I imagine Amazon like Scrooge McDucks vault except with books instead of money. Am so obsessed with that place! Great news about the book!

I always imagined that was how you dressed anyway! :D I'd love to be able to wear long floaty skirts and DM's. With my size 9 feet I'd look like an over weight drag queen :D BUT this week I've been so hot that I've actually been wearing sleeveless tops. Unheard of, am so paranoid about my upper arms. You know what? People didn't stare and the world carried on as normal! So today I even wore a dress (as a top)over my jeans! Must be something in the air.

Your art, as always, is stunning! Every bit of it. Acrylic sprays? Tell me more!

Have a lovely week Sam x

Sherry said...

Lovely post Sam. Your pairs journal is coming along nicely and looks like a lot of fun. Your painting looks fab too - I like using beeswax but haven't done so for quite a while.

The sunshine is glorious, hope it continues. I like your attitude about wearing what you want, I wish I could do that too.

Have a great week xx

Sherry said...

Lovely post Sam. Your pairs journal is coming along nicely and looks like a lot of fun. Your painting looks fab too - I like using beeswax but haven't done so for quite a while.

The sunshine is glorious, hope it continues. I like your attitude about wearing what you want, I wish I could do that too.

Have a great week xx

laurie said...

glad you are getting to spend so much time outside soaking up the sun. you certainly have been busy with all those pages! i'm so inspired. your dress code sounds a lot like mine for summer - comfy long skirts. :-)

Lynette (NZ) said...

Especially love your canvas page and your drippage from the circles. Long may the sunshine continue for you.

Virginia said...

Fabulous post as always, your canvas is gorgeous, I haven't worked with beeswax but have received a few pieces of mail recently that have just it!

Loving your list of gratefuls, the sun shining and spending time with family is always fantastic and always nurturing. The Reiki share sounds awesome too, haven't worked with Reiki for a while really should get it flowing again and crystals my absolute favourite!

Hope the book is good, my hubby has two bibles he uses when it comes to crystals and they cost a fortune but were worth every penny. Hope you had a great week and get chance to slow down a little. Will be thinking positive vibes for your sister over the next week.

Hugs

Jamie said...

Amazon is my friend too, what we do without it.

Joanna said...

Beautiful pages, really gorgeous.

Great Rocking list too. Sorry I'm late reading, I'm trying to catch up on my favourite blogs after neglecting them for too long!

x

LadyBug said...

Hey Hippy girl!!!! we need to hit the bootsales this week!!!! and arrange an evening with Menna the magical dress maker :)
Px

Jenndalyn said...

I am so happy to have found your work on Pinterest! I could get lost in your journal pages for hours; every single one is so incredible beautiful <3