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I’ve actually managed to do a bit this week in my ARTHaven, but not a lot, because I’ve had quite a bit to deal with lately (see my previous post) and as a result I am quite exhausted. Mum is away at my sister’s for ten days to give my hubby and me a break, and we are trying to take some trips and enjoy a holiday at home in her absence.
Here’s my desk this week.
For several weeks now, I have been intrigued by Angela’s masterboards, and at last have managed to start making one! I shall be blogging about it soon. It is not finished yet. I have just ironed off the clear embossing that I used as a resist.
Underneath you can see a couple of pieces of paper. These were the sheets I used to iron off the embossing. They are both interesting enough to do some inking on and maybe do something with.
You can see some archival and distress inks that were used to make it, and also the roll of baking parchment I used when ironing off the embossing powder onto another sheet of paper. Dare I mention the dreaded pot of dirty water yet again? It’s now become such a permanent fixture on my desk that I am actually feeling quite reluctant to empty it!! You can see that I have put away quite a lot of my gel mediums, to make room for the A3 sheet for the masterboard, but that doesn’t mean the rest of my ARTHaven is tidy, because it isn’t.
While I’ve been resting on the recliner this week, I’ve been going through my blog and replacing some of the photos on the earliest posts that had got corrupted, and also started creating some new Pinterest boards of my own work. I will eventually put links to these on my blog, but all the images will link back to my blog. I thought it might increase exposure of my blog, and it’s also quite a quick way of searching for things rather than trawling through the blog archive or labels. It’s turning out to be a really fun exercise as I’m getting the chance to look back at a lot of older work and comparing with what I’m doing now, and it’s made me want to revisit some old ideas with the benefit of more recent experience. I just need a whole lot more energy!!!
I’ve been a naughty girl today and ordered some fun stash! I can’t wait for it to come. It’s ages since I’ve bought anything, and as I am not going to any craft shows at the moment, thought I’d treat myself online. I am in serious need of some retail therapy to cheer me up after everything that’s been happening. I’ve ordered a few stamps and stencils and one or two other bits and pieces, and most exciting of all, the new We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. Having Pinteressed it (new verb!) I have discovered there are endless things you can make with this, and with Christmas coming I thought I’d make up a few little gift boxes etc.
Blog posts will be upcoming about most of this stuff, so Watch This Space.
Have a great creative week, everybody.