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Not a great deal this week, as far as I am concerned – more teabag art, in the form of creating marks on watercolour paper by drying the used teabags. By the way, I have a ready supply of good quality watercolour paper – before we moved house I rescued a whole lot from the waste bin, which my hubby had thrown away – failed paintings, but with perfectly good blank backs which he could have used himself, had he thought of it!!
Here’s a general view of my ARTHaven this week.
On the left you can see the album I’m making about Dad’s life – no more progress on that lately, but it’s still out, and not forgotten! On the main work desk are some teabag drying papers. The white unit on the right is one of the special pull-out units on castors – its normal place is under the work desk, but pulled out, it gives me room to sit, and also provides another surface to put things on. Its shelves are used to store cardstock and miscellaneous papers. On top are more teabag drying papers, including the one I am drawing tiny Zentangles on, and you can also see my acrylic polymer film with the tea in it.
Last Sunday, I was given a whole lot of used pyramid teabags at church – rescued out of the bin and covered with coffee grounds! I don’t think I can use pyramid bags for art, but thought they might make some interesting marks (including the coffee grounds) – actually the picture of them drying is rather attractive in itself!
Here is a closer shot of the papers on the main work desk – you can see the result of the pyramid bag drying process on the right.
Having finished the first diamond-pattern sheet and being so pleased with it, I’ve decided to create another one, and this is in the centre.
This week I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on my knitting, and have just started work on the first sleeve, picking up stitches around the armhole.
Here’s a close up shot.
I am writing this post on Tuesday evening. Tomorrow is Mum’s 93rd birthday and I am doing a lunch party for her – our friend Margaret is coming, and also my cousin, but Mum doesn’t know she’s coming so it will be a surprise! I’ve been very busy over the past few days cooking a tarragon chicken casserole and making a sticky toffee pavlova. We are having smoked salmon to start, garnished with some tomato roses that I made while having a cup of tea this afternoon! If I am not too busy and caught up with events tomorrow, and if I’m not too exhausted, I’ll try and remember to take some photos and do a blog post. It will be a busy day!
Have a great week, everyone, full of inspiration and creativity.