I am currently experiencing major problems publishing blogs from Windows LiveWriter into Blogger. According to a forum on the Microsoft website this is due to changes by Microsoft and Blogger and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. Until it is sorted, I am copying and pasting from WLW into Blogger's own (awful) "Compose New Blog" so if the layout comes out all wrong, I apologise. It appears to be impossible to get consistent paragraph layouts with this and it's a real pain.
I’m afraid that yet again I don’t have anything to show you on my desk this week. This is because all this week I have been working on an exciting new project which I am not yet at liberty to show you. I was approached last week by someone who is writing a book about Zentangle and she has asked me to make a contribution, using one of my own tangle designs. I have completed a drawing, which she asked should be inspired by my cancer journey of this year, because the publishers want the book to inspire people, and judging by everyone’s amazingly supportive comments over the past 8 months, I seem to qualify for this – not that I feel particularly inspiring – I have just got on with what had to be got on with!!
The author of the book is contacting the publisher to see if there will be any copyright issues if I publish pictures and details on my blog, and I have yet to hear, but here’s a sneak peek:
You’ll have to be satisfied with that for a while!
We went to an art exhibition yesterday in which a friend had several paintings. We were both very impressed with the standard of work, the bulk being pictures, but there was a long table full of different crafts as well.
There was also a collection of exquisite textile art boxes, mostly with a cat theme, and my hubby bought me one for a belated birthday present when I reminded him that he hadn’t actually got around to getting me anything – we have had rather a lot of other things to think of this year!
The cats on the boxes are all inspired by cats that the maker of the boxes either owns now, or has owned in the past (when I say “owned,” what I really mean is “is enslaved to” – cat people will understand!!) and this particular box is based on Laurence and Leo, two exceedingly handsome lads.
(I have propped the sides up on a couple of small bottles to make the proportions of the picture better, but in reality they fold out flat)
Please scroll down to see more pictures of this exquisite object.
It being week 3 of my current chemo cycle, I am feeling considerably better and really enjoyed going on an outing before the whole business starts again on Friday, with treatment #6, after which I will be 3/4 the way through!
Please spare a thought today for our own Shaz, who is undergoing major surgery all day today. She will be in hospital for about a fortnight. I am sure you will all join me in wishing her all the best for a successful outcome and a very speedy recovery!!
Happy WOYWW everyone, and may a fulfilling and creative week be had by all.