I’ve been busy this week working on a project that I’m not yet at liberty to share with you, so the relevant part is blurred out in this photo of my desk!
Also on the desk you can see some of my Daler Rowney pearlescent acrylic inks (gorgeous stuff!), some gel mediums, some Pebeo fluid acrylics, distress ink, ink dusters, heat gun, dirty paint water (yes, again…), palette, and general detritus.
I promise that I shall be blogging about this project as soon as the person has received it! She is going away, so it may be a while.
Faux Mother of Pearl
For this project, I have been working on producing some convincing faux mother of pearl. I have done a blog post about this. It’s taken a long time but by trial and error, and using different materials in different sequences, I have finally managed to produce a result I am happy with.
Yesterday the new support tables for Sheba arrived. Since I resurrected my Cougar cutting machine, I’ve been having a few problems with uneven cuts, and following some recommendations from people on the cutting machines forum, I ordered some of the support tables which keep the mat absolutely flat as it goes in and out of the machine. Without this, it tends to droop downwards and this can alter the distance from the blade, making the results unpredictable. I have been given a few other suggestions too, so hopefully things should improve from now on.
The clear plastic support tables have a layer of white protective film on them, and I have decided to leave this on, because it is all too easy to knock the clear tables when you don’t see them out of the corner of your eye. I am glad that there is still room for my Windows laptop in front of Sheba. I am looking forward to trying her with the new support tables.
We turned up for my physio appointment last Friday, to find that they had no knowledge of it! After they had dug around for a while, they discovered that I should have gone in on Wednesday. There was some mix-up with the online message, and so they gave me a new appointment, the old-fashioned way, hand-written on an appointment card! It is for 10.30 a.m. today. We may be going out later, depending on the weather, so I may not be able to visit any desks until the evening.
My frozen shoulder is very much better and I now have more pain in my neck than my shoulder! I think this may be due to the use of unaccustomed muscles, and perhaps from tension due to the pain in my shoulder. I shall discuss this with the physio. I expect she will give me some exercises to do, to keep everything moving and to prevent a recurrence of the problem.
Have a great week, everybody, full of creativity and fun. Happy WOYWW.