It can't be Wednesday already. Where is this week vanishing to? It seems only a couple of days since we were in Liverpool, but no, it's actually four...crikey. (See how good I am being about not using exclamation marks?!) (ooops!).
I have been carrying on making show samples for Stitches all week and, looking down at my work area, and realising that it was, indeed Wednesday, I thought I'd share my mess with you.....well, why should I suffer alone?! As you can see, I'm being as tidy as usual! Apart from all my usual things, I have had my laptop, diary, mobile and landline phones (I know....but one is for dialling out and one is for incoming calls....don't ask...it's to do with dodgy buttons!) close at hand this week to deal with last minute, pre show organising. Also, don't ask why there is a little hot water bottle there! This was taken near the end of my work day, so it does look incredibly messy, and of course, half an hour earlier it was as tidy as anything.....mmmm, right....!Also, look who popped by just to see if she could help! This is Speckle who is one of Fred's offspring - Fred is our most long standing visitor and my favourite. I think Speckle thought I was in dire need of her assistance given that she actually came in through the window and perched there, checking all my work! Well, this is just a quick post as the evening is wearing on now and it's time to relax for a bit. Just a reminder that after Stitches is over I shall be back on the road, or rail, and travelling up to Darlington for my day at The Art Shop on Saturday 26th. So, hope to see some of you there again for another day of creative ideas.
The weekend after that, I will be at Dawn's Design Studio on both Saturday and Sunday to teach more workshops. On Saturday we'll be making Easter Cards featuring stamping in the morning. In the afternoon we'll be making Shadow boxes based on Tim Holtz's Configurations and other Ranger products. If you are coming to this workshop you may wish to bring some "treasures" with you....little bottles, broken watches, old jewellery or any small mementos that you'd like to incorporate. Not to worry if you don't have anything, as I'll have some pieces with me and we'll be making some things as well. You'll also be able to add your own things to the box when you take it home of course.
On Sunday morning we'll be creating a mixed media Guardian Angel to adorn your wall. This workshop will feature colouring with pens and paints as well as book pages, gems and other bits and pieces! If you have ProMarkers you may wish to bring them with you, but it isn't essential if you don't. The afternoon will be spent making a Mermaid Art Doll. This quirky sea lady will feature fibres, painting, subtle glitter and other lovely things. She will hang from a shelf or on a wall to inspire your creative moments!
If you'd like to book on any of the classes, please contact Topaz Crafts directly...details are in my sidebar.
Okay, relaxation and a night in front of the telly watching the brilliant programme about the fascinating wildlife of Madagascar are calling. Lindsay