Tuesday, 29 July 2014

What Sustains You?

Clear gesso was brushed through a stencil and then the butterflies were stamped and coloured with Brilliance and Pearl Pens

Hello and welcome! Be warned I'm feeling philosophical today.

In my crafty world I am far more likely to talk to Lynn in Texas most days than I am to my next door neighbour. In fact new people have been there for 2 months now and we haven't managed to introduce ourselves. Which is terrible I know!

I look at all the marvellous retreats and events being advertised and my heart does a pitter patter until it is stilled by reality. Crafting and creating takes time. Running a business and all the behind the scenes work that must be done takes an enormous amount of time and energy. My magic fairy has skipped the country I'm sure! ( heard her grumbling about the wages as she went)

Some days it feels really lonely. It's those days when I procrastinate and usually zoom about the web - dropping in on favourite blogs...having a laugh or a cry at Facebook posts. It's on those lonely days that I try to make my comments particulalry meaningful and heartfelt on blog posts....I sure know how it feels when you put your heart into your make. You then craft together your blog post and then there are the expectant hours when you wonder who will get you.

Here at Time To Create I have regular classes and events. In fact one of them is happening tomorrow.
The lovely ladies will come tumbling in about 9:15am and I will be delighted to see them.
They won't know that I will be up till quite late tonight as the "to do " list this week has been un-jumpable.

We're exploring the concept of resist in our art tomorrow. Of course I kept thinking of more and more ways to explore this Focus Class Topic. Brillaint success and miserable failure are hand in hand on my workbench.

It will be their excitement, camaraderie and desire to learn and do that will nurture me.
The feedback they give will keep that little flame of creative happiness burning brightly.

I'm sometimes a fragile creature. So no matter where you are, know that when our creative paths cross our communication is what sustains, nurtures and VERY frequently has me unable to sleep at night as "Whatif" is inspired by what you share and then wants to play.
Until next time

What happens when you draw with crayons, then add paint and rub off some of that with rubbing alcohol? You get a really interesting background.
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Friday, 25 July 2014

Let the NEON Shine!

Hello and Happy Friday to you wherever you may be!
A walk outside this morning on a day which promises to be glorious has me going...
YES...Spring is starting to spring pop and fizzle with colour!

I have been having a bit of a play with the new Tsukineko Radiant Neon Ink Pads
The colours are wow and I like how they blend easily with no inclination to mud.
Neon doesn't have brown in the base I'm sure!

My cards also have images from Lynn Perella's wonderful stamps.
There are also some little bits off my desk.

I softened the neon a little on this with a spritz of Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists.
These walked out the door at our class last Saturday so there will be more.
If you can spot a little shimmer on the edges of the cards you will know that I finished off with
Viva Decor Inka Gold.

Now I'm back to keeping an ear open as I have a fabulous box of Paper Artsy goodies
A..l..m..o..s..t     here!
4 days to Australia and now 5 days to home.
What is that delivery man doing?

Well I hope that whatever you are doing as the weekend gallops towards us..
that you have FUN!

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