Thursday, August 28, 2008

I am missed

I got a lovely bunch of flowers from work yesterday, with a sweet note saying that I was missed, and to get well soon.

They are just beautiful.

The cynic in me can't help thinking that it is because they need me back at work desperately... but I shall rise above cynicism, and enjoy the sentiment that comes with receiving beautiful flowers. Thanks everyone!

I have managed to complete another (small) project in the past 2 days - a set of 4 jigsaw pieces. 3 friends and I became enthusiastic over a large jigsaw set and have decided that the 4 of us will do a "colour" themed jigsaw swap. I completed my red set (bottom right) yesterday. I think it looks quite good and it wasn't too hard for me to do as I am very comfortable working in red:

Not much to show for 2 days work, but I am working at about 33% pace at the moment whilst I get better! I went to the chemist yesterday to get more drugs and had to have a lie down afterwards... pathetic!

That's it from me today - I am going to get out of my PJ's now as it is after 12....

blog you later


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

23 days

Hi all,

well, I am being slow - it has been 23 days since my last post. I will excuse myself on the grounds that for the last 10 I have been incapacitated. I have got pneumonia... (queue dramatic music: da da da DAAH)

I thought that this disease died out in the middle ages like bubonic plague, but noo, not in the Aitken household! Too many rats???? who knows what lies beneath the polished floorboards....

Speaking of which, the other reason for my blogging tardiness has been the epic floor polishing... In the week following my last entry, I was living in the back half of my house while my floors were being done - entry, living area and kitchen. They look great:

So the artwork achievements have been a bit minimal during this time... but I have managed to complete my vicstampers collab book covers and page for this year.

a close up of the cover:

and the page. As you can see my verdigris patina run is continuing!

I have also started on my Little Bits class packs - with Harry's help?

The class is scheduled for Sunday October 5th, and I have limited the places to 10. At this stage I think that there are 4 places left, so if you are interested in the "Little Bits at Little Bits" class then contact Leslie for details.

ciao for now


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Helloo strangers

Hi everyone,

Apologies for my blogging tardiness, things have been really hectic this past month...

You will all be pleased to know that my art mojo is back after a great weekend away at Shoreham on camp! I am absolutely exhausted as a result of little sleep, but the guilt of not having posted for so long is forcing me to the computer, especially as I now have something to blog about....

The mojo had slowed down (left the building really) whilst doing the collaborative book for ArtyOz - probably because of the sheer number of pages required (31) and the repetitive nature of doing it. But they look really good - and are ready to be dropped off to Teresa, so here's a sneak peak:
But more of Shoreham. I was PROLIFIC this year, and have a serious amount of stuff going postal over the next couple of days! I have done a set of "twinchies" for ArtyOz... twinchies being two-inch squares. A challenging requirement of black, white, orange and 1 other colour... I have gone with PINK! (man, I was so far out of my comfort zone with this one!). Here they are:
Excitingly (for me anyway - there was a happy dance involved) I have completed my swap obligations for PaperArts for August AND September (yay, yay, yay). So here is the August caught in crystal ATC:
and the August mini hinge book. Outside:
and inside.
It worked so well that Lesley has a asked to teach it at Little Bits in Keysborough. A paid teaching gig at last!

The September PaperArts project I completed was the pages for a Gothic Arch Screen. I did it in Verdigris colours with burgandy highlights... and I think it looks really good!

So that's it from me for today... I am going to lie down! Will speak to you all later...