I have been such a bad, bad blogger of late. Truth is, I have been busy but not really had much time in my studio to play. I have decorated my study though which I am very pleased with. Mark and I have lived in this house for 16 years and have never decorated the study. Quite frankly, the thought of moving 16 years worth of rubbish filled us with dread but when we were in danger of actually wearing a hole in the middle of the carpet, we realised that we had no alternative other than to get on and do it. And do it we did!!! Many, many sacks of rubbish and recycling went off to the local rubbish tip along with worn out carpet, tired out desks and filing cabinets and the result is this.....
New carpet tiles........ laid by Mark, new IKEA furniture....built by Mark, freshly painted ceiling.......by Mark, newly painted walls by ........Mark and ME!!!! So yes, I did actually play a part in the final decoration but I did also sort through the 16 years worth of rubbish. Just need to sort through our photographs now and select a few that will be framed and displayed on the wall and it's all done.
Once the study was up and running again, I was able to get back to the whole business of up coming classes. I have five classes planned for the first half of the year. Some of them are projects which I have posted on my blog before as some of you lovely, lovely people requested them as class projects. There are a couple of newbies too. I have been playing with my JOFY set of stamps by PaperArtsy and although they are not my usual style of stamp, I absolutely love them and simply can't wait for the rest of the collection to be available. So Mrs Firth-Young, if you are reading this.....get your skates on, I'm waiting you know!!!!
So with my trusty set of JOFY stamps I decided to make a memory frame for some of my special pictures which will sit beautifully on my new desk and this will be one of the classes on offer.
I also made a shrink plastic bracelet as the last one I made caused a bit of a stir.
Then I thought I would use some of the skills I acquired at college last year and have put together a class called Alternative Stamping where we will be carving our own stamps and using everyday items for printing images.
Then the last two classes are by request, a textured canvas with lots of paint and embellishments.
A large canvas with lots and lots and lots of layers of paint.
Details of the classes are available to view here and will be available to book from 8pm on Wednesday 30th January 2013. I know that's a tease but it just gives you guys a little while to think about which classes you would like to book and as it is strictly first come, first served, it also gives everyone an equal chance of booking a space.
OK, that's me for today. Take care in the snow.