Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, and thanks for taking the time to come visit me. I am grateful.
Well, I have been a busy bee over the last few weeks and have a few things to show and tell.
First my exciting news that on the 10th September I will be teaching my first art journaling workshop at Scrapper's Warehouse in Hallam. I will be initially be teaching a couple of technique classes to initiate the first timers and then we will let loose on our creativity. So if you are in the area please come by and see what we are up to or join in with us.
Here is a photo of my first class which will ease them in with a little painting and stenciling and stamping. The page is called Dream, Inspire, Create. I have used the fancy frames Crafters Workshop stencil and the Darkroom Door Artist stamp set in a tin.
I also have a second workshop planned for October the 8th called Be Who You Are where we will be doing a bit of collage with serviettes and scrapbook papers.
The stamps are from a StampIt set and the papers are Kaisercraft Chapter One.
Last week I also helped celebrate my friend's 50th birthday. We had a great girl's day out, shopping, then lunch and then seeing Jane Eyre at the movies. It was really lovely to spend a day with my friends just doing whatever we please, time to chill out and celebrate our friendships. When I first moved to Melbourne from Sydney 25 years ago, fresh out of the family home, this friend was the one who took me under her wing and we have been firm friends ever since through babies, moving house, celebrations and commiserations. We may not see each other every week but we just pick up from where we last left off each time.
Anyway here is her card
I had a lot of fun playing with the Tim Holtz die called Tattered Florals and an embossing folder called Damask. Add a touch of silver pen, perfect pearls, some floral ribbon, stamping and some layers of patterned paper and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.
In the same week the other friend that I was with at the movies, had her birthday too, so I made her a card as well. A simpler one but I quite liked this one for a quick one.
I have also joined networked blogs so if you prefer you can follow me on Facebook.
My studio is all but finished too so I will post some pictures in my next post.
Until then I leave you with a quote from Rumi
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. "