Wednesday, 3 October 2007

You Asked For It!

So here he is!

This is how we usually see him, in his office hunched over the laptop.

And this is the front view! Perhaps I should have waited till he had a haircut. My DH's favorite shirts are flannel or as we call them lumberjack shirts. They are the bane of my existance as he wears them almost everywhere. Alright so not work or church but anywhere else. Ok, Dawnie, I saw your dare and raise you one of your own!

Now for something alot prettier than those last two pix! My Aunt is very sick with cancer and I wanted to make her something to brighten her day. I do have an ulterior motive. The last card I sent her was my version of one I saw on a gallery somewhere and she went on about how wonderful it was and how clever I was with placement and such. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was a copy so now she will have a 100% original. It is ATC sized.

This round of the Pandora's Box swap has me struggling. Apart from the fact that, since we are at the tail end of the swap, the contents of the box which we all have to work with is getting slim I just don't seem to be able to find the right thing to do. This is the first thing I did but since it is tiny I wanted to do something else too. I am working on a wax collage canvas and we will see how it turns out. Sorry about the shocking photobut I can't be bothered to take another! Got to get upo and organise lunch for us all in a mo so want to get this finished before I do.

DH is away for 5 days starting tomorrow so I am looking forward to some serious art time in the evenings over the weekend. I am hoping to finish my inchies and the wax collage canvas and maybe my Technique book ATCs too.

Enjoy the sunshine!


Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Art & Other Stuff

Let's start with the 'other stuff'.

These first few pix were taken by my 12 and 11 year old daughters. They had a good model don't you think, very co-operative! You can see quite clearly how well Noah's nose has healed from when he split it open a few months ago.

I love pansies and these colours are just gorgeous.

Now to introduce a new member of our family - Woosha. We inherited him from my BIL when he went to live in QLD. We were only meant to keep him till the RSPCA had room for him but he has wormed his way into our hearts and lives and we have decided to keep him. If the BIL ever wants him back I think he will have a fight on his hands! (consider yourself warned Matt!) He is getting a bit fat as I think the kids keep slipping him treats. He looks very noble in this pic don't you think? We really couldn't have a better dog. He is very obedient and great with the kids, even Noah who, at 2, thinks playing with a dog means chasing him round the garden. Bit unfortunate in a Dockers household to have an ex-Eagles named dog but he is a bit old to change it.

And now for my close up!

Ok, to the art part!

This ATC was supposed to be for a swap but I loved it so much that I kept it! Always a pitfall when creating art for others.

This one did make it into the swap. The idea was to make a couple of ATCs for someone who was needing a pick-me-up. It is all going into a decorated tin and being called a tin of wishes. Just a lovely idea.

I feel so bad. This is another one that didn't make it. I was just messing around cause I was feeling uninspired so began with a couple of SU background stamps in two different TH ink colours. That looked boring so I decided to really mix it up and added the red splotches by dabbing on some Poinsettia Red Gold from the Star Burst Stains range - got to get me some more of those! Went hunting for a pic to match, some appropriate wording, bit of black around the edges and shazam! it is done.

Another ATC for SGATC round robin. This one is for Genevieve Payne who's theme is Mythical Creatures. This is as close as I could get.

Lastly a Mystery Muse gift. I picked up a collage book at Spotlight last week and saw a simliar project and wanted to do it straight away and, since I was needing to do something for my MM match, what better project. I am sending it off tomorrow. I used some more of the shellac that Dad gave me. Stinky but cool stuff. I have had it for a while and just never got round to using it. The day Dad went into hospital I used it for the first time but things were so rushed and hectic that day and the next that I didn't get to tell him that I had finally used it.

I am working on some inchies for yet another swap (glutton or what!) but am not getting too far. I thought, as they were so small, that I would knock them over quickly. They have turned out to be more of a challenge than I expected. Also getting some progress on ATCs for the Technique book I am hosting. Lots of repetition now and then I should be finished - whew!

Have a great week everyone,