Morning to you all. Well, it is actually afternoon here now, as it is 2 minutes past midday, but it is before lunch so I insist that it is morning and I am not really late getting this typed. I had this post down for the first 'office' job of the day - but got distracted by using Canva (try it out if you haven't - www.canva.com) to create some new graphics for a couple of social media posts. I then remembered I had a birthday card to put in the post, some purchases from yesterday to put away etc, etc ....
WOYWW is What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Go to Julia's Stamping Ground to join in.
At least I am here now and have this amazing photo of my craft work table to show you -
Going clock-wise from Bottom left - my new set of Derwent Inktense pencils. Yes, the full 72 set! I found a website with a very good sale on - and these were 51% off. Plus there was a code for an additional 10% discount. It would have been very rude not to purchase - and I found a few other items fell into my basket. The website is https://www.cassart.co.uk/ I have loved using their Inktense blocks and then saw the pencils being used, and knew they were a 'must-have'. I happened to see that Hocanda TV had a Derwent Inktense show on yesterday and recorded it. Some brilliant demo's from Sharon Hurst (from the SAA).
My first journal, which is stitched and I have started to use it. So excited and proud to think that I have actually made a book!
Some photos of the farm/Pembrokeshire/flowers to use on future journal pages (just printed out on basic copy paper to see if they work on mixed media).
The other journal covers (and the spare bits to make a belly band to group the 3 together for July) - and some canvas boards underneath.
Sheets of watercolour paper cut out ready to make into our journal for August.
My usual pile of scrap paper and my 'practice journal'.
You can just see my smartphone tripod.
A piece of cardboard packaging that came out of one of the Ikea boxes. Too good to throw away - thought I could make a 'canvas' out of it.
Later today I intend to stitch one more journal together, and also get on with the next video for August (see my last blog post for details about the journalling/handmade books course I am doing).
I apologise for not getting back to everyone's blogs last week. I will make sure that I sit down with my laptop later, whilst watching the Cycling Time Trials in Rio. Is anyone else following the Olympics? I love it and get really involved in sports that I have absolutely no knowledge of!