Good morning to you all. I am very happy that the days are getting longer now. It is great to get home from a craft workshop and actually be able to see my way from the garage to the back door!
I went to a monoprinting workshop yesterday afternoon and now my 'work' has taken over my craft room! It seems that the ink takes a while to dry naturally (didn't try my heat tool, perhaps next time I will), so everything was spread out overnight when I returned in the early evening (after stopping to do some shopping in town).
Here it all is - some were more successful than others, but at least I have lots of material for journal pages/ATCs. It is a simple technique and one that I will do more of.
I used different sorts of paper - tissue, parchment, plain copier paper and a thicker mixed media one.
I also went to a stencilling workshop on Friday and created two cards.
Workshops are great for me, as they force me to get out and be creative. My health always takes a down turn in the UK winter and I just don't seem to have the energy to do much when I am at home. By the time all the housework/animal care/cooking/shopping/paperwork etc is done, I usually just collapse in front of the tv. Calving has started on the farm, so hubby is super-busy and stressed. We go to Spain again at the end of April, so I am looking forward to escaping to the sunshine.