I hope you are having a great weekend, it’s sunny Sunday here in my part of the world and tomorrow is a bank holiday – yay!
This spread is from my 6 x 6 journal, I started by covering the pages with scraps of paper and ephemera, then added paint and inks. The swirly stamp is one I got free with a magazine. I did some embossing and added the quote which is from the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is supposed to be England’s finest writer, but unfortunately I was turned off him when I was at school. We had to study Julius Caesar for an examination and the teacher got us to read some parts of it out loud in class. I remember her shouting at me “Say it with feeling!”. The trouble was I had no idea what I was reading, it was like a foreign language to me. I think maybe a bit of instruction and explanation would have helped, shouting at me certainly didn’t!
I am going to try and keep up with my blog over the next couple of weeks, but Heritage Open Days starts on 6 September and there are still many things to sort out, so I may have to take a bit of time out. We can get into the venue, an old church, next Saturday morning and then we have 5 days to clean and tidy the place up, transport and set up a huge exhibition ready for the opening at 11am on Thursday 6 September. It’s going to be great but it is also going to be a lot of hard work.
If I disappear for a while please understand, I will still be trying to do bits and pieces of art when I can.