I hope you are all well and happy. All is good here, my dad has made a miraculous recovery and is back to his old self again. Most of the bruises have gone and his broken rib gets a bit easier every day. I am so pleased 🙂
I am so excited to be sharing with you my first journal spread inspired by Teesha Moore‘s Artstonauts Club. I made the deep space background using a technique shown by artist James S Flagg, then I collaged images of planets, a spaceman and a rocket on top and altered them with various pens. I wanted to do something like the Ship’s log I remember from years ago when I used to watch Star Trek. I typed out the words in a digital looking font and then found an image of an IPad to paste them onto. I think it worked out quite well. Oh and I put Teesha’s husband Tracy in the space suit 🙂
I feel like I want to hibernate at the moment, I am going to bed earlier and earlier and I am not so keen to get up in the morning. I usually manage to be up by about 6am but not with the enthusiasm I have in the light summer months. Cold, dark days don’t really suit me…
I am progressing (slowly) with the Christmas presents, but I am a little bit disappointed with how they are turning out. Still I’m committed to making them now so I have to proceed. I’ll show them to you after Christmas when I have handed them out. They may not look totally brilliant but there is a lot of work going in to them so I hope they are received OK.
This coming Saturday I will at St Thomas Church in Ryde all day serving teas to visitors at a Ryde Arts Festival event. There will be Green Wreath making, children’s activities, carol singing and lots of fun. I am going to wrap up well though because it will probably be very cold.
I am still planning the new kitchen, T seems to have lost interest now it’s come down to the fine detail, but I want to make sure everything is as good as we can possibly make it, I doubt we will every do it again. I’ve even toyed with the idea of perhaps learning to cook once we have a nice kitchen, I’m in my late 50’s so it’s probably time I did, I’ll never be able to cook as well as T does but I ought to be able to provide meals at least occasionally.
Anyway have a great week and I’ll be back at the weekend with another mandala.
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