This is one of the pages from my handmade journals. I started out making these particular journal as examples for my workshops....but they have been so much fun to create.
These are Sky Lanterns which my family let off, when we spent some time together in Devon. The children rented the cottage to celebrate my 60th birthday in November. It was a very restful time when we had lots of food, some good wine and lots of laughter. Thank you Jenny, Andrew, Gemma and my husband Tony for an amazing long weekend!
I found these amazing patterns on the white part of a zebra crossing! Thankfully the traffic was slow!
My landlord had arranged to re-suface the tarmac outside my studio...just forgot to tell me! Had to shut studio..grr!
A lasting memory of the day...a tar footprint of my own foot on my own doorstep!!! Took awhile to get it off my foot.
During one of my After-School Clubs, this painting was created. I thought it was wonderful to see how after she had painted her sun, she suddenly realised, "Oops...l forgot the sky". See how she over came her problem...brillant!
We had some frost awhile ago and l picked up some beautiful leaves.
So once they had thawed, l made a few bundles. I am trying a new way of wrapping each page, once created, is covered with clingfilm. Let's see what happens! Exciting.
This is the pile of leaves, which will now be pressed for later use.
Christmas was on the way...so l made some example Christmas Trees for the children to make. I became addicted very quickly! Ha!
I also found some clear plastic baubles, which l decided to decorate. Some l covered in glitter and put a white feather inside.
Some l put paint inside and glitter on the outside. Was very pleased with the end results.
The baubles were to go on my Modern style Christmas tree l created this year. Some of the children liked it, a few didn't and the rest are not sure. Ha!
When the lights were turned on in Putney, one of the activities the children could do, was make these "banners". Thought they were beautiful but as most people live in flats here....wonder where they will keep them!
More of what l did up to and after Christmas later......bye!