So if you are new to this rambling discourse it is the brain child, yes Julia i am laughing, of the Divine Ms Julia, she of many names, and join in.
This week starting early and hope to post this evening as it is Tuesday afternoon here in Texas Hill Country. It remains cold. Hard to believe on Sunday it was 86F, 30C for you Brits, on Monday we slowly plunged into arctic maddness. I half expected to see polar bears basking on my deck and we even had thunder but just enough rain to sprinkle scattered blobs of hail hereand there. Today it is slowly warming and by Friday we get back to 80. So the weather men predict.
Here is my desk.
I am working on two calendars, Kate Cranes( top)calendar challenge, Joanne Sharpes' Draw Your Awesome Life, the leaves on my photo above and Journal52. Prompt for this week was swatches so I created a cityscape with paint chips . I started this project 9 days into it so I am catching up. I really like this class. Can't believe it is free Chelle Stein is an interesting person and she puts a lot of work into this project. Here is a link to an interview with her on The Journal Junkie Journal
week 1 is up up and away, a start to the year. Mixed collage on Black cardstock.
week 2 is done with water soluble crayons and Pentel colored pencils. Also just had to try my new parallel pen. i discovered the ink is not waterproof!
Week 3 is what I will be when I grow up. I was influenced by an article about girls applying to St. Andrews!!!
Week 8. Simple poem using clipped phrases, gelli plate background and edged with Washi tape.
I really enjoy this class and i seem to need a kick in the pants to do anything. I ordered Joanne' s book The Art of Whimsicle Lettering and she is having a class to go along with the book. I really need a live class on this subject with an old style teacher who raps your knuckles if you don't practice.
Have to make dinner so off to play with chili. Have. Wonderful week. Hope cooking goes better than iPad!