I think I must get my creativity from my mum - she used to make all our clothes when I was small. In fact, when we went on holiday, she used to make matching outfits for her and I. I'll have to find a photo to post - or then again, maybe I won't!
I spent yesterday stitching my August Journal Page but I won't post it yet as there's not much change to see. While I was cooking lunch on Saturday some eggshells I was drying reminded me that I was experimenting or should that be eggsperimenting, with using them for texture. I mixed them in turn with pva, acrylic paint and texture paste. They bedded in quite well to the texture paste and I think any of the effects would have a use depending on the composition. I painted them with acrylics and ink and I think this would work well on a larger scale where a heavy texture was needed (note to self: have another go at this and explore textures in stone walling).
You may have seen the painting below in a previous post about my untidy studio. Janice Kok very kindly gave me a large canvas to experiment with when I visited her studio last year. Janice's work is wonderfully vibrant and I would love to paint as brightly as she does. I had fun with this canvas dribbling inks and stencilling but as you can see it's not particularly vibrant! It's been sitting on my easel since last year while I decide what to do next. Trouble is I get so precious about bits I like and don't want to paint over.
I have a confession to make! I succumbed to a purchase while I was in town today! I was supposed to be shopping for calico but came away with this sumptuous velvety material. The photo doesn't do it justice - it's stretchy with self coloured lace and clear sequins. There's enough to keep me going for years so if anyone would like a piece for ATCs or Postcards leave me a comment. The colour is a bit more towards the turquoise.