Sunday, 16 September 2007

I'm back

Did you miss me? You don't have to answer that! I certainly missed my laptop and all my favourite blogs! I have been sneeking a quick look since I've been back and catching up with all the usual boring washing and shopping but I've now finally managed to sit down long enough to catch up here.

I had a good (quiet) week with my stepmum in Devon. We didn't get to Trago Mills after all but we did have a trip to Exeter which is going through a lot of changes at the moment. I took a few pics for Becky as she used to live there and misses it:

What do you think Becky? Has it changed much? As you can see, we didn't get any further than the main shops because I was having a weary day so I'm afraid the pics are not too exciting.

One thing I did like though was this mirrored pyramid which has poems etched into it. I love all the reflections and distortions in it.

You can see me taking the pic on the left and my stepmum in the pic on the right.

As I say, we didn't do a great deal other than chat a lot but I did have a wander along the beach at Paignton at the end of the week and took a couple of pics of the pier and beach huts:

I came home to these lovely ATCs from swaps at Mixed Media ATCs -UK. The first are on a theme of "Flowers" and are from Amanda, Pippa and Jenny. I am sorry it is such a rubbish photo. I shall photograph them again individually tomorrow.

These beautiful ATCs represent a "Summer Garden" and are by Amanda, Jean and Becky. Aren't they lovely? I love Jean's embroidery.

My final surprise was a gorgeous ATC from Lynda. I feel very honoured to own a piece of this lady's work. I am ashamed to say that the photo is blurred. What am I like? Should have asked DH to take it I am quite proud of the fact that I've been in my studio today working on my next batch of ATCs. They are all works in progress but I thought you might like a quick look:

This is on a theme of "7", my choice, and is 7 layers. I have painted it but it's too wet to photograph - hopefully tomorrow.

These are on a theme of beach.

I think that's it for now. It's good to be back (despite blogger's quirks) but I'm off to make a cuppa and catch up round the blogs.


zinkibaru said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me with the Exeter photos. They certainly bring back some memories. I love the pyramid, that is definitely new.

Your ATCs are looking great, can't wait to see how they end up. I love the way you use colour and texture in your work.

Judy Scott said...

the photos are lovely and the mirrored pyramid and sphere look amazing, love the beach huts and your seaside atcs too, hope you can rest abit now!!
Take care ~ Judy :)

imac said...

Nice to see and have you back my darling Julie.

Love your work too, and pics, the best one is the pier, very arty.

love, DH.

Gina said...

Good to see you back Julie. Love those last couple of pics... what glorious colour.

katelnorth said...

Of course we missed you :)