First of all here is my desk as it was yesterday since it still basically looks the same, complete with tea, flowers, my wooden desk calendar, a big jar of paint water and something I am working on is sitting on the cutting mat – not that it needs cutting but I like working on the mat. Mr G is improving so I’m very happy about that and also being cautious and watching him for any signs of relapse. They got a new cat drinking fountain at the weekend and it is installed in my studio upstairs – it was the only place it could go without having cables all over the floor or the potential of having water spilled all over the carpets. I only just plugged it in and they both made a beeline for it so I think it was a good idea to get a second one for the upstairs. Mr G needs to be drinking more water anyway so this is the perfect way to make sure he does. Since I now have to leave the door to that room open for access to the fountain, I had to do a lot of tidying up so it was safe to give them 24/7 access to that room! So BIG SHOCKER my desk is tidy as is all other flat surfaces in that room. I think they are a lot less interested in it now that the interesting piles of art and craft stuff are no longer on the floor lol.
what’s on my desk . . .
halloweentown mail art . . .
Last Wednesday I showed you my Halloweentown journal page and postcards that I made to post out for World Post Day Once they were all written out and ready to post, I thought I would do something special with the envelopes too, so some mail art happened… (I’d already addressed them so I had to hide the addresses for the photo.) How strange that although the cards were a standard weight, they had no standard stamps for that weight and so three stamps were required to make up the £1.70 for overseas!
today’s journal page . . .
Today’s journal page is another fabric page using Halloween fabric from my stash. It started out looking like this…
I didn’t do very much to the fabric, though it does consist of several different bands of fabric lined up and glued down to make one panel as I didn’t like them in the order they were printed on the fabric. Then I painted the background with green Neocolor IIs, added the Halloween poem and then did some white outlining of the hats, cats and legs to make them stand out a bit better from the background. (Why yes, that is a pumpkin spice candle on the left, I made it myself. I find the scent is intoxicating even when it’s not lit)
halloweentown postcards video . . .
I’ve been playing around with some animation and made a short video (22 seconds) featuring the Halloweentown postcards that I will share with the recipients once I know they have received their cards.
They won’t be reading this so it’s safe to post 🙂
since last week. . .
I have several pages still in the works, plus working on more postcards + mail art envelopes, some Life Book taster session classes and seven finished pages. Here’s a look at everything I’ve finished since last Wednesday’s post…
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, paint pens, neocolor II’s, black pen, white pen, fabric, gel medium,
Art Journal Journey – The Colours of October – October Challenge – my colours are green and black and purple and orange – typical Halloween colours!
LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 13
WOYWW – #645 – What’s on my desk (I’m number #6 in the linkup!) Happy WOYWW!
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