Happy Tuesday Friends!
Hope you are having a good week. I’ve been trying to catch up with things that I have let slide, including Wanderlust 2023, which is not a good start considering it’s a year-long course and I hadn’t even started it yet! On Saturday I sat down and ploughed through the first six weeks of classes at double speed – wow some of these teachers talk so slowly! It says a lot that I can still understand everything at double speed! As I said in my last post, first comes the watching, then comes the doing, so yesterday I got stuck in to making the pages for each of the classes. The first seven weeks this year are all based on PASTELS which I love but in these classes they are showing different ways to use them. I didn’t get all six done but I did get four finished and a fifth started. So I just have to finish off the fifth one and then start on the sixth, and then by the time this Friday’s class is released I hope I will be ready to start it on time and maybe even keep up this year.
Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is one of the pages I made over the weekend for Wanderlust. I’m sharing this one for obvious reasons which will become clear when you see the photo.
This page is my take on the Week Five lesson by Carolyn Dube. It is another pastels lesson and this one was about colouring vintage photos with pastels. It came with a free printable of vintage photos but I ended up using some of my own instead. These are all old Australian black and white photos and as you can see, they are all drinking tea! I added some Tim Holtz snarky stickers to each. Here are some close ups…
Currently Reading . . .
I’m currently reading this book by Australian author, Jane Harper. You might have read her first novel, The Dry, a few years ago. She has written five books now, and three in The Dry series. This is the third in the The Dry series about policeman Aaron Falk. Really very good book, well written and very enjoyable. I always look forward to her books and can recommend all of them.
TOTAL for 2023
FEBRUARY (so far)
14. Nick Louth – The Body in the Snow – DCI Craig Gillard #4
15. Nick Louth – The Body under the Bridge – DCI Craig Gillard #5
16. Nick Louth – The Body on the Island – DCI Craig Gillard #6
17. Nick Louth – The Bodies at Westgrave Hall – DCI Craig Gillard #7
18. Nick Louth – The Body on the Moor – DCI Craig Gillard #8
19. Nick Louth – The Body Beneath the Willows – DCI Craig Gillard #9
20. Nick Louth – The Body in the Stairwell – DCI Craig Gillard #10
T Stands for Currently Watching
I’ve been trying to catch up with His Dark Materials since Christmas but I’m finally making a dent in it. I decided to set up the mini projector so we could watch on a bigger “screen” but isn’t it always the way that someone with a big head sits in front of you and blocks the screen at the cinema? Miss Lily doesn’t really have a big head but she’s big enough when she sits that close to the screen, worse when she starts pawing at the people and animals she sees there lol.
T Stands for Dreamies and Drona Boxes
I invented a new game for the kitties, it is a simple game, involving these Drona boxes from IKEA and a packet of Dreamies cat treats. They had a lot of fun jumping in and out of the boxes anyway but when the Dreamies were introduced, the enjoyment level increased quite substantially.
Here’s a short 12 second video of them in action!
video by EOTC
T Stands for Beetroot Juice and Juice Pulp Burgers . . .
It’s not just beetroot, there are other things in there too, but the beetroot provides all the colour.
Here’s one thing to do with the juice pulp – make veggie burgers!
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading and Happy T Day!
photocopies of vintage photos, pan pastels, neocolours, fineliner, glue,
Altered Book Lover – T Stands for