Here we are again. gathering for a Wednesday desk-fest - WOYWW with Julia
There's not quite as much on my desk as I hoped today... That's Crafty finally got in some of the new Paperartsy stamps I was talking about having my eyes on last week...
and a .... "we couldn't deliver your parcel as a signature is required" oh, how I love those cards from Royal Mail.... had I thought it through, I would have had them sent to work but I was thinking about the letterbox and 'oh yes, they'll fit' not 'oh I've spent a lot of money, they'll send them signed for post'..
so you will have to wait for next week for the reveal!
the place mats... well, a friend mentioned that Wilko (a bit like Woolworths used to be, sell a bit of this and a bit of that, although not quite as cheaply as it used to..) sold slate place mats. I needed a base for a new Powertex figure I want to .... er... eventually get round to making.
On Sunday I went out to do a few bits of shopping, these were on the list but last time I checked they hadn't got them. Didn't get anything else I wanted/needed, but at least I got them... and at 2 for £5, not a bad price.
the journal page is in a bit of a "bleurgh, shouldn't have done that step" stage.
then I added some circles, painted them with gesso which I didn't like so painted over the gesso... like it even less. added some more Oxide sprays (that's what the colour is in this picture) and left it...
You can see the circles in the top picture. Something will happen to it and it will turn out ok, eventually!
some of you saw the pics from last week's trip to Kew (here) boy oh boy, is the Dale Chihuly event going to be a fantastic 6 months! (his website, which I've linked shows more of his incredible work, if you don't know him) and this is the link to Kew's website and the Dale Chihuly feature
I'll just leave you with one to tempt you over.. and will be back again this coming Saturday to see more - it opens officially then. All I can say, is if you like glass-blowing and mind-blowing staggeringly beautiful sculptures. get to Kew before the middle of October! you won't be sorry.