Monday, July 30, 2007

A Misty Weekend

What fun I had on this wet weekend! Saturday was consumed with netball and Samara started her new job teaching kids art and craft classes at the local Rec Centre. She had a great time and loved the fact that she was paid for doing something she really enjoyed. We also spent the afternoon getting her ball dress altered, buying the shoes (which are gorgeous!!!) and a little bag. Her ball is this Friday night and I will be sure to post photos.
Sunday I watched Schindlers List, I was inspired to do so after reading Judys blog. So very sad, a shed a few tears... Then, in the afternoon I felt the need to get creative. I had started working on this little canvas (first pic) on Friday. I have taken the techniques from Misty Mawns article in the latest Cloth Paper Scissors.

I had so much fun doing this and decided to do another piece, this one just on watercolor paper. It may end up as a journal page or placed in to a window frame I have. I really enjoyed doing the image transfers and cannot rave enough about the Caran D'Ache crayons! I splurged and bought the great big tin and am sooo glad I did. They are amazing to use and the range of colours is spectacular.

Well, it is raining heavily AGAIN! Great for the garden and our farmers, but terrible for getting washing dry. We have had rain every day for over a week now, the wettest winter that I can remember for a while. I have kids home sick from school, poor old Courtney has a bad cold that is really affecting her asthma. Best to keep them home, warm and dry on days like this.
Okay, I am off to do some more painting. We have a big craft fair this weekend, so I probably won't get a chance to play for a while.


Ro Bruhn said...

Love these pieces Jo, very Misty but with your own style added, great colours.

Kristen Robinson said...

Oh these are lovely for sure, love the layers of color and the imagery is wonderful.


Judy said...

That was a great article wasn't it. Your pieces look so nice Jo. Love the serenity of them.