Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winter is Here!

Fantastic! Winter has showed up already and it’s not even December! I haven’t seen snow this bad around here since I was very small. I think I enjoyed it more the first time around… I didn’t have to worry about how I would make it to work the next day. Also got some thunder snow (I think that’s what it is called) very early today, something that I had never seen before. Lightning, thunder and snow all in one, how crazy is that! There’s already a Facebook page for it too! An absolutely astounding way to wake up in the morning.

Went for a lovely shopping spree in Glasgow on Friday. Twas brilliant. I forgot how much fun it was to do shopping in Glasgow, there are so many different places to go to. Such a lovely sunny day too. Of course, we made it home just in time for the blizzard. The weatherman really wasn’t kidding about Siberian winds. *shivers*

I need to order some more materials from online, but I think I’ll wait until the weather has cleared up a bit and I know the things will actually be arriving when they say they will! I want to try working with plastics and metals instead of wood and paper. It seems really interesting and I want to get some new pieces started before the New Year.

Also fingers crossed I can drive my car tomorrow – my windshield wiper decided it couldn’t take the weight of the snow and has since decided to pretty much fall off the window. *sigh*

Long Time Coming

Alrighty, first of all I had an awful lot of things on the go this week (non-art related, mores the pity) so really feel like I’ve been falling behind on everything. I blame ‘Heart of Darkness’, once you start reading it, you can’t put it down and its not the quickest book to read through! But this week anyway, I am determined to make up for it.

Tomorrow, I’m going to get a real move on with the canvas pieces I started the other week. I can’t wait to get my hands all messy and cover myself in mod roc and acrylics. One of these days I will learn to paint without getting myself covered from head to toe in paint and various other materials that are obscenely difficult to clean.

Tonight, I think I might make up some little boxes… just to try something new, and see how it goes. I’m also going to figure out my latest pendants and then I think I’ll try for some earrings. Hitting a major wall with these pendants at the moment though.. Who would think making jewellery would be so difficult, hah!? Although I eventually managed to finish my last few pieces after several frustrations. I really am a perfectionist.

I plan on having enough pieces by the end of the year to open up a shop by 2011, so I have my incentive to keep on going!

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Back in the Saddle

Got rid of those blues eventually. They took their time to go mind you.

Almost finished my next set of jewellery, ‘I Lost My Heart’ series, I just need to actually buy the things I need for them. A trip to town will be in order as soon as my car has decided it will let me change gears when I want *mutter*. I need a general stock up anyway. It’s that time of year where I let everything go back down to the bare bones.

Once I’ve bought a few more pieces I can get on with my paintings too. I have about 7 or 8 on the go just now, I find it easier this way as it allows you time to turn away from one piece of work and then have a fresh set of eyes the next time you look back at it – with plenty to do in the meantime.

Anyway, just a quick note today. I’m in the mood for painting more than blogging!

Or Perhaps the Long Weekend Blues?

Well, it’s the end of the weekend and I still haven’t managed to get rid of the Friday blues. Managed to get excited about a few new projects I’m about to start, but my heart really isn’t into it at the moment. Maybe a good nights sleep will make all the difference… or perhaps just a lie in is needed!

Anyway, a short and sweet blog to show off some pictures of my finished pendants. On another not, the Mod Podge I bought worked brilliantly! Every bit as good as everyone makes it out to be.

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Friday Blues

It’s coming up for the weekend and yet again I have the Friday blues. I was really looking forward to the fireworks tonight, but with the rain coming and going who knows if it’ll go on. Such a miserable day! Grr!

I’ve been looking over photographs from my day trip to Aberdeen earlier this week. Think I managed to get a few nice ones despite the bus ride being rather bumpy! I also got my findings and chains to finish off my necklaces, so I have something to do later today. I need to get on with my sketchbook too… but having one of those days where I’m just not inspired in the slightest. I just need to hope that I perk up tomorrow again! Maybe some chocolate would help… *smiles*

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Disappointment is Only Sold Online

Yet again I’m really let down by the lack of arty/crafty supply shops in Dundee. Nice long trip round the town to leave with only a sketchbook. Oh well, something is better than nothing as they say. I think a trip to Glasgow or Edinburgh may be in order, I’m getting fed up of ordering everything from online. My poor wee pendants will have to wait for a while before they’re finished off!

Had another wander out and about today. I was planning to do some drawing in my pretty new sketchbook, however as soon as I reached my favourite spots, the inevitable happens… it started raining! Got some nice pictures of the lovely autumn colours though.

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