Tuesday, May 22, 2007

got tagged

Well, the lovely Dawn tagged me to show a pic of my workspace without tidying up LOL - here tis! cleaning up is something I do in desperation only - had my stamps sorted and now look at them. I've heard it said that the state of your car is indicative of the state of your house, what does this table tell you??? thanks Dawn VERY MUCH! - will have to go forth and tag a few people of my own. Cheers, Carmel xxx

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What a week!

Well, it full throttle this week. Started with Mother's Day, ah the little darlings were wonderful! breaky and newspaper in bed, mind you Lorcan and Taidgh 'shared' my scrambled eggs/toast!! Taidgh went mad at the Mum's Day stall at school so I have a collection of candles and a pewter fairy and a U2 DVD from Hubby.

Next cab off the rank was Tim's 50th birthday on Wed. He had to go to work as he had to put on morning tea, but he got a big surprise as he got a few pressies and there was even a speech! when he came home we had balloons and a cake and we went out for tea. A proper 'party' is in the planning stage! His big pressie was a new monitor, all 22 inches of it lol, widescreen panel - the big bonus is I get to use it too he he. I did make him a card but.

On the same day as Tim was a friends birthday, Penny. I painted this for Penny who had had a tough year dealing with a serious illness. She is currently in remission and living life to the full. Her coping abilities are amazing and she is doing everything she can to maintain her health. Penny is hugely into yoga and meditation and this painting is for her 'alter' - depicts the chakras but don't ask me to explain it to you

Hey, the week ain't over yet! another very good friend is having a birthday on Sat. Sue is one of my dearest friends, we can talk for hours! Sue is the best person to go partying with, laughing and dancing are big on her agenda and chuck in a few drinkies too! for support in a crisis, Sue's your woman, Suzie Wong, love ya babe xx - I painted this for Sue today, pity I didn't do it yesterday and I would have made Wed. Stamper lol - never mind. Sue loves the ocean/mermaids hence this pic. We went to an exhibition on Friday, Sue's friend Carol Clitheroe is an artist who lives in Rockingham (doesn't have a web sorry) she does amazing paintings and scultures of mermaids/ocean, landscapes - about 60% of the exhibition was sold in the first couple of hours! I can't afford to buy Sue one of Carol's and I certainly can't paint like Carol but hopefully she will like my 'version'. Happy Birthday Sue.

So, that's my week thus far! still have to make cards for the girls and go to work tonight (got a job at the local tavern) figured I need to start paying for my stamp habit lol - still Friday to go and if not working going to a friends house for dinner and have some girlie time. Hope you all have a lovely week whatever you are doing. Cheers, Carmel xxxx

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

More Musing

I did this piece about a month ago for Mystery Muse but I didn't get to catch up with it's recipient, Ms. Dawn until last Friday at Jan's. It was too bulky/fragile for the post. Just a little play, de Mengish colours? but I used a collections frame, acetate, krafty lady wings and a polymer lady which I took a mould of from a brooch of mine. The rest is old rusted bottle tops and an old pair of earrings, and a bird with a bottle top nest. It does have a little light show inside which is a set of led's from a flashing angle earring. So it's layers of paint, texture paste, stamps and perfect pearls. It was fun as it just evolved with the frame and an idea of a goddess. Anyway, Ms Dawn says she likes it and that is what matters. It's great when someone gets what you do. Thanks for the pics Dawn, I took some but yours have come out pretty clearly. It's Mother's Day here in Australia on Sunday, wishing all Mum's a lovely lie in and hopefully a breakky you can eat LOL. Hugs, Carmel xxx