Wednesday, May 28, 2008

another post.....within a week

Here I am again...I recently got a small ear bashing for not posting regularly so I will endeavor to rectify the situation. A friends son who is in Yr. 12 is a golf ace and aims to be a professional golfer as a career - move over Tiger, Daniel approaches. Daniel is off to Indonesia this Friday to play in two tournaments, a junior world championship and the Indonesian Open. Two clubs will be hosting four boys from Perth and they wanted to give each club a memento from Australia. Usually it's a plaque with a brass plate but Daniels mum thought it would be nice to give them something different. So the theme was, well golf! and Australia LOL and I was asked to help. I had these 2 frames which are made of paper machie and unfortunately we couldn't use leaves/twigs etc as they are going overseas. But a few of us got together (Sharyanne/Paula/Jackie/myself) to choose what would go in and help ink up the frames and I finished them the other day. Well, Daniel and his dad liked them, which is good...and hopefully the clubs in Indonesia will like them too! Could have kept going with layers but I didn't want to loose the tag with the 'thank you' on it. The golf balls are foam and Sharyanne's new hot knife worked a treat - great tool, it's got all sorts of attachments including soldering/ image transfer/leather and wood burning etc - of course I need one! Thanks for looking, cheers, Carmel xxxx

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I can't believe.....

Well, Oct 07 to May 08 without an entry....pretty slack indeed. Been reading other blogs just not putting anything on my own! Need to get back on the horse so here goes....A few weeks ago I got the most beautiful piece of art in the mail, now I did acknowledge the arrival by ringing the lovely Nat on the phone and brought it to Jan's to show but didn't do anything on le blog or elsewhere. The lovely Nat and I are trading a one for one item and yes Nat my piece is almost on the way to you!!! but lay your eyes on this beautiful piece. I love the colours and the way you used the paint to depict the flowers. I was totally blown away when this arrived and love looking at it every day. This pic doesn't do it justice, getting used to a new camera.

The last few months I have been playing with wire and learning some jewellery techniques, not much if anything done with ink/paint etc. Have participated in Julie's altered spoon swap which should be here any day now and also doing Nat's canvas niche swap so getting back into paint! Here are a few bits of jewellery. Some pics are terrible as I have done the wrong thing and photographed using a black background...but have not got round to doing it again. This is just a small sample of what I've been doing and some have gone and not recorded!

So here goes, will try to keep blogging! if anyone remembers I'm even here LOL.


Carmel xx