Saturday, 30 March 2013

A Busy week flying by

Happy Easter!


It's been a crazy week of getting ready for the season starting this weekend. Not much art work done but lots of B&B prep, including washing down most of the windows of salt blown in by the Easterly & not a drop of rain to wash it off! Also an extra shift at the 'day job' & my poor elbows are about to fall off ;( Our lovely B&B guests asked if the studio was open & as all my work was still in the warmth of the house I said maybe tomorrow. I slowly brought boxes & baskets in one evening & placed a few items here & there the next evening & before they left all the hard work had paid off as they bought the first collage of the season, the Poppies above. It looked more finished than this pic, beautifully framed even but it was the only one I could find! I shall miss it.


 I had hoped to get further into the Gwen Headley book this week & altho I've emptied & ironed a few more tea bags - a theraputic if time consuming practice - I've only managed to collage a couple of Curlew prints & a flower mono print with tea bags as a background & then print a couple of Curlews using a stamp pad straight onto the tea bags & made them into cards. After I took the photo I added a little copper pen to the plain birds & flower.


I've had 2 CD racks laying around waiting for a use & I unburied them moving some stuff around the studio, tring desperately to sort another inch out & I thought right, no use, in the fire! Then i made some cards, looked at them, dusted them off & used them to dry these cards, keeping the ink from the front of one away from ruining the inside of the next one. I mean how obvious is that?

I realized when I finally got to visit my actual blog page that some of my comments haven't come thru as email to my inbox where I look every day for B&B bookings & important tomes from the kids. I haven't forgotten you, now that I know that you are there, I promise, there aren't enough hours in the day or spare elbows I guess - boy does it wear them out scrolling & clicking & typing, lucky I've got 2 of them - I'll visit soon!


I'll leave you with Willow enjoying the sunshine in the garden - she was flipping about so much I've assembled the pics with a convenient beginning middle & end!

 
 



12 comments:

Nellie said...

What good news that you had successful sales of your art!

Cats really know how to enjoy the sunshine, and Willow looks like she could instruct all of us in how to relax.:-)

I send wishes to you for a blessed Easter!

Kim Henkel said...

LOVE the images on the tea bags!! Beautifully done!!And that poppy print is gorgeous.

underatopazsky said...

Love those tea bag backgrounds - so tempted to start drinking tea again now! And the poppy seed heads are beautiful. :o)

ju-north said...

Hope you get more sunshine to enjoy! Happy Easter to you and yours!

Suztats said...

Love your poppy seed heads pic and the tea bag creations! Happy Easter to you and yours

Heloise said...

Happy Easter. That was a lovely collage that you sold. Hope the season continues in the same way.

maryom said...

An excellent start to the season :) I wish we had your sunshine - last week's snow is still lingering around.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous tea bag images against that white white.....simple and beautiful....xox

Maggi said...

Lovely photos of Willow and your tea bag work is gorgeous. Congrats on the sale.

Carole said...

I hope you had a very Happy Easter, Emma. Sorry to hear about your elbows. Willow is good inspiration for playing in the sun.....which I hope you'll get to enjoy this week! Take care. xo Carole

mano said...

oh emma, your teabags are so beautiful, I love the drawings very much! great inspiration!
the pictures of willow are so funny, I'm smiling!
:-)) mano

Julie Hargreaves said...

The cat looks happy