Monday, April 16, 2007

Still Hibernating

We are still hibernating and enjoying some much needed down time around the house. The rain yesterday was very welcome and I loved working on my Art Journal entry while watching it come in across the valley. We are on tank water and were just about to order another truck load. We have lost alot of plants in the garden this year too as we ran out of dam water very early in the season. Hopefully we gained at least a quarter of a tank yesterday and last night.

I am being brave here! Below is one of the pages I have done for my Art Journal, the first one I mentioned before did not quite turn out the way I wanted it to. This page was inspired by a combination of things, my mood at the time, the diamond stamp in the bottom left hand corner and the colours in the background. Before you ask like Gemma did, No I did not draw the Jester!

I have colour washed a couple of more pages which I hope to find a quite corner this week and do some more. I can see how this could become addictive too, I had fun playing with some of the Golden Acrylics and combining different colours and intensity. I'm out of my comfort zone which is a good thing (I think!!!!!!!!!!!).

After 4 1/2 hours yesterday I found the bottom of the ironing pile and so the neverending cycle begins again!

Steve bought me flowers on Saturday. He has never liked to buy me things for a reason, if he could do away with birthdays. Mother's Day and Christmas he would, instead he would buy me something every now and then for no reason at all. I love yellow flowers of any kind, they brighten things up.

I need to go through some more photos in readiness to scrap this week so hopefuly I will also have some more layouts to show you.
Lissy has made it through round 2 at SBO.........Yay Lis, way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great week everyone.


Judy said...

Wow that page in your journal looks fabulous - good onya for going out of your comfort zone - I am doing that a bit over here too - but in the end it comes with good results - as yours shows.
What a sweetie Steve is!

Megan Pickwell said...

Fantastic Sharon, it is not easy taking those first steps out of ones comfort zone - now you are probably wondering why you didn't do it sooner!

Ev said...

wonderful page it is the kind of thing I visualise and never end up with LOL, and yay for the rain for no other reason her other than my plants got a wash so they are no longer dusty (I don't like to hose them down, at least we have a bore which means everything is still green here). I don't know how I would cope out where you are. I paid a visit to the Art Shed today so have stocked up on canvases etc and am planning some creating with the kids tomorrow if they can stop fighting long enough that is!!

Lissy said...

Gee very arty

You inspired me to get the ironing done

And YAY Steve :)