Sunday, 29 August 2010

Has It Really Been A Week?

I hope you are all having a good Bank Holiday Weekend, despite the strange weather. We've had glorious sunshine but a really strong chilly wind which means that although you think it's t-shirt weather as soon as you step outdoors you dive back in for a cardigan.

Last Wednesday DD and I went to that the last Art Journalling workshop at The Stampman run by the lovely Janet and Michelle for Mums and daughters. We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, learnt loads and it's really helped the school holidays fly by. It's been nice to have a day put aside to do something together without interruptions and DD has thoroughly enjoyed herself. She amazes me at her confidence. I would have been terrified at doing something new with complete strangers at her age, although the ladies have been fantastic and so encouraging with her, I can't thank them enough.

This week we learnt how to do secret writing. The instructions were to write anything but keep turning the page round so that you wrote on top of each line. Mmmmm.... what to write..... I was totally amazed that when you started all this stuff just came out and because no one was ever going to read it, it was so much easier to write and get all sorts of things off your chest, extremely therapeutic.

We then painted over it. I have a feeling I shall be using this a lot in the future.

We made a border from a sheet of music that had been painted, stamped and cut up and then put Alice characters on to the page. I finished the title and wrote bits about the writing underneath around the page but in the same colour so that you can hardly see it when I got home.

DD did this page in the middle week. We learnt how to make interesting backgrounds with inks and stamps and then add an image, some hand drawn vines with stamped flowers and other bits and pieces. She's not added a title yet but I think she likes it as it is.

Well, thanks for stopping by and for those of you on the last week of the Summer hols enjoy your last few days.


Lynda said...

They're both very artistic - bet you had loads of fun together.

Love Lynda xxx

Jill said...

Oh my Lisa, as always you are inspirational! How fabulous to be going to Stampman, would have loved that. Really pleased that your daughter is taking on your talent, how wonderful that must be! Our weather is a bit iffy as well, sometimes windy, sometimes sunny, sometimes wet! Weird or what! The weather thinks its April! Jill x

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning! I wish we lived closer, because it would've been wonderful to join you all.

chris said...

Hi Lisa, wow what works of art, this must have taken you ages, its stunnning work. have a great week love chris xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow! What interesting pages. I love the idea of the secret writing. I can well understand it was good therapy! Glad you both had a good time at the workshops. I'm very envious! I wish I could get to some of them.

Enjoy the rest of the hols! xx

Clarky J said...

It was a pleasure to have yours and DD company. Your daughter is so mature and her respect for the stamps, inks etc was fantastic. Michelle and I loved these sessions and are so pleased you have produced pages you are really happy with. I hope you continue to get art journalling time together - I know my daughter and I are loving the joint interest x Janet

Hope Jacare said...

Fantastic work - both pieces - looks like alot of fun was had by you both. I can't wait to be able to do things like this with Hope (I am sure she is going to love Art.....fingers crossed)Cheers Claire x