Hello lovely Deskers,
Wednesday has rolled around again, and a very chilly blowy one it is this week. No time to play today, and my desk is sort of between-projects tidy for a change ...
On it you can see the dodgy flower painting I showed you last week - thanks to your kind words of encouragement, I didn't give up on it, but decided to do a little more work on it and then I got to a point where I was ready to call it finished and move on to the next Life Book project.
Thanks to the suggestion from LLJ Jan - I knocked back some of the scarier colour a bit, then remembered I had some transparent gesso. This seals the layer beneath, but leaves it visible and with a good "tooth" to work onto. This enabled me to add some shading, highlights and details with various pencils, crayons and pens. I'm still not that enamoured of it, but I've decided to embrace it as part of my Life Book journey and it will have a place amongst all the others which I'll be creating over the coming year. Safety in numbers ... cheerleader effect and all that!
Also on my desk you can see some mystery objects ...
Whilst sorting my knicker drawer over the weekend I came across several blasts from the past. Most of them I wouldn't post pictures of on my blog (?!) but I was so delighted to come across this little bag of goodies which was given to us by my dear friend Polly when we got married nearly five years ago. The card attached reads:
"An eraser to make your mistakes disappear; a coin so you can't say you never have any money, marbles in case you lose yours; a button to press in times of panic; an elastic band to stretch yourself; a piece of string to hold things together when they fall apart; and a sweet heart, because you are one."
Isn't that so lovely? Makes me smile every time I come across it :o)
The paintbrush is there because I've been bringing it back from the dead - having left it ALL NIGHT covered in Matte Medium, it was in a very sorry state. Rather than consign it to the bin, I thought I would try some PAintbrush CPR, and after repeated applications of rubbing alcohol, shampoo, hot and cold water, conditioner, a comb, fingernails and perseverence - it's looking pretty good don't you think?!
Thanks for popping in today - I'm off to Julia's Stamping Ground to link up and I'll be back later to have a good old snout around other people's workdesk and see what they've all been up to this week. See you there! :o)