Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I am not sure if that is a good thing, a bad thing, or just a, well – thing. But it is there.
These little Danglies/Pendants/Tassels/Key Ring/Thingies were finished this week. Two are in transit and one is hanging happily from my spare key. I have also added some more shellac journal packs to my Etsy and put some cauliflower soup on for tea, so I guess I have achieved some small goals.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I am sitting on the floor and chatting to him as I wriggled my toes - he seemed to find them entertaining.
Today Harvey gave for the first time. At the end of a long chat session I was patting him and he actually edged closer and pushed his head into my hand, nuzzling, looking for a head rub. After a minute he realised that he WAS trusting, looked a little surprised, pulled away and walked (not skittered, or ran), just walked away. Bliss.
Monday, January 21, 2008
I had not created a thing for over a week between my trip away and waiting for my fingers to heal. Last night I headed into the art room and sat and stared at my desk a little hesitant at first, lots of ideas in my head, in the end I played with what was there - some papers and buckles I had rusted over the last few weeks.
I have had a few people ask me how I achieve my rusty colour and wondered how to answer. I seem to use a lot of different methods to achieve the same shades of colour on different surfaces. For example, paint, shellac, bleach and vinegar, salt, Haymes Paint Effects, water pastels and coffee. Sometimes I combine multiple techniques. Often I am surprised by the colours that result.
ATC: But thousands die, without or this or that. Die and endow a college or a cat
Harvey is doing as well as can be expected. He spends most of his social time with Archer so perhaps I will let Archer fill you in later in the week. I don't think he is sad but he is still very serious and and bewildered by each new experience. Today I vacuumed for the first time since he arrived ... he is still under my desk recovering.
Friday, January 18, 2008
The bracelet above was made by Jessica, a new young friend, daughter of Kylie; I was blown away by her talent and generosity. Most of you know I love buttons and I have worn this bracelet three times already.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Both Kim and I have attended workshops with Nina Bagley (on opposite sides of the world) and her influence is present in the copper mesh I have attached to the bottom of this necklace for Kim and the wire we have both used.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
We saw lots of people who all said I was handsome and good but we did not get photographs of those, no, we got a photo of hay bales by the side of the road(???).
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I wandered into a large sunny enclosure with tables, chairs, trees and grass, and instantly spotted him skitting away. There was a pretty white cat with spots, many blacks that wanted to smooch, tabby’s long and short hair. Yet my eye kept going back to Harvey. I watched him interact beautifully with other cats and felt he could be a friend to Charles. Eventually, as I sat patting a lovely black boy, Harvey came and sat alongside me, enjoying being stroked.
My main criteria for a new fur baby were a cat friendly with other cats and I do love my gingers. I knew this was my boy. Catching Harvey in this open plan shelter proved tricky (and painful) he was not happy to be held. After he had bitten and scratched me several times two wonderful carers, Yvonne and Kathryn, spent quite some time and patiently calmed him then helped me scoop him into a carrier.
I went to the doctor this morning and the locum informed me, ‘people die from cat bites.’ Here I am hoping and praying the mega-oral antibiotics kick in before morning or he is threatening to admit me to hospital for intra-venous ones. I really do not need time away from Harvey at this early stage.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I'm off to try a new apricot chutney recipe...soon the strawberries will arrive...
Friday, January 04, 2008
If you don’t see any of these on Etsy within the next 24 hours please e-mail me and remind me, I did a deal … with someone I respect.