Aaaand it's a double Century for Mrs Dunnit! that's TWO HUNDRED whole weeks of hosting the amazing phenomenon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Well done Mrs Dunnit - superb!
If you have no idea what I'm rambling on about you need to go here for the heads up.
It is the Easter break here in the UK and I am enjoying two weeks of NOT ferrying the Mini Moonshines hither and yon and generally re-charging the batteries. I'd LIKE to be spending my time playing nice in my craft room, BUT I've signed myself up to do a stall at the Village Hall fashion night on the 12th of April and I really MUST do some sewing and get some non-Christmassy stock made! My cunning plan is to make myself sew for a few hours in the mornings and then play in the afternoons - Yep - that's a good plan - I'll start tomorrow!
Today I'm playing in my Art Journal, I'm finishing my homework layout (oops should have "handed it in" last night but thankfully Kaz is a very kind teacher and doesn't give us lines if we don't come up with the goods!) So here's my desk - in restrained AJ mode (I did my messy background work and covered everything in ink at the weekend)
Apologies for the weird lighting - it is gloriously sunny here at the moment and as my craft room gets the morning sun I have had to shut the blinds - otherwise the pics would have been full of stripey shadows
I'm just playing with the positioning of the images at the moment and still have the word "Diva" to tangle.
The Diva in question is a Dylusions stamp "Curious Corrin" which, if I'm honest, I wasn't all that keen on, but I really like her "all tangled up"
I've never tried Zentangle before and was keen to give it a go, I've got to say that I didn't find it all that relaxing though! Doodling (in fact any form of drawing) does not come naturally to me (Oh how I wish this wasn't the case!) and I found myself with hand cramp very quickly. I know I need to relax more but I found it quite trying to keep my work neat - perhaps I should have used an XS Pitt Artists pen rather than the S?
I've also finished (except for a small repair job) the pages I was working on using the Dylusions and Perfect Pearls technique. (You can see the post here) The lighting REALLY doesn't do these pages justice as the Bubblegum Pink and Squeezed Orange Dylusions inks background is SOOOO vivid.
I really didn't have a plan for these pages when I made the background in class, but the twice that I sat down to finish the layout I was recovering from a migraine - I'd stamped the cool Dylusions Monster Mash image on white cardstock in class with the thought of using it in a creepy looking layout, but with my monster headache still stabbing me in the eye the direction of the pages became blindingly obvious (ha ha - no pun intended)
I have used some phrases cut from my migraine tablet information sheet (one has fallen off - hence the repair job) and my journaling round the trees lists my triggers and symptoms. I love the Monster Mash monster and feel almost sorry for having inflicted my pain on him! If you look closely you can see he is rather green around the gills, and is having a whole lot of trouble on that left hand side of his head!
I'm off to visit with my WOYWW friends and neighbours now, have a great week and thank you for visiting, please leave me a comment to let me know you were here and I'll try and visit you too.