Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wk 127 ….Finally, I've finished my canvas

This my desk ….not quite so much mess as last week and I'm actually working on the desk ….some bits have been filed away ….some piled on the end of my bed.

I am now addicted to playing with paint …and I find it de-stresses me.

I have just watched a card lesson on Miss Art’s Paper Crafting School …. and have jotted down some sketches of the cards …they are meant to be for Xmas cards but I think they could be adapted for birthday ... or anything really …any way I am going to give them a go …after I’ve had a play with these 4 little canvases I have just coated in Gesso. I have filed away papers for a couple of LO’sI had in mind, in to a ‘to do’ box …think they can wait as I am having such fun getting mucky.

I finished my first canvas ….at last …and here it is

These are close ups including what I did with the side..

Not everyone’s cup of tea but I’m happy with it …away to be artistic with out being able to draw.

Lastly …..Catch up on my week ….

The washing machine is now fixed and its cold enough to have the radiators on to speed the drying of our Mount Everest of washing …no I don’t have a drier …always thought they cost loads to run.

My arm is a lot better though I think I may end up with a few hairline scars … couldn't resist scratching …ankle is swelling less often …back is still reacting to stress and ceasing up.

I managed to bake a batch of large cookies …well two lots …white and milk chocolate … and plain with cherries. I totally forgot to take a picture as I was so excited with the results and the back was beginning to ache. When I remembered … there were so few left I wasn’t worth it…better luck next time as I will hide them.

Take Care. xx

40 comments:

Morning's Minion said...

Your baking always sound wonderful--the sort of things I'd like to nibble with a mug of tea! Do you use dried cherries? I keep them on hand for cookies and muffins, even put them in my bowl of oatmeal porridge.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Lovely canvas, worth all your effort. Your non-photograph of the cakes reminds me of my cousin's family -
"Mummy, why don't you make 'butterfly buns' like Auntie Flo does?"
"In our house they never get time to hatch out into butterflies!"

Carmen said...

Wish my ankles would stop swelling. Both they and my back have been giving me real gyp this week.

The cookies sound yum! The canvas is fabulous - so glad to see you are doing more :D

I have been sent a book to review and I thought of you straight away! Crafting with cat hair!!! LOL! Email me your addy and when I've read it, if you fancy a gander I'll post it on!

jude said...

Morning glad the washers better.I have just had to replace mine and it arrived on monday along with my eco condenser tumble dryer.whihc cost effective and worth every penny especially days like this !Damp.Dull and dismal...lol
Have fab week love your canvass isnt it great when you get inky!Have fab wednesday
hugs judex 5

Helen said...

great canvas! glad you got your washer fixed - I have a combined washer/drier but rarely use the drier as it takes too long... will be putting the heating on soon too... happy woyww, no#1

BetteK said...

Your canvasses are AmAzInG!!!!

SO sorry not to have got back to you before now ... very rude of me but just stressed and no time to socialise! Debbie #62

Jacqueline said...

Love your canvas! Doesn't crafting have a tendency to be a great form of 'therapy'? Love what you've done with that piece! Isn't it a great feeling when you can just 'let loose' and go in whatever your imagination lets you! :D

Thanks for sharing

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Can see all the fun and energy that went into the canvas just looking at it. I am currently resisting turning up the heating just for the sole purpose of drying all the washing (which is piling up as it take several days to dry - but the heated airer is now helping with this!). I miss the sunny days of 3 loads a day! Looking forward to seeing what you so with the 4 small canvases :)

L00py's Craft Creations said...

yum cookies!!
love the canvas, well done

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

Annie said...

I’m doing a quick dash round as many desks as I can in my coffee break [yes I do allow myself a coffee break :-) ] to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant.
Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x #51

Arkansas Patti said...

Love you canvas and also the peek at your desk top. You make me realize the I need to find a good winter project.
So sorry about your back problems--I can so relate but glad you are healing otherwise.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

You are the Woman for sure with all you have going on!!! Love the art work... beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all!!
Thanks for the peek today, have a cookie for me!

crafty cat corner said...

Brilliant !!!!!
Briony
x

KSD Creations said...

Your canvass is quite lovely. I wish I had a smidgen of your talent.

MaggieC said...

Can we have the recipes with the pictures too, please? Your canvas is beautiful and the colours are o springlike, a promise for what is to come next year.

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

your first canvas is fantastic... wish my first canvas had been that successful... poor you with the weather... I am sending you some warm Australian sunshine xx

JoZart said...

Lovely result with your canvas..... that will teach you not to give up. The collage of close up pics looks amazing in it's own right.
Don't think a tumbler dryer will cost you lots... it saves your house getting cooler from losing energy drying wet things, it also save damp building up inside the house... it's gotta go somewhere! It also means almost NO ironing if you hang things straight out of the dryer and most things come out crease free. It also saves time hanging wet clothes, be it indoors or out then bringing them off the line! Sold it yet???
Thanks for your lovely comments on mine,
Love JoZarty x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love your finished canvas, Angie, it's just so vibrant and lively. And you can tell that you had fun creating this - it just comes across as enjoyable and is a great piece of work :D
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

ScrappnBee said...

LOL about the cookies! My kids "poison test" ours out of the oven...that way if there is something wrong with them, no adults get sick! ...it is amazing how many cookies it takes to make sure that they are safe! I like the canvas...although it took a while to find the imagine ( I kept going I am a... in my mind). Thanks for sharing your WOYWW- Amanda

Electra said...

Wow, your canvas is lovely!!

bohemiannie! art said...

LOVE your canvas!

Tracey Potter said...

Thanks for the visit this week! I do hope I find the right frame soon.

Your desk looks very clean and tidy this week.Congrats on finishing the painting.

Happy WOYWW

Tracey.

Bubbles said...

Love the canvas - so free-feeling and full of expression... and the colors are so unexpected - but work so brilliantly.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was reading about you, your arm, and the cat after I read about the washer. Love that canvas. It IS my cup of tea! Happy day after WOYWW from #4.

crafty cat corner said...

Thanks for the comment.
Tom actually tripped on one this morning when going to let all of them out. lol
Shouldn't laugh really.....
Briony
x

butlersabroad said...

Oh I love the finished canvas, and I really like the blank ones primed and ready to go. Had to read back on to earlier posts, boy you've had a week of it!! Glad to hear that at least some things are fixed/getting better!

Hugs
Brenda 88

Twiglet said...

Glad to hear some things are improving! Your canvas is fab - keep at it - the results are well worth the effort. I have been making tiny dresses for baby Lexi this week -ahhh! x jo

bohemiannie! art said...

Me again! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. In reply...
Thank you Angie! I so appreciate your compliments. the feather will be in Jude Hill's hands soon and hope it will make someone happy somewhere down the line. LOL - It was my sweet, almost 4 year old granddaughter who played with the cotton! LOL!!! She LOVES the glitter glue and uses it and glitter EVERY chance she gets. :)

RosA said...

I think your canvas is fabulous. You should be very pleased with it. I'd be cooking cakes, etc, to cheer me up too! Hope things are improving. Thanks for your lovely comments re my canvas.

Bridget Larsen said...

Sorry to hear you arent 100%. Must be the week for clean desks. You only own 2 scissors? oh man I would die if I only had 2 scissors lol
Bridget #28

Hazel said...

Super canvas - hope all goes well with the others (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

I think your canvas looks perfect. The colours are fresh and it makes me feel happy when I look at it. Hope you've had a lot of fun while you making it. Thanks for sharing and visiting me.
xFranka

Chrissie said...

I'm not allowed cookies on my diet... at least I probably could have some if I forsook the glass of wine... so that's not on the cards.
Your arty stuff looks fab!
Chrissie

VonnyK said...

Love the colour and movement in your painting. Can't believe you have to have radiators, we don't even own a heater. Gotta love sunny Queensland, Australia. 8.30am and it's 25 degrees!

Neet said...

You sound to be a real whizz at baking - I just never get the time and it wouldn't last two minutes in the tin but would certainly last a long lingering time on the hips at this house.
Your canvas has turned out great.
Hope your arm is soon healed and your ankles stop swelling - mine do the same - nuisance isn't it.
Hugs, Neet #15

famfa said...

Baking sounds yummy. Love your painting, me thinks you are a natural. As long as you have fun that's the main thing. Off to read more about your injuries now

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late. Love the canvas, really is a lovely form of self expression, specially if it's a de-stress tool too. I specially like the shadowy dandelions. Cor, glad to hear about the washer, isn't it incredible how fast it builds up and how long it takes to catch up!

Morti said...

LOL - I don't know what it is, must be the time of year, but every blog I visit seems to have some reference to baking.... ROFL.....

Read your post about catching a cat and did chuckle mightily the whole time. In fact, I read it out to Mr B and Lil Miss B as they were sat in the same room. We can all empathise. Living in a house with two dogs, two cats and a snake, we have equally interesting moments....

Thanks for stopping by!

Sian said...

These are great! I love the way you have made a photo collage so that we can admire the details :)