Tuesday, 24 April 2007

5 Days of Bliss


In Australia we have a public holiday tomorrow for ANZAC Day and as it is mid-week I am taking the opportunity to have a five day break by having a couple of recreation leave days on Thursday and Friday. I have come home from work and I'm sitting here at my computer with a glass of champagne. I feel light hearted and filled with the promise of five whole days!

I'm about to move to the kitchen to make the tray of brownies that I mentioned in a previous post, then I am going to watch "Painting Australia" on TV (a rare event for me - watching TV!) I was watching this show when it first started, but missed the last two weeks as I am so inattentive to TV programs and forgot all about it. It is a really interesting show and fills me with even more respect for artists, so I really must try and remember it every Tuesday evening for however long it runs.

Tomorrow I am getting up early (promise to myself) and putting together, hopefully with the able and willing assistance of 16 year old Zach, the new bookcases that I bought during my lunch break today. I will also be getting all my domestic stuff out of the way so that I have most of the other four days for creative stuff! I am hoping Zach will also teach me how to use the Dremel I have owned for three years...

I am a bit accident prone (usually from trying to do too much in too short a space of time) and last night I burnt myself doing a waxed canvas for a lovely blog/stamping friend (who must be wondering where the promised mail is!!) so I need to be very careful with the Dremel as I can imagine that the potential injuries are a little more inconvenient than a blistered finger!

As I didn't finish anything last night I am uploading another scan of one of my "ochre" journal exchange pages. This one was waxed and probably involved a burn too. I loved doing these pages and got to use some of my favourite stamps - I love the tassels from Lazar Studiowerx and the calligraphy from Alphabetique.

4 comments:

Judy said...

You made me laugh with the dremel comment. Mine sat around for about a year too!
And...
That page is so awesome, your work has such elegance which really appeals to me. Gorgeous Debbie.

Jacquelines blog said...

It looks lovely Debbi!!!! Have a good break and lots of creative energy!!!

Natalie B said...

Hi Debbi

Like Judy said, your work is so elegant and just stunning. I need to get my wax out again and have a play. I recently bought CH wax DVD and it's very inspiring. BUT I still haven't done anything with it yet!! Enjoy your days off. Cheers Natalie

Marie C said...

My goodness - what a wonderful page - really love your style Debbi! (I love using wax too!)