The first is a journalling course with Kelly Kilmer - well I have signed up to two actually. Kelly had a buy one get one free offer at Christmas - so I got my son and daughter in law to buy one for me and to send the other to my friend Su in France of Studio Susanne' fame. The idea being that we can encourage each other when we 'flag' or lose inspiration.
Then in the new year, up popped another on line course in my mail box, called 'Pick (me) up 2014' by Stephanie Ackerman - an original idea using 52 playing cards (for the 52 weeks of the year). Su got some money from her father for Christmas and Stephanie did the BOGOF - so she gifted me the course. We are going to have fun with these and hopefully I will complete the full pack.
This week's inspirational word is 'CHANGE'. I gave it a lot of thought - so perhaps have not produced what might have been expected - but here is my first effort - I hope to improve techniques over the year, and change the way I approach projects.
As usual for me I messed up two cards - because I kept changing my mind!
I had fun playing with backgrounds - very abstract painting with my fingers.
Bright layers on a cold wintery day.
Paint smeared on with my fingers - drying with a dryer between layers.
Using the same paints as the front but in a different order.
Then I roughly stamped with red paint and scraped some paint back creating white streaks - before stamping the wording.