Wednesday 28 September 2011


My Altered Dresser is finished.
Close up of the Pin Cushion in  a little tea cup. 
I added some flower sequins to some of the pins.
Close up of the cute miniature sewing basket. 
The basket is about 1 inch wide.
I was etching last week and here are my pieces. I painted them with a Turquoise dabber and then sanded them. 
Some stamps work better than others.

It's Wednesday and you need to run to Julia's blog to see what everyone else has on their desk and what they have been up to.

Wednesday 21 September 2011


 Very little space on my small desk as usual. Bought some Pan Pastels which I am itching to play with.
I am etching metal today using copper blanks. They are stamped and now in the etching solution. Just hoping they turn out.
For more stamping trivia and snooping go to Julia's blog.

Tuesday 20 September 2011


 The Roman Forum
 Arch of Titus who captured Jerusalem in 70 AD
depicting his victory.
 Circus Maximus
My DD Becky
Trevi Fountain

 Street Artist
 Piazza Venezia
 Tapestry in Vatican Museum
 Painted Ceiling Vatican Museum
 More Ceiling Paintings 
 Castle de Angelo
Beautiful domed ceiling painting in Vatican Museum
Artisan Market

Took loads more photos. I think I need a travel blog

Wednesday 7 September 2011


I have done some more work on my sewing themed Altered Dresser. It is not quite where I want it to be yet. I need something for the left side of the teacup pin cushion too.

This is my desk this morning so not much to see as I need to do my next project in the kitchen. Also I have rather a lot on the floor.
As usual  there is a lot happening on Julia's blog for the Wednesday snoop day so jump over there. Click on  the WOYWW link on the side bar.

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Saturday 3 September 2011

Butterfly Project

Today at Vickie Stampers Stamp Club we made butterflies for the exhibition planned for 2012 at The Holocaust Museum, Houston, Texas. They are collecting 1.5 million hand made butterflies to memorialise the 1.5 children that perished in The Holocaust. 
More information  can be found here 
The Butterfly project
I will be making more over the coming weeks as I want to try out different stamps, Die Cuts and styles. Most of the ones I made today were stamped and embossed on backgrounds I had made previously and all have beaded bodies.
If you want to see more butterflies made for the project visit Neet's Blog.

The Butterfly

The last, the very last,
so richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the suns tears would sing
against a white stone...
Such a yellow
Is carried lightly way up high
It went away I'm sure because it wished
to kiss the world goodbye.
For seven weeks I've lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don't live in here,
In the ghetto.

Pavel (Paul) Friedmann 
6th April 1942
Pavel died in Oswiecim (Polish) or Auschwitz (German) in Southern Poland.

I went to Auschwitz in the 1990's and not even a bird flies over there. It is deathly quiet 
with a sense of eariness.

Never forget

Thursday 1 September 2011

September 1st

These are my Teesha Moore style swap pieces over on UK Art Swaps. I need to practice my lettering but all in all they were fun to do and I enjoyed the doodling bit..