Wednesday, 9 July 2008

A new video!

Just in case you have not yet subscribed to my videos (shame on you! ;) ) I thought I'd let you know that my latest video is up on YouTube!

It's of me doing my Rain in July page, pictures of which you can find on my Flicr.

Go and have a look and let me know what you think!

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Hobnobs and Twinkies

A few weeks ago, there was a discussion in the Etsy forums. Don't ask me how, but it ended up being about food, and what you can and can't get wherever you are located.

Hobnobs were mentioned, and I said that my sweet love had never tried a Twinkie. You can't get them over here.

The thread went on and on, and to my surprise I got a convo from Lori asking me if I'd still be interested in some Twinkies. Uhh YEAH! ;) We decided to do a swap, she'd send me some Twinkies and I would send her some Hobnobs. Perfect deal!

Nowwww... I'd love to show you the big box of Twinkies she sent to me, but.. well.. you know.. umm... well... They're all gone! My fiance loved them, and so did his niece and nephews, and I of course did to.

Lori did a better job of taking a picture before digging in. You can find it on her blog

Thanks again Lori! They were delicious! (but now that everyone had a little taste and loved them so much, not being able to get them here is an even bigger problem then before! ;) )

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Saturday, 5 July 2008

My first Moleskine!

I got my very first Moleskine!

My old Art Journal was falling apart, and I was not even half way through. I was getting more and more annoyed with having to stick pages together in order to make the paper sturdy enough, and still I had paint and gel medium leaking through. It was time for something new!

But finding that something new wasn't easy. The shops I usually get my art supplies from have lots of sketchbooks, but the paper isn't thick enough. They carry water color pads, but they would not be suitable for (almost) daily use, not if I want to actually keep all those pages.

After lots of searching I decided this was it. It was time for my first Moleskine. After all, I had tried all the cheaper journals, and they just did not fit the bill.
I ordered one online and got it the next day!

It took me a few days to get started though. I wanted it to be 'perfect', you know. A bit like how I was in school when starting a new notebook in the new year. But then we went out for a day in beautiful Maldon and I did my first journal page. It felt so good! I love the paper, I love the cover, I'm not too sure about the size yet because it is different to what I am used to, but I love it!

Yesterday, I added some rub-on letters to the cover. There is no doubt now that this Art Journal is mine! I will have so much fun filling it up with thoughts and dreams and things I see and hear.

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The importance of keeping an art journal

Isn't it funny how sometimes you forget about what you've done?

Just now, I was browsing the many Moleskine groups on Flickr and found one that had a link to a _Helium article on 'The importance of keeping an art journal' and I was thinking of how to word my own.

And then I noticed that I already had! Go and have a look here. I wrote this about my first art journal. My my how things have changed....

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