Friday, 24 August 2012

The Smokehouse

The other weekend we went on a little day jaunt to Folkestone. We had a stroll around, peering in the vibrant windows of the up and coming artists quarter whilst working up an appetite for our fish and chip treat. We went to The Smokehouse. It was lovely, very tasty indeed. Our fish and chips were served in small boxes while we sat on little wooden stools at wooden tables. The Smokehouse itself is a space (made from converting 3 buildings) with a high ceiling from which a sculpture/installation of a shoal of fish hangs in shiny metal; and has a wall of glass at one side through which you can look out to sea.
Definitely worth a visit if you are ever down that way x

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Inspiration: journal (2)

I am a Writer by Michele Maule
Still feasting my eyes on some great inspiration for playing with paint, pen, paper and collage in my journal. Loving the layers and textures and how pages can become 'artworks' in their own right :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Inspiration: journal (1)

Always continually inspired by Mary Ann Moss and Pam Garrison. Can't wait to get to the 'paint' stage and get creative like this too! x
(first 3 images Mary Ann Moss; next 2 Pam Garrison).

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Journal assembly started...

I have been compiling tools and papers in preparation for some journal making. Doing Mary Ann Moss' online class Full Tilt Boogie is very rewarding in the gathering and re-using of so many bits and pieces, to create a unique journal to doodle, write, paint, scrawl and collage in. Ahh the satisfaction of creativity. I'll show you my finished journal when I have completed it, just the stitching to do now!

Monday, 13 August 2012

The Fairy Tale Fair

Image courtesy of The Fairy Tale Fair
This Saturday if you're in or near Brighton then drop in to The Fairy Tale Fair. I'm visiting my sister for the weekend so will be dropping in for a good ol' nosey around all the stalls. If you want to find out more about them and the stall holders that will be there then drop by their blog - The Fairy Tale Fair enjoy! x

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Back from holiday

You may have noticed that I've not been around recently. I've been away on a small holiday, for a rest and a bit of sun. It's a reason but a poor excuse for not posting! I'll be back soon with more. 
At the moment I'm doing a mini ecourse learning about photoshop with Kim Klassen and another fab ecourse creating covetable journals (more about that later, will do separate post or two). So I am being productive or at least trying! I love the whole idea of ecourse's as it allows you to learn things in your own time and at your own pace, even though it's nice to attend an actual 'workshop' and interact with others as well x