Monday, November 19, 2012

hello again...........

hello!! im sort of back...charlie is kindly lending me her laptop to write this post however my photos are on my computer which is still being very temperamental :( after 3 months attempting to fix the old dinosaur [it keeps shutting down...very frustrating when you just get a page loaded] but hopefully we'll have a new one by Christmas. i really have no idea where to start, its been so long..... so will start at the most recent.....i got a bit hooked with sugar skulls over Halloween and had fun drawing these art journal pages and an atc. i just like drawing the pattern, some are all paint but then i got the copic el cheapos out and just enjoyed the coloring in.... the background in my journal is from our stamp making day with the mixed media gals :) we made heaps of rolling stamps from paper rolls and foam, string etc........a really fun day...
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atc....i think the background is from Les .......





i have been painting lots of little faces on linen to use with some sewing projects...they aren't colorfast but i love adding funky little bodies to them...
i have also been invited to a collaborative cloth project with some very talented stitchers...
heres a sneaky peek of mine, ive really enjoyed getting into some handstitching......

both my girls have now officially finished exams and their courses. im really proud of them and excited for the next stage of their lives.... hopefully i wont be this long til the next post. now im off to try and get my photos to load.... which i did....only shut down twice...i am still trying to keep up my blog visiting but its bit hit and miss as to the blog commenting....:(

6 comments:

Lesley said...

Hi there Jenxo, so good to see you post but I know you have been having major problems. Puters are great when they are working. Sounds like you need to get a new one, they don't last forever.
I am just wiped tonight from painting. I decided to quit early tonight,my back was telling me to.
One more show and that will be it for this year. Then hopefully back to paper. I miss playing with mixed media, can't wait to dive in again.
Take care girlfriend. xo
Les♥

Margaret said...

Lovely catch up! great to have you back.
I love your stitching, Ireally must take mine out again, time goes by... and the little faces are gorgeous, I hope we'll get to see the finished gals?? Mx

Dot said...

Lovely to see you back blogging Jen.Have missed seeing your art and hearing about your life.
Sorry to hear you have had computer problems. What a pest for you.
Love your Sugar skulls. And the painted faces on linen are gorgeous!
Looking forward to working on your cloth.
Dot xx

Jenny said...

Hey Jen... good to see you blogging again my friend.... awesome sugar skulls... and love your stitching and your sweet little faces... they are soooo adorable...

Jenny ♥

JansArtyJunk said...

Good to see you back Jen...have missed ya!! Your swap package as arrived...Thank you so much!!!x
Love those little painted faces, stitching and sugar skulls...Hope you get your computer woes sorted soon!! Jan xx

Melinda Cornish said...

I am so glad you are back. I got worried about you....I love the little faces and the sugar skulls. I think the day of the dead is fascinating.