Monday, 26 January 2015

Door Sign

Hi all,

School holidays are almost over and I'm getting ready for my change of year grades, after 8 years of upper primary I'm heading down to Year 2. I haven't actually taught Year 2 for 20 years so it should be an interesting year! I spent a few hours making myself a really cute (well I think so) door sign, what do you all think?

I am taking part in Life Book 2015 and loving it so far. The first lesson "Beacon of Light" was the inspiration for this girl.

I've got a few last remaining hours before I go back to work so I think I just might go and play in my studio as I probably won't get a chance for a few weeks.

Happy crafting,

Helen xx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Holiday Crafting

Hi all,

It's funny how you think seeing as you have 6 weeks of school holidays that you're going to get a lot of crafting done and then all of a sudden you have only 1 week left and you realise you haven't achieved as much as you thought! Mind you I still have managed to get a few things done although I can't share all of them as they are upcoming classes at Made With Memories.

This year for my art journaling class I teach once a month I've chosen the theme "Inspired by . . ." where each month I will highlight a well known artist and use her/his work as inspiration. For January I was inspired by Vicky Papaioannou from Clips-n-Cuts. This is the page we created.

You may be able to tell who the artists are that are

inspiring our February and March pages.

Today I went to my friends house for some art journaling fun and I painted this gorgeous girl, my inspiration was a picture by Tamara Laporte from Willowing. I had so much fun painting this girl.

I have also created a scrapbook layout but this is up in the shop already as it will run as a class in March, here's a sneak peek:

Sorry, you'll have to do the class to see the full double page!

Well that's about it for tonight. I must go and finish the cleaning that I started this morning as we have an open house tomorrow, I so hope that this house sells soon, I've got my fingers crossed and my toes!

Take care and happy crafting,

Helen xx

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hi all,

I hope 2015 has started off very well for you all. It's been quiet around here, spent time with my boys and my mum in the garden getting ready for a home open. I'm sure hoping that 2015 brings some changes for the better around here.

In between the gardening and cleaning I have managed to finish a couple of pieces so I thought I would share them. One is in my large A3 sized journal and the other is the start of my 2015 journal where I want to write about my adventures this year, I'm hoping they're going to be amazing!

Donna Downey inspired.
Close up!

Well that's it for tonight. I hope you find some time to get arty!

take care,