See what happens when you need a break from work and surf the blog world.
I discovered that the lovely Sherry had given me this award.
Thanks so much Sherry I very much appreciate it and feel honoured that you chose me to recieve it.
Apparently this award comes means the following...
"This award will be awarded to those that are just nice people , good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration! Those that care about others that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence in our blogging world!"
So now I need to nominate 7 people to recieve it.
I really really do hate this part...
I will post the names at the end of this post.
He was not very happy that I was taking his photo, either that or someone just smashed something in the kitchen.
He and my other friend Nicky own the best cafe in Sydney.
They inject me with my much needed caffeine hits - sometimes twice a day - depending how wired I need to be to keep working at a frenetic pace.
I pull up in my car and as I walk in the door, I am greeted with this...
Don't you just love the heart!
Nice way to start the morning, would'nt you say?
They are the best and have the best coffee in Syndey.
My middle son has been begging me for ages to come on his boat and zip out and look at one of his "favourite" boats on teh harbour.
So off we went but his boat wouldn't start - GREAT!!!!
No problem for him, he just speeds off to The Commodore of the Yacht Club, gets the keys for the Clubs tender - not shy, my son - and off we go.
With all the amazing boats in Sydney harbour he wanted me to see this one for obvious reasons.
he is so gorgeous. And there is nothing like a day on Sydney harbour.
I GOT MAIL:
The other day I recieved these packages from the USA.
I saw I had recieved this absolutley awesome, elegant and stunning mail art box from my friend, the ever so talented, Rande.
I would normally rip right into my packages.
I just sat there for the longest time, staring at it. It was so so nice.
In the evening I opened it up to find the lovliest goodies - I was so spoilt, believe me - lots of rusty items, fabric, trims, Vintage Optometric lenses (my favourites) and the list goes on. There were a few items in the box that I was so so so excited to recieve as I needed them for "Numbers".
No, I won't tell you what they are, you will have to wait and find out.
How funny that Rande embossed - "Far and Away" - it certainly is far from Australia to the USA - I loved that Rande.
We all know its far - look at the postage cost!!!
Thankyou again Rande, you made me feel so special with your gifts.
RUST AWAY: NEVER!
I have been trying a new rust technique.
The numbers I threw in later than the other pieces but after 2 hours just look at that vertigres.
Isn't it amazing!!!
From brass to that green patina in 2 hours, I could not believe how well it was working.
If you want the recipe, you can email me and i will be happy to oblige.
My gorgeous friend Kristen requested to look at her mates' studio's as she posted her sensational shabby-chic studio on her blog. Well, at this moment, I can't possibly photograph it as there will be too many sneak peaks at panel 2 of "NUMBERS" - (and it's in such a mess).
Soon you will see there is rust all over my desk. I bet Michael is loving this!!!
I promise I will get to it soon Kristen.
OK, A "SORT OF "SNEAK PEAK FOR PANEL 2
Take a shiney and brand new tin like this - admire it and think to yourself as I did - if only my
friends could see me doing this they would not believe it.
Cut it with your - "cuts just about absolutely everything you can imagine, Tim Holtz scissors.
(Love those little teeth things the blades have on them Tim, yet another brillliant product).
Yes indeed, no Dremel required!
Add rusting agent...
Smash it a bit... alot if you are in a really bad mood.
Then you can spend about half a day running around Sydney looking for Federation and/or Victorian houses/ terraces and beg the occupants to let you rip their pressed tin cielings apart.
Hmmm, no luck there, but after alot of Detective work, I managed to find a massive hoard and did this...
Sorry, can't show you the next stage. I told you it was a sneak peak after all. My apologies. It is part of Panel 2.
Oh, here Kristen, this one is for you!!!
My, ever so rust laden self healing mat, which I use on top of my larger self healing mat.
This time is an almost all Australian line-up of my mates and fellow bloggers.
I want to nominate my lovely friend
Karen (who blames me for her entering the blog world, thankfully she did)
Hope you are all having a nice week.
Sorry about the formatting - Blogger has gone crazy - yet again!