Thursday, 20 February 2014

Gone stamping

I had a nice day yesterday,  I met up with the art therapy group and we had a tour of the Bluecoat Chambers,  which included two very interesting exhibits and an installation.  The installation was by an ex art therapy student, who also had a studio space at the Chambers.  I really enjoyed the tour and looking at the art exhibits,  and it was nicely rounded off with a nice lunch, shared with my friend Vicky.   I had a look for a  nice jacket but couldn't find anything I liked.  I also picked up a copy of Get Stamping, my local Smiths hasn't had any copies for a while!  I may take a subscription,  I hate it when you find a magazine you like then you can't get get hold of it.   I love the stamp set that came with it which is on an oriental theme, as you can see by the picture.

I had a play with them this afternoon,  I was in need of a quiet day and it wasn't fit to go out anyway.  I do like the crane stamp,  I watercoloured the sun and the bit of water,  and just inked round the edges.   The set includes some cherry blossom, a vase, two lanterns, reeds, small blossoms, chinese characters, a sentiment, panda, fish and a bridge scene. 

I used the crane stamp again on this piece of chipboard.  This is just painted black,  and stamped with versamark, then some white detail embossing powder.

I've also just realised that I can put a few finishing touches to the oriental box I made last month! 

I'm in a better mood today, partly helped by having a chat with my friend yesterday.   The upsetting episode with the locum had been preying on my mind.  I was trying not to let it, but a few people told me it would be a few days before I felt better. 

It was odd being in town yesterday,  I've tended to stay away from it unless someone is with me.   There were a lot of people there yesterday, it felt more like a Saturday and I was starting to feel overwhelmed.  I had a lovely bus driver on my inward journey,  he waited until I was safely seated before driving off.  Little things like that make such a difference. 

Think I'll be getting a bit more creative with the new stamps tomorrow,  getting my haircut, should feel better after that as it looks a real mess right now.  

All for now, thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Josie said...

Lovely stamping, so sophisticated. Simple but wonderfully effective!