Well it's quarter to seven on Mother's Day evening - Craig's just popped for a chinese for us so I'm going to try and put a very quick blogpost on with a few things! Firstly - can I welcome my sister Melanie to lovely blogland - she finally bit the bullet today and now officially has a blog. Whether she'll manage to keep it up to date with her current life I have no idea, but we'll wait and see - so if you happen along here go and have a look at her blog - she'd love to hear from people.
Also my Mum, Valencia now has a blog - so go and visit her too - with her now officially being semi-retired you may find daily postings from her! Now how you may ask did they both manage to get a blog on the same day - yes your's truly - I was only popping for a cup of tea before I knew it we had two laptops set up and I was whizzing back and forth between them setting up backgrounds altering text colours etc - much madness was had by all but then my Mum declared she needed to go to Virgin Express and buy two cards and a cabbage - now after we'd all stopped laughing and crying she confirmed she meant Tesco Express but had changed the name because she could see the Virgin media homepage - the shopping list was however quite accurate. In fact I've had an afternoon filled with laughter - my Mum says some great things and when she's got one of her children (or in this afternoons case all three of her children around) much merriment and laughter was had by all! Bless it's been a fab afternoon!
Being Mother's day I got chocolates which I did declare had actually got 48 weight watcher points in them - so the solution according to hubby was to eat one a day WTF! One a day - really - you're having a laugh - thankfully I've managed to share them up to now - they are rather nice though. I also got some polka dot pj's which look lovely but lack an essential part of pj's in my book - no stretch - so I looked pleadingly at hubby who said they weren't what he wanted to buy anyway! Bless him - I think it was something of a last minute thing this year!
Well anyway enough of my ramblings art journaling! Here's a page I've had in my book for a while and it wasn't coming together and then a set of sunday papers later and the large image on the right came to fruition - a combination of a few adverts - duly tattooed as always and then with the eye's turned purple - well you have to don't you!
A close up I love the eyes
then an anatomy page finished - I've had this one ready and waiting and then a thought strikes and off I go - loved the fact it was ready for my rant!
Last night we decided to have an art journaling family night - which usually means TV and paint but last night was actually music and paint and fun was had by all - look at all these lovely background pages that I've done ready - I was playing with colour tee hee! These are all based on Dyan's anatomy page that I did at the beginner's art journaling weekend (which I have to say was fab - if I haven't mentioned it before) and I have great plans for them! Watch this space
then another finished page - another that has been in waiting for a while and then got finished this week
and another I'll apologise for the colour - it is actually very lush when you're up close and personal but looks very yellowy here!
Then these beauties
Just to prove what size they are
yes who'd have believed it they are actualy beer mats that I bought from the Charity shop at work and look my Little Man joined in too - mainly did them because my Mum looked at the huge carrier bag full of them and said "what on earth are you going to do with those?" - I suppose the moto of the story is don't challenge me on such things as the answer is you can art journal anything
So that's all - if you fancy following a brand new blog click on Mum and sister's links above - if you happen along here don't forget to say hello!
Wishing all the yummy mummies out there a very Happy Mother's Day!