Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Blog Award

I'd really like to say thank you to Penny over at The Hen House for my very first blog award.

Now 7 things you didn't know about me.

1. I'm a twin. I have a twin brother who is 3 hours 20 minutes older than me. My dad was a twin too.

2. My 'baby' brother is 14 years younger than me.

3. I have ultra-sensitive feet and just cannot bear anyone touching them. The mere thought of a foot massage makes me feel sick.

4. I once got caught playing the 'air' drums on the South Circular in London at Midnight whilst sitting at the traffic lights (I was actually playing Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight) - I was so embarrassed!

5. I have 33 cousins, only 9 of which are girls.

6. I once went out to the pub with my best friend and only noticed the next morning that I had worn odd shoes!

7. Like Penny, I'm afraid of heights too. Whilst on holiday, driving down a mountain, I completely freaked out thinking we were going to fall off. I ended up sitting in the back seat, crying, with a towel over my head (so I couldn't see the drop), between my (then) small crying kids who I had totally frightened.

I've got to rush off now to pick up Mr. P from a training course (shame it was not 'how to decorate a living room in less than 3 months') ha, ha! I'll be back tomorrow to pass the award on to 10 of my favourite blogs.

Jak x

Friday, 9 April 2010

A Slight Wobble

Blimey, I can't believe that it is 2 weeks since I last posted. As you can see I have been redocorating my blog. This happened one Saturday evening when I was banished to the kitchen because some sport or other was on telly and I was pretty much at a loss what to do.

Because there is nothing to be done about my back except traction/physio again, the unfinished decorating of my living/dining room and now some pretty serious leaks in our kitchen roof, not to mention locking myself out and the drains being blocked up (now that was a pretty yucky job), I had a slight wobble about my life in general and wondered just why I had a dog, and barked myself! Now a serious rethink is taking place on how to achieve a satisfying different kind of life.

But, when the going gets tough, the tough bugger off to their craft room. So this is what I have been making this week ..............

This was based on a traditional folk art design which has always filled me with hope. This has been put in my Folksy shop and is featured today on Tanya's blog, which I was very excited about.

Also this ...................

This design was based on one of my own paintings

You'll have to excuse the quality of the photo, artwork is quite difficut to photograph and the layering of the paints and heavy texture cannot really be seen or the metallic 'glowing' effect. I'm still not sure whether I have a problem with my camera, a Finepix E510 or I just have a problem, lol!

Why am I making bags (and there are lots more designs in my book awaiting flight)? My doctor told me off about the weight of my handbag! I still carry a bag with my life ensconced in its depths - all the things that I might possibly want/need in a normal 10 hour working day, so I'm having a rethink of one of my essential commodities, my handbag, now I don't have a paid job anymore. Ok, maybe a silly 'change' to my life, but it's a start!

Well I hope you all have a great weekend and I understand that the weather is going to be positively balmy.

Jak x