gesso on this page were fun to do. I plan to do some more of them I was pleased with the way this cover turned out, especially the colours, which I haven't got right with the photography. It is a lovely deep blue, the gesso first sprayed with Adirondack colourwash, then a layer of gel to seal. I sprayed about three colourmists together on top - one a moonshadow, but the other two some lovely ones I have found at our local scrapbooking shop. It is noce to be able to look at what I am buying sometimes, rather than working it out on the internet. However, I am very glad for all the online shops - wonderful for those of us living outside capital cities.
I have been back to more mundane things for a day or so - replenishing the souvenirs I sell at the Botanic Gardens. There was a flurry of sales just before Christmas, and I need to restock. This is a very quiet time for visitors to the Gardens - too hot - so I am not under any real pressure. I have been painting papers with the new disperse dye inks I have just bought from Dale. I haven't done more than that yet, am looking forward to having lots of newly coloured backgrounds on my panne velvet.
Now I am waiting for my brusho powders to arrive, along with a few more goodies. I have a birthday next week - a big one - so I have lashed out with a big fat order from Dale. I have coveted those brusho powders for a very long time, kept telling myself I didn't really need them, but sometimes you just need to lash out - don't you?
For those of you who haven't yet been to visit the wonderful Cyber Fyber exhibition, do take the time to look, and leave a comment or two on the postcards and ATCs. Susan has done an absolutely fantastic job putting this exhibition together.
The Fibre-in-Form classes start tomorrow, also I think Maggie said the next lesson for her online classes will be ready to download as well, that will keep me busy for a day or so.....but I am looking forward to it. Then next Wednesday Ratty Tatty Papers starts. I will have to stay on my toes for that one, I have persuaded my sister to take the class as well!
Time to take Jack for a walk. There is a 20 knot breeze blowing today, so we aren't feeling so hot. We are still getting lovely showers every day, the garden is growing while we look.