This is going to possibly be a picture light post as I haven't taken many this week - we'll see. I rarely know what I'm going to write in my Rocking posts. That's the beauty of them. You sit down - start pondering your week and then all this good stuff comes out.
OK - first up - a while ago I bought a huge canvas in preparation for doing the Magical Mythical Makings class over at Willowing. Still haven't completed the class (on my to-do list) but the canvas was literally gathering dust. Craig has been nagging me to do something arty for our walls which are bare and boring (rental house) magnolia. So I thought, ah stuff it. And started prepping that canvas, whenever I get to that stage in the class I'll find something else to use.
Ruby Monster came out and asked if she could paint too, so then I had the bright idea of getting everyone in the house to contribute something to the canvas. We're only a few layers in but so far she, Devvie and I have done something to it. Logie Bear too if you count the hand prints where he grabbed it when it was wet. Craig has agreed to take up the paintbrush and we'll get Pheebs on it too when she comes home. I just love the idea of a piece of art that we've all had a hand in. This is it so far...
3 guesses who went for the hot pink!
So, this has been a lot of fun this week - who knows how it will turn out but we're enjoying it.
Second positive - I only had strips of just over an inch wide sandpaper. I'm pathetically trying to sand down this canvas after layers of Gesso and texturey stuff. Sanding more of my knuckles than I am of the canvas. Much muttering and cursing obviously reached my beloved's delicate ears in his workshop. Lookee what he presented me with this week!
|Picture filched from Amazon|
It's a sanding block! That yellow grip is all cushioney soft! It came with 3 types of sandpaper so I put the finest one on and took it for a test drive. Oh wow - it's so smooth, so easy, I had to run my hand over where I was sanding to make sure it was doing anything! I love it and really recommend it if you are sanding down Gesso a lot - wasn't even to big to work in my journal! I've said it before, I'll say it again. That man really gets me! Flowers? Pfft - tools win my heart every time!
Some other little things that have made me smile:
- Getting the majority of the school shopping finished with minimum fuss. Phew.
- Quorn Ham being just £1 a packet in Asda (Can be nearly double that in some shops!)
- The Walking Dead - TV highlight of the week, apart from Once Upon a Time and maybe Holby, I'm not really fussed if I don't watch anything else.
- Days out that include hours in the open air in a huge play park, Logan going down the slide, playing in an old fashioned penny arcade and Ruby getting excited over cartons of apple juice. It's the little things.
- Logan's army style belly crawl.
- When Devvie makes dinner
- Time in my shed, short but sweet
And that my lovelies, is that :) How has your week been? Why not pop over to Virginia's and link up with the rest of us?
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look back with me.