Happy 1st Sunday in Advent! Its a Austrian/ German tradition to light a candle on the first Sunday of Advent then one every Sunday up till Christmas day, so I have learnt over the years in my German class. We have tried to do one for the past few years but usually forget and start late but this year we actually lit the first candle on the first Sunday in Advent. Basically we just made a ring out of scrunched up newspaper then covered it with another layer of paper to hole it together, wrapped wire around the soaked it in water. Cut Holly and Ivy from the garden and poked them into the ring. Finally wired it all round to hold it and added 4 candles!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have always looked with adoring eyes at peoples Art Journal pages and have wanted to have a go for a while now. I was going to start in the new year but with encouragement from Kate Crane, a fantastic art journalist and a fantastic tutorial on Youtube by Lucky Butterfly2 I have created my very first page!!! I am so proud of myself and I think I might be addicted to another for of playing with my favourite art materials!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It has been nice to work on something other then Christmas cards today, although I enjoy making Christmas cards and up to some don't need all that many, after 36 Christmas cards working with Alice and the white rabbit from Moonlight Journeys made a very nice change. One will go into this weeks open swap with Altered designs.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
For the Art 42 around the world paper doll swap I chose Austria ( no surprise for those who know me well!!) I am so pleased with the look of the Laderhosen, craft colour card scrunched up and inked to make it look like leather. I wonder which country's doll will come back in exchange?