Here in Australia, we are the only country in the world to have a public holiday for a horse race, the Melbourne cup, I'm not complaining, don't get me wrong. The race is on Tuesday and like many others I've taken the Monday off too, that gives me four wonderful days to do art.
My studio still hasn't recovered from my exhibition so I decided to have a bit of a clean up, well as is usually the case I got side tracked. I decided to remove the paper that was on the top of one of my benches, the paper where all the surplus paints, stamps etc ends up. Now it's common knowledge that I have a drawer fetish, I have quite a few unpainted sets from Ikea, so, I decided they needed a face lift, what should be sitting right in front of me, you guessed it, the paper from my bench top. Never one to waste anything, this now graces the fronts of my drawers. I was quite pleased with the results. I haven't got any further with cleaning my studio, but what the heck, tomorrows another day.
Just thought I'd mention too that I've added this brooch to my Etsy store. It has the word 'tranquil' and it's meaning from a very old dictionary, this is covered with mica. I'll be teaching this class at the Artistic Journey retreat next year in Sydney. I'll also be teaching one locally in the new year.
I'm also teaching my decorated paper and journal class from home on the 29th November. If anyone's interested please email me. I'll have more details on my blog over the weekend.