Always an inspiration Dan99's blog featured a mixed media piece that he was inspired to make after buying the book "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts. Having done some further research I decided to buy this book too and before I knew it I was at the kitchen table surrounded by my old art school materials, a pile of scrapbook paper leftovers, some distress inks and an old printed canvas that I'd salvaged from the boot of my friends car as she was on her way to the dump.
A couple of hours and a lot of painty, inky mess later...
Really enjoyed that and will definitely try this again!
I came across an old photo of Zoe dressed as a robot for a school play (I think it was when she was in reception class making it 2002). I had picked up the perfect kit for it during the INSBD sales for only $1 (Love You A 'Bot' by Nicki Beaudreau at Shabby Pickle). Fun fun fun!
Never thought I'd say that out loud! Yesterday my daughters went to a retirement village to do Maypole dancing, the afternoons entertainment also included the crowning of the May Queen (Zoe's friend) and her attendants (including Kitty!), bonnet competition and Morris Dancing from the Stafford Morris Men. I have to say we really enjoyed it. All at once it was like going back in time - made us feel all 'Larkrise to Candleford' ish. Brilliant, and long may that tradition last.
Not sure what Morris Dancing is? Wiki says.. A morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. More here And on You Tube Here
I used: Paper, flowers and ribbonsfrom Chit Chat by Shabby Miss Jenn blended with paper from Voyage Kit by Lilian C, Bunting and flowers from Shabby Cottage By The Sea by Patricia Christensen at W&W, Union Jack cushion from Old School by Holliewood design, Everyday Alpha by Michelle Batton at Mellow Butterfly, Scruffy Stripey alphabet and Spotty Dotty Alpha by Kate Hadfield, Clouds and green bits from Summer Memories Add-On by Holly Design, Scrabble Alpha by Scrapshana, Tree from Michelle Battons part of the Faith Sisters collab For The Birds.