I didn't manage to visit many people last week and the same will happen again this week. I will certainly be along to those who leave me comments and as many more as possible, then expect to be back to normal next Wednesday.
|Getting the training day prepared for U3A - still truckin'|
By way of explanation, a mob of us from many countries leap around to see each other's desks starting with the Stamping Ground over at the Dunnit Establishment. Go there to discover more.
Yesterday I went to another little workshop at Bellbird Paper Arts and did some simple and lovely card-making with Heather and a group of delightful women. Heather is famous ;-) because her photo and some of her work were in a recent stamping magazine here. I bought a lovely stamp by Memory Box called Night Cat and couldn't resist stamping him. I took the idea for this little practice piece from a card at Bellbird by Lenise. I love the stamp and look forward to doing more with it. A little masking and some hammered texture card makes an interesting effect and it gave me a break from the preparation.
|This reminds me of the poems by Don Marquis, "archie and mehitabel". The latter is a well-bred alley cat.|
If you want to know more about archie and mehitabel, just google that phrase and it will come up. The poems are just gorgeous to read out loud with lots of expression. It takes practice though as there is no punctuation or capitalising. You see, archie is a cockroach who writes the poems on the boss' type-writer at night. He jumps onto the keys with his head but can't manage the shift key as well naturally. His philosophies remain in the type-writer for the boss to read in the morning. He often writes about mehitabel who is a well-bred alley cat with an outrageous and raunchy past. "Life is just one kitten after another".
Well that's it for now. Gotta run to the printer for the course workbooks.