Here we are on Wednesday again, I am sure it was only yesterday that we were here last for our Wednesday WOYWW international gathering., hosted each week with Julia, the hostess with the mostest.
We do seem to be getting a little more spring like weather in the last few days. Mind you, that is usually the signal for snow, hail, rain etc to arrive again. I got so engrossed in playing with pencils and paper yesterday afternoon that I quite forgot to take a decent photo in good light. So, we are back to all the lights possible turned on. I did start the afternoon with space on my desk, but soon got rid of that, covering it with images to colour in.
This week, I do have some bits and pieces there that do not have to be hidden. As you can see from earlier posts this week, I have already posted some of the secrets, one wedding card, one house moving card and my entry to the very first Clarity Challenge Blog. If you want to look at those and have time to spare, please feel free to have a nose around.
As I have already said this year, I am determined to work on my drawing skills and get back some of what I used to be able to do when I was younger. So, where I need a particular image and don't have a stamp or a digi image to use, I am trying to draw my own - with mixed results. Anything that works reasonably well, I am scanning on to the computer to keep, then printing it out again to colour. That protects my precious line drawings from being ruined by rotten colouring as it used to be at school.
I needed some images with palm trees and had no stamps. I did find one digi image, but the other two were done with my own drawings. the one you can see here is another play with the idea.
I had a fairly successful day yesterday. I started off having a go at cooking the Malt Bread as demonstrated by Paul Hollywood on BBC on Monday. At first I was not at all sure whether I had got things right, and even when it came out of the oven, I was still not sure. However, when I cut into it and buttered a slice and tasted it, I was totally convinced. It is so scrummy, so much tastier than the stuff from the shops (and I know exactly what is in it). The next thing is to try it in a bread and butter pudding as he also showed. My afternoon was given over totally to playing with pencils. What could be better?
Now I must apologise to Julia for going on a bit today and let you all go off to see all the other lovely people and their desks being shown by Julia, over at Stamping Ground. Thank you so much to all those who visited me last week with their good wishes for getting over my cold/flu, you really cheered me up. You are all wonderful.. Have a great day, all of you. xx