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A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Plant kindness..Gather love

Sorry I haven't been around for a while but my head's been in a funny old place!!  Not been able to draw...or craft.... or concentrate on anything including blogging. I've watched more telly over the last week or so than I've done in years. It's been driving me crazy  (I KNOW...I'm that but irritable is the only way I can describe how I've been feeling...oh and really frustrated with my inability to get things moving.  I spent a few days with my pal Chriss in the hope of doing some crafting and eventually managed to do ONE thing cos nothing else seemed to come together... usually the ideas are buzzing around like little bees gathering pollen... but not this time.  Poor Chriss had a lot to put up with as I was a bit snappy too... thank goodness my mood seems to be lifting a bit now and thank Heaven for good buddies who put up with me :D

Anyway on to crafting...I thought this little saying was cute and it inspired me to make this altered chipboard piece with one of the bare sheets of chipboard available from Tando Creative. The chipboard stands up to a lot of battering and is an ideal base for the crackled paint effect using pva glue and acrylic paints.

I applied the glue and paint quite thickly and got a fab result with some really deep indents which I love.

Adding some flowers and watering can seemed in keeping with the saying and I did intend to make a hanger with my piece but I have decided to use it as a cover for an altered book containing some favourite quotes now... so that I can keep out on display because I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Now then I have a couple of awards to share.  This one I received from Sandy (thank you sweetie)
I have to reveal something unusual about myself and then pass the award on to eight other peeps.

OMG what can I tell you ?????   errrrrm.... errrrrrm.... errrrrrrm......
 I'm not a full Shilling...rofl (does that count..No...OK back to the drawing board!!)
I HATE comedies...even though I love to laugh and have a MAD sense of humour.... most sitcoms and comedy films drive me even MORE insane.  I could scream out loud when DG stays with me and wants to watch things like 'Friends' and 'Fresh prince of Bellair'  They irritate me beyond belief and I just can't laugh at them... especially shows that have 'canned laughter' aaaaaargh  (I think something inside of me is switched off...ha ha ha) 
Ok peeps I pass this award to the following girlies...hope you have something more unusual than me to share :D



I also received this award from Linby (Thanks me lovely)

I have to share this one with 3-5 other peeps so I award this one to the following girlies


If you made it to the end thank you for sticking with it... OMG was that a long post or what!! lol
I hope to be back with you soon but bare with me cos I'm still not creating much but I will be popping by to see what you have all been up to... you  just gotta have been more productive than me ;-)
Chris xx


Karen said...

Oh sweetheart, I am sending you a big chilling hug because you are lovely!!!!

I know what you mean about comedies though. I think the only one that has ever made me cry with laughter has been American Pie!!! But then I did watch it with a mixed group of 16yr olds who were embarrassed hahahahahaha xxxx

Crafting Queen said...

Hi Chris, sorry you were not feel too good lately. Hope the shine will bring back the feel good factor you have been missing. Thank you for passing on the award to me, will try and follow the rules soon. Hugs anesha

Crafting Queen said...

Ps forgot to say I love your altered piece of art!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Chris first of thank you so much for the award. I am so sorry that you have not been feeling too well. Hope you feel better soon.
Love what you have been doing.So keep it up. Art is a good get well recipe.

Sally H said...

I know exactly what you mean. Used to teach a kid who was like Mr Bean...not funny at all! Thanks so much for the award. I really hope you feel a bit more upbeat soon my friend. Sending you a great big cyber hug x x x

Netty said...
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Netty said...

Hi Crabby Chris......yep am standing well back just in case you land me
Great flowers on this piece and glad you are designing again. Thank you for the award, but am sure you will want it back after calling you
Big Hugs, Annette x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for thinking of me with the award Chris! Am having a lull myself with the lack of buzzing ideas;)
Hope to blog it soon...and hope you feel like creating more even sooner:)
xoxo Sioux

Lori said...

Awww, thanks for thinking of me Chris! Sorry to hear you're a bit under the weather, but brighter days are ahead, you'll see....Your chippie piece is fantastic, just love it!

Electra said...

Thank you Chris!! I love the new look of your blog-it's pretty, just like you. Be kind to yourself, this will pass. And I love the texture of this piece, and the bright yellow, BTW!

Linby said...

Thanks for thinking of me for the award Chris. I blogged it yesterday.

Julia Christie said...

Hi Chris! Love this piece - you beat me all to heck at creativity!

Had to stop by and say thank you so much for your wonderful comment about my latest piece! I read it late at night and it just made me smile so big as I went to sleep!

So sorry to hear you've been a bit down lately...I can relate! Must be the dark wet weather we've been having lately!

Hope you are back to your chipper self soon!

Smiles and hugs of commraderie!

( I just posted the finished piece I was working on that you left a comment on if you are interested in how she turned out)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sending big hugs your way Chris! Hopefully spring will come SOON and we can all get out of the funk! I love your sweet project! It is so whimsical and fun! sending xoxoxo across the big Pond!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly `Beautiful` my freind..big loves to you and yours:) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..

Have a fab weekend:) xxx

Gini said...

Wot not even Dad's Army?
I adore many comedy shows, and stand up and Mock the Week type of shows, the list goes on and on and I always have a DVD fest to cheer myself up when I need it.
Can you loose yourself in a good novel instead maybe?
Gotta love Pride and Prejudice, I'm always on tender hooks to see if they can get their happy ending every time I read it.
Still it would be a boring old world if we were all the same wouldn't it?

Your portrait drawing is superb and I love all the chipboard pieces you've been doing including this gorgeous one.
Sorry I've not been around to visit you, I've had a real @£$%^ time the last 4 months, but everything eventually passes and we get by somehow don't we?

If we didn't experience the bad times would we really appreciate the good times when they arrive?

Take care and the mojo will always come back when it's ready.