Thursday, 11 April 2013
Sonja's CJ Crisis and Big Thanks to Sami
Thanks for the junk Sami - my favourite is the invisible whale, which is going to feature in a collage with the lovely sail boat...the selections of buttons were 'wow' and I have put the journal fodder into its new home where it has snuggled right in with the rest of my junk, hope your baby is behaving...
I have also done my circle journal page for Sonja - which has had me paranoid and dithering...
Having managed to reduce my work week to 30 hours, suddenly and following unavoidable events I am now working 45 hours a week and I am temporarily covering alternate weekends too, so time in my studio is combined with eating drinking, socialising playing with my animals and 'home' life is generally centered around the few hours I get away from work, I multi- task all the time so that it feels like I do more than 'just' work
always always I find time to do art., everyday, always
I brashly told Virginia a bit of delay in receiving the CJ wouldn't be a problem, I could catch up, forgetting I go away soon for a while, and that I would have to have it done by today, ready to post on time,
any hoo, in the journal it says- no food no drink , no smoking and no pets near the journal,
well the no smoking wasn't an issue, but I couldn't leave the CJ out in my studio (a real risk of contamination by pets, food and drink) so I had to do something rapidly whilst banishing all the usual activities that occur in my studio everyday,
and at the same time as banishing the usual routines I would still need to find time to eat and drink in my hectic schedule.
In the end I decided I just wouldn't have time to do anything other than a paper collage . As soon as I had finished it I got really paranoid and wrapped it up quick ready for posting in case one of the animals got near it, or food or drink was unleashed in the vicinity by a family member using my studio whilst I was out at work... ha ha ha, then ....
I REALLY Panicked because I have been burning the baby books and I am convinced Sonja's book is going to smell of the paper smoke....anyway I just finished it off quick and packed it up pronto hoping for the best.
unfortunately it means I haven't done any collaborations on the other pages, but I thought better be safe than risk damage?
Anyway - hope you like it Sonja, and I'm really really sorry if there is pet hair, crumbs, or lingering smell of burnt journal when you get it back. I know there won't be wine stains because I never miss my mouth....
Have you got the new Killers album? it's AWEsome