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Monday, February 03, 2014


Thank-you to all my friends and family who have given me birthday wishes today. I was feeling a bit down as DH was leading a walk and I was left to my own devices.

Well what was I going to do with my day? First my 15 mins creative time - I set up my work station and was all set to Gesso some magazine papers ready to take some colour. I knew my tub of Gesso was almost finished but I hadn't realised that the lid hadn't quite been shut properly and the little bit in the bottom had gone quite goey and unusable, it looked like a piece of blue-tack but white. So I put some water in and shook it - but it was still too watery. So a trip into Newcastle was called for. I wanted to go into Clas Ohlson anyway. Oh boy was that a mistake - 10 items and £40 later - but NO Gesso so a trip to the University bookshop/art shop was called for. I was quite restrained in there!

Here is a photo of the ten items I got in Clas Ohlson. I just love the nest of baskets. They are so useful for projects when I need to keep my threads/fabrics separated. I already have a nest of three and they are well used.
BTW the small grater is not for my kitchen! Although the measuring spoons are - I'm so fed up of recipes that call for 3/4 cups or 1 and 1/2 cups of an ingredient! 
By this time my bag was full so I made my way home on the Metro.

My second picture for today is of my lovely new Kipling bag

The day is not ended but I'm quite tired. My papers are Gessoed, the painting will have to wait for another day! So a task that should have taken 15mins has taken all day! 

Cat number1 is pleased I'm home and is demanding some stroking, shame my laptop is on my knee.


Clare - Aimetu said...

Happy Birthday Sheila - you've been busy :-)

Bossymamma said...

Rather late in the day, I'm afraid, but Happy Birthday!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Sheila