Sunday, June 13, 2010

Good heavens……….

……………………has it really been that long!!!

I have just had a couple of comments on my blog which need my permission to publish them. Thought someone had been tinkering with my settings so I took a look and realised they were set so that comments needed to be approved after 28 days!

Doesn’t time fly.

It’s been really, really hectic here lately. Lots of family stuff and other things going on (more about those later) and I have been getting everything together for a two day workshop I am giving at ArtVanGo on 23rd and 24th June. Really looking forward to it.

Totally forgot about the hangings on the last blog and must admit I haven’t actually put the backings on any of them yet.

Looks like No.4 came out on top to go in the ALQS4 swap.

Kate said I could put two in the swap which is what I am going to do and so I will give the other two away.

I numbered all the comments on the  blog entry plus the two emails and put them in and this is how it came out.

Number 48 - Corryna Janssen and number 6 - Lins Artyblobs.

Many thanks for helping me decide and for all the lovely comments.

If you’d like to email me your addresses and let me know which one you would prefer out of 1, 2 and 3 I will send it off to you as soon as I can – quite possibly around the same time as I send off the ALQS ones.

As I can’t write a blog without photos these are close ups of a couple of others I needed to finish.5a 6a 7a 8a 9a Yes, I know, those words again – told you I would do them to death.

And then there is this one. Was aiming to try something different with the painting and this was supposed to be the undercoat but I may leave it as it is. Yes? No?

1 The flash has made these close ups look a different colour when they are really the same as the main photo.2a 3a4a I am also having real trouble with my emails. For a start I have found out that several people haven’t received replies I have sent them, and some being replies to emails that I hadn’t actually received – if you can understand that bit of double-dutch.

And even more amazing is that I have received emails from way back – one was almost two years old and it’s not as if I had saved it either.

Mind you, the provider I am with is useless. Sometimes I can’t go online and sometimes it just cuts me off in the middle of a session and says there is no connection so I switch to IE and off I go again. I’ve been with the same one for about 15 years now but think it’s about time I had a change.

Just finished a brilliant book - ‘Cutting for Stone’ by Abraham Verghese. Started it twice but couldn’t get in to it but finally had to when I ran out of books and am so glad I did. Absolutely fascinating reading. Went to Waterstones on Saturday and stocked up, 6 books £32 (buy 2 get 1 free) – but what a price!  Only wish I could go to the library but I have this thing where I can’t read a book that someone else has read. I’m OK with text books, it’s just novels. Even the new ones have to come from the back of the shelf – same with magazines too. Unfortunately, have passed this ‘affliction’ on to all three of my daughters. Very weird. *LOL*

And with that bit of information I will take my leave of you. :)

P.S. So what I should have said after that bit about the emails is that if you have emailed me lately and would have liked a reply and didn’t get one then please email me again – wouldn’t want anyone to think I was ignoring them. :)



Carol said...

yoo hooo gorgeous :) I am trying to get myself back to this bogging, painting, stitching lark. Things are cool here, Craig started new job in social services = redeployment and is loving it. School is miserabe but life is good. Catch you soon for a catch missing all my net mates ( not in any groups now and woudn't know the "ones" to be in now anyway !!!


Just to say I haven't emailed you LOL but have been reading your posts recently, but wasn't sure if it was too late to comment on the last post or not so didn't if that makes sense


Heather said...

I just love those Celtic designs and the colours you have painted them. The textured piece is great just as it is. Enjoy your books.

Julie said...

Lovely to see you blogging again :o) Your textured piece looks intriguing but fine as it is. It reminds me of Glendalough in Ireland. I haven't emailed you either :o)

Doreen G said...

I love the snippets of the new works--great texture.

Corryna Janssen said...

It must be so much fun teaching others.

The new pieces are very nice. I like the text in combination with the earth/nature colors and great texture.
The one that is supposed to be the undercoat is great as it is. If you would like to do something about it, you might add some shadow effects with paint next to the tyvek pieces. I think that would give some more contrast.

I am glad to be chosen to receive one of your pieces. I have chosen piece 2 and hope it is still available. My address is in your mail (if all has gone right).


neki desu said...

love the white on white look.
thought you were ignoring me and was so sad !♦♣♠
i'm having probs w.messages too.

Susan D said...

Welcome back we've missed you. Have to admit I don't like used books either don't know why I just do.

Hoping my life gets back on track soon as well, Mum was in hospital for 19 days and no sooner was she out but four days later I was replacing her. Life sucks sometimes :(

Lins Artyblobs said...

Aren't I a lucky girl then? Time does fly by & I'd forgotten about it. I would be happy to receive any piece, thanks. I will email, hope it gets there.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Lynda, good to have you back. I loved the pictures from your new pieces. Also the one that supposed to be the undercoat. I think I'll wouldn't change the colour.

Jackie said...

How funny about the books. We all have afflictions...don't get me started! I can't eat a fried egg I haven't cooked myself in my own pan....then there's bacon I love at home but never ever eat it out...
Aren't we all odd?

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Time does indeed fly! The piece is looking lovely...I especially love the colours. Good luck with the technology; it can drive you nuts can't it?

Becky Vigor said...

Lovely being back in blogland now that my HND is over (!) and seeing your beautiful work again. I think your new p;iece could do with some rust in it someewhere (but atm I think most things could do with some rust in them somewhere so feel fre to ignore!)

I recommend gmail for your email. I've heard of so many people having various email problems recently which I've not encountered with gmail, plus it threads your messages and is searchable :)

kiwicarole said...

You create the most amazing textures!
:)) carole

Corryna Janssen said...

I am such a lucky girl! Thank you so much Lynda. We got back from our holiday and a neighbour brought me the parcel. It was overwhelming.... A great homecoming! I wrote about it on my blog.

Rosaland Hannibal said...

Hi Lynda,

I thought it was time I let you know how much inspiration I get from your work and your blog. I am completely intrigued by the textures you are able to realize. I am finally going to do some serious experimenting thanks to you.