Wow! What a week its been! busy busy...in a good way. And here I turn for a catch up only to find I now have 100 followers! woooohoooo! A moment that shall definitely not go past unnoticed! So I am sending out a huge THANKYOU to each and every one of you! THANKYOU all so very much! :)
Ok. Now for a confession! This week I learned something new....which is not entirely unusual for me but very quickly heightened my awareness that while I thought I was pretty "cool" and "down with it" (ha!) I am NO WAY near where ever "it" may be!!!!
It all started with browsing through some etsy shops and noticing one shop selling an item titled "OOAK...hand painted wooden doll"...
mmmmmm, me thinks... sounds kind of Ikea/ Scandinavian, must reflect the style of painting, or maybe the type of wood painted on....
left it at that.
Then saw it again this time "OOAK felt fabric flower"...now I'm a bit confused..no wood involved here, must be going for a scandinavian feel again, though couldn't quite see it myself....
oh well...left it at that.
Then saw it again and again..."OOAK plushie , OOAK handpainted valentines card, OOAK silver dangle earrings....the list goes on...
I was totally perplexed.....where's the wood and the scandinavian theme??
what the ***£"!$%&^ heck does OOAK mean ??
You'll be glad to know I found out in the end.....I googled it Hahahaha!!!
Don't think I've laughed quite so much in a while :)
And YES, my 11 year is truly proud of her mother!
Oh well, the learning didn't stop there. I've been on a bit of a learning curve for this weeks "Get your paint on " assignment too. (or should I say GYPO!) We were to incorporate some aspect of an artist's work that we love in our own painting. I kind of cheated myself really, because due to time being short I picked up a painting I'd started on already. I wanted to incorporate a bit of collage inspired by Jennifer Orkin Lewis. Jennifer does these beautiful paintings where her little pieces of pretty paper just merge seamlessly in.
piece by Jennifer Lewis
My attempts were extremely shoddy and I ended up painting over most of the paper.. So now I just have a painting which I'm still not happy with ,but the crown wearing chameleon will have to do for now!
Phew...epic length post..so if you have stayed with me this long BIG HUGS :) xx
Hope you're having a lovely weekend xx