Wednesday, 10 November 2010

I finally got the opportunity last week to spend a whole day in my art room, which was a complete mess and i had to fight with my conscience not to spend that precious time cleaning it, which was difficult, so i just focused on what i wanted to do. This box is gorgeous, i got it from an auction a few months ago and i think it was meant to hold pencils or paints. It has a wonderful textured worn cover and feels so nice, almost like soft suede.
It's not finished yet, but here's a sneak peek of the inside. The image of the lady was cut out from this stack of old french magazine papers i picked up from a car boot sale in the summer. These pages are old and delicate and are perfect for collage.

I love these wood blocks, i found them in a textile shop in Bishops Castle last week, i could have bought the whole shop, gorgeous textiles. I'm hoping to use these in my collages, i've never seen so many designs in one place.

Some old receipts i got at auction for use in collage
The inside of Montgomery Town Hall where we're having our wedding reception and where i'm doing the craft fair on the 27th November. I managed to get in and take these photos last week whilst the market was open downstairs, i think it's fab for the wedding. This is facing the stage

The bar area to the side
and the view from the stage
Town hall from the outside
(notice the road works going on last week, where the council closed the whole square without letting anyone know!)
closed off Kerry Street, no-one could get to our shop and the noise was awful.