Sunday, 6 September 2015

Its Ally Pally time (nearly)!

Well the affectionately known Ally Pally (Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show) has rolled around really fast again and as you'd expect PaperArtsy are going to be there with LOADS of new stamps and paints, makes and takes and demos to tempt you and hopefully inspire you to have a go!

 I'm going to be there on the Sunday demoing my style of art using PaperArtsy stamps and paints.  I'll be making backgrounds, layering, image transfer,using different types of paper, fabric, lace, string, and even some buttons and sewing!

Here's a quick peek at the kind of thing I'll be doing:



Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog and see a full run down of the makes and takes and demonstrators, but here is the key info of when and where:
What: The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show/ Crafting at Ally Pally
When: Sat Sept 19th, Sun Sept 20th, 2015
Where: Alexandra Palace, North London, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY, closest tube: Wood Green
Who: over 60 craft retailers, Make and Takes, Product Demonstrations
Why: UK's largest Stamping and PaperCraft specialist show, and PaperArtsy are there

And to further tempt you I've got two free tickets to give away courtesy of PaperArtsy to lucky readers of Shabby Dandelion all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me your favourite colour and I' ll pick a winner in time for you to receive the tickets and come and see us.


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

By gosh the roads are narrow!

So, we are in Cornwall and for us town dwellers gosh these country lanes are narrow, very narrow, twisty and surrounded by high Cornish hedges.  Who needs roller coasters for a adrenalin rush of the unknown.  Mind you if we do come face to face with a tractor on the lane to our barn, the tractor wins, thank goodness for parking sensors!

We've been coming to Cornwall for most of married life (20 plus years) so we've done all the National Trusts, Heligan, Eden etc, so we don't feel the need to whizz around this time, we'll just do our favourite things: walking on the Lizard, eating Roskillys ice cream, St Ives, the Tate and Barbara Hepworth and just chilin'.

I decided not to bring any art supplies with me as I'd got my crochet and some magazines to catch up on, but you visit the Tate and you just have to put something to paper! So as per normal I had to buy emergency supplies. 

As the theme is circles over at PaperArtsy, I'd had an idea to draw lots of circles joined together, so gave it a go this morning.  I had intended it to be the beach as we'd sat on Porthmeor beach yesterday and it was quite pleasant with some sun ( seems we were the only ones in the UK going by the grumbles on social media) But then it sort of morphed into becoming one of those high Cornish hedges covered in vegetation.

I am no figurative drawer, my faces just look odd, perspective is frankly Daliesque, just give me a camera for that kind of stuff, but abstract representation I can do.