Saturday 3 January 2015

Something New at CVC

Peace, Hope and Joy for 2015

For my second piece for the ‘something new’ challenge at Country View Crafts I decided to get out my Inspirational Quote Journal as I haven’t added anything to it for quite a while. You know when an idea hits you and you’ve just got to go with the flow? Well that’s what happened here. So if you pop back to see my next post today you will notice the connection in wanting to free myself up from some of the time I spend over-thinking pieces of work and also procrastinating – which I seem to do a lot of……

This is a double page spread with words and symbolism to fit in with the thoughts behind starting a new year filled with peace, hope and joy.

There are lots of layers to these pages using inks, stencils, die-cuts, texture paste, distress paints and stains.

My new candle die had to have an airing as a prayer for peace and to symbolise life, love and celebration ......

..... with the clock standing for the passing of time and that we stand on the brink of another new year, a year in which we hope will bring all those special things.

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called ‘Opportunity’ and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

For me in the essence of this new challenge theme the ‘something new’ consists of a new year and using new supplies that I have added to my ever growing collection of art and craft materials, much of it thanks to Susan’s advent surprises plus some crafty goodies for Christmas from my sister Chris. I just love the new dictionary stamp she bought me which I have used on these pages - thanks Chris.

So I am looking forward to many more opportunities in the coming year to learn new techniques, to create more art and to see your new work too which is always an inspiration to me ,,,,

.... and to hopefully buy and play with a few more goodies (and as I have some CVC vouchers to spend too I think I will wait to see what comes from CHA before making any new purchases).

Wishing you all a great weekend

hugs Brenda xxx