Wednesday, 4 April 2012

HAPPY DANCING!

Just LOOK what I've got! These are my new Caran d'Ache watercolour crayons and I love them so much I think I've died and gone to heaven. This is the big set of 84 because I just wasn't happy with the tin of 30 colours I had, always wanting a colour I didn't have. This big set can cost a fortune, especially if you get it in the presentation wooden box but I chose to have the tin, and managed to get it for about £90 - the best price I could find anywhere, and unsurprisingly that was Ebay. I sold a few items which almost covered the cost so feel very pleased with myself! I use my crayons every single day as they're my absolute favourite medium, so I think the expenditure is worth it, and its a real treat having such a big range of colours.

Anyway, that's enough about happy burbling about that - thought I'd also take the opportunity to share a couple of pages where I didn't manage to take stage pictures. At the time I did this journal page (working in no.5 now!) I'd been having a minor explosion about something (probably the government again) and venting some steam at the radio. Afterwards I felt a bit guilty about my intemperate language, so this may have been me justifying getting so cross - I DO try to be calm and reasonable mostly but now and again something gets right up my nose. This is when I demonstrate that Christian charity is not always my strong point .... good job I'm C of E and not a catholic, or I'd have to do penance (again). If you're interested I did the bottle effect with the Stampin Up equivalent of Glossy Accents - which I prefer because its more runny and I find it more controllable because my arthriticky fingers can't squeeze the GA bottle.
The page below was also me having a jolly good whinge about something - I tend to call it therapy and claim that its important (see above) to get it off my chest. I must sound like a dreadfully grumpy old bat, but really I'm quite nice and generally a reasonable person. Does anybody else find that as they get older they become less and less tolerant of bad behaviour? Just me then ...
The writing tells the whole story - I was feeling very tearful and vulnerable because the doctor had insisted on reducing the dose of anti-depressants I take. This made me feel quite threatened because I have suffered from major depression in the past, and was really afraid that cutting the dose might tip me over the edge again. It hasn't, and it was probably never going to, but it was important to face my fears on the subject. You may be pleased to know that a few days later things settled down, and I now feel pretty normal again. If you know me at all and think of me as a sorted, confident person (I do a really good impersonation of one) this reveals the awful truth that I can do scared with the best of them! Better out than bottled up eh?

9 comments:

alexa said...

Wow, what a cornucopia of colourful crayons! Yeay for (safe and respectful) rants and not bottling things up: and if you pop over to visit me there may be something else there which brings another smile to your face. :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow love all those crayons. Your pages are wonderful, really enjoyed looking and reading them x

Karenliz said...

What wonderful crayons! Yes, as I get older I don't have patience for bad behavoir and watching parents who just don't discipline their kids anymore! Can you tell I've had my limit this week!!!
Great post as always.

Alix said...

wowzers rosie...that is a serious quantity of crayon!!

*not jealous at all* lol

hop on over to my blog rosie if you want to see my latest Neocolour creation!

Carol Q said...

ooh wow Rosie - look at all those fab colours. I don't know about bad behaviour but I think we get less tolerant full stop as we get older. They are very personal pages Rosie. Thanks for sharing.

roc said...

omg rosie - what an awesome gift! i was just telling my class today that 30 colors of my crayons wasn't enough and i needed the really big tin! haha looks like we both think alike on that subject!!

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful, wonderful pages and what I think journalling is all about - getting it out on paper! Love your work and feel for you re the Anti depressants - been there and done that and have been back on them for years, but for pain, rather than for the AD qualities. Well done in reducing the dosage - it's NOT easy!

Artyjen said...

I feel for your dilemma with the drugs....not on AD's but a similar thing happened to me and it does make you feel sort of abandoned!
On a brighter note how fabby are those neo's....I buy one or two each time i go to the art shop in the next town! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Ophelia said...

Enjoy your crayons!! Scribble away! Love your pages Rosie! And, always love my visits to your blog.