Tuesday, 9 October 2012

GRAND-DAUGHTERS ...

Another painty background!  Heavens, its not like me at all, but I do try to challenge myself to try new things and so on .... Look I've used masks and things here too, and I struggle to love them if I'm honest.  That border down the side is a stamp I bought which is intended for shaping clay ... quite inexpensive and I love it!  The reason I keep trying new stuff (or techniques I'm not sure about) is because one thing worries me (and you must tell me if you think its true) and that is a tendency for all my pages to look the same?  I don't want that to happen, so I keep pushing the boundaries.
Anyway, I did rather like how slightly chaotic this background turned out, which reflected exactly how I was feeling after my darling grand-daughters came to stay for a week (for the first time ever)!  When they'd gone I didn't know whether to burst into tears, celebrate, or lie down for a week, so I settled for making a page about it.

It turned out pretty much as disorganised and chaotic as the week had been - which was probably the reason why my brain wouldn't work sufficiently well to do a visually well-balanced and thoroughly organised page.  It just sort of happened really as I poured out my feelings of total exhaustion and wondrous amazement at how lovely, wonderful and clever they are (take after their granny of course)!!
Just confirmed that they're coming again at half term - but fortunately bringing their mother with them too.  This means that granny's pathetic attempts at discipline (go on then you can read a bit longer, have another sweetie, etc etc .... ) will not be required, and I can just get on with loving them to bits.  I may however need two weeks in a rest home once they've gone!!

6 comments:

biskit said...

How fabulous that you're playing with paints! I don't blame you for trying something new. I thought I had "found" my style and now I'm playing again and loving all the new possibilities.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous - love it - I buy (or used to and so have loads of) those stamps, too. We do need to play a bit, though, don't we? I'm doing that, too, at the moment. My first Granddaughter is due in four weeks, so I'm looking forward to being exhausted, frustrated and besotted :-) Lovely work, as ever, Rosie xxx

Suzy said...

Rosie, love your page! The little Mary Jane's are just perfect. I'm working on two journal projects, hope you'll come over and check them out!
Enjoy your grands! I can totally relate to what you are saying. Suzy

Anonymous said...

Have only just got over their stay with us and that was 5 weeks ago! Still can't find a blue beaker and another item, but hey, they were all the things you said and are much missed.

Linda said...

Great page Rosie...your backgrounds always work brilliantly with your journalling and images.
Hope you've fully recovered now....
XX

alexa said...

What a glorious page! The painty blue is so vibrant, which I guess echoes something of those lovely grand-daughters... Staying up a bit longer, another sweet? You sound perfect for the role! My mother-in-law used to have a plate at child head-height on the side of a cupboard near the kitchen door which said "If Mummy says no, ask Grandma". :)