What I've stopped doing: Wearing my contact lenses. Wearing make-up. This happened around day 9. Having longish nails. Cutting them seemed the most sensible option. What I've started doing: Using tweezers on my eyebrows for the first time in years. Brushing up on secondary school maths. Beginners yoga and Pilates via YouTube and Instagram, one … Continue reading Covid-19 | Life in Lockdown – At Home
Week 3: A week where the Sussexes dominated every news feed. Thanks to the tail-end of Storm Brendan, I was soaked two days running. I met friends for an overdue catch-up (I printed this card twice, stuck them back-to-back and put the journaling on the reverse). The Boy Child and I went to the pub … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 3 and 4
Many moons ago, in another life, I had the good fortune to work at the Royal Ballet School.A perk of the job was the frequent visits to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, using the entrance reserved for members of the Company.I didn't know anything about ballet back then.I don't know much more now.But … Continue reading The Nutcracker
This week, it's all about colour ~ monochromatic, analagous, complementary, split complementary and triadic. Who knew that such basic colour harmonies existed? Not me. Truth be told, I've struggled with colour this week. You see, when I scrap, I chose colours and patterned papers because I like them and because they go with my photo/s. … Continue reading Design Your Life: Week 10
I have to confess, when I first saw the sketch this week, I didn't like it very much. But as it happens, I think it turned out well in the end.
Over on the SAG blog this week, Nicole has set the challenge. And reminiscent of Design Your Life, Week 9, wouldn't you say? All those lines and blocks.There's a story to go with these photos, but it's one that isn't for sharing. I put the bottom photo on a hinged flap and put the journaling … Continue reading SAG Challenge #3
In week 9, the idea is to focus the attention on elements of design ~ line, shape, size and colour.LO #1 looks at how intersecting lines, actual or otherwise, serve as the design foundation. The organisation of the design feels very solid and stable LO #2 looks at featuring lines as the design element across … Continue reading Design Your Life: Week 9
The latest design suggestion from Shimelle should have been straight forward ~ six portrait 4x6 photos across a double page spread. So how come I found it so fiddly? Because I realised that the cardstock wasn't true 12x12, which was irritating, but sorted out with a spot of nifty trimming.Every Christmas, when the Royal Ballet … Continue reading 4×6 Photo Love: Six
This week, a fairly simple and straightforward sketch.Another page for the work-in-progress album about the time I was lucky enough to work for the Royal Ballet School. The journaling reads: Glamour? There's nothing glamourous about backstage at the ROH at all. Utilitarian is the best way to describe it.