Take a sketch that speaks to you from Kathy's amazing blog sketch file - this is from April.
Gawd that's a big copy! Anyway, choose the sketch and make four cards from it, to demonstrate at a workshop just how versatile sketches can be and how they just give you a jump off point and often, masses of inspiration for making a handful of cards. I find Kathy's stuff particularly amazing because the gals that she picked to demonstrate her sketches are so different in styles, a real bunch of skills at work. Again anyway, here are the cards I made. I promised Kathy, so if you're bored rigid, you can skip to the text!
Now, they're very different but they all have elements of the original sketch - 2 main focus points, the strawberries have a scalloped edge instead of ribbon, the bird has a branch instead of an actual backing piece..you get it. Hope you like them Kathy. And Heidi - the bird is foiled too - am loving the stuff - how're you getting on?
I must also say that I've asked Shopkeeper Gal to decide about the AlPalace tickets, so will let you know as soon as she has done that. Neither of us can go ourselves, although honestly, we don't do too badly for perusing and scrutinising products etc together...honestly it took us over 3 hours last Thursday between magazines and catalogues to come up with 8 or 9 workshop subjects!
And very lastly, it was Kate, fellow WOYWWer and fellow Wiltshire dweller who I met on Wednesday last. It was lovely - we had lunch and a long chat; Kate and I even managed to talk about Distress Inks without sending her sister to sleep. She agrees with me about them, and I shall compose a post about that subject one day.
But this is not that day. This is the day that I cave in and consider the whole internet grocery shopping experience in terms of convenience - anyone got any horror stories?!