Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Twice In One Day!!

Well the plan for today was to do a bit of washing... went to laundry basket to find it had magically been filled overnight I was sure it was empty yesterday! - SHOCK........... Kids had tidied their Bedrooms. HORROR..... This resulted in a load more washing!
Plan 2; Do the Ironing. Well that hasn't happened.
Plan 3; Attempt some altered bottletop charms for a challenge I am taking part in. Well I tried, honest I did, I flattened, I removed plastic bits, I made holes, I ran out of inspiration.

OK onto Plan 4; Prepare food for tonight's dinner... forgot to take meat out of freezer last night... that's OK , Lentil Roast prepared instead, that will keep meat hating DD happy.

Plan 5; Continue with the Altered Abacus I started at the beginning of the year.... yeah sommat has gone OK cos it went to plan (well almost) and is now finished. Not bad, I planned on it taking most of the year as I wanted to do it bit by bit as and when I had time and inspiration to do another bit. It's June tomorrow and it's finished and I am happy with it so all is well in Nicks world.

It doesn't really take much to make me happy... take a look at these two beauties! Playing around with a pasta machine, some clay and some leaves. Heidi uses alot of leaves with her silver work and silver clay, so I thought I'd have a play with my polymer clay. Just ran the leaves through the pasta machine along with the clay and then highlighted the clay with some mica pigments. As they are so thin they will go into my altered book as they are only the thickness of a stiff card. One uses a rose leaf from a rose OH brought in from the garden for me, and the other is a lily leaf and some gypsophilia that came in a bouquet recently sent to me from Mrs Bessie.... cool eh??? they look groovy and are a bit of personal memorabilia, well I'm happy LOL!!


  1. well I was gonna comment on Fuchsias 'tat' [wow its nice] but have to put so much into the box I didn't bother LOL But it is all fab

  2. Love the finished abacus Nicks - it ROCKS, it is totally awesome. Debs H

  3. Oh wow this is fab Nick,bet it,s looks even faber in the flesh(so to speak)
    Trish (-:

  4. Nicks I love this abacus! I might have been better at maths if I had something as cool to play with lol. oh my gosh I am not the only one that when the kids tidy their rooms the basket gets filled AGAIN grrrr.x

  5. wow your abacus is fantastic! xx jo xx

  6. clever but not sure Ben will let me use his pasta maching !

  7. Love the abacus! Love the way you find things to alter and really DO ALTER them. Especially love your wildly experimental side: the clay play has produced such delicate, beautiful results.
    And I hear you on the housework front: I like a tidy house; but I like doing art better!!

  8. All your artwork is fantabulous! Love the abacus. you left me a message.. which ornate mask did you want? email me if you can to define what it is you want:)

  9. another piece of amazing altered art..clever clogs


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