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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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

That wasn't easy!

I have been asked to do another workshop for the teachers and staff from our two local schools, seventeen people, mixed ability and sex, only got an hour and a very limited budget.
mmmmm only an hour? That's not long in a crafty world, how often have you started something and lost track of time and then looked up to see it has gone dark, family have given up any hope of eating and gone to Pizza hut and a new layer of dust has settled on the furniture?
It's not easy trying to find something that looks worthwhile but can be done in such a short time, costs virtually nowt and appeals to a wide range of people types!
Sorted now, making a cool 'hangy thing' bit of painting, bit of collage, bit of stamping, bit of altering (glass microscope slide) and open to them putting their own 'stamp'  (excuse the pun) and personality on their own bit of work
Hope they enjoy!
Talking of enjoying, I have signed up to do a 'book study' with an online mixed media group that I belong to, though you don't have to be a member of the group to take part, I really enjoyed doing the online Altered Book Course through this group, working with other people does help me be a bit more disciplined and focused. It's being run by Belinda Spiwak who has a blog where all is explained
To take part you obviously have to obtain a copy of the book 'Stitch Alchemy' by Kelli Perkins, my copy has just arrived, so I am off to have a cuppa and a browse!!


  1. How cool are these Nicks? They are F-A-B! They are going to love it. erm room for another? make it a nice round 18?! Debs H

  2. They're an ideal thing for the 'kids' to make, they should enjoy it.

  3. They look great hope it all went well x

  4. An HOUR!?!?!?! (CLUMP (that was me fainting!)

    You've done well to come up with this project.

    Thanks for the link (amazing how time goes when you find a good link and then follow the links in the link and so on...............)



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