Thursday, 3 September 2009

Getting there :)

Well, I'm on target with my five day crafty blitz so far.

Yesterday was the turn of CJ4. Thankfully it's a fairly simple CJ theme, so there wasn't anything to intricate to be done, mostly just trimming and arranging on the page. I was going to put up a pic, but as this is only a short post I decided against it, plus it's nothing too spectacular.

Last night and today I've been working on a canvas entitled "Ephemera". It's the crafty element of this month's book at The Fat Basted Chicken Club.
The book is Araby by Gretta Mulrooney. It's the story of a man coming to terms with his mother dying from cancer. The story switches back and to between the end of her life in Ireland, and his childhood in London. The woman he remembers from his childhood is a larger than life character who flits from one thing to another like a butterfly attracted by ideas, hobbies and objects until the interest wanes, or something else comes along. The canvas is inspired by various things that jumped out of the book. I'm not 100% sure if it's finished yet. It looks a little sparse in places, but so far I've resisted the urge to go and add something else.

Anyway, time to crack on with the next task - finishing off the year book. Only two pages to go, so hopefully that will be done by tomorrow night, although as it's two pages I can justify taking two days if I need to ;)


  1. That canvas looks great ... I like the idea of adding stuff when you feel like it ... a really eclectic piece at the end ... what a fab idea!

  2. Hi Nigel...canvas looks great! Done my collage today too...will try and put on blog tomorrow. Was that my CJ by any chance ..... I did a simple one this time round! Catch up with you soon xxxx

  3. Dear anonymous,

    By a process of elimination, no it wasn't your CJ :P

    See you at the CH soon. xx

  4. Ooops yeah I forgot I didnt sign in lol.
    Suzanne x