And the winners (picked from the hat by Clive) are:
Luckily I don't think we have any duplicate names. I don't know where you all live but I don't mind posting overseas if you don't mind putting the postage in a charity box. Don't forget to email me your names and addresses - email@example.com
Well, that's cleared out another drawer..
We are still having a gigantic clear out on the grounds that, even if we don't move it will be good to de-clutter. So, every day, we empty another cupboard or drawer and it feels quite liberating - not to mention all the nostalgia..
I am also working on the Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques book. That is now the final and conclusive title. It has come back from the designer and it looks wonderful. Co-author Isobel Hall is also delighted and that is just the initial design stage. One great thing about the way Michael Wicks and I produce books is that there is always a chance to improve the spreads. We had a really lovely double pager but I didn't like one of the pics so I am quickly knocking up some books to replace the dodgy one. I shall send them to MW on Tuesday and, when the book returns from the final trip to the designer, the new photo will just slot in..
We have a 'let me know' list for the book and, if you get your name on it, you can win one of my sketchbooks. Just email Fiona on firstname.lastname@example.org - no obligation to buy.
Here is a pic of my almost finished books - they use a neat technique with metallic paint sprays but I can't show the full effect as my photography is not up to Michael's standard.
Look at one of Michael's pics of the decorated paper and you will see what I mean.
No news on the move except that the solicitors have nearly finished and we have to go and sign the contract soon. Not that that means anything until our buyer has his mortgage offer. Apparently, everything stops in August and the surveyors have gone to ground. Hopefully things will move after the summer holiday.
On another subject, we are thinking of swapping our Broadband supplier to Sky - anyone got any comments on their performance? I know I can rely on an unbiased opinion from the blogging community.