Friday 1 January 2010

Many Thanks

I've finished my article - and I'm so grateful for all your help. It was surprising how many of your favourites were mine, too. In the end, the article was so long that I've had to split it into two - free stuff and that which has to be paid for. I put all the names in the hat and came up with Max the Lobster - such a great name. So if you email your postal address to I'll send you a little something.

I've had a couple of days off, and have had such fun with Sherrill Kahn's new video - we always swap books. The way she uses a sponge has me vowing that I'll never use a brush again and she is so brave with her demos. She just lets it all happen and if anything goes wrong she immediately converts it into something wonderful. Here are a couple of shots - not brilliant photos as I clicked at the TV, rather than screenshotting on the laptop.


Here's a result - Sherril covers the making of collages as well as preparing the papers. We'll do a proper review in the March Workshop on the Web.


I've also been playing with Model Magic (like Hearty clay) for my next free workshop on the d4daisy site. This is a top layer looking for a colourful base.

My new rug arrived and looks great - Smudge keeps posing on it and tunnelling under it when not observed.


Heather said...

That last image looks stunning Maggie. Glad Smudge approves of the new rug! I wish I had Sherrill Khan's confidence - not to mention ability - to make something lovely out of something that I feel has gone wrong. Keep trying is the only thing, I suppose, and keep learning.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Beautiful textures, very exciting.
Best wishes for 2010.

Michala x

Aussie Jo said...

The next workshop looks fun.
I will be interested in hearing a little more about Sherrill's DVD. I looked at it but wasn't sure if there was anything new not already covered in all the books I have bought, perhaps you could highlight that for us.
Where is your article being published, I would be interested in reading it.
Happy New Year

Julie said...

Well done on finishing the articles Maggie. Sherrill's work is fascinating.

I hope 2010 is good to you and Clive. Happy New Year!

JP said...

that last image is great and I look forward to seeing the background - hope Smudge is not digging up the new rug

Genie said...

Happy New Year Maggie.
Hopefully now DH is a lot better, will get to catch up.

Ro Bruhn said...

Sherril's dvd also arrived at my place over Christmas and I too have been busy trying out some of her techniques. No more wasted paint. I love what you have achieved.

solange said...

Very good result. Your work is always perfect.