Wednesday, August 30, 2006

National Book Week

Last week was a huge week with parent/teacher night, excursions and incursions and National Book Week at our primary school... On Wednesday the children got to go to school dressed up as characters from books. Most chose their favourite character, here, one chose to put on the Princess Leia costume I'd made for the girls for a Star Wars (boy's) party they went to last April, the other looked at a story book and decided on "Little Riding Hood". My only "rule" was: if you can find something to be your costume, then that's fine! I had only found out at 4pm that the next day was Book Week Dressup Day (must've missed it in the newsletter). So here are the results of our dress up bag. The kids all paraded in their costumes, and f unnily enough, the pre-primaires had a few children dressed up, then the Y1-Y3 were good, many kids dressed up, but in the 4-7, you could tell which year was up becuase the older they get, the fewere kids were dressed up with only one girl from teh 6-7 class in costume!! Shame, that's one day those kids don't have to wear their school uniforms! Not that there's anything wrong with the uniforms, but you'd think they'd want to dress up as Edward Scissorhand or something (yeah, I know, ES is a movie but someone had to write the story?)
Enjoy! (oh yes, the date is in French as I sent this to my Mum!)

Monday, August 28, 2006

If I say Industria

Well, when I read "Industria", I think Industrial and I think of bands like:
Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Frontline Assembly, Nine Inch Nails, Einsturzende Neubauten, Revolting C*cks, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Pigface, KMFDM, ... and it brings me back to my University days of college radio, and smokey concerts... sheesh, I still remember the first time I saw Trent Reznor and NiN!

But a few years later, a few more grey hairs, 2 children and one hubby... things have changed, I still enjoy my Ministry albums, and hum Nine Inch Nails songs at times (if you can actually hum those?!) :) and it reminds me of good times in my "other" life. hehehe, yup, I used to hang out at Foufounes Electriques quite often... This will make some people scratch their heads, and other giggle... that was half a world away, physically!!!!!

But nowadays, now that I'm grown up and more artistic (in a different way I guess) and now that I have been able to imbibe the enthusiasm of Julie van Oosten (who is also a Mum of twins though hers are a bit older than mine but Julie isn't that much older than me, if at all, and I digress!!!!) I wish talent and inspiration was acquired by osmosis, but yeah, I guess inspiration is something you can get watching someone else create... so this weekend I had the pleasure to see Julie van Oosten demonstrate her new style of stamping: Industria. Very simple, and I love the look. Goes very well with the aforementioned bands too!

More to come in that vein? You betcha! I even decorated the back of my tag!

On another note, I've been making samples for Larry (and Marian) at AboutArtAccents. Just go to the Gallery and look under my name, there's three pages as I write this. It's fun. I get to challenge myself with some images, and get to play with images which are right up my alley, a win/win situation if you ask me.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

My Blog's Got a Bug

ooh, some links don't work on the side... so I'll try to fix them.
My Blog's not the only one with a bug. Hurray for Winter... if only I had shares in "Kleenex"!!!

Been feeling unispired and mojo less lately but I think it's slowly creeping back in, the addition of some stamps from a company in the USA for which I will make sample cards, and some new Krafty Lady moulds and R&P Stamps coming my way... Mr. Mojo and Ms. Muse should return home soon. (THEY HAD BETTER! *grin*).

In the meantime, here's something I made to keep myself busy.

Myléne H. taught me how. I had seen them around a lot and thought they were neat stuff! [they look much nicer with better beads, but this is what I had on hand. I suggest different size/shapes of beads]. I have scanned it on light and dark background as they offer very different views of one identical piece.

Oh, I have since added a clasp to it too (oops, forgot to scan that!!!).
I may, MAY, have killed the Blog Bug now... we'll see. But yes, Hurray, Success!!! Seems now, if anyone wanted to leave a comment, they can :) and view my older posts too. And no more "page not found" yippee. I love when things actually work out. Maybe I should get my stamps out!!!