Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Week 3 Art,Part 1 Heart and Healing Course

I know that I haven't finished the Week 2 projects, but I can catch up with those later - and I don't want to fall behind

So here we are at week three - and this is so much fun, truly.

It's decorating the cover page - and what a different and scary way to do it!

You take a photo - do unimaginable things to it with sandpaper, water, scratchy things, and paint!

I ruined the first photo at the last 'knockings' when I got some black ink on my nose and couldn't get it off!

A dull day, and low light levels are playing havoc with my photography and colours.  The green dots are made with metallic paint and look lovely in daylight.

Me and my little grandson - I love him so very much it literally opened my soul when he was born.
To think that he is part of me - without my genes he wouldn't be alive - the beginning of my own little line of family tree - who knows how many generations will follow me - sends a tingle down my spine!

 I have to make something else to finish the first of week 3's projects to add to the front page - but hopefully it will be a bit of art all of it's own.

Tam is the most amazing tutor - there is just something about her that I just can't explain.

I spent the morning looking through lots of old photo albums - from the years when my boys were youngsters - and the joy and smiles in those photos lit up my day.   I hadn't fogotten about the exquisite joy and happiness of having and nurturing them.  The parties, the games, the pets, the houses, the gardens, the simple life and simple pleasures - it was great.

Then I looked at other albums - photos in black and white - and seeing the images, I relived those times with detached affection - and was surprised at the memories it brought back of that young girl out into the big wide world on her own and working too at the age of 16.
And look at me now!

And before I knew it - the whole morning had gone and I hadn't found a single photo that I could use.

But as you can see - I did find a digital one, and managed to fix the printer too!



Ati. said...

Lottie isn't it great that you have so much fun to do this class and that all the good memories come up?

Doreen G said...

What a great class Lottie--enjoy.

Anonymous said...

looks like youre having real fun doing this course.

Createology said...

Your art is now truly from your heart with opening your soul via family tree and your little grandson. Very special memories...

Lorraine said...

what a great photo of you and your grandson..its great seeing what you look like...love your hair and you dont look old enough to be a gran!!! I spent most of the morning looking at photos and reminiscing..finished my cover but havent blogged it yet but its on my willowing page inspired by lynne perrella!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I do love that photo!! Isn't he just edible!! And you are looking fabulous there you really are!

I'm always hooked reading your descriptions...you write so well.

sam21ski said...

Just love what you've done to your photo Lottie, your grandson looks adorable xxxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love what you did with that wonderful photo Lottie! x

Jackie said...

I love your front page and how you have altered the photo - wonderful!

WendyK said...

Great job on the photo, and your grandson looks like a little angel, although I suspect he has his moments. Thank you for visiting my blog.