Sunday, 19 June 2011

Back from my Holidays

I have just come back from my holidays, and what an action packed and fabulous time I had. It had always been a dream to see the Grand Canyon, and now I have. Awesome is an over used word, but it truly is. I had not in my wildest dreams imagined how vast and impressive it is.  However, the trip just got better and better,as I think I actually felt closer to the amazing wonder of the natural world in both Bryce, and Zion Canyon. And here is a picture of me at Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon, to prove I've been!

And to round off a fabulous break from everyday life, when I got home I had a weekend of arty fun to look forward to with the lovely, and very talented Sioux Jenney and Laura Liddle.  This was something we planned after having so much fun at the Tim Holtz workshop in Febuary,  and what a great time we have had. Lots of ink, very stick UTEE, beeswax and learning some fabulous new techniques. PLUS we have drunk a teensy weensy bit of Cava, which seems to be a marvelous aid to creativity.
Our theme for the day was to alter an Ikea Mirror frame, and we all had very different ideas  that we wanted to try out.
Always a bit a bit of a think of something at the last minute person, I finally decided to use the colours I'd seen on my holidays as a point to start from.  I think my visit to Inspiration Point may have recharged my mojo which had been on it's own little holiday for a week or two .

Quite a few techniques going on, with lots of Tim Holtz goodies, plus some of those lovely Graphic 45 papers, and I was quite pleased with the way the butterflies turned out dipped into UTEE. Here are a few more close up images of the different elements.

I had such fun making this frame, and learnt so much from Sioux and Laura, what a fabulous way to spend a rather damp Saturday.  And now I'm going to take a quick trip around blogland to look at some of the fab art I know I've missed over the past few weeks.


Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow what a fabulous holiday and I know what you mean about the word awesome but I felt exactly the same when I went. I felt very insignificant but so very close to nature and mother earth. Awe is definitly the word.
Love your altered frame, lots of great things to see on it and it sounds like you have an inspiring day.
Look forward to seeing more Sue.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Artyjen said...

Hiya Sue, it's the Cava Queen here! LOL
I am still in awe that you were the only one to actually finish your frame...and what a gorgeous one it is too :)
Mojo back on track I think ;)
xoxo Sioux
Looking forward to the next time.

craftytrog said...

This is such a stunning mirror Sue! It sounds like you all had a fabulous weekend of creative fun!
Alison xx