Sunday, December 8, 2013

December Daily: Dec 8

Hello again!

I’m back again LOL  This time I’ve got another update for the December Daily project. 

I’ve been having such a good time today.  I started off making lots more stars and I’m really thrilled with how they’ve turned out.  I ‘might’ make some more yet but I’ll have to wait and see.

After a while I wanted to try something new… there’s something quite exciting about learning new techniques and seeing how else you might use them in the future. 

I hooked up my laptop to the TV using the HDMI cable and then clicked onto a couple of the videos.  I don’t know how I got by before because now it’s like having Tim right beside me showing me how to do each technique.  The bigger screen means I see WAY MORE detail and the sound is crystal clear!

So far I’ve done the Industrial Metal technique which is pretty similar to how I did my stars except that you use paint instead of alcohol inks.  It gave me a comfortable place to start.

Then I had a go at the Eroded Metal technique.  My first attempt didn’t really work but I figured out why so I gave it another go and I’m pretty thrilled with how the second tag turned out!  I think it would be a good technique for the background of an art journal page… I’m processing that idea so I’ll have to see what I come up with.

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I didn’t actually look at the time while I was working on my tags but when I checked it was definitely time to get going to Deidre’s afternoon tea party.  Deidre is ‘Mum’ to Auntie Chris so she’s practically family LOL

I thought Dougal might enjoy going to a party and he certainly did.  He managed to get around everyone for some cuddles and chats.  They heard all about his travels overseas and his love of glitter.  In fact at one stage I almost had to ‘pat him down’ when he saw some sparkly jewelry on one of the guests!

When Dougal spotted the pavlova there was no way he was going to miss out… in fact he got the very first slice!  He also managed to get a good sampling of the ambrosia thanks to Auntie Chris!

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By the time we left he’d made several new friends and was feeling quite pleased with himself.  On the way home he talked about everything he’d seen… everything he’d tasted… and everyone he’d met… but mostly he talked about Auntie Chris!

Looking back on it, he did spend a LOT of time sitting right beside her and just staring at her… I think he may have a wee crush on her!  I’ll have to wait and see if he tries to come to school with me this week since he knows that Auntie Chris works with me LOL

So that’s been our day… and it’s been a good one!


  1. If there was Pavlova on the table near me, Dougal and I would be wrestling for the first & final piece. I have a cat who's behaviour is definitely in line with the email you received of not getting caught. Your stars are amazing - just like your star rising.

    1. LOL Pavlova is definitely a family favourite here :) The stars are lots of fun to make!


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