Monday, 30 May 2016

Bank holiday hello...

Good afternoon all , and thanks for popping in this Bank Holiday Monday...I do hope that you are having a lovely day.

I have been working all day on DT and magazine work, but I did manage to get a long walk with the dogs first thing.

The weather has been glorious, I do hope that you have managed to enjoy it....I wonder how long it will last....???

On Saturday it was our Clarity Glasgow class , I had tried to keep my Birthday a secret but the lovely ladies surprised me with a bouquet of flowers, a cake and so many cards and gifts, I was overwhelmed...

It really was a great way to spend the day, especially as we had some messy , mixed media play .

We decorated a canvas , using grunge paste, a clarity stencil ( workshop only at the moment...but mmmmm watch this space ) some Gesso and some Inka Gold...

Look how differently it looks when white gesso is used instead of black.

The ladies work was amazing , here is a closer look at one canvas, look at the shine on it.

I used a peg to attach the sentiment , so that , the sentiment can easily be changed,,,or it can be used to attach a note or a smaller piece of art work....

Whilst the GP was drying we decorated a tag....

And after lunch we also had time ( I was cracking the whip!!!) to make a card.

Look at all the fabulous colours....I love them all.

And here is a photo of our little group..... Such a great bunch of friends...

It was another great day , but I must admit that by 9pm when we got home , I was a little tired, but I did have enough energy to open my cards and presents....thank you all so much, I am so lucky to know such lovely and generous house is full to the brim....I am so thankful...

Yesterday had a bit of a sad note to it, my lovely Mum fell whilst walking her dog and managed to dislocate her ankle plus break her Tibia and Fibula bones....she was taken to hospital by ambulance and although they managed to realign the bones she needs an operation tomorrow to have the area plated.

She sounded in good spirits last night and this morning when I spoke to her...( this is when I find it hard not living down the road...)

Thanks for joining me...have a lovely evening, take care ..

Pop back soon

Jo. xxx




  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum Jo. Hopefully she'll be up and about again before you know it.
    Glad you had a great workshop and birthday, nothing more than you deserve xxx

  2. Oh! So sorry about your mum Jo. I do hope she recovers well from her op and is up and about again soon. As you say it must be difficult for you not living just round the corner. Glad you had such a successful class ( no surprise there!!) and that you had a lovely birthday. It will soon be June then I can start counting down to our class!! Xx

  3. Hi Jo, glad to hear you had a lovely birthday and so sorry to hear about your mum, hope all goes well for the operation tomorrow. Love and hugs, Lisa xx

  4. Sounds like a fab day Jo- I see you found that stencil! So sorry to hear about you Mum, hope she is up and about again soon xx

  5. Sorry to hear about your Mum..hope she recovers quickly. Sounds like a great day x

  6. Sorry to hear about your Mum..hope she recovers quickly. Sounds like a great day x

  7. Hope your Mum's op goes well Jo, will be thinking of her, and you too. Glad you had a lovely birthday, and your class creations are beautiful xxx

  8. sounds like a wonderful day in Glasgow jo - all the makes are wonderful and so glad you had a good birthday. So sorry to hear about your mum and fingers crossed things go well with her operation. Big hugs rachel x

  9. glad you had a fab birthday. lovely work as always. sorry to hear about your mum. hope she's all better soon. i understand about being far away. hugs xx

  10. Sorry to hear about your Mum's fall, hope the op goes well tomorrow and that she will feel more comfortable once it's done. Love all your ladies work, that stencil is going to be a 'must have'. So pleased the ladies found out about your birthday and gave you a wonderful day xxx hugs Annie

  11. Love your canvas ,just beautiful, hope mum gets better soon .xxx

  12. Jo it was fabulous as you know you have me addicted. I really do have to make some white gessoed MDF products.

    So sorry to hear about your Mum, does this mean you shall have to be looking after her. I wish your Mum a speedy recovery.

    Lots of love pretty lady.


  13. Fabulous work Jo. So sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope all goes well today for her xx

  14. I'm so sad I missed out on the workshop and celebrating your birthday with you Jo - fabulous work ladies! So sorry to hear about your mum's fall too, and I hope her operation goes well and that she's soon on the mend. I too know about living far away and have that constant worry as well, Susan x

  15. Hope you Mum is on the mend Jo. xxxxx

  16. I had a fantastic day, having never done mixed media before! A really lovely group of ladies, and a great venue. Sorry about your mum, Jo.