I received this lovely book via Deb right back at the beginning of December....
I'd finished happily reading through it, admiring the different projects and picking up snippets of inspiration by Christmas, but as I explained in my last post I decided to wait till after the busy festive season before I offered it to the next reader. This was partly to make things a bit easier for myself during a busy time, but also I figured that so many of you would also be busy that you might not have time to check many blogs and you might my post and hence also miss your chance to put your name in the hat!
And then my silly eyes started :(
So, rather later than I planned, hoped and expected, here at last is your chance to have a read of Sian's lovely book.... I'll tell you how in a minute!
First, though, here are the first two art journal pages that came together based on inspiration I gained from reading it myself.
This simple colour wheel page by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare herself eventually led to a colourful mish-mash of little pieces of paper cut from magazine pages:
And a featured doodly project by Jennifer Cooke created a train of thought in my mind that ended with me buying the cloud punch I've been coveting for some time, grabbing some paint sample charts from B&Q and putting together this rather pessimistic page:
Of course, usually I'm of a far more optimistic bent and would say that every cloud has a silver lining, but I wanted to play with that idea a bit!
So, would you like to be next in line to read this book? If so, please leave me a comment telling me whether you're naturally optimistic or pessimistic, and I'll pick a name at random as soon as possible after 5pm GMT next Thursday (15th March) - if I can get things turned around quickly enough I hope to then get the book in the post the following day :) Good luck everybody! Let's Pass The Book...