I knew that there were four things I had to do, in addition to al the usual chores:
- Make some soup
- Empty the waste paper bins
- Get my hair cut.
- Go to Holland and Barratt for some stuff.
So after the usual chores I emptied my workroom bin – and then got distracted into tidying the room a bit more. In the process I came across the materials I’d gathered to try something from Lois Walpole’s book – and got distracted into making a useful pot to put things in.
If you think it looks as if it’s made from a plastic bottle and a plastic bag – you’d be right.
Walpole uses coloured plastic bags, but we don’t have many of those, so I used a transparent one – and I like the result. However, I think she also uses bigger bottles, and this one [1 litre] was really too small to work properly. You bend the uprights back down under the weaving, and they needed to be longer to stay in place.
Then it was lunchtime – and I remembered about the soup. Reach for the can opener…
After lunch I went upstairs to get ready to go to the hairdressers – and fell over the bins I’d put on the landing for emptying and forgotten about.
And on the way down town I realised that I’d forgotten the shopping list.
I did remember to get my hair cut – and I went into H&B and got what I thought I needed – luckily I was right – and I did the bins when I got home. Still cross about the soup, though – canned is not the same as home made.
Of course, I haven’t forgotten to play with Sumopaint in the evenings.
This is the usual blurred and smudged gradient – very moody
- with two more layers stamped with brushes -
- and different filters added – like Sphere Designer here, on the second layer. I love this one, it is very – er - spacy.
Just for fun, I tried applying the same filter – Kaleidoscope – to each layer in turn – this is the last layer I added -
the middle layer – [‘doyleys in space’?]
and all three merged together – definitely the least interesting.
But this one is my favourite - Wave Lab applied to the background to make wonderful flowers.
I think it would make a great starting point for a [restrained] touch of embroidery.