*** Lucky Dip***
A mixed bag of art by Lucky Dip Lisa (NZ)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Home Sweet Home!
Check out the names on the issue slip...I wonder who 'lover boy' is?
It was a great relief to have my son finally discharged from hospital after a long 11 day stay. Unfortunately he's still unwell and at home. This sure has been a long road! Thanks to all of you who sent your well wishes, they are really appreciated and much needed! We've got another appointment with the Doctor tomorrow and we've started my son on a gluten free diet (I'm gluten and lactose free) so hopefully it will do the trick and we'll back on the road to recovery in no time. Here's hoping!!
I haven't done any art in ages and the call of my papers and threads is getting deafening! All up it's been about 4 weeks of no play and I am seriously craving some quiet time lost in the textures and colours. It's hard to find the balance between family and art.Actually, I've come to the conclusion that sometimes there is no balance. Sometimes the needs of one quite simply outweighs the other and nothing can be done to balance them out. I must say though, that even though there's been no play it doesn't mean no fun. I've managed to visit a few blogs (literally a few! please don't feel left out if I haven't made it your way yet!) which has been refreshing and inspiring and the postman has been bringing me wonderful mail!
I took a few photos of some of the things a blog friend, Danit sent me. She has just shifted back to Israel and I was lucky enough to be sent some of the things she needed to find new homes for!
This image came from a wonderful old first aid book. I'm already planning the collages for next years ICE and I think this book is going to be very useful! The image above is also from a book Danit sent me.
Old wooden stamps. They are a wonderful mix of old and new. Aged wood and rubber with glitter-ink remains on them! I am really drawn to the old wood and text I am not sure if I should use them or display them!
Wooden bingo numbers. Off centre and quirky- just the way I like them! I had actually received a few of these before in an art swap with Danit but I've used them so you can imagine how happy I was to see these in the mail!
Look what else arrived! No wonder I am itching to play! This is Kim's book for the Pulp Redux Collab (see her blog link on my side bar) and the pages you can see are Alicia's and Lisa J's. Their links are also on the side bar if you're curious! I still have Alicia's book here (remember Charlotte?) and my next post should be the final installation for my part in the "Museum of Forgotten Things" story. It's been painfully close to finished for what seems like forever now! Watch this space:)