Saturday, 15 February 2014

More Adapting

I think this may be my last piece of embroidery, hand dyed, hand printed cotton and silk organza. It's  slow process but I hope to get it finished. This is not the end of crafting for me, there are so many other things I want to try it's just a matter of managing my energy levels and thinking small ( very difficult) for me.
I have so many crafting friends that are coming up with ideas for me to get inspired by. For instance my friend Paula brought along a gelli plate for me to play with.

Many pages later I have another sketch book filled with lovely imagery. This is such a pleasing thing to do and takes little energy and it fulfils that need for colour on a grey day
 Jean my friend from the Trident group I belong to also brought me round a heap of goodies last week. Gelato pens from Faber Castell ( kind of akin to lipstick) and some new art sticks from Derwent. Both ideal for filling up sketchbooks when I'm confined to my bed.

Jean also brought round something called a Gocco machine, I love it, I can only describe it as a craft level thermofax  machine. Alas it is no longer made in this country but can be found occasionally on Ebay or from abroad. I started off by drawing some iris heads. I am surrounded by flowers at the moment (birthday last Monday)

An image is drawn and then by some magic and the flashing of bulbs an little screen is produced.

And then on Tuesday I received a postcard from Tina (Aka Sweetypie) with the most restrained piece of work she has ever produced, I love it!  I will post more often now I have my PC set up so I can work from my bed ( my new centre of operations!). 


  1. Happy Belated Birthday, such lovely flowers. I love your Gelli printing, I agree it is so much fun. Glad you're still able to keep creating. Take care.

  2. Keep surrounding yourself with colour, beautiful art tools and wonderful friends … the best medicine !
    And Happy Birthday, Marny !

  3. So much mileage in the gelli prints and you are incredibly lucky to have found a Gocco

  4. What beautiful work you are producing Pam and as ever an inspiration to us all. Wonderful to have good friends too.

  5. Happy Birthday belatedly Pam :-) I'm delighted you are finding ways to keep up your creativity and feed your creativity muscles. You put me to shame as I have a Gelli plate languishing on the shelf. Shocking! Those Gelato pens sound luscious and are tempting me to visit Amazon or Art Van Go. Are you sure that postcard was made by Tina? ;-) She has been very restrained! I shall look forward to seeing the results of more Gelli play when you next have the energy. xx

  6. cheeky mare!!!! I was being a grown up! happy birthday pam, hm those gelato pen thingies look veeerlly interesting

  7. A very belated happy birthday! I somehow missed this post due to visits to grandchildren and being just busy - and perhaps rather disorganised.
    What it is to have thoughtful and creative friends who search out and pass on new things.Those Gelato pens sound most inviting ... I will investigate soon.