Friday, 18 March 2011
Archaeological Findings in the Bottomless Pit
One of the themes over at Gingersnaps this month is Zentangle, a sort of repetitive doodling. I am not going to start doing this again, as I remember that I was addicted to these scribblings 20 years back, and filled several sketch books with them. I don’t think it was called anything then; people who saw it made comments like, *Well, if it helps….* So I decided to delve into the depths of the Hall Closet, AKA the Bottomless Pit, and look for them….
I found loads of forgotten treasures. Several new sketch books, canvases, paints, paper, ribbons galore, old photos, boxes and frames to alter and much more. But the sketch books I was looking for have not yet turned up, just a few pictures which were in a folder: a vase of flowers that I did when I was at school, some pictures painted at the beginning of the 1990s etc. So sooner or later I will have to climb onto my ladder and search the top compartment – help!
But something really sad happened while I was pushing and pulling to get at my things.
Really, really tragic.
Get your hankies ready, Ladies.
My iron (sorry to swear) fell from the top shelf and smashed onto the floor. I am thankful to say that it did not fall on me, but it broke into two parts, and as a little piece has broken off, I can’t fit them back together again.
And the name of the manufacturer of the iron is *Hit Company*. Fitting!
It must have been my lucky day.
Anyway, here are some of the pics I discovered while excavating the dark depths:
The catty pictures have ben made using 2 different templates that I cut from card to mask the white areas, or, as in the seond picture, to mask the background.
This was a picture which I did on holiday at the North Sea, and tried to get the effects of the waves and stones and seaweed etc.
Well, that was it for today, more to follow, so watch this space! Thanks for looking and have a great day!