Saturday, 2 April 2011

No fools here

That's another month done - goodess me, time does fly especially when you are enjoying yourself.
I seem to have had a busy month and last week I seemed to be rushing about from place to place.  But I did manage to get April's pages done, although at the moment they are looking a bit plain. The background is decorated with a spiral lino cut I whizzed off this week.  I'm into spirals at the moment, but more about that another time.  I also spent a day with my friend Sally at her studio at Digswell where she ran a workshop on monoprinting techniques using the heavy etching press - great fun, but really, we only had time to familiarize ourselves with the basic techniques as printmaking is quite a laborious procedure, but with so much potential.  Not sure that it is my method at the moment, more to share from that another time too.


However the excitement of the week has been the first posting day for the Postman's Knock group.
Twelve of us who have blogging connections have entered a 'deal' to send a postcard every fortnight to one of the members of the group on their chosen them.  The first posting date was yesterday, so quite a lot of us received our first postcards this morning.  You can view them here.
My chosed  theme is Windows and here is my card from Penny

Perfectly conveying her Spanish theme.  I haven't heard whether mine has arrived at its destination yet.  fingers crossed that it arrives safely.

Do have a look at the other postcards, I feel I am in such talented company.

Jill

13 comments:

bad penny said...

I'd love to go on some courses but for now enjoying the postcard swap. Glad you liked mine.

Leenie said...

Always learning and creating keeps our hearts and minds young. Good friends and sharing makes life so fun. Your April calendar is starting out with such unique design!

ju-north said...

What a good idea to swap - gets the motivation going!

thekathrynwheel said...

Love your calendar pages as always :-) I have yet to start my April page - maybe I need to give up the day job LoL!
Postman's knock sounds intriguing ....

Menopausal musing said...

Great journal pages and "Postman's Knock" has certainly given me something to think about......... always a good thing! :O)

patcrafts said...

Love your calendar pages I see you have been to an ART VANGO workshop I would love to go to some of their workshops.
If you still have my e-mail addy would you please tell me where you bought the "Experimental Textiles" book by Kim Thittichai I saw her work recently at the NEC fantastic. Thank you Pat xx

Sandra Hall said...

Lovely pages Jill :) Love the colour of your April journal blocks. It sounds like you've been having lots of fun! I'm going to check out your postcards now... x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely pages, I love the colour for April :-) I made a lino print block last night too, well in the wee small hours really as I couldn't sleep! It's on my blog if you're interested.
Anne xx

Amelia said...

wow, what beautiful cards I am seeing around the net from postmans knock. Love your pages too, can't believe it's already April. The world is going super fast but maybe that's because I've had some family things to deal with and one's focus goes on that!

Good luck with your card :)

Amelia.x

Emma said...

Your pages will soon fill! Saw your card when I clicked on 'here' called collections - fabulous!

Printed Material said...

April pages look very clean and fresh - just right for Spring Jill. It's hard to believe we've passed the first quarter of the year already. Why does time seem to whizz by these days? I thought your postcard for Jo was beautiful by the way. Very very covetable. Lesley x

Joy said...

I was hoping to see another one of your colorful journals, and I wasn't disappointed! I really must make one of these for myself.

Eileen said...

The postcards look wonderful - what a treat to have these arrive in the post regularly!