Why I Love Making Art

It’s the “doing it with your hands”; It’s the “making a mess”; It’s the “solitude and release”; It’s the “market days”; It’s the fabulous friends you make; But most of all…… It’s when the artwork is up on someone else’s wall…… And it makes them smile. Giovanna, I love market girl and smile when everContinue reading “Why I Love Making Art”

Start with the Art (again)

Well, here we are at the end of Week 2 of the school term. Once again…..so far, so good. In addition to my normal teaching load, I do a lot of Supervisions for teachers who are absent for one reason or another. And I love it, firstly because the boys are so well behaved, andContinue reading “Start with the Art (again)”

Case in Point

Hurrah!!! The School term has begun and it’s “so far, so good (enough)” LOL. Here is my UPCYCLED pencil case I began on the holidays. Nothing is new, except for the zipper. I had no long zippers in my stash and all the clothes in the rag basket had teeny tiny ones. So all up,Continue reading “Case in Point”

Scrapbook Creations Farewell Edition

Issue 95 of Scrapbook Creations is now available and this is my final contribution as a Design Diva. In this issue I was given a STAMPING challenge and had some lovely wood-mounted stamps by Inkadinkadoo to play with along with K&Co papers which are a nice heavy weight; perfect for mixed media and other wetContinue reading “Scrapbook Creations Farewell Edition”

Skirting the Issues

It’s been a very busy, tumultuous week in The Life of GiSt. There has been a death in the family, an opportunity causing a shift in priorities, and a renewed connection to sewing! Some time ago (and by that, I mean 6 months), I purchased some material from a fab local store Funky Fabrics alongContinue reading “Skirting the Issues”

Introducing….The GiSt of It

With much excitement, I give you my little Vimeo Channel…..THE GIST OF IT. In line with what you, my loyal followers, have always wanted, I’ve put all my “watch me work” videos in one area so you can find all the freebies easily! Here is the latest creation, the Art Journal page I challenged myself toContinue reading “Introducing….The GiSt of It”