Things that make you go 'hmm'…
In the pink
This one makes my teeth ache it’s so sweet. If Barbie was a geisha, this is the book she would choose. These papers are Japanese Chiyogami papers. The cream one, I bought in the UK, Falkiners I think, and the green one, I think I got from Paper Mojo in the States. It has just occurred to me that it would have been sensible to mark each sheet of paper as I bought it so I know where I bought it from, in case I need to re-order it. Too late!
I found this very nice link to the part of the Canon web site called the Creative Park where you can download a whole host of goodies to print out, including 3D models, greeting cards, calendars, scrap book kits and best of all Chiyogami paper and other patterned papers. They are in the scrapbook section. I’m not sure how large they can printed out but I intend to find out!
The other good news of the day is that Kim at Laketrees has finished the portrait of me which I won in her last competition (I think she is holding another one before Christmas). I have seen it on her blog but have not seen the original yet – I can’t wait! This is it (stolen from Kim’s blog!)
It is so good, especially when you consider what she had to work with. She asked for some photographs to work from (as unfortunately a trip to Australia was not on the cards). By the time I had discarded photographs of me wearing sunglasses, with other people (so too small to be useful when cropped), with double chins, too much make up, shiny face or pulling a weird face (a surprisingly large number – what if the wind had changed?) there were only a few left and Kim chose this one. Didn’t she do well? She is a very talented lady and I highly recommend entering her next competition or if that fails, commissioning her to do a portrait for you!