Friday, 30 August 2013

Thursday {Treasury}

Hi everyone! How has your day been? I have to be honest with you all I don't really have the time to do this post today. That's why it's so late. I'm so busy working on this exhibition but if I don't post it today, tomorrow won't exactly be better so I have just had to make time.

So today, as I said, has been another busy day working on work for the exhibition. I can't believe it is a WEEK till the day that I hang my work and 9 days till the open night!!! Ahhhh!! But, I'm not exactly behind on the work or anything, I just need to make sure that I keep up at this pace so that I won't end up falling behind. You have to prepare for the worse sometimes don't you? (although I don't really like having that kind of negative attitude, I suppose it's more about being practical really)
I've had so many different meetings and appointments scattered through out my days this week as well that it's made me feel like I haven't got any real work done. Today was the first solid day I've had all this week and I feel like it has been a productive day so that is good at least. I was actually starting to get really inspired in the last hour of work this evening just before himself rang me to say he was outside ( we had planned to go for a walk in the park when he got in from work) and I would have loved to get back to my desk for a few hours when we got back but because he gets up super early (5am ish) he goes to bed a baby-time (10pm) and so because my art desk is in our bedroom I never get to work that late. However, that may all be about to change in the very near future but that is another day, another post.

Anyway, even with my limited time I did manage to assemble a treasury because after all it is Thursday. The show must go on. Let's be havin' it...

This week is all about wire. I am seriously digging wire lately, I just can't get enough of the stuff. I want to add it to every project I do but I have to be careful not to over do it at the same time. Now, although I can't reveal any pictures of the artwork that I have been creating for this upcoming exhibition until after it closes I can tell you that there are a few wire elements included in my work and it has been SO much fun working with it.

I was inspired to make this treasury from a project that I pinned on, wait for it, you guessed it, Pinterest (the website that is slowly ruining my life)

Now, you all know Pinterest I'm sure, there are like 100 million crafty project on there everyday and I do pin a lot of them but honestly have little or no intention of carrying them out, realistically. But something about this project really called to me, which is funny really because I don't do sculpture. At all. I never have. I remember having to do a clay sculpture in art class at school and hating it. I made a complete mess of it because I'm not really that good at manipulating a whole piece into how I want it. I can manipulate parts of things, or sculpt pieces on a smaller scale but I have never gravitated towards anything that resembles sculpture. Ever. Except for this. I mean, I would call this a sculpture of sorts, wouldn't you? Anyway, what I'm trying to say in not so many words is that I love it! And I want to try it and I plan to.....Just as soon as this exhibition open night is over. my life will be so different after the open night right? All the free time I will have, all the many projects I can try, all the yummy food I can cook and books I'll read and movies I'll watch.
YEAH RIGHT!! As if. I keep talking as if once I get over this open night I am gonna have a easy breezy time but of course I won't haha...I'll need to start working on something else after that. 
Ugh, being a grown up.

However, if I do make this wire tree thingy, which is highly likely I will admit because of my new found love for wire (and I have a bit of a thing for beads too so it's a win win really) I will post pics of it etc etc. 
And maybe you will give it a go, or perhaps you will look at wire differently now and try to incorporate it into your own projects in the future whatever they may be. Please please PRETTY PLEASE leave me a comment if you wish to and also if you do end up making something inspired from this treasury or any of my other treasuries for that matter do not hesitate to email me a few photos and I will display them on my blog. Proudly ;)

Thanks for letting me ramble on 

Take care + get creative



  1. Wow,the tree idea is so brilliant, I'd love to give it a go sometime! I'll have to add it to my already too long list of crafty projects! :P

    1. I know it's amazing isn't it? I can't wait to give it a try but like you I have an incredibly LONG list of projects lol!
      Thanks for stopping by x


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