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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

WOYWW #170 - Make Time to Make Art

That is very difficult just now... time seems to slide by out of the corner of my eye, when I am not looking!!! -OMG she is off already!!! this is a record... must be all that sporty stuff on TV!!! gold medal this week!!!! -  Anyway, as I was saying, time is leaping past and my birthday will be here in a couple of weeks!!!(21st) Then the year gallops, rapidly downhill - would be great if she had ever got UP-hill this year!!! - The week has flown and it's time for another swoop around the world aboard the magic carpet called Stamping Ground. So, here is the desk shot - not very edifying, but in progress of a sort.
Time to make anything seems at a premium, then, and the jolly old crafty'oom stays silent, dusty and empty for days on end... - you are meant to get out your violins and handkies at this point, dear reader!! - not because there is no muse but because other things call me away, and family needs my attention... - oh yes, and there is something she has not told you yet, my dears.... - we have been on a couple of outings including to Scope at Stafford, a fabulous horse show, to see others jump and show for a change. That was a great day for all of us, except mum, who had to be organised at home. - Come on, woman, tell them, you know you want to - So here is my lovely news in pics

So WHAT is so remarkable some of you may ask?? Well, it's BOTH my little lads riding at once, which can only mean one thing - OMG, she is at it again... DO GET ON Gaywood!!! - that we now have 2 ponies. And this one is called Beau, just like our very first one!!! But he is 16 and knows what's what. He was a snip to a good home and we love him already. Jay has him so he can do his cantering now, and Matt has Rosie, but they can each ride the other.... I must be MAD!!! but I do get such pleasure from it all and I can't help but give back that pleasure to my family.

And any art, you are waiting to hear - oh, she noticed dear readers, at last - well, a couple more pages on my album and the TIO tag for this week "In a Heart Beat" recipe, a beating heart, a tattered timepiece and a bit of grunge
 The heart is from an Elusive Images set, coloured with distress inks on my new Splodge mat
 Here is the title of my piece and the watch I made. The strap is fun, made from tyvek, coloured with distress inks, then distressed!! I loved doing the additions of the eyelets, below...
 Lots and lots of textured loveliness!!The black tag was put through the Vaga-007-bond - OMG!!! - in a texture folder, then inked with clear ink, and covered with verdigis and garnet ep... liking the look
And here is the whole thing. I liked it's simplicity. I sometimes get so involved and fancy, and throw the kitchen sink at it, but I KISSed it this time!!! Hope you like it.

So, thanks for the visit and comments... I have not done the draw for the tag last week, yet, so have a look and see if you would like to try for it - just leave a comment there too, to be in with a chance to win it... draw at the weekend.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

48 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on getting another horse. I thought we were back at the Olympics when I saw the first photo of the boys.

Your tag is marvelous. Yes, I would agree there is LOTS of texture there. Greetings from number 1 this week.

Nora Clemens said...

Gorgeous. Love your creation!!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Lovely tag and beautiful pony! Happy woyww-Lindsay #9

Sandy Leigh said...

Pretty ponies and beautiful art! --Sandy Leigh

Spyder said...

I love it all, all the inking and embossing, fabulous! and of course the horses, miss my horses...well, ponies...long time no have..so I craft instead! HApPy WoYwW #14
((Hugs Lyn))

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Frankie,

Oh, growing up I always wanted a horse! How fun that both your sons have a pony to ride! I bet they are in heaven. I'd be just as excited as you are.

Your tag is just beautiful. I really like the different elements and effects that you used.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #15

Minxy said...

Love the tag although I can't see how it's possible to use that desk, there isn't an inch of room!
Congrats on your 2nd pony x
Happy Wednesday
Hugz Minxy #9

Michelle Webb said...

That's one gorgeous tag Frankie and your desk look full of busy crafty ideas. Your two boys look smashing on their horses. Michelle x #12

Karen McAlpine said...

Great tag! Love that sentiment!

Danielle said...

I think the ponies are adorable and I am sure the kiddos will love that they now have two. As far as your card goes, not simple looking at all. It is gorgeous! I should follow that sentiment more and make time for art!

RosC said...

Hi Frankie,
Well the horse show must have been terrific....but then there's the darkened, abandonned craft room. I think this most splendid piece of art must be a reminder to its maker to make room for art. Made me smile.
Cheers,
Ros. #46

sandee said...

Loving the boys riding together, boy are they lucky! And you, about to burst, you're so proud! And rightly so! Great tag, too, you turning 21 in a couple of weeks? Bout time you became legal age! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

inkypinkycraft said...

still looks to be a busy space, the photos are fab..love love the heartbeat tag!! have a creative week trace x #61
if i forget have a fab birthday! hugs trace x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i enjoyed my visit and your amusing post! your watch project is gorgeous! 2 ponies?! wow!

okienurse said...

awesome post this week! Love the tag...it says it all but I think the boys both riding makes me do a happy dance. I rode when I was younger...western saddle. Have a great week. Vickie #66

Krisha said...

WOW what a great tag!!! Oh was I supposed to look at your workdesk? got a little side tracked with the tag.

Helen said...

Love the photos and that you managed to get out for some family fun. The heart tag is just fabulous!!! I love the watch, particularly. Hope you have a good week ahead!. Helen, 52

Neil said...

Hiya, its been a while but it's good to be back and taking a peek at your creative world again. Looking busy and fun. Hope you have a good week too. Your tag is gorgeous; love the simplicity of design. So sweet to see the horse riders too, you must be proud of them.
Neil @ 62

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lucky pony, coming to live with your family! Hope he settles in well with the boys.
Love the tag - Halloween colours are fab :)
Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

l00pyscraftcreations said...

congratulations! oh beau welcome to the family, and the tag is fabulous, oh and if you find a way to slow time down, I'd appreciate a heads up! lol
hugs Lou P #83

Terry said...

I love the horses and the grunge! OMG, I want to frame that and hang it on my wall. I mean, the horses are pretty and the kids can ride them and all, but that grunge piece of art is amazing! Love it!!! I'm now following you and hope you'll follow my blog at http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com.
Hugs,

Terry #85

Helen said...

You definitely kissed it Frankie and not just the Blarney Stone (great post!) I love your tag it is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 22

Ann B said...

Beautiful tag and a good old-fashioned messy desk, can't beat it.

Ann B
#102

Emily said...

I totally understand your need to pass on the horsey love. I only gave up riding when the kids got so many I didn't have free time any more and I miss it so much.

The tag on your desk looks fantastic and I so know the feeling of time slipping on by.

Hugs
Emily#72

Erika said...

Morning Frankie love your tag great textures. The photos are great too, I haven't been horse riding for years but used to love it!
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. #107

Tertia said...

Ooooh, its a horse! She got a horse! Congrats, I am sure he will be loved. Looks like the kids are loving it already.
Love the watch!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #70

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your tag, its absolutely gorgeous, kids look like they are enjoying themselves
Bridget #30

Francesca said...

Lovely tag, must get my act together and join in again. Love your desk. Francesca #111

Glenda said...

Awesome tag! Love all the texture! Glenda #119

Joynana said...

Really love your time piece it is just fabulous and so creative. #33

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! LOVE the tag with all those details and elements and then I got distracted by the fact you have two horses, and two young men to enjoy ride them, and then back to that arresting heart... visual feast as always Frankie!

MvM-design said...

Lovely creative desk!!
Love the tag!
Have a great Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #55

Antonia said...

Beautiful tag and a great messy desktop too:)
Lovely pics of the family
Toni:) # 118

Monica said...

great tag. Never met a horse i didn't fall off.

Jojorenee said...

I love how that looks!

laurie said...

such great photos, lucky little girls!They look so cute in their litle riding caps,
your art is amazing, the colors and textures so beautiful almost gothicky so, 9 I made that word up) but I really love this,

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fabulous tag!
And such fun photos of the boys riding :)

I am in the same position right now. A burst of creating and then a whole week of nothing :)
mary Jo #132

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag again, love the saying. The watch looks great :)

Tracy said...

Oh you kissed it well! It's a beaut of a tag. Congrats on the new horse! Warmly, Tracy #153

Nikki said...

Beautifully Tag and love the colours :)

Mary Walker Designs said...

Woohoo 2 ponies how wonderful!

Laura (Bookworm) said...

The ponies and kids are sweet and your tag is very cool. Love the use of the Tyvek -- it looks like leather. I used eyelets on something and had to remind myself how to set them with the Crop-a-dile. Happiest WOYWW to you -- enjoyed your amusing post. ~ Laura #133

barbarabeesblog said...

Lovely creation, love the colours!
Happy belated WOYWW BarbaraBee # 148

die amelie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Wonderful grungy and heart-warming!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

monique said...

Great pics!! I love the tag it is really awesome. The background is so beautiful. Well everything on the tag is !!

Elizabeth said...

I'm sure the boys are going to get a lot of pleasure from owning those lovely horses.

Your tag is fabulous - love all the elements and the irony of the title is not lost on me ... hope you take it to heart and make the time :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend ... making art, hopefully. Elizabeth x #90

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Stunning tag.
Carol

butterfly said...

Absolutely sensational tag... and I love the music manuscript paper you're using as photo background - sets it off perfectly! Have fun with the ponies, but don't leave us waiting too long for your next masterpiece! Happy belated WOYWW!
Alison x