This year I began holding workshop mornings locally here in Sussex and on doing so have met such a wonderful group of stampers. One of the ladies that attends, Charry Wijers-Buschkens, (very talented...and originally from The Netherlands where I'm sure they are all born holding a rubber stamp!) said to me a little while ago would I mind if one of the pieces she made at the workshop appeared in ART SPECIALLY magazine (well its more like a book really compared to your average magazine, feels beautiful to hold and read...well...I say read,lol, its in Dutch, but who needs words when there is such gorgeous artwork!!!!).
Would I mind??!! Of course not, I'd be elated! I only ran the workshop - Charry made the beautiful box.
And so yesterday (cut a long story short, can you tell I'm excited), this arrived...
Issue 13 of 'ART SPECIALLY ' magazine.
There it is!! On the cover!!! Charry's beautiful box she made at the Textures class using Art Journey and Stampotique stamps. Stamps used are Art Journey Girl and Tree and Seed Heads . The Stampotique images are from my range there (Jo Capper-Sandon)and are Daisy Daisy, Small Butterfly (used on metal as 3D butterflies aswell as on the wooden surface), the lower part of the quote World All Her Own and French Text, Charry doesn't have a blog (so I wanted to shout out for her on here), but I'm sure you'd agree with me in thinking I wish she would!!
Here she is busily working at one of the classes I took. Keep an eye out for her too at any shows you may be attending this month. Yesterday Charry was demoing in Belfast, and later this month is(I think) in Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham!!
There are lots of names I recognise from visiting blogs published in this issue. Great seeing all the work in there. The magazine is available from Art Journey as well as many other stores.
Hi..I'm 48, married with two sons, living happily in a small village on the southcoast of England.
I enjoy making things with a varied selection of inks, paints and stamps.
I hope you enjoy your visit and that maybe what I show here occassionally inspires you somehow, (but please add your own personal twists and touches, don't directly copy mine- wheres the fun in that?).
If ever I've given you any inspiration I'd love to see! Let me know please! :0)
Thankyou for visiting.