Hello my lovelies. I hope you all in good spirits and keeping safe. As I sit here composing this little blog post, I can see that the sun is finally coming out. It was dreary all morning and now it’s early afternoon and the sun has decided to grace us with her presence. And welcome she is too!!!

I mentioned yesterday that the new normal is starting to feel normal. Everyday of lockdown is getting easier. It’s definitely is in times like these that you learn to appreciate what’s important. Staying connected is top of the list for sure.

This is day 8 of my Messing Around with art supplies challenge. Everyday I have spent a few minutes making a mess and I am actually enjoying doing something different. Most of you will know that my fabric medium is fabric and everything comes with it. However, doing something different can supply you with varied inspiration. So much of what I’ve been messing around with can probably be translated into fabric crafts. So, now with no further ado here’s what I have been doing today …..

Messing around day 8a

Messing around day 8b

You may recognise these pages as the ones that I prepped yesterday. A little bit of dry brush stencilling, cutting up magazine papers and sticking it down to form a picture seems to have made these pages look a bit better. Now, trust me when I say all of this is simple to do. I will never be creating masterpieces but as long as I’m having fun it doesn’t matter. I hoping to fill my little art journal with techniques that are pleasing to my eye. I think the best part is that I have only used what I have at home. I didn’t spend one copper penny on this messing around business. If I can do it, so can you. Anyone brave enough to join me???

The new normal includes quite a lot of the way life used to be. The old stuff can be quite reassuring. For instance, I just saw the grass cutting machines fly past the door. The grass cutting machine drivers are on a mission to get through the list of public spaces to they need to tidy up before knock off time. The postman still walks past my door 6 days a week, he/she doesn’t have much post for us these days but it is reassuring to see them out and about daily.

It’s been a good day in my little world. I blended some new normal and some old normal tasks and life just seems to be whizzing by now.

Well, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x

4 thoughts on “MESSING AROUND DAY 9

  1. Well what a shocking difference Lucie, night to day.
    Good work, if you stick with what one thinks is not good, you can make enormous changes with perseverance.
    Rain here for today and wait for it…..snow for tomorrow sigh.
    That alas alack I cannot change LOL


    1. Thank you Joanna, just a few tweaks definitely make a difference. It doesn’t take much and remember it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for popping in today x


  2. Lovely Lucie & you’ve inspird me to find an old small plain page notebook & I’m going to have a try drawing & using some old gel pens I had for the grandies. Some things do keep going, as in the postman, garbage man & birds still singing, plus the ever so changeable weather. Stay safe my friend & huggles from way down south. PS: I’ll have to wait now to get a refill for my second Lucie pen. (giggle).


    1. Hi Susan, that sounds fabulous. Do post pics of your work. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Let those creative juices flow and create something wonderful. Thanks for popping in today x


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