Saturday, 20 February 2010

Lucky finds!

So I was looking in a charity shop this week while with a client and spotted these two old books of sheet music - they let me have them for £1! Bargain :) now I just need to find something to use them on! I was thinking about scanning them and using the scanned image rather than the original, but then you don't get the cool texture of the old paper....hmmm.....
So this week my df had his first week of work since he was made redundant back in November - it has really hit him hard! Properly run down and a bit grumpy now, but looking forward to this being the beginning of our climb back up out of the recession.

I had some small opportunities this week to work on some backgrounds for art journaling but nothing finished up for showing just yet. I have a circle journal and some inchies to work on before I can indulge myself anyways, but better get done soon because on Monday Kira's Wish Journal class is beginning! I won't be able to start the binding part of the workshop for a little while because I need to shop for supplies, but looking forward to seeing the vids and the techniques, and certainly having a go at the collaging :)

I will be posting a little weekend-long art journal challenge over at The Scrappy Tree on Friday, all welcome from newbs to pro's - I am a newb! Just thought it would be fun to keep on spreading that art journaling message out there - it really is for everyone!

7 comments:

bohemianshadows said...

Looking foward to what you come up with for your wish journal. I'll check in on the last Friday on Scrappy Tree for the challenge!

Monica

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Awesome finds, Gayle! I think you could do some lovely things with the sheet music. :) I've been interested in creating a wreath as created by Lana Manis here: http://www.honeysucklelane.com/welcome.htm
Good luck on your journal challenge! :)
Theresa

KamiMono said...

Beautiful blog! I love your banner and background.

Sherry said...

I love hunting around charity shops for bargains too! Your sheet music looks great - I like to use it as a backdrop to photographing projects - mainly because I can't bring myself to tear into it!
Your journal pages look great - I haven't tried that (yet).
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment too.

Paula Phillips said...

Vintage sheet music? How awesome! I say photocopy it, as well as using the originals. You are such a busy girl with classes and challenges going on. Can't wait to see what you create from Kira's class.
Much Love

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi there and thank you for visiting, posting and joining my blog :)
I thought I'd pop on over here to see what yours is all about. Looks like you are a busy girl! I love what I've seen so far. I think I would scan those music sheets in myself... but then again I a gigantic pack rat.

Look forward to reading more!
Jaime

Julie Boeck said...

Great finds there Gayle!! I myself just rip up the original sheets. That means another trip to the antique store to find another book later! :)