November 17, 2011

improving thanks to the generosity of a friend

brass faux clocks

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additional faux rusted chipboard cogs, brass stampings and acetate birds

I know how very lucky I am to have some people in my life, take for instance Rae Cooper...owner of Scrap Matrix. I had begun work on the hat a few months ago before the disruption of moving house and Rae had seen the pics I had posted on Facebook, she asked if she could send some things for the hat...I received more than I had expected and the pieces were all so interesting and ideal for the project which is now complete and perfect thanks to a lady who has never met me but just wanted to do something nice. I hope to one day meet her and say thanks in person...and hand the hat over to her as a gift of friendship.

November 07, 2011

a funny thing happened on the way to the show...

Scrapware Poinsettia - liquid gold leaf

the nearly complete steampunk hat

Scrapware make n take

faux rusting

Team Scrapware...Penrith Papercrafts Festival 2011

no this isn't an old post, no it isn't my evil twin or crazy half sister in the group photo...the photos are all from November 2011...the weekend just past. I know that some people are scratching their heads, some are sitting there with their jaws locked open...others are wondering what the frickin chicken I'm talking about...soooo to save all the BS, gossip and rumours allow me to set things straight.
Yes I have just worked for Scrapware at the Penrith Papercrafts Festival, yes I did quit Scrapware amid a cloud of shite (thanks mostly to interfering gronks) a while back, yes I do still work for Words Or Whatever and yes those who needed to know do, and did know all that was going on.
I am 40 years old, I do what I want to do and I have nobody to fear or need to answer to but myself. I know there are people out there who don't like me but I don't care because I like me...I like that even though people treat me like dirt I get up and keep on going, I am a good person who at the end of the day can say I forgive but I don't forget and I help those who I know will appreciate it.

Early last week my friend Trizzy asked me if I would help to set up a booth at the show, I said yes.
By the end of the night I was set to do the full three show days as the make and take teacher for Scrapware, I even designed the project that I wanted to do.
I had a wonderful time and it was brilliant to catch up with students and friends...some of whom were a bit confused about where I was. I explained that life is too short to hold grudges and in this industry we all need to work as a happy family. Of course not every family member wants that and it's always funny watching them walk by, avoiding eye contact but obviously in need of some love from their disowned sibling ;)