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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

WOYWW #251 - Harp Teacher

Yay I found a harp teacher and had my first lesson on Monday and my next this coming Monday. Hence the harp on my workdesk today, thought some may have missed it last month!

I have also come across a great way to combine my harp and crafting from the latest post on the website, My Harp's Delight.

It's about playing from the heart and one way is to find a picture for your music piece, I have done that and will be doing a page in my journal with it and the music score.

I have Craft Club tonight so thought it about time to alter my project folder so this morning I gave it a good spray.
The book page is my first entry for their competition.

Just had a look back on my week and despite not feeling like I have crafted I seem to have managed quite a lot!

My Craft Barn entry for the last fortnight using the word "ART" - great hymn.

A Timmy Tag inspired page in my DLP

An art journal page in the round robin I have been doing for the past 2 years.

A scrapbook page from my last printed photos from last Summer (must order some more now).

Oh and 2 collage pages for Psalms 18 & 19.

I wonder what everyone else has been up to this week?
To join the mega WOYWW blog/desk hop, go to Julia's place.
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sandysewin said...

I never would have thought of combining visual arts with playing an instrument, but it makes sense, since both tap into our creativity.

What a beautiful instrument the harp is. Hope your lessons continue well.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #10

Karen said...

Such lovely work sweetheart. Hard to believe its nearly two years isn't it? HUGS xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Very impressed with you BJ. My saxaphone has been in it's case for ages and although I had started learning how to play it I really need a teacher but just don't get round to finding one.
Happy crafting, Angela #59

glitterandglue said...

OH, well done, BJ. Lovely art work - and so much of it! - and a harp teacher!! Continue to enjoy!
Margaret #85

shazsilverwolf said...

Thats an incredible amount of work for one week, and all so gorgeous. I do love your use of colour.Adore the blue/green page with the black stamping. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33 xxx

Jackie said...

Thanks for the visit earlier!
Yea you have had a harp lesson well done keep up the good work
Jackie 24

Helen said...

Hi, love your very productive desk today, BJ!! Good luck with the harp lessons.
I am certainly aiming for craft club on Tuesday as it's the last one, I don't go away till Thursday. Hope to see you then! Helen 11

Caro said...

Wow! What gorgeous artwork, I especially love the journal page of the hymn and the two collages for the psalms...they are fantastic! once we finish the discipleship sermon series at church I may look into hymns, worship songs and psalms for crafting inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#55)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so pleased you've found a teacher! You'll be concert standard by the end of the year :-). Love all your artwork, you've done so much!!
Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

Dawn said...

Ooh err missus, you have been sooooooo busy again. Stunning makes sweetie. I particularly love your competition entry in the 1st and 2nd photos, fab background and beautifully balanced. Thank-you for your sweet visit today, much appreciated, my apologies for being so very intermittent at the moment.
Mahoosive hugs x x x x

Ali H said...

Wow you have been busy ! Love the colours on your green & blue page in particular ! Ali #30

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I am very jealous. For some reason I have always wanted to play a harp. If I had been brought up in Wales, I would have had lessons at school. So many wonderful projects you have completed. You must craft day and night! I get very frustrated that I have so many boring but necessary jobs each day keeping me away from my craft room. Ali x. #42

Nan G said...

A very productive week. Love all the pages! And a gorgeous harp. Hope the lessons go well. Can't wait to hear your first concert. ;) Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G (just visiting no # this week)

Tracy said...

You have been very busy this week and all of your projects are beautiful.
How exciting to learn how to play the harp :)