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Monday, 28 May 2012

Insomnia strikes

Urgh, I've been awake since 1:30am - just woke up in blind panic about my Year 11s.  My GCSE lot I'm fine about but my BTEC class have been useless.  They have a couple of bits to finish off before Friday and are they bothering coming in to do them?  I just don't understand it.  I really don't.

So I've been sitting here, watching documentaries on t.v and having our furry friends run rampant all over me.  Yes, our pushkins are now settled in and living happily Chez Us!

Say 'hi' to Fidget (!!!):

and Boo:
Love 'em both so much - they're crazy and fun.

Other than that I've opened up Fidget & Boo on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FidgetandBoo where you can buy some groovy downloadable writing sets and Photoshop Brushes.
If you don't like Etsy you can buy the goodies here.

One more week of Year 11s and then my life will start returning to me - YAY!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Crowabout Challenge, zetti me and furry additions

Nancy's collage sheets have always inspired me to try out different things.  Today was no different. Here is my collage based on this week's sheet:

Collage Play With Crowabout - Fairy Land Frolics
Click on image to see credits

Later today we should be welcoming two more furry residents to our household.  We are adopting two rescue cats tomorrow and here they are:
Yes, these do look like 'Wanted' photographs for cats - they look properly narked don't they?  Poor things are about 18 months old and were found in a dustbin in Peckham.  They've been with the rescue centre for a couple of months and are still really shy.
We know it's going to take time and patience to draw them out of their shells but hopefully they are going to enjoy life with us.  We've already set out their area in our living room as they'll be living in just the one room for a week or so until they gain their confidence in us.  Currently they are named Brooke and Bonnie.  I don't think they're going to stay with those names.  Our current favourites are:
Bandersnatch Cumberband (after Benedict Cumberbatch spell-checks)
Phillomena Daggart (after a name we discovered in Nunhead Cemetery - Philander Daggart)
However - these names might just be too pretentious and crap.  We shall see.  I don't think we'll name them until they've lived with us for a while.
Hopefully I can post some photos of them tomorrow in our home - unless they spend the whole time hidden under the sofa!

Edit: Some time later!
I still can't sleep so I've been up making these horrid little digital zetti dolls of myself:
This was the first one and I look very moody although I do like it!  It's very me! ha ha: 
Zetti Me - For Deviant Scrap Challenge 
 Then I did this one where I look a bit, well, special in the head!: Zetti Me #2 
 And finally I did this one, which isn't really zetti but it's a 'doll' of me - that's NOTHING like me: Zetti Me #3 

 Go to Tumble Fish Studios blog for more details on how to zetti yourself :)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Take A Word Challenge - Gentlemen

The pleasures of insomnia means that I can take time to take part in challenges.  I KNEW I had to use an Oscar Wilde quote with this one:

Borders and labels: Tumble Fish Studio at Deviant Scrap
Gentleman: Resurgere at Deviant Art coloured by me.
Layers: FidgetResources
 It's the first time I've tried colouring a bw photo - it's kind of hidden under the layers but I was quite pleased with what I'd done. I must try to do some more.

Monday, 7 May 2012

I've been quiet ...

... because of work work work.  Seriously, why does work suck every minute out of my life?  And now, guess what?  I've come down with a cold and chest infection ... AGAIN :(  I'm such a sick pup.

Anyhoo I've been dragging my sorry ass into work so now, this bank holiday weekend, I've been relaxing (read SLEEPING) to try and get over it.

I made a 'digital kit' again today; it's not brilliant but it's usable (I'm really 'selling' it here aren't I?).  But you are free to use it for whatever you want ... as in FREE!

Download it from here