Morning lovely people, tis Friday - time to find those silver linings
Last Friday was a lovely day - spent with my Mum, we were Christmas shopping together and managed to traverse a fair few shops to make some headway on the shopping list, which was brilliant! We even managed to grab a cuppa on our way around, loving the tiny Christmas tree biscuits in Marks cafe.
Unfortunately I've not been a hundred percent this week, so unusually for us we didn't have any specific plans, it was actually quite fun to wander through the weekend without a plan of what we had to do or where we needed to be etc!
Said 16 year old has been working on a piece of textile art recently and I've been given permission to finally share the piece now that it's been seen at school.
Here is the piece, based on a topic of growth and decay
Up close you can see the vintage flowers and the free motion embroidered leaves.
The three dimensional rib cage made with Powertex
The batique arms with palms face up!
And the abdominal muscles using some ice dyed fabric! Hasn't he done awesome!
and just to get the piece into perspective here is said almost 6 foot tall 16 year old with his tiny piece of textile art!
Oh nearly forgot, we went to a surprise joint 60th birthday party on Saturday night and had a lovely time, we really enjoyed it, so much so said 16 year old didn't want to come away!
The week has been a busy one, despite not being a hundred percent. Monday morning I was parental taxi so said 16 year old could go to a careers fair and Wednesday he had an interview at college about a BTEC course in Art and Design, he had to take his current art books and other art he has made to the interview, he was gone about half an hour and came back very enthused and was grinning from ear to ear because he'd been offered a place on the course, subject to getting certain grades in certain subjects. This has given him even more reason to work hard for those grades!
I in the meantime sat in the supermarket cafe having a cuppa!
Other positives are clicking away and getting through the Christmas list, our lovely new room and our lovely warm fire - nothing finer!
I hope you've had a great week, if you fancy joining in then pop a post together, pop back and link up so we can come and visit!