Hi everyone, Jo here with my last post for Artfull Crafts. I am sort of sad, but in a way ready to move on to new challenges. I have to say when I first applied for this position, I was a little unsure of where I was heading. A bad year for me personally, meant I needed a change, and this was a wonderful opportunity for me, which ended with me back teaching at Senz in Auckland. A reminder for me, that I love what I do. I also met some fantastic people, the staff at Artfull Crafts are a lovely bunch of ladies, and I was really impressed by how they welcomed me into their group.
So here are my favourite projects for Artfull Crafts. My first project was the Advent Calendar from Kasiercraft.
This layout was a definite favourite using Kaisercraft Needle and Thread,
next was trying my hand at some mixed media art, using stencils and a few collectables to make this, which I ended up giving to my niece for her birthday, and she loved it.
things got a little darker in this next piece, a mixed media canvas again. That was going to be blue, what happened, who knows. But my eldest niece just loved it.
This is my class from Senz
and finally my most favourite project, my layout from Senz with my grandmother.
and the inside was a challenge that's for sure
but not everything went well, this was just a comedy of errors, it came out all right in the end thank goodness. I hate having to ring Liz and say I think I may have really mucked this one up.
I think I have learned a lot in this last year. I didn't necessarily think I could come up with something different, every time something arrived in the post. But I tended to surprise myself, trying to put something of myself into each piece. This chest was a real struggle, I just didn't want to cover it in paper, so I was really pleased with the result, it does look better in real life, than in the photo.
Thanks to everyone for all your support, and your comments.
Thanks to Liz, and all the other Design teams members, we have had a few laughs throughout the year.