Tuesday, September 20, 2011

a bit of rust

Feeling rather pleased with myself - my packing for London is almost finished - just one big box to go and it doesn't go until Thursday. Very unlike me to be ahead of myself. Of course the minute it has all left I will find something heavy which should have been included and I will somehow have it work out how to get it into a suitcase. We can take 3 suitcases weighing 66kilos (the joy of being in Qantas Club and there are few joys)  which is easily filled by past experience. And then on Thursday I can get on with other things for at least a week.

In the meantime I really wanted to try the Rust Easy - it is an inkjet fabric which was so easy to use. I printed some of my rusty photographs onto it, left it to dry, ironed it, peeled off the backing paper, rinsed it under the tap and ironed it - no colour ran whatsoever and now I have to decide how I am going to use it. My Okarito journal is nearly complete so won't be long until I can finish everything under that title and then I shall retrieve my Rusty journal. I think there shall be a place in it for these. I might weave one - I do like the look of the woven work.

Each 'page' of rusty paper is different so there is the pleasure of surprise I think. We sell at for $5.50 a sheet of American A4 (that's the best way I can describe it as I can never remember the actual measurement.) Certainly worth a try and we have already sold quite a lot so I am interested to see how others are using it.

I have been rather stiff - the other night when Ian was out I slid down the steps of our cellar to the brick floor - I think I was lucky that I didn't actually break anything but my hands were very sore - I must have slid them down the central jarrah pillar on the way down - not sure. For the past two days I have very stiff and sore ankles and muscles so goodness knows what I did - most important I didn't knock into any of the wine - I think I won't bother going down again for a while.....

10 comments:

Doreen G said...

I didn't know you had a cellar--how come I didn't see it.

Dorothy said...

Maybe going down to the cellar and the thought of the delicious contents made you heady. Glad you have no serios damage.We have always said it was you had the Aladdin's Cave of Smith Street. Little did we know!!

Amanda said...

Glad you're OK after your slip. Please don't do it again, especially before Ally Pally! See you there!!

Suztats said...

hope you're feeling better soon!

Heather said...

Hope your aches and pains will soon leave you - could have been so much worse. I love the look of those rusty pages. You must feel as if you spend most of your time packing and unpacking!

Sandy said...

Glad you are OK if somewhat sore and didn't break anything. Why do those things happen when we are alone?

Julie said...

That must have been a nasty shock for you Dale. I'm glad you didn't break anything. Take it easy for a while.

Teresa said...

What a woman......risked life and limb to avoid crashing into the wine....clearly you've got your priorities right !!!

Seriously, I hope you're OK and you've REALLY done no damage, but bruised and battered muscles can be very painful....perhaps a massage or 2 before the long plane flight might be in order......

Penny said...

Sure you didnt have a wine before going to the cellar? Glad its not too bad.

Ursula Clamer said...

I hope you feel better soon and glad you didn't break anything. Love the look of your photos on the Rust Easy. Ux

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