Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Hello there, I'm Bee,

Welcome to my world and my blog, I am finally taking the plunge into the world of bloggdom to share some of my crafty creations.

The title for my blog: Artographically-Me comes from three sources Art, Photography and Biography, as I frequently use Arts and Crafts combined with photographs to say something about me, my family and friends, through scrapbook pages etc, although sometimes (a lot of the time actually) I just play !

This is a photo of an A3 canvas that I completed yesterday. It was inspired by a wonderful day that I spent at a workshop on Bee's Wax Collage at Art From The Heart in Harrogate with the inimitable Dyan Reavely on Saturday.
Maz, Lisa, Sam Sue and I travelled up from Grimsby for the day, we had a fantastic time, both in the studio and in the shop !!!

I have used the Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints and Grunge paper that I bought on the day, combine with photos that I took and some recycled elements from a mail order delivery from AFTH (the crystal heart and twine) to make this visual record of my day. The colours and background techniques were inspired by some of those we used at the workshop, the title says it all about Dyan's passion and the inspiration that she generates. I am also flattered to know that Dyan has put this picture on her blogg !!! How cool is that ! Thank you Dyan.

My Dad.... Another Source of Inspiration.

Sadly my father passed away at Easter, He was 84 years old and had been living with us for the past year. I was his carer during that time. Having him with us for that time was a wonderful experience and allowed me to get to know him all over again, as a person as well as being my Dad, it has been a real comfort to work on some scrap book pages about his life.

" In The RAF"
These pages were completed using mainly papers from the Basic Grey Boxer Range, although papers from the Periphery range by Basic Grey were also used. On each page there is a flap or a pocket - or both - containing copies of documents such as Dad's birth certificate and school leaving report, his service record and mention in dispatches ( for bravery when he was 20 years old and serving on the Rescue Launches in the Royal Navy) When I look at the photo of him in his Naval Uniform he just looks so young, but by the time this photo had been taken he had already been gazetted.


  1. Hiya Bee, congrats and welcome to blogland, lovely to see you here

    Yeah, we did have a fab day at AFTH didn't we and I just love the way you've displayed the day on the canvas, really captures everything we did and the materials we used

    Also, what a lovely way to remember your dad - some lovely pages and photos

  2. Lovely pages of your Dad Barbara - You have such a flair for all papercraft its great to see you scrapbook - funny how ive flipped to atcs since we both met :0)