Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Crazy Life Adventures

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was a crazy day. First we learned that Carillion, the company my husband works for, went into liquidation. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ  Then some great and exciting news, as I sold my first item, a crochet scarf, on Etsy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ  Then I discovered we had no heating or hot water when I went to wash my paintbrushes, as the boiler had packed up! ๐Ÿ˜จ  At least it was fixable! Not sure what's going to happen with Graham's job, we're playing the waiting game!

Thank goodness I have art to take my mind off things. I used my art prompt cards to make this page.

I'm linking my page to the Art Journal Journey January Challenge,  New Year, New Adventures, and The Altered Booklover's Happy T-Day, as I used teabags. Might be resorting to some alcohol in my tea to warm me up, if the boiler doesn't get fixed today!

Hope you're having a good week so far,

Alison x


  1. Alison, I feel for you. I always worry about those things that cost more than I can afford, so I hope the repairs are manageable. This could not be a worse time for you and your husband. It is good you have art to help you destress. And being able to sell your first item on Etsy must be a wonderful experience.

    I adore your beautiful entry, and was simply delighted to see you had joined us for T this Tuesday. I love what you do with tea bags. Your use of them is always so very clever. Of course, being able to share them with Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey is a wonderful bonus, too. So very glad you could join us again this Tuesday for both T and Art Journal Journey. Try to stay warm today.

  2. Wow, that was quite the day Alison. Hope all works out with the hubby's job. I've been there and I know how stressful it can be. But I also know you do get through it. But that doesn't stop you from stressing. Congrats on the Etsy sale. :) This page is great. I love all the white spots and the big flower makes me think of spring. :) Yup, thank goodness for art...it is a life saver. Thanks for joining us at AJJ again. Hugs-Erika

  3. It will for sure all work out with your husband's job! I am sure!♥ I am holding my fingers crossed from now on!♥
    I am in love with this terrific page and love to see you not only on the linktool at AJJ but also at the T-Gang again!
    Happy T-Day Alison!Everthing will be fine! Just trust in fate!
    oxo Susi

  4. Gorgeous page, love the colours. Sorry about the various problems. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Sounds like a crazy day! I hope things turn out well for your hubby ๐Ÿ˜. You must have been excited to sell your first item too. Then to find the heating not working, hope it's fixed soon. Your teabag art is so pretty and I love how you blended the colours - beautiful ๐Ÿ˜. Thinking of you and wishing you a Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Gosh what an upheaval of a day! I do hope you have your heat back real soon. And I wish your hubby all the best for a good outcome. Congrats on your first sale on Etsy-exciting! And your journal page is so beautiful. Wishing you warmth and a happy T day!

  7. I'm sure that was a day you would like never to have happened. I hope you have your heat back on and I hope all will go well for your husband in the coming weeks.
    Its a fantastic journal page and those colours look amazing.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Oh i am so sorry to read about your husband's job-I will be thinking of you and hoping he can get a job soon.
    I love your art page especially the colors. and congrats on selling on etsy
    hugs from the ozarks and Happy T Day

  9. such bad news so many have lost their jobs..wishing Graham luck for the future. Love your art and hope you get the boiler fixed as its very cold

  10. Oh dear! How awful! A broken boiler is no joke. I hope you can get it fixed, as getting a new boiler when your hubby just lost his job is going to hack into your finances.
    Your hubby is Graham! So is mine. It is not a popular name nowadays and I don't know many Grahams really.
    Congratulations on selling your item on Etsy. How exciting!
    Your art page is beautiful. A lovely shade of blue. I hope you are not feeling too blue....
    Happy T-Day,

  11. Every time I throw away a tea bag I think of how artists like you use them and how wasteful I'm being. Ah, well, we can't all be so creative :) I love what you accomplished in this piece. Happy T Tuesday

  12. Congratulations on your first Etsy sale! Love your artwork and the fact that you're focusing on the positive. Wishing you all the best!

  13. Oh gosh, Alison, what a mixed day. I hope all goes well for your husband. Great to sell your first scarf on Etsy!
    I really love this painting you have made, with a great combination of colours and the pretty flower which is so effective the way you have painted it.

  14. oh Alison! what an awful day you had! Hope the boiler is sorted soon, with the weather getting colder. I hope Graham gets some good news soon about the job. It's a big mess!

  15. What a disruptive day you had Alison!! I do hope everything works out for Graham with work, Brum seems to have came to a stand still with all the upheaval.
    Big Congrats on your sale, you must be so PROUD. Your journal page is fabulous btw, I must get my finger out & create a little just for me real soon.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  16. Gorgeous journal page! The colors and splatters are so pretty. Congrats on selling your first scarf. What a great feeling!
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. Oh dear! Sorry to hear about hubby's job! There seem to be problems all round these days - my son was telling me there are going to be changes to his job soon but nobody seems to know anything more! Your page is fabulous and a good way to destress for sure! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  18. Sorry to be so late getting around, Alison. We’ve had terrible & intermittant internet for a couple of days – often less than 1 megabyte download!

    Oh my what a day of extremes you had! I hope evrythign works out for the best as far as your husband's job goes, but I know how traumatic and scary such news is. Sending positive thoughts and wishes.

    Congratulations on you 1st Etsy sale! May it be the first of many. I love your cheery art card of hearts and flower.

    I hope you get your boiler fixed real quick and that it doens't cost too much. Stay warm!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  19. Hi Alison.. I'm working my way backwards as missed a few days so read about bolier- and now this - oh, what an awful week you are having, so very sorry to hear about your husbands job. There's been a lot on tv about the company and all sorts so I will keep my fingers crossed there's some good news about a job soon.
    I don't know how you've managed to make so many beautiful pieces these last few days with everything going on, and with lovely cheerful colours too.
    Good luck with everything! Gill xx

  20. What a horrible day you had, I hope everything gets sorted soon - congratulations on your first Etsy sale, you must have been over the moon.
    I love your journal page - it’s fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Congrats on your Etsy sale! I trust your husband gets good job news soon. This must be devastating news, and my heart and hope go out to you.

  22. Congrats on your first sale! Too bad about the water heater...such a bummer.
    Love the journal page!
    Happy T day!

  23. I hope your boiler is fixed by now!!!! And I want to congratulate you on your first sale, too! That is fantastic! Your work of art that you posted here is absolutely beautiful!


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