Well, days really! It all started yesterday :) After doing my first day in two years back in school teaching (Yay, I truly never thought I'd go back to the classroom!), I bobbed in to the Bean and Brush and my tile was out of the kiln...Wow!!! I'm so pleased with it I can't tell you :) It's all thanks to the lovely Kelly Hennessey's 365 Tile-a-day challenge, and her huge generosity in sharing her before and after pics on facebook. I was quite shocked, and pleased, that my before picture looked like hers...
...but I really wasn't prepared for it working out so wonderfully after firing. Thanks Kelly, we all LoVe this tile :) And it's proper 'upcycling' - all those chunks are leftover paint from customers, saved and dried.
Back to my school story, and yesterday saw me doing some supply cover in a local school. After suffering with depression/anxiety a couple of years back now I always said I couldn't see myself going back into teaching. What a fabulous day I had though! A true miracle :)
Thursday afternoons are 'options' afternoons in this school, where pupils are grouped according to their choice of activity rather than age. I had 28 pupils aged between 7 and 11 years and we spent a very relaxed afternoon zen-doodling leaf shapes. I think they're now addicted!
This morning I heard from Lucy who blogs as Little Lost Soul telling me I'd won the above print. I AdOrE ampersands and have just started a collection of cut out ones which I'm planning on decopatching and displaying above my desk. This print couldn't have been more perfect for me :) So huge thanks Lucy :)
Wishing you a very happy day too!!!! They are THE best :)