Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cam's Magical Give-away

You have to go check this out, Cameron is offering the most generous give-away because she has reached her 100th post ! Oh, and while there...do check out the rest of her blog, lots of wonderful stories and arts and crafts !

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In the Pool


"In the Pool"
well that's the name I gave this little stretched canvas block
Swimming-time is more for the Northern Hemisphere at the moment, we are into Autumn/Winter here.I am going to be at this ↑ Arts & Craft Market next week Saturday so I am finishing off some wip-s and will make a few more things -if I find enough time-

That's a bit the problem at the moment,
I am scattered between 4 different part time jobs and the kids etc. so I have a hard time getting into the "zone" for creativity. But with the circumstances the way they are here right now, I need all those little jobs and I should be lucky I have them, so end of my complaints.Tomorrow I'll go and visit another crafty market, a new one started up, because so many areas are still no-go and one of my friends has a little stall to sell her quilt fabrics, so I will go and check that out as well. It's all good :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

OOHOO


another spread in my journal
Just playing around with materials and techniques
crayons, markers, some bright paints

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sceptical


A journal page I did recently, questioning things seems to be a daily occurrence happening in my head nowadays

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunshine makes things better


So yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and that makes things so much better.
It was Mothersday and eventhough I don't go crazy for those kind of made-up special days, I did enjoy the breakfast the kids brought me in bed (the one and only day it's not me out first) and we also took a long walk along the beach and had an iceblock before going back home. It certainly cleared my mind. I should go for walks more often.
So today, I am going to clean up the rooms and then I'll be painting, yeah !!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

dark mood


I don't do this often, because I am a firm believer in positive thinking, but today I am feeling dark and down and I need to moan a bit. I am posting this image of a chunkie I did in September last year. On that 4x4 is an image of a cracked church, it now no longer stands now because of 22/02/11
I drew an angry bat on the roof, maybe that was a hint or a sign ? who knows ? Life is not getting much easier here yet, daily aftershocks and now winter has started, the weather is grotty and wet and the roads are bumpy and full of potholes. Progress to rebuild is so slow, of course, it's an amazing task and nobody ever practises for something like this, I do understand. It just makes you weary and tired, so some days, like today, I find it harder to deal with. I think about the future for the kids and how to make a buck and all I saw today was just grey, dark grey, dark black, so I had to moan a bit. I hope you understand, who ever reads this, and I am sorry, I will have better days again, maybe we have to re-think what to do with our lives.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Free Spirit

In my handmade Coptic journal with the different papers.
I made this journal when I did the
Pam Carriker Strathmore workshop
This journal page was inspired by
Monica Zúñiga's free spirit group
As always, after I finally decide that enough is enough already and I post it,
I am not completely happy with it, maybe I should try and free my spirit some more still....