Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The gorgeous Sara over at Gitz lost her very loved Dad a couple of weeks ago, and it has been a privilege to read her journey since as she's sharing it on her blog. I never fail to be amazed at how you feel like you get to 'know' some people - even just a little bit - with how they choose to share their lives online.
I've been meaning to post my YOU:create projects even in Sara's blogging absence, but I let life get in the way, as ususal, so am catching up now.
First up: I created a mess - exhibit A below

This is my crafting space - I want to call it my studio, but somehow, that feels like I'm 'playing' at being an artist. It's 'under construction' at the moment as I'm still sorting all out. The cube shelves are a relatively recent addition, in an attempt to create some 'zones' in this space - it's part of our back sunroom, which is our play/create/hang out area, and I wanted to separate my area without completely closing it off from the whole living space. We did have carpet tiles on the floor, but they came up as they were old and gross, and the cement floor will eventually be painted, also creating passive heating as the cement will absorb the heat from the sun.

My second catch up YOU:create isn't something I can post a photo of, because I can't take a picture - yet. I've 'created' a new adventure, in that I'm undertaking a drawing and painting course at my local TAFE (I think it the US you call them community colleges??). It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and for whatever reason, now is the right time.

Maybe along the way I'll feel grown up enough to call myself an artist in my studio :-)

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Sara over at Gitz has started YOU:create, with Thursdays being the day she'll post her creations and encourage us all to share ours. Last week, I created this blog, and the LO I uploaded. This week, it's another LO, celebrating the friendships I have with a couple of very special girls in my life :-) I created this LO for the challenges we have up at Scrap of Faith, and between YOU:create and the SoF challenges, my creativity has been reignited, and I'm loving it :-)

Thursday, July 1, 2010


And welcome to this here blog :-) I've done the blogging thing before a couple of times over, but I wanted a place to share what I love and what I create with the small handful of people who still ask me 'have you blogged lately?'. Don't expect anything deep and meaningful, but I don't do light and fluffy either. What you see is what you get, and ultimately what I choose to share. In this day and age of such easy (and now expected) accessibility, I've learned to be discerning about what put out there, and for now, it's just the work of my hands that comes from my heart.

Enjoy xx

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