Monday, 28 March 2011

Birthday in Paris!!

It's my birthday tomorrow and I am off to Paris for three days to see daughter no.4!  I am so excited and can hardly wait.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Thoughtful Friday no. 127

"Have the fortitude to walk your dream to reality. 
Have the courage to change. 
Have the vision to see possibility. 
Have the strength to participate with innovation. 
Dare to be different from expectation. 
Exceed yourself. 
Imagine... "
Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, 18 March 2011

The Collage Box

As a little girl I used to love swaps!  As I didn't have any brothers or sisters, it meant I relied on friends or school to be able to swap things. I remember having treasure boxes of 'jewels' and cards that I would swap with others and it wouldn't stop there, there were dolls clothes, my clothes, accessories etc.  What fun!  So when I discovered Lawendula I was very happy indeed.  I have participated in one paper swap already (photos to come hopefully as my swap partner has had a few problems so it hasn't arrived yet) and I also signed up for Collage Box 3.  It arrived this week and had all these lovely collage snippets inside.

The instructions were to take 12 or up to 20 snippets out and put the same number back out of your own supply and then make a collage with the goodies.  Here are my chosen snippets.

Here are the snippets I put into the box for others:

And here is the collage I made in my art journal:
Besides the collage elements I used a colourwash spray in teal and gold and some acrylic teal paint, having prepped the pages with white gesso to start.

This second page picks up my thoughts about all the suffering and tragedy our brothers and sisters are facing in Japan and my hopes and prayers for each one.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thoughtful Friday no. 126

"Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination
of nonessentials"
Lin Yutang

Monday, 7 March 2011

Thoughtful Friday no. 125

"Use what talents you possess.  The woods 
would be very silent if no birds sang 
except those that sang the best"
Henry Van Dyke