Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|little bug likes corn flowers too!|
|Happy Birthday paper cut illustration|
|evening light on Agapanthas|
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
the boys are nearly back at school and I'm rearing to get back into work (if I can call it that!)
I'll have to prepare some paper today, (pre paint the sheets that I cut out) some new colour shades will certainly inspire me.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I love these mornings where the light and breeze are soft, the sun is out and everyone is out and about, walking and enjoying the beauty of our special little place.
I took a stroll this morning and here are just a few of my picks, enjoy!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
after having not touched a scalpel for several weeks it's been such fun! I have 8 to complete in all,
2 down 6 to go!
I purchased a fab book the other day on Etsy. It is a 1956 "Better Homes and Gardens"
I though you might like to see some of the interiors it features, don't you think it's amazing to think these are over 60 years old! look at the riot of colour in the bottom one!
Oh yes, the flower is a Cosmos, I have a bit of a thing for flower middles! they are so often ignored!
It's lovely to here form you Rachel and Jane! thanks for your kind comments, they are always so appreciated!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
they include a fine selection of tins (my favorite things to collect!)
the odd piece of glass to add to my backlit shelves, a groovy "rocket lamp in great condition and a fabulous poster ( nearly a meter in size) from a class room in France,
I am starting my first piece of art for the week so I'll have some to show in the vext day or so!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I have returned from a fantastically lovely Christmas in Warkworth, north of Auckalnd,
Sunny days spent with my husband's family, swimming, walking, boating, eating (too much eating!)
I am so lucky to have married into such a wonderful family!
Thank you so much to those who commented on their hopes for this year, overwhelmingly it's obvious to me that we all want the same thing, time to enjoy the simple things.
I have found over the past few years (as I have gotten older!) that I more and more enjoy the littlest things in life, the smell of a fragrant flower or freshly brewed coffee, the sea when it's completely calm (as treat here in the windy city!) my childrens enthusiasm, an "I love you" from my dear husband.
I don't like having to chose but I would like to send an item from my shop to Deb Wall and the lovely lady who touched me with her message of loss and wishing for a camera, can you please send me your email address (you can contact me by clicking on the button on the right) and the item you would like from my shop and I will send it right away,