It's wonderful to see the garden starting to take shape all the flowers open up in the warmth of the sun which is like an old friend =)
Friday, 10 May 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Easter has to be my most favourite Occasion to design for, I love the colours and imagery and here goes with the first of a few new designs I have ready to add to the blog.
Had the most beautiful spring day today with sun and blue sky really was lovely but still freezing!
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Friday, 4 January 2013
Friday, 21 December 2012
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Time to get the tree and decorations down from loft for the annual airing.
The new white twig tree makes it's first appearance sporting iridescent white balls and white lights,
very excited can't wait to put that up but don't think the girls would forgive me for not putting up the ol' fav- faithful. So both it will be then......
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Round and round we go! Circle of life ...... or hamsters on wheels.
Haven't managed to blog for ages , as so busy.
Had a few emails re FB T, In an effort to set my twitter and facebook so it was secure - it seems I lost a lot of contacts which I had no idea about until a particular friend pulled me up on it yesterday!! silly billy me.... it was the name-settings friend--photo- thing - I got it wrong!
Count down to Christmas begins =)
Calendar in Homemaker mag looks good and had quite a few mails about that so thanks evryone =)
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
I've been to Ypres and the surrounding Somme areas, visited Tyne Cot, Thiepval Menien gate and many cemeteries seeing the rows and rows of names and graves which is just incredible. Listening to the last post being played by the towns fire brigade at the Menin gate was one of the most emotional experiences of my life.......
I feel it's so important to Remember.....
We owe so much....
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Know some one who deserves a big hug for being special? well this typo stamp is
just the ticket. Use as a backing or make into a label or banner it has so many ways it can be used
I have a love of type... from a far... as I'm pretty awful at deciding on faces/fonts when I work ect.
But many moons ago when I was at Rochester fort pitt Art college we had typography classes which gave me a taster. From actually loading the galleys and characters to designing with print. It was invaluable. I love typ combo's such as above and hope it's useful.
Demo job in Crawley on Saturday was made special by Jenny from Hobby art popping in to say hi =) People were all lovely in store and got to meet some lovely crafters.
Seems people in that area do not follow footi though as I spent most of day asking what CFC score was to no avail .
Listened with dismay yesterday to yet another cruise horror story regarding a lady that fell off of Aurora. Having been on ships teaching around the area of Porto where it was reported to take place it can get choppy yet I fail to see how it happens. As the last place you go in high swell is near the side ?? In fact on a recent cruise a couple of weeks ago we changed destinations because of weather the Captain rightly putting safety first as usual.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Was a bit of a trip down memory lane as I too lived in that area, caught same bus routes. So glimpses of certain places all made me very reflective. Where the hell did that 30 years go?
Living in a student house took me back too and I'm just glad she has a such a lovely bunch of housemates.
Work has been busy and being freelancer I often get people saying - oo I'd love to do what you do but I have to work for a living !! Which grates a little as I rarely get a weekend off and might be working from home which means I can hang washing out or walk to town for supplies or make endless coffee but it's blooming labour intensive often getting paid extremely little for a lot of output and no credit gets depressing.
When you sell designs to companies it's a mixed feeling because people are always trying to get your creativity for less and to be honest it' like selling your soul. I'm finding selling it myself gives me a lot more satisfaction. Even if I sell very few it's still more than I get per design for others.
On an up point the classes where I get to meet the crafting ladies is such a complete joy. Always so interesting and makes it all worth while. Some of the emails I get keep me hanging in there .When I see what you all do with my templates or stamps I always feel overwhelmed. Thank you to the ladies on Ventura a few weeks ago you all produced beautiful work.
To any young thing out there hoping for a design career I would say two words. 'Surface Design' it's so the moment -go do it!
.... in a brick wall in old kent rd high above the facia and shop fronts was a plant that grew from seemingly no where. As I sat by a sleeping Sof I looked out of the window and I sketched away and this is my blog post..........
also just like to say Nurses make the worst patients! ;)
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