Tuesday, 29 January 2013

My word for 2013 has arrived

Unlike most of you who will read this blog entry, the word of the year is very new to me.  I am late starting this blog hop because I just couldn’t find a work that was suitable.  I could choose 2 words but that would be breaking the rules and I am very much a rule abider.  So the word I have chosen for 2013 is CONFIDENCE.

Wikipedia says: Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself.

I have only recently had the confidence to show any of my art work on this blog.  I don't have a very big following here so I should have all the confidence in the world showing it off. 

Two projects I am going to accomplish this year with CONFIDENCE are:- running a book binding class and a Mandala/Meditation workshop at the local Art/Craft co-op.  I have procrastinated for several years about my experience, ability, talent or knowledge in these 2 subjects.  I know in my heart I can create a successful workshop but the word CONFIDENCE keeps plugging away in the back of my mind because my CONFIDENCE has been hiding for years this is the year for it to bloom.  

I will be updating my Word of the year page regularly so check back to see how my CONFIDENCE is being challenged.

Monday, 21 January 2013

The week just gone

I have been watching lots of video tutorials for the last week.  I have discovered ( I have no idea where) the beautiful blog of Jennibellie I am totally inspired by everything on this blog.

I love this paper flower tutorial, the possibilities are endless, I am really pleased with the way mine turned out.  I used gloss photo paper and the result was great, with very strong petals that won't bend easily.

I made an art journal from recycled cereal boxes (actually mine was made from recycled cat food boxes)
I made some ATC's for swaps on Swap Bot.  This one is a watercolour sea creature swap.  I used Twinkling H2O's to create the background and turtle.  It is hard to see the finished effect but the shimmer is really lovely and the feel of the cardboard is very silky after using these paints.
I uses home made alcohol inks to create this paper, I just love how it turned out.  I used gloss photo paper, I only had one sheet left so can;t wait to get some more to create more papers for paper flowers.

All in all I am very satisfied with my creative efforts this week.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hello 2013

Hello Lovelies, Happy New Year.
I spent New Years Eve with family at our local New Years gathering.  The outside venue was pack considering it was such a windy evening.  We usually stay until the end but last night was an exception, our family group left after the 9.30 fire works. The fire works display was as spectacular as usual unfortunately my camera didn't capture the sparkles in all their glory. I have missed the Sydney fireworks at midnight for a few years now because of our family night out but last night I was home in time to watch the New Year fireworks on the TV.  I know I am biased but I have to say Australia does fireworks displays to equal anything the rest of the world can do.   These are some of my pictures from last night with the exception of the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Fireworks from Sydney

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