December 29, 2010
the excitement is building, not long now until the brand spanking new year…….. I so love this time, a time to start again,its like writing on the first new page of an excercise book when I was at school. Pristine clean, new pen dipped in just the right amount of ink and writing the first word, such a wonderful feeling. I have started writing about all the things I want to do, visit, see, experience, create…………… Cant wait, feel so full of optimism………. just off for another visit to the sea, even though misty I just have to see it, its become a real friend.
this image started life in my bread bin !!, I don’t buy bread in general, but now and again I fancy some nice dark rye pumpernickel, which is fairly moist. Well I must have forgotten about it totally and when I looked in there at the “zip up” plastic bag in comes in all I could see was what looked like a clump of yellow felt. It was a mould of some sort, white and yellow, not the usual grey green colour, when I looked it up it was some kind of mould that penicillin is made off ! Just had to photograph this……….. I then layered at cut and pasted the image together to form a pattern………………….
January 2, 2009
Mmmmm, you just cannot beat it, this is how I usually start my day……….. Marmalade, the orangey sweetness with a real sharp tang of juicy seville oranges, just delicous. It needs to be spooned over lurpak slightly salted butter spread on really crunchy toast. This morning whilst sipping a large steaming cup of columbian flavours, looking out of my window I began to think about the time of year, how its a beautiful clean sheet, everything wiped clean for the year ahead……… How its time to water the growing seeds within, the creative seeds, the burgeoning strengths I have here that have been left to stagnate for many years. This year is the year they will come to the forefront of my life instead of letting them sit within the wilderness…… My interior design business is now a more balanced part of my life, I can have both ! ………. that is a good feeling. My biggest seeds of all are my two very adult children whom I love dearly, but I have so much more, my new attempts at paper cutting, photography, clay sculpture, drawing and sketching in oil pastels, writing, its all so exciting. Etsy, and new people I have met through the blog have been so inspiring to me, a big thankyou to Elsita for starting me on the road of paper, its magical. Even think I may open an Etsy shop!!