Thursday, May 31, 2007

London, West End

I'm afraid it's been a while since my last post...apologies.

I'm just back from a cool trip to London where I got to see a whole load of new sights. What a well kept city. Everything appears very groomed for the tourist eye but I had a ball all the same. The Underground is amazing too- it transports 300 000 people to and from London everyday. That's a massive amount of people compared to where I'm from.

Here are some holiday snaps.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Lucky me!

Recently I've been off from work because I burnt my arm quite badly with a boiling hot mug of green's the cats fault but anyway! When I returned back to work, after a good week and a half away, my work friends had bought some beautiful gifts for me. I'm so lucky to have such kind people to work with.
As you can see from above, they bought me this amazingly beautiful orchid, which I've placed on our mantle piece in the parlour. Isn't it a gorgeous colour? Little did they know that when I get married later in the year, the flowers that will be decorating our tables will be orchids. Even look at the cute bowl/pot it is sitting in. How oriental.

The second gift I received was from my friend Jonathan. He bought me some really adorable hand towels with fantastic embellishments on them. One says- Domestic Goddess in Disguise. Hehehe... it is so cute. The other says- I love Chocolate. It has the cutest little chocolate cup cakes and sweets on it.

Ah the Joy! Don't I feel special!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Textile sample

Sometimes, old forgotten peices of work can become new inspiration when viewed with fresh eyes. This is a textile sample from my college days which I really disliked. I by no means love it now, but I'm not sick at the sight of it like I used to be. In has actually started a few ideas floating around in my head.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 you can see by the time on this post, attempting to blog early in the morning hasn't really happened. First thing I do when I get up in the morning is make a gorgeous piping hot mug of coffee. While I'm sipping this I like to be alone, no-one to listen or talk too, except my imagination slowly starting to warm up for the day. Ten minutes later I'm buzzing around the house as if I've been up for hours. I then jump on my treadmill for my religious one hour power walk, before getting showered and ready for a day at work. When I get home in the evening, I start preparing the dinner straight away, followed by a routine tidy up, another shower, then fall into bed. This is when I spend time on my laptop searching blogland and finding inspiration. I find that changing that routine somehow doesn't really work for me, hence why it's become my routine in the first place...Oh the comfort of a routine life...?!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Inspiration come early!

There are some truly amazingly talented artists in blogland...all are extremely inspiring to me. However the time of day that I tend to get onto my laptop and do a little bit of searching around is ALWAYS late at night!!! This is the worst time to get inspired and to get the ol' brain ticking because it means it will be another sleepless night where all I do is lay in bed, thinking of all these marvellous ideas. Of course, come sunrise I am far too exhausted to actually get up and start anything...least of all go off to work for the day.

*Yawn* I'm getting sleepy just thinking of yet another tiresome night.

That being said, I'm going to make the effort, from this moment onwards, not to do my arty research at night!! Please let me stick to this decision for the sake even of vanity. My dark under eye circles are becoming a 'feature' on my face. Yikes!

Why can't i wake up fresh to resemble this beauty???

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Saturday, May 5, 2007

New Years Resolution ???

This is somewhat of a very late New Years Resolution- to make myself more committed to producing artsy creations and etsy on a weekly basis. I thought if I made myself a blog that a few people would enjoy viewing then there would be a reason to keep on creating. My passions are textiles ( anything involving fabric), art journals, scrapbooking, collage, altered books and art. I have a million squillion inspirations, but sometimes I just love beautiful things...useful or not.