January 6, 2008

Fresh Start....

Thank you all so much for your sweet birthday wishes, all your comments mean so much and Im thrilled about turning 37 !!!...(note to self: do not scrutinize your face so close to the bathroom mirror….laugh lines are good!)

Hey ive missed you all!
I was forced to take a blogging break as we’re busy putting our little house back in order – the paintings done and the house looks like its had a facelift…its been very tiring on all of us though and on Thursday we are heading north for a week at the beachside – I cant wait!!!

Ive spent the last few days decluttering – I have so much stuff!!
My spare room/ craft room/(dumping ground) was the main culprit …my magazine addiction is taking over…really taking over!
It’s okay to keep some favourite issues but do I really need 8 years worth of magazines ??(I’m not kidding!)
Will I ever go back to read that article, copy that hairstyle, cook that recipe? ….I don’t think so!!! so out they went …it was hard though….my spare room is looking mighty neat and tidy so that will make up for it I guess.

I don’t really like making resolutions but January is always good to have a think of some goals.
I hope to finally open an Etsy shop this year…ive been wanting to for ages but don’t do anything about it – its a little scary for me and I don’t know why - I just need to find the courage to go for it…do others have doubts or is it just me? Im only human I guess but I don’t want my insecurities holding me back.
Another thing I want to do is find time to draw more often.
For Christmas I got a beautiful book ‘Age of Feminine drawing’ which is so inspiring it deserves a blogging post of its own, apart from that it’s the usual - eat well, live well, love more, create more and take time to enjoy the simple things!
Have a fun day!!

* 50's Royal Pudin images from Flickr - arent they fun!*


  1. Good to have you back to blogging!
    Love those Puding images!
    And i so understand having a magazine addiction. Decluttering those usually means tearing out the most fabulous pages and throwing out the remains of the mags.

  2. I hope you can part with your magazines, I also have them, stacks and stacks but am trying to get rid of them all, only to receive more. It must be the Input in us...we are collectors. Happy belated 37th birthday and I hope you have a great time at the beach!

  3. Wow, well done on throwing out years worth of magazines (even the house deserves a fresh start right?) 'The Age of Feminine Drawing' is on my wishlist, hope to get it soon. I think you already do so well with your creativity, hope you start your etsy store soon.x (love the pudding images too)

  4. I saw that book (Age of...) listed on another blog too and it looks amazing...I once had an art teacher tell me that no one but women would buy my artwork, cause it was too feminine. And he said that like it was a bad thing. LOL.
    Love the Roayl puddin artwork too.


  5. Haha magazine addiction! I have to get rid of magazines once their over a year old or cut the things I like out of them.

    Can't wait to see your Etsy shop! I'm hoping to have one this year as well and I feel the same as you. I've been too afraid to open one before.

    I hope all is well xox

  6. Those are fun images!
    Opening an Etsy shoppe is actually quite fun and easy! There was a period where I was putting a lot of effort into it and I had a great month,but I have really been too busy lately to do anything but keep an eye on it.
    Plunge in the waters fine. Start small and manageable ans see how t goes.

  7. Happy Happy Happppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppy belated birthday!!!! Kiss kiss kisss!!!! Oh, that was in Spanish! Love the ads!! xoxo

  8. Anonymous11:54 AM

    oh my goodness! happy belated birthday!!!!! 37?! wow, sooooo wonderful!!!! i hope you have an awesome vacation in the warm sun ;) and best wishes on your future etsy... there are a ton of people waiting for you and i bet that on the day you open it, items will sell like crazy!!! big hugs to you and your sweet family

  9. Anonymous12:49 PM

    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!!!!
    I need to do a serious mag clean out too! It is so very hard though isn't it! I can't wait for your etsy shop!!!!!!


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