Friday, 17 April 2015


Hello!  I am struggling to post at the moment as my main computer has developed a fault and while I have a lap top it is difficult to access the photos that I want and to do the things I want.  I won't bore you with the irritating problems but a replacement part is in the post and I hope to be back on schedule soon.

Don't you just hate technology sometimes! 

I read a friends post yesterday where she spoke about having a love-hate relationship with her blog.  I could relate to this.  I decided in January that I did want to continue with my Project 365 but I am aware that photography has become a large focus in my posts and I have so much more I want to share.  I can't wait to have my computer back in use but meantime I am off next week to the Shetland Islands. I am on a book-making course with the amazing Rachel Hazell, and to say I am excited is an understatement!  I am expecting lack of signal and wifi so my frustration with technology will continue but I hope to catch up on my return.

Meantime my workspace is piled with paper and projects that I am working on and I have made a new journal to take with me which I am really excited about.  I hope you are busy enjoying what ever it is you love! 

Due to my technical struggles I have not always left comments on
blogs that I have visited but I have enjoyed your posts.  Thanks for visiting and I'd be interested to know if you sometimes have a love-hate relationship with your blog. Sometimes I wish I did not commit to posting photos weekly, but I know I will feel a sense of achievement at the end of the year. To use the phrase from Master Mind, I have started so I will continue!! 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


A big thank you to Leandra at PaperArtsy for inviting me to take part in this round of 3UP! I was super excited to be part of this a long with team members, Miriam Grazier and Jane Castle. And a big
thank you also to Lucy Edmondson who was curator for my team.

Always up for a challenge, I chose the colour group: Purple (as I am not naturally drawn to this), Yellow and a touch of Blue.  The brief also asked me to include one topic covered on the PaperArtsy blog
this past semester and so my idea of making a pair of matching bird themed matchboxes fitted well. One would include a tiny nest with eggs and the other a miniature bird themed book. What's more, I had been saving a sheet of paper for that 'special project' and finally it seemed the time had come to use it!

So here are photos of my finished boxes.

I like the idea that eggs hold unknown potential and will hopefully develop into birds that fly.  This connects with the second box....


The quote I chose on the matchbox reminds me to
and the book inside reads: 
I really enjoyed making this project – the matchboxes have been waiting quietly as an idea for some weeks and it’s a good feeling when it comes together, even more so when I feel pleased with the result and it includes purple!!  
If you would like to see the works of others who have participated in this 3UP do pop across to PaperArtsy.  Thanks for popping by!!
(Topics covered within the brief: Shiny Things, Paint, Miniature Art and Deconstruction). 
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