Saturday, February 24, 2007


This is a comment that I left for ALi Edwards. I thought that it might be good the place it here too.

I am grateful for oppurtunities and taking risks. I recently emailed my mother's cousin to ask for advice and support while I'm studying teaching. (she is a school principal.) This was daunting as she is quite well known and I thought it might be intrusive. I am glad I took the risk as she has rewarded me immensely. She has orgainsed mentors and oppurtunities for me while I am studying. How generous she has been with her time, spirit and resources. I am soooooo GRATEFUL.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Creative Manifesto

Ali Edwards' challenge for this week was to create a Personal Creative Manifesto.

Mine is short and punchy

  • Just Do It - get in there and create.
  • There are no mistakes.
  • Anything Goes. If it feels good, keep doing it. ( I think I pinched that from somewhere)
  • It's alright to change your mind.
  • Scraplifting is inspiration, not stealing or cheating.
  • It's supposed to be fun. If it isn't, then move on until it becomes fun again. (that applies to anything, I think.)

I think I will continue to add and revise this Manifesto , so WATCH THIS SPACE.

Also I have finished my 2nd TBR Challenge book,

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

I loved the notion that nothing is clear cut and that good people sometimes do bad things.

Now I'm off the prepare for Harry Potter and The Ghostly Hallows by rereading Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.

See YA Soon

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Book No 1 Down and Out

I have finished my 1st book for the 2007 TBR Challenge.

House Corrino - the 3rd Prequel to the DUNE series. I loved these three prequels and will go on to re read DUNE.

My LIFE ARTIST Challenge for this week wanted me to look at the scrapping item I am playing with for fun.

I am simply playing with storage. I am ORGANISING ( my word for 2007) my scrap space and having a lot of fun doing it. I have catergorised brads, collected all my pens, reorganised quotes and classified fonts and rub-ons and stickers. In doing so, I have rediscovered just how much stuff I have and how much I don't need to buy (who am I kidding with the Craft show on thursday). I am starting to feel re energised about creating after the mountain of Christmas presents I created last year.

Have a great week and I will see you soon, once I get started on my uni work. I'll tell you all about it once I wrap MY head around it.