Sunday, August 26, 2012

inspired by the humble daisy

I'm inspired by the humble daisy. It's always out making the best of every day, head held high, bright and sunny.

Have you ever looked at the plain and unassuming and seen just how darn interesting it really is?

Next time you're out and about, take your camera and look at things from a different angle.

You'll be amazed by what you actually see.

And when we look at one thing in a whole different way, it can be very inspiring!

Hope your weekend has been an inspiring one...

Carole x

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm back!

I'm back!
I know, I've been a bit quiet of late, but it's been so miserable here with constant rain and grey gloomy days. It takes all my effort just to get up in the morning and go to work. It certainly doesn't inspire any creative goodness! I have been spending a lot of time in front of a lovely fire, reading and writing.

But today, well today is Friday and I have the day off work. And to add to this today is fine. Yes, fine. A gloriously sunny day with the bluest of blue skies. So it's time to put the book down and put my gumboots on and go for a walk outside. Wanna come?

The spring bulbs are a riot of colour, thousands of them, the smell is divine. In an attempt to bring Spring inside I now have daffodils in every room of the house, even the smallest :) They bring a smile to my face!
Blue on blue!

Wow, the plum tree is loaded with blossom! The smell is heady and the bees are working overtime.

Even the apricot tree is promising lots of fruit this summer, yay! And there are a few satsuma mandarins still left on the tree, the last of the season so they should be super sweet.

I'm leaving mud puddles all round the garden and it's flicking up all over my trousers! Arrgggg!

I'll leave you with some spring happiness and I'll be back soon, I promise!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

what do I collect?

I was asked to fill two pages in a zine on what I like to collect.
So I sat back and thought about this, probably because I was asked to create inside the boundaries of two pages of a paper zine.
The first problem is that I'm not into collage, paint, or paper and I struggle to work in these mediums.
Of course I can, but I prefer not to, and I like to challenge myself to not work in them.
The second problem was that I probably could've filled way more than two pages with thing I like to collect!
So here goes with a few of my favourite things and what better way to add them to the page than in free motion stitching!

I've completely taken ownership of the zine page, hope you like it Nathalie!

Carole x