Wednesday, August 28, 2013


This weeks inspirational quote comes from a Ellen Giggnbach, an artist whom I admire greatly. I just hopped over to her website and loved the answer she gave to the following question. It sounds easy to do but living in the moment is a daily practice for me. It's hard to get out of your head & I mean really out- letting go of all the chatter & becoming truly present. Try it & see how you feel. 

Do you have a life motto?
Something that you find inspirational and drives you?

I have learnt to relax and enjoy the little things in life. Every day I go for a walk, and instead of looking down, I look around me at the flowers and birds, smells and colours, it's about living in the moment,
It helps me appreciate my lovely life!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Spring And Summer Memories

Today I've been reminded that time is flying by and soon it will be Autumn. I REALLY don't want summer to end! I feel so much better in myself when it's warm & sunny- I think I must have been a reptile in a previous life because during the winter months all I want to do is curl up & hibernate (not sure my 3 year old would approve of that). Here's a sweet project I did a while ago that's helping to keep me in a summery mood! 

Monday, August 19, 2013


Happy Monday everyone. Lately I've been looking for daily inspirational quotes to comfort one of my closest friends and I noticed that I loved reading them as much as he did. With that in mind, every Monday I will post one of my favourite quotes here to inspire you too! Here's my first, enjoy!

"Life is a great big canvas.
Throw all the paint on it you can."

Danny Kaye

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Painted Pages

I've been taking an e- course with Sarah Ahearn Bellemare and it's been a joy. Through showing me her painting process (which is fascinating to watch) she has taught me various new techniques- my favourite tip so far has to be a game she taught us on how to get yourself unstuck when you are staring at a blank canvas & have no idea what to do or where to start.

Here are some backgrounds I created using Sarah's game, not sure where they will lead yet but I had so much fun creating them. I just let my inner child come out - I didn't care if it looked ugly, I just kept on going & enjoying the process, I ended up going to bed pretty late that day!

If you would like to find out more about Sarah's course, it is called Painted Pages and I would highly recommend you having a look.

P.S I forgot to mention I also got a little 'fun-filled class pack' in the post with an envelope to open each week of the course. Every time I open one of the envelopes it feels like I'm opening a gift & really brightens my day :-)