Thursday, August 25, 2011


"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic and we’ll change the world."  Jack Layton  
A great quote from a Canadian politician who beleived we all have the power to make a difference.
Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what bloggers from all over the world have found in their sky to share this week. Updated to confirm the bird is a Cormorant or yes in deed a shag on a rock.
Adding a link to our post on the Tattered Angels site with lots of tutorials about colour and paint techniques.  Another favorite company is Ruby Rock-It by a great little Aussie company Fynmark.
They will have a design team call in the USA shortly and well worth having a look at, there is a fair bit of me in both their galleries. One of my favorite design teams is the gang at Helmar Adhesives, lots of fun and creative ideas on what you can do with glue. This is my contribution to their sketch challenge for September.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Unique Light

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light."  Mary Dunbar 
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Peter Toth’s Trail of Whispering Giants Plymouth MA USA.  Sharing this photo with Sky Watch Friday fans, follow the link to see what they have discovered in their skies this week. Sky Watch lost one of their founding members this week, Klaus Peter we will miss his blog and photos that captured nature at its best.
Will be updating my posts for Tattered Angels this week, stop by for a peek of our latest glimmering creations.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Making Wishes Come True

"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing."  Louisa May Alcott
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Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone. This picture is from Chicago airport full of people scurrying off to someplace at the end of the hall is a great big metal globe that reminded me how small the world is some days. For the last few weeks I have been mostly viewing the sky from inside airports and buildings. Click the link to see what bloggers from all over have found in their skies this week.
Added a tutorial to the Helmar site this week on making shabby chic flowers to quick and easy way. And speaking of shabby chic, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Melissa Frances at the CHA in Chicago. It was really nice to see her looking well and telling the story behind her new range of papers called 5th Avenue. Loving these pretty shades and can't wait till they ship down under to Australia.

Friday, August 05, 2011

The Sea

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”  Jacques Cousteau
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At the beach even the overcast skies have a special glow about them. Had a fabulous time catching up with family and friends at the beach, not so much photo taking but lots of laughs to add sparkle to the day.   Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what bloggers from all over have found in their sky to share this week.
Adding this salt washed heart to Clytie’s Random Hearts blog party found on an early morning walk where the reflected light played all kinds of fun games with color.
True North is an important tool for mariners and a popular theme for artists seeking their muse and direction.  Long distance travel and sitting in airplanes for a few days gave me lots of time to consider who I want to grow up to be and what remains as important in life.