28 November, 2009

Why is it?

Why is it that the older you get the faster the years seem to roll by?  I remember when I was small that it felt like an eternity for Christmas and Birthdays to arrive.  Now it feels as though no longer is one birthday done and dusted when another one rolls around and the time in between seems less and less and you are able to achieve less and less.  The achieving of less and less could be because I seem to expect more and more of myself!  I wonder why that is.

In case you hadn't realised it's my birthday today.  I've had a great day even though the weather didn't play along and was miserable - cold and wet!  I received some really great gifts and went out for a delicious meal with friends and family tonight so all in all I've been a spoilt girl. Now I am looking forward to my favourite time of year - Christmas. Although I do have a lot of things to get done before then.  Watch this space.

22 November, 2009

Arty happenings

I have been attending a few art classes lately - not 'real art' but mixed media which is a wonderful art form for someone like me who can't draw to save herself!!

I completed this collage on Thursday. Quite difficult to get a decent photo but hopefully you get the idea!  I'm making another one which is about half finished - will post piccies when it is complete. 
These collages are so much fun to work on.  I am in danger of not getting any Christmas cards fnished!!

What else have I been doing in my self imposed time off? Well I've made some birthday cards - which for some reason I didn't photograph (must be getting forgetful in my old age..) I've been spring cleaning the house - we had a really therapeutic throwing out of old clothes today - bliss!  I have a lot of work going on outside at the moment.  We are building a deck as well as doing some landscaping - have a few things to make for outside too.

I have also been enjoying what little sunshine we've seen.  This photo was taken recently on one of our rare sunny days (Spring sucked so I hope Summer makes up for it)