…growing my journal skills…

Kid free time is a bit of a rarity around here. Kid free days with the mister are even rarer. While we are lucky to have my folks in town, and the children have regular sleepovers, they don’t happen much on weekends. Between their work and my husbands, weekday sleepovers tend to work out better, so over the years that’s […]

…dreamscapings…

What if we were made of daydreams? What magic would we weave? How would our eyes sparkle at the thought of another day, a fresh start, a Monday full of wonder? What if we were made of daydreams? If our to-do lists were replaced with new projects? Errands with good company? What ifs replaced with I Ams? The mundane everyday […]

…art class gatecrasher…

There’s a running joke in our house, that homeschooling is merely an elaborate ruse for extended craft time. That’s before we start cooking the books and sneaking new creative supplies in through the school budget not the craft budget. I love the creativity our homeschool rhythm inspires in our children. They are forever working on one project or another. This […]

…MOCS & SOCS…

It’s no real secret around here, that if there’s one thing I love more than crafting, it’s crafting along with a friend. Long weekends especially, are made for crafty shenanigans and challenges and communal projects. One of the favourite parts of a communal project, for me, anyway, is it often pushes me in ways I wouldn’t be pushed, if I […]

…gelli on a plate…

One thing I’ve learnt over the years, is when the mojo hits, it’s going to be like a pebble in my shoe, and will continue to make itself known until I deal with it. Traditionally the week after camp is a weird mix of being in a slump of exhaustion and a buzzing ball of creative energy. Camp at home […]

…making art everyday…

One of my goals this year is to up my Procreate skills. As part of 21 Things 21 Times, I am aiming to do 21 Procreate Tutorials, and after a bit of a surf around Insta, I discovered Bardot Brushes, and her “Making Art Everyday” prompt series. I made a bit of a start on it, before my iPad completely […]

…365, or part there of…

Sometimes, ideas come along so totally genius, that they go from an offhand comment on a Friday night, to a fully fledged plan by Saturday lunch time. This particular idea was so very genius that even the husbands involved were on board. By on board, of course, I mean they didn’t say a flat out no when the idea was […]

…creating a daily habit…

There’s something about the start of a new year, that brings with it a fresh burst of energy and creativity and a gross underestimation of what I can achieve in daily life, once the delightful laziness of summer holidays has worn off and we are back into the usual rhythm of school and chores and all the things that exist […]

…how very novel…

Every now and then, a random opportunity pops up, and becomes a snowball effect. For this particular snowball, we need to track back a bit, to an instagram tag in March last year with a couple of detours… Detour one is brought to you by random instagram scrolling. I have long envied the talented people all over insta who have […]

…on the thread day of Christmas…

…my true love gave to me, six loose thread bobbins, five paper layers, four paint colours, three fave stencils, two adhesives and a thread minder in a pear tree. Ok, so grand lyricist I am not. What I am, though, is rather adept at taking hold of an idea and running with it. Occasionally I even finish said idea. Over […]