last Christmas {Advent blogalong day 7}

Today, I’ve been playing catch up with my advent album. A blend of December Daily and Art Journal Advent, I’ve had my Little Golden Book sitting on my shelves waiting for weeks. It seems like a good idea at the time, but having completed four days so far, now I’m not so sure. My feelings on the pages range from […]

open season

Another mixed up year has both whizzed by, and dragged along, and somewhere along the way completely disappeared, washing us up on the shore of Advent Sunday. It really doesn’t feel like it should be. It hasn’t been nearly hot enough, until the last couple of days, to be genuinely considered Christmas Season. And yet, here we are. A neat […]

…blogtober day 25 :: pastel play…

Laying in the dark, heart racing, I was attempting to convince my brain that my dream was just a dream. I hadn’t left a heap of sports equipment out in the rain. I hadn’t left the storage shed wide open. In fact, dear brain, I hadn’t been near the sports field in a week, nor do I even have keys. […]

…blogtober day 22 :: camp gifts…

I’ve had a note saved on my phone for months. Inspiration had struck, on a random Thursday, on how I could create a “mail order camp experience”, without repeating what I’ve done the last couple of years. But just because I’ve known what I was going to do, and even had a decent idea HOW I was going to do […]

…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 […]