I've been having a funny old time of it lately... Although my professional/business life couldn't be better, with fabulous opportunities in the pipe line, my personal life has just been going from bad to worse. But I am not a quitter and find it extremely hard to give up on anything or anyone. I will go over and above to help someone, and want to help save everyone in the world. Unfortunately there comes a time when you owe it to yourself to walk away. Cue for a quote, lol...
"There are some things in life that even chocolate or wine can't help with.!"
"Some people feel that holding on and hanging in are signs of strength, but sometimes the strength comes in the letting go"
With those in mind I have been trying to be kind to myself, with lots of love, little treats and positive affirmations. I decided to turn my little bedroom into a journaling snug, leaving my bedroom free to just be a beautiful boudoir, to aid restful sleep, lol. So I have lugged one of the couch's up from the lounge, moved all my journaling and sewing paraphernalia in there, loaded it with candles and have set about creating art for the walls.
We have tons of large painted canvas's in our house...well what do you expect with both me and Jay at it, but as I've decorated and tastes altered, they have been lying unloved. So I have decided that what my journaling room needs is journaling...!!! At first I was going to write all over the walls, but then I remembered the canvas's and thought them the ideal candidate for the job.
So here's the first one finished. Its over 7ft tall and looks very impressive.
First of all I wrote everything out in draft.
Then I filled it all in with black paint
Then I went to town with my doodling
Just frikkin love it and have started three more, in a slightly different style.
Have had a lovely day today. It was the kids day workshop and we were making canvas Christmas decorations. It went fabulously, and who came and joined me for the day, but this lovely lady.
Yes it's the one and only gorgeous Kaz. She had brought her family with her and is staying a few days. Millie attended the workshop and hubby Daz was ushered into the kitchen to make copious amounts of tea.
They came laden with gifts for me...such a lucky girl.! Its not everyday you get a suitcase full of china, is it..??
I tell you, in my neck of the woods, china teapots are few and far between.
I am in the process of clearing out all the mugs in the kitchen and replacing them with china cups and saucers. Their will be a plethora of teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowls, all tastefully mismatched. Oh and little cake plates for your choccie biscuits or slices of Battenburg...
Why? you might ask.. because I want to, is the reply. I am going to introduce some Old English charm, lol. Plus, it's my studio, lol.
Now stop moaning Bezzie Su, I have a mug here especially for you.!!!
This was amongst Kaz's gifts. A fabby 1940's teapot, with plenty of room for many a brew.
This little beauty was earmarked straight away for my house. I even found a Queen teaspoon, courtesy of Sexy Susie.
Ditto with this gorgeous set, six of each, en route to my dining room. And no, Jay, don't even think about it, they are mine all mine..!!!
Here's a few of the cups.
And this gorgeous set was courtesy of the lovely Liz.
Here I am with My Maisie and Kaz's Millie, who hit it off like a house on fire and bonding over their love of art journals.
Kaz had sent me these earlier on in the week as a little cheer up gift, but I wasn't sure how to fit them.
Can you tell what they are.??
Oh yes, my car is now sporting luscious long lashes...Tres chic..
And I have saved the best till last, any ideas..?
Does this help...??
Just take a lookie at this little beauty she brought me.
How fabulous is that.?? I was sooooo excited I nearly peed myself.!!!
I am hoping Our Ben is going to start using it to do the newsletter.!!!
The following two pictures are purloined from the that gorgeous bundle of gorgeousness's blog...the one and only Dina Wakley. Pop over and see her write up.
There is also another fabby write up on the lovely Kat's blog
I will leave you with one of my pages from the ledger,