Merry Christmas to you!

Some great news today - I sold three more paintings at the Art 4 Xmas sale at our local community art gallery (ACDC). That brings the total to four paintings sold and I'm wrapt. It's such a buzz to think that my art will be hanging on someone elses wall! I hope they really find joy in looking at them each day. Here's my latest...
Have a wonderful, peaceful christmas with your family and friends.
I hope it is special and that Father Christmas finds his way to your place.
Thanks for stopping by, X Me


Pay It Forward - Go on, I dare you!

I’ve just signed up for this really neat exchange on my friend Fiona's blog.
This is how it works:
Pay It Forward Exchange is based on the concept of the movie “Pay It Forward”.
I will send a hand made gift to the first three people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join the PIF exchange.
All the gifts will be made and posted out ’sometime within the next year’. How exciting to not know when your surprise package will arrive!
What you need to do in return, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. This Exchange is only open to those with active websites or blogs.
Would you like to join in the fun? Other comments are welcome, but only the first three will be my Pay It Forward recipients.


If you're a scrapbooker, then you need to go here and read all about why what we do matters. Really matters. I've been in a bit of a scrap void lately, but this little post makes want to dive right back in. Our stories are sacred and important. Even the small and seemingly insignificant ones need to ne remembered. Here's one I'm going to scrap about soon. This little conversation took place yesterday...
Millie was sitting on my lap having one of theose tender moments, giving me a big cuddle and being all smoochy. She found a small beauty spot...ok, mole, just under my left eye and was gently touching it. Then she just looked me in the eye and said "Mummmy, you are so cute"
X Me


Is this the most beautiful little boy you've ever seen or what! I could just drown in those eyes - they are amazing. I'm so glad I captured this moment, that look he gets just prior to breaking out in a big Mr Happy Jack grin... This one - this grin - how adorable is that!!! I am one lucky mumma!
And this little elf just wouldn't play the photo game - so I ended up with a heap of strange crazy shots of Miss Moo.

Been incredibly tired in the past week - and having the kids on my own this week too - so have really just blobbed out at night. But my ma is coming up next week so hope to jump back into some painting then... Thanks for stopping by, X Me


Here She Is!

Well here is my next painting - what do you think? She's alot bigger than all the rest and I loved working on a bigger canvas. It gives you so much more room to play and make interesting marks. I'm not so good with tiny-fiddly. Hopefully if I sell the first fourpaintings at the gallery I'll get to see her hanging there too. That is of course, unless you want to buy her...
Thanks for stopping by, X Me


If You're a Mum, You'll Understand...

Today was a milestone day. I had my first cup of coffee (yes, still a tad tired) UNHINDERED (in I have no idea how long) !!! Yes, that's right - from the very first sip right the way through to the end. It was hot - oh soooo lovely and hot. I didn't have to share it, or stop halfway to sort out an incident, and it didn't get left half drunk in the mug, or worse still left in the pot. BUT WAIT! There's more... I even managed to have a whole piece of banana bread on my own too. Now, if you're a mum of littlies, or have been in the past, you will understand the enormity of this occurance and why it was post-worthy and blogable.
All I can say is one word: BUNNINGS
The stars were right - this is a good week for me!
I have another painting just waiting in the wings too - check back tomorrow if you want to see her - she's a rippa!
Thanks for stopping by, X Me


Here They Are!

Here's the latest to paintings from my desk. What do you think? I haven't named these two - perhaps not this time. I'm thinking that may need to be left to the (hopefully) new owner! The words on this one reads "she started to believe she could"... I like this one.

And this one reads: " her wings had not been used for so long, but now it was time..."
And below is a shot of three waiting patiently on the shelf for their new homes - fingers crossed the Art for Xmas sale at the local community gallery goes well.Thanks for stopping by, X Me