Thursday, 5 January 2012
Gotta get on with it
it's been a while since I have blogged. I have had good reason to be away for such a long time, my dad very sadly passed away on the 14th of October and I have been all over the place since that time. Although my family and I have taken it well I have still found some things hard to do. One of the last things my dad said to me was "Susan, I hope you are still creating, it's the only thing that keeps you normal". My dad was a very creative person himself and one of the main things I miss doing with him is working on different projects. I remember a Japanese lamp that we both worked on, I gave him the design and he made the frame for me with recycled wood. I will share a picture of that lamp in this post, I was lucky enough to have it published in a craft magazine, my dad was very proud of this.Btw the photos used on the lamp are from a trip that my husband and I made to Japan in 2004, can't believe its been that long since that holiday.
Anyway, I have made a simple card today to start me off on my 2012 blogging journey. Although I haven't been blogging I have been doing a lot of crafty things for the local pop up project in the suburb that I live in. I have mentioned pop up a few times in previous posts, I just love pop-up. The vellum flowers that are featured in this card are what I have been cutting out for an instillation that I am involved in for the Sydney festival. We are planning to make 2000 flowers, hopefully more for a sustainable garden where all the flowers and leaves etc will be made from recycled products such as shopping bags, packaging etc, I am very excited to be involved in this and hope it all comes together.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish every a very happy 2012, hope its a really great year for you all. This year I am planning to focus on the things that I do right instead of always being hard on myself for the things that I should be doing better, a friend of mine from pop up reminded me about the importance of this the other day and this has made me deal with this difficult time in a positive way.Also, I haven't forgotten about my giveaway but will be announcing the winner at the end of Jan as I just need some more time to organize the voucher, I hope everyone who has entered so far will be understanding about this.
The Challenges I have included-
Anything goes linking party-Passionately artistic
Anything goes linking party-Make it monday
Anything goes-Pile it on
This card was chosen to be part of the CARDS challenge gallery
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