Rose on Tray

Rose on Tray

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Activity with wire

Activity with wire

Using only your hands bend wire in a meaningful line… I created this Dancing Woman…

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Changing a bathroom door…

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I recently (bored) attacked my bathroom door with paint and a few strange ideas…the outcome was not too bad!!
On the outside door I put up one of my rose paintings and then painted little birds lower down. On the inside I went wild with more birds and a love theme!! The nice thing is that i can just cover it with white paint and start again…!!! Never worked on such a big canvas before…!!
The first photos are the “before” then the “after”

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a Girl called Kaylynn

This little girl loves everything pretty…and butterflies…

I made this from paper to hang on her bedroom door

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Creating for Children

I’m at the age now where my friends are all starting with families.  Which means baby showers and presents.  I started to make some decorative boards for childrens rooms.  I work mostly with felt, it’s easy….basically cut and paste.  I like the wonderful bright coloured pictures you can create.

But with the last baby boy, I attempted something different using only paper.  I had different colours and textures and cut out silhouettes of each, double sided.  they get glued together with a nice ribbon in the middle, creating something cute to hang from the wall, the ceiling or above the baby bed… Once you start there are a million thing to attempt and a million ideas in your head!!  I love doing this.  Unfortunately I did not take pic’s of all my attempts, but this is a way to just relax, and enjoy.

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My Excavation – The Terracotta Warrior

I received this do it yourself excavation set from my brother in law, Charl.  You get a brick, small excavation tools, and the outcome is your own little terracotta warrior. It was fun and messy…and Alexa did the final  inspection.

Arts and Creativity

Painting is my big hobby, and I enjoy it very much.  But sometimes I wonder if there are more people like me….having a full time job, a nice social life, after hours studying….and struggling to get time to actually sit down and paint.

I sit down in front of my work table, my paints and brushes all too ready to get to work, and I am just totally blank to start. But my head keeps buzzing about the deadlines at work, the friend I haven’t seen in a long time, and the coming exams which I still don’t feel ready for.

And then I get up and go to bed because actually, I am SOO
O tired, I just need to sleep!!!

Anyone???

Or I go and sit in front of the computer….my favourite site….Wikipedia 

Anything and everything I hear about and don’t understand, or haven’t heard of is explained clearly….I love it!

And I love my job at Boland Travel, a local Travel Agency in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

So ,….what I am actually trying to figure out , is getting that balance between work and play….I guess the struggle of humankind!

So , right now, after my computer session….off to bed…hoping,hoping that tomorrow I will get a creativity B L A S T and create something beautiful and meaningful!

Gu Night