Saturday, 14 July 2012

Honesty, Pink and Grey

I have changed the background colour of the blog as I love pink but it can irritate me after a while.  Thought I would change it to my other fave colour - turquiose - didn't work.  Therefore I have opted for a soft grey - this appears to be my fall back colour I own rather a lot of grey clothes and they suit me too, I feel pretty happy in grey  and you can throw on a bright scarf/beads/shoes and voila - chic but my humble opinion.  (NB. nothing to do with this 50 shades thing going on at the mo, as with music I am completely behind the times on this one).

I never keep up to date with blog reading and also dont see that I should.  I read blogs as and when the mood takes me.  I have a favourite blog and I clicked the link today to catch up, only to find that in April (I know, behind the times again - but it's ok, in the words of Cap'n Jack Sparrow 'I'm good wiv it') the lady who writes it got ill, shut up shop and moved, losing her BFF along the way.  It was a very honest post and though very sad, it felt refreshing to read such honesty - sorry to all my fellow bloggers and maybe you disagree but I find my blog - flowers things up, picks out the good bits and presents a lovely picture to the world (or the handful who read me), but that was the lovely thing about this lady's blog, she didnt flower it up, she was funny but honest I was obviously well jel of the gorgeous shop but she presented the reality not the fantasy, it was definitely the well earned product of lots of hard work!

So from this day forth I am going to attempt to be HONEST, tell how hard it is, say when I am uninspired, show the feelings of uncertainty and wibbles in confidence, when all I want to do is quit and go back to bed, I usually like my finished articles but someone else is always better, someone else is really living the dream, why is life always a trade off? why is there so little time? why do I always! smudge the ink? 'why oh why Mr Anderson?'  (Agent Smith - The Matrix) apologies I watch a lot of films - more escapism??!  Although I suppose Pirates of the Scabby Bean and The Matrix aren't exactly a flowery view of life.

Anyhoo it is the craft meet up next weekend, so catch me there.

Nik x

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Teacher Time

I'm baaaaack!!

I have been on holiday, doing this....

and this......

and this :(

diagnosis? ... hypocondriac!

But now I am well and truly back, came home to a raft of orders and have been painting madly ever since, then I realised that I better look sharp as our tax form needs to be in by September and the books are still no more than scribbles (readable of course). 

I've also been helping school paint a mural on 3 big planters in the courtyard, more on that soon - when it's finished - but now as I have been spending so much time at school I am reminded that there are only a couple of weeks left to sort teacher pressies.  Of course I shall be painting door hangers from my two and will share these once term is out but I though I would share previous designs in case you fancied purchasing a unique gift this time.  These also look pretty special tied to a bottle of wine and are so personal (see bottom pic - this was for a wedding but you get the idea) and they wouldn't even need wrapping they are so cute.

If you would like to order contact us via facebook and we will get painting, dont forget to think about what wording you would like included, we can also put a little message from you on the back too.   All for a fabulous £4.50 (plus postage if you are far far away .... from Chorley, Lancashire).

Nik xx