Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A while ago my mother bought some material to have custom curtains made for her guest bedroom. Funny thing is that while she sees a bold floral pattern, all I can see is screaming faces.
Can you see it?
I laugh each time I go home because naturally I get the room with these curtains. Maybe subconsciously she's trying to tell me something.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
If I had to pick a favorite feature though it would have to be the one written about Kelly Moore. Reading about his journey left me speechless and his artwork is simply amazing. So inspiring. Have you read this issue . . . which were your favorite artists and why?
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Being there made me pause, breathe a little deeper and for a while the loss of my father weighed a little lighter.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
When I left the UK and moved to the US I knew I would face a culture shift and often found myself laughing at the differences in terminology. What I didn't expect was such a difference in public restrooms (or toilets as they're refered to in the UK).
It's not something I consciously thought about growing up but I guess I was accustomed to solid stall doors that reached the floor and a cubicle that completely enclosed you.
Imagine my surprise when I found that in the US there is a foot gap at the bottom of the stall and at least an inch gap on either side of the door.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The weirdest thing happened to me today. When I saw that I'd sold my first mixed media art canvas I found myself flooded with emotion.
I'm not sure whether it was because it's my first piece of art going off into the world, that it was purchased as a present for someone's dad (my father passed away seven years ago), or that this piece was inspired by my husband.
Whatever the reason it's a good kind of emotional and it was with pride and joy that I packaged this piece up and sent it to it's new home in LA.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
There is a small footpath on our property that my husband spent time clearing out. As I was walking along it I experienced one of those light bulb moments and emerged from the woods feeling truly inspired. My vision - to create a sculpture trail.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
In my mind I had envisaged setting off on a shopping spree (a slight spring in my step), coming home ladened with bags full of new lingerie. Instead the reality was that I found myself in a state of shock, it was as though I'd gone through some kind of pyschological trauma. What is it about going up a size that freaks us out so much? Why do we get so hung up on numbers and letters?
I found myself walking around department stores after my fitting in a complete daze, not quite ready to process the fact that I'd got bigger and went home empty handed.
Thankfully, once I'd moved past the initial shock I was able to embrace my new measurements and purchased several new bras to come home with.
What I've realized since returning to the US is that it is extremely difficult to get my size bra over here (I'm only 32 around and most of the larger cup sizes start at 34 or 36 band widths, I wonder why that is)? Looks like I'm going to have to put in some orders with my family when they come out to visit this Christmas.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
During my recent trip to the UK I had the opportunity to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. My mother and her friends are avid quilters so the main purpose of the trip was to see the British Quilt Exhibition the V&A was hosting.
After viewing the quilts I sat outside in the courtyard and had some lunch before heading off in search of one of my favorite areas. The V&A truly has something for everyone but my visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to the cast courts.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I had a wonderful three weeks in the UK visiting family and friends but I really missed my husband and it was so good to return home.
Right now I'm suffering with the symptoms of jet lag but I hope to be back into the full swing of things by early next week.
Just wanted to stop by and say "hi" to everyone and if anyone has any great tips for battling jet lag I'd love to hear them.