Sunday, September 5, 2010


I have just done a quick course in PMC (Precious Metal Clay).  Wonderful stuff!
I will be (attempting - if time permits) to do more advanced courses and start producing some creative results from it all.
We are all creative in some way :)
Even if you think you're not, you are!  You just have to find your niche.  Being creative doesn't mean you have to make a future collectors item, it just means you have to make something with your own hands! It could be writing, sewing, knitting, woodwork, painting, metalwork, jewellery, sculpting or even making

coffee mugs. Try it.  It's a lot of fun and it's good for the soul.  Besides, who knows,  you just might create the next future "must have" collectable item!

~Blessings to All~

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekly Wisdom...

When the gods decide to punish us,
         they answer our prayers.

                                                         Oscar Wilde

...careful what you wish for

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekly Wisdom...

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't...
either way, you are right.

Henry Ford

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am doing my second giveaway (although the first was through 'One World One Heart').
Now my Etsy shop is finally set up, I am ready for a Giveaway. The prize is a pair of earings and the winner will be able to choose which pair they want from a choice of 4 pairs :)


1.You must go to my Etsy page and choose which is your favourite item.
Then come back here and comment and tell my which item you have chosen and why. (one entry)

2. Heart my shop on Etsy. (two extra entries)

3. Follow my blog (and do come back and read it every so often, please). (3 extra entries).

4. Buy anything from my Etsy shop and you will not only get 10% off your purchase (just mention this giveaway in the message box and I will refund 10% of your purchase price via Paypal), but you will get TEN extra entries!!! (yes, ten extra entries)

5. Please make sure you put an extra comment in for every extra entry and mention what the entry is for (i.e. do 3 comments for "following blog")
AND don't forget to put your contact details in - either email or blog details.

6. Entry is open the all countries. Competition will close at midnight on 1st August and a winner will be picked, randomly, on August 2nd, 2010. The winner will be contacted and will have 7 days to reply (yes, seven days, I know some of you don't get on the computer every day and 1-2 days is just too short!), and send me address details. If I haven't heard back from the winner after 7 days, I will draw for a new winner.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I love Australia!

I have not been able to sit down and write for such a long time. I have been moving house and I have also been on another fantastic road trip. Although, this was a 'planes, trains and automobiles' trip!
I flew to Darwin to meet my son, who had been mustering cattle in the Northern Territory for the last few months (on a property the size of Texas!) and was coming home.
Darwin was a beautiful surprise! I don't know what I expected but the scenery and some of the original architecture (that wasn't lost to either bombing or cyclone Tracey) was magnificent.
Then we caught The Ghan (train) to Adelaide (52hours!). It was spectacular! Watching the scenery changing along the way; being part of the journey is so much better than flying and just arriving.
Adelaide is, I think, the most beautiful city in Australia. I wish I had realised how beautiful, years ago. It was 'picture perfect'. We stayed at Glenelg, just out of the city, on the coastline. Our room was on the 12th floor and had city views and when you walked out into the hallway, you had a huge picture window overlooking the water.
Then we hired a car and drove through the Adelaide Hills to the Great Ocean Road; something I have wanted to do for many years!
It was breathtaking! I have never seen such spectacular beauty. I cried when I saw the 12 Apostles. It was awesome. If you have never seen it, I suggest you put it on your 'must do' list. You will not be disappointed. Especially, if you see the first half around sunset, then stay overnight, and see the rest at sunrise, as we did.
We stayed overnight at a little place called Port Campbell Holiday Park. It was lovely and I would recommend it to anyone. Oh, and don't forget to visit Port Fairy on the way, it is well worth it; a beautiful, peaceful fishing village. Also,Mt. Gambier has a sink hole and a blue lake that is well worth seeing.
Then we headed towards Melbourne, through some very picturesque scenery, and some incredible little towns, then headed back up to Sydney.
14,000 kms in 8 days!!!
Wherever you live, you should always make time for road trips, even if it is just for the weekend. Discover where you live :-)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weekly Wisdom........

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,

Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day!.....

Today is Earth Day!

So, stop for a moment and think about what a wonderful earth we have.
Appreciate this wonderful earth everyday. Nurture this wonderful earth everyday.

Do something today to show your appreciation. Even if it is just sharing a photo that shows it's magnificence.

Why not do something everyday!
Spread the love :-)


This image come from the Google start up page - couldn't resist it's beauty

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Amazing Jesus....

OK I just had to show this amazing picture of Jesus! It was drawn with 'one stroke of the pen'!!!
If you enlarge it, you can see that it is one continuous pen line!!
How amazing. But of course, it is also a beautiful, yet sad, picture of Jesus.
The image is from the Graphics Fairy.

~Blessings to all~


It is such a beautiful Autumn day. The sun is warm, the air has that slight chill to it and the sky is a pale shade of blue; in contrast to the warm shades of the Autumn leaves.

~Blessings to All~

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weekly Wisdom........

Wanting to be someone else, is a waste of the person you are.

Kurt Cobain

Finally...My Etsy shop...

I have finally started up my Etsy shop! even though I am very short on stock, as I am moving house. My more detailed work is packed away and as I have been house hunting, I have not had the time, nor the space, to work. But at least it is a start.
Wish me luck :-)

Please come and visit, but make sure you come back again (and again) later, so you can see my more creative work.
~Blessings to all~

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Weekly Wisdom........

"There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love."

Washington Irving

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Have you ever slept under the stars?

Have you ever just rolled out a swag and slept under the stars? If you haven't, then I strongly suggest you try it, no matter what age you are.
I am 52 and I love sleeping with my doors and windows wide open and feeling the breeze on my face, but I still like to have a roof over my head.
Until the other night!
There is something so incredibly wonderful about lying down on a swag and looking straight up into a clear night sky full of millions of stars and having a big bright moon smiling down on you. I was in total awe.
Don't get me wrong...I have star watched many times before, but only briefly and then slipped into the comfort of a nice warm, cozy bed under a roof. This is so different. I can't really explain the sensation I felt. I found it so hard to close my eyes and sleep as I didn't want to miss a moment.
There is something so moving and breathtaking about being at one with the universe for just that moment.....
This photo is what I woke up to. Life is good.

~Blessings to all~

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

And the winner is........

Sorry for the delay! I have been on the road for a while and have had no internet! So, unfortunately, I didn't get to visit as many blogs as I would have liked.
What I was able to participate in was truly wonderful. So many great people and so many great blogs.
Congratulations Tamara. Please contact me and tell me which pair you would like (love!) to have and your delivery details.

For those of you who missed out, I will be holding a giveaway sometime soon when I have made enough stock to start my etsy store.
Thank you to all who participated and for all of your wounderfully encouraging comments; and thank you even more to those who are my new followers.
~Blessings to all~

Monday, January 25, 2010

One World....One Heart....

Hi to all Fellow Bloggers,

I have only recently started blogging (writing and reading) and have found so many amazingly creative and interesting people. I love it!
When I read about "One World - One Heart" I was instantly excited by the prospect of discovering even more wonderful people.
Just think.....if it wasn't for blogging, most of these people would be unknown to us.....what a waste.

Now, as a reward, one lucky (well I think so) blogger will win a pair of earings made by me, and the winner gets to choose which pair! (as pictured). All you have to do is leave a comment (if you also follow my blog I would be greatful, but it is not a requirement) and make sure you leave your email address or URL so I can contact you if you win. Please click on OWOH button for full terms and conditions.
Keep on blogging!

~Blessings to you all~

Earings are:
'Greener Pastures'
'The Beach'
'Drops of Night'

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekly Wisdom....

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't....
either way, you are right.
Henry Ford.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Life, Death, Beauty, Faith.....

Sometimes, the beauty of life is so intense.
Sometimes, the pain of life can be also.
But today, I feel that my Brother is with me. Always.
I feel at peace as I admire this intense beauty and I know....
I know that there are greater things than we can possibly comprehend.
Beauty may seem fleeting, but it is eternal. For as one beauty fades from this earth, another is born.
My faith has been restored.

~Blessings to you all~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Old Friends

I have just had the wonderful privilege of catching up with old friends! Friends I haven't seen for many, many years.
I was visiting one of my sons interstate, when he informed me that he had acquired the contact details of some people who were great friends millions of years ago and that they would love to catch up. Well.....contacting that person led to another and another and yet another.
What a fantastic way to start the New Year!...... New Years Eve....The Lamb concert...and now being with people I have loved and missed.
Don't ever lose contact with close friends; good people.
We are sometimes so caught up in our own lives that we lose track of others. Friendship is a very precious thing and truly good friends can be hard to find.
~Blessings to you all~
P.S. The Lamb concert was incredible! It was probably the best concert I have ever been to (and I have been to many). The energy, the music, the interaction....all incredible. She is so beautiful with a voice that's sublime. :-)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Laugh, Love, Live

Everyone should start the year with loved ones and laughter.
I had the best New Year's Eve I have had in years and now I feel very positive about this year being a good year.
I wish everyone the best of years. I wish everyone a year of great laughter, great love, great friendship and inner happiness.
~Blessings to you all~

Favourites from Etsy