Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Driving home yesterday and there was a huge ship, being guided by tiny wee tugs, up the river and into the harbour. I was thinking to myself "oh i wish i had my camera with me" then i remembered i did! So i pulled over and took a photo while watch the ship for a time. I was not the only driver to stop and watch although it is a common occurrence here and it made me wonder what it is that is so fascinating? I think it has something to do with the allure of water in general, but also the scale of these huge vessels that is so compelling.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Shopping List Saturday
This morning i was in  town doing some shopping and while in Marks and Spencer's (a UK shop) i noted lots of people using the M&S re-usable shopping totes, (see above) which
 feature the UK based fashion illustrator David Downtown. His work is so wonderful, sensual, beautiful and understated. So this weeks Saturday shopping List is inspired by him. 
Hope you enjoy!

To view all of the Shopping List Saturday collections visit Charlotte's blog @Fancy Picnic

Friday, 27 March 2009

Finger print Friday
Now, this is a form of recycling : )
 old wellies filled with earth and then planted with strawberries. I know that spring is just barely here and here i am already preempting strawberry season, (late May early June here in Scotland). But while helping my 4 year old friend with this task  i could not help but think of the miracle of nature and God's hand in this : ) 
(and how yummy strawberries taste)

Visit Pampering Beki's Blog here to see all of the Finger print Friday entries

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Tuesday mornings spent at the beach chasing kites!
What Joy : )

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Shopping List Saturday.
Orange today,  and why not!

To view all of the Saturday Shopping lists
 why not pop over to Charlotte's blog @ Fancy Picnic.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Finger print Friday.

"... Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."
W. Wordsworth

To view all the participants of Finger print Friday 

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Whoo Hoo
At last i managed to snag a treasury!
Of late the treasury seems to have been opening up at times which were not at all accesable to me, i.e. in  the wee small hours of the morning, 
( i am hard pushed to get out of my bed at regular times so the middle of the night is a no go, even for the chance of a treasury!).
Here it is though, entitled "Fairy tales and Whimsy" please do drop by.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

This is a funny little site that i stumbled upon, via someone else's blog, (forgive me for not crediting you i could not remember). Anyhow you get to create a super hero! 
Here i am,
Lord knows what i intend to do with that whip thing, kick ass i suppose!  He he.

And now for something a lot less vain, 
The winners of my pay it forward give away.

Names were drawn at random and  are as follows: 
Kate Boyce
Gudrun Johnston
Gillian 1

(please note there were two Gillians entered so i named them 1 and 2 so as to distinguish one from the other)
Their print choices will be sent out real soon.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Today, (Saturday 14th) is the last day to enter my pay it Forward give away.
All you have to do is tell me which of the prints available in my Etsy shop you like best, be willing to pay forward a random act of kindness and if your name is pulled from the hat then i will send you the print you like best.
Please leave your entry in the comments section of the post dated 4th March 
All are welcome!
Its Saturday Shopping List time again!
and this week its things that make me smile.
 : )
From the top left:

To see the full list of participants and to view their shopping lists, or to join in yourself, visit Charlotte"s blog @ Fancy picnic

Friday, 13 March 2009

Fingerprint Friday
As i arrived home the other night i noticed how perfect the sky was, a most beautiful shade of blue, the moon was just a small sliver, like a smile in the sky and next to it there was just one star in the sky.
 I rushed inside, grabbed my camera and tried to capture this moment. 
Although it was lovely i was not so overwhelmed that i was shaking but considering the quality of my snaps you would be forgiven for thinking so. Still,  i tried!

To view all the Fingerprint Friday posts view Pampering Beki's blog : )

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Shopping List Saturday
I really need a new piece of jewellery!
okay so maybe that should read
"I really want a new piece of Jewellery!"
Help me choose:

To see the full list of participants and view their shopping lists,
 or to join in yourself visit Fancy picnic's blog

Friday, 6 March 2009

It's Fingerprint Friday and this week i thought i would do something a wee bit different. A few weeks a go i traded with a Kristin @ loveartworks on etsy for, amongst other things a hand built ceramic mug with  the quote "Be the change you wish to see in the World". Since then, it is amazing how many times this quote by Gandhi seems to pop up in my life! Recently i was using the book "Fighting the Banana Wars and other Fair Trade battles" with my students and there toward the end of this wonderful book i found it! Then again it appeared in another book "The Guerilla Art Kit". It smiled to think that this quote is following me around. I am resolved to try and find out more about Mahatma Gandhi, and try at least  to put this quote into practice.
(Be sure to visit Pampering Beki's blog for a full list of participants of Fingerprint Friday)

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Recently I've seen one or two blogs promoting a PIF (pay it forward) and have been fortunate to be included in one! (crafty remix blog- posted dated feb 06). Since it is only  fair to spread the love, I am happy to send 3 people one of my prints and in return all you have to do is "pay it forward",  you do not have to be a maker or a blogger to take part, you could clear your neighbour's path or help a work colleague or something like that. 
All you have to do is visit my shop and leave a note here on my blog to say which print you like and if i draw you name i will happily send you that print. Three names will be drawn at random on Saturday 14th March. 

3 images belong to:

Monday, 2 March 2009

i know, i know, small things amuse fools and children but, 
i was on the phone, chatting to my sister, and as i was in front of the computer i pulled up the etsy front page  and  i thought to myself "that image on the top left hand corner looks kind of familiar... "
it was me in the gift guide!!!
  : )