Monday, January 22, 2018

Like A Cat ... #PASC0118 #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings #FridayReflections

2017 went by so fast. I had to face many challenges and my creative interests took a back seat.

This year I hope I will not be missing out on these.  I am also hoping to take part in some arts and crafts challenges and to start off here is the first one:

This is the pick a stick ATC challenge for January 2018 hosted by Shel C. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Mk4CqFkBg for details. This is the first time I'm taking part in an art / crafts challenge.

Steps to create the ATC (artist trading card)
1. grimy
2. cat
3. pad
wildcard: curl
colour: white

So here goes:

Step 0 - prepared the background using gelatos and glad (plastic) wrap.
This is a technique I enjoy doing.


Step 1: added some paint to make it look a little grimy                    
Step 2: drew the cat - a challenge but it didn't turn out too bad      
Step 3a: added the frond as curls. didn't turn out as I wanted but ..


Step 3b: inked the borders with a blue ink pad
Final step: add some text                                 
colour white - frond and the labels                  

"Tread softly like a cat" is something I tell myself each day when I am walking around at work. Some people walk around so noisily It also reminds me of my karate days when my instructor would say to us - land softly like a cat.

Hope you enjoyed this.

Have an awesome week.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nice Surprises #WOTY #MicroblogMonday #MondayMusings

Usually by the end of the year a word just pops into my head that I take as my word for the next year.

No such luck this time. I tossed up many words but they did not resonate.

Then while reading a post and commenting, the words Nice Surprises popped in. So this year instead of a word I am going for a phrase.

Nice Surprises has a positive ring to it and a bit of mystery too.  I didn't want to put any boundaries to my word as I know words are powerful. My word for 2017 Andante certainly proved to be true. My blogging was at Andante pace and I regret that. But Nice Surprises feels open and boundless.

So I am looking forward to the Nice Surprises coming my way and hope that you will have some Nice Surprises too.

our Christmas surprises


If you've chosen a word or phrase, please share in the comments below. Or if you have written a post, leave your link in the comment and I'll drop by read yours.

On a side note I've been decluttering. And I hope that when I donate to the Salvation Army, someone else will get a Nice Surprise too.  Check out my decluttering post on my photo blog.

Have a wonderful week.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018 Is Here At Last ... #MondayMusings #MicroblogMondays

2017 is finally over. Thank goodness.

The year was a mixed bag for me, some memorable moments and many challenges. I am glad to see the end of it and looking forward to 2018.

At the start of the year I chose the word Andante and blogging certainly and unfortunately went at the andante pace which I regret.  Words are so powerful.

So do I have a word for 2018?  Haven't decided on one yet but tossing up a few ideas ... write, achieve, create, learn, enjoy, fun ... will see if anything else unfolds or if one of these jumps out at me.

Have you chosen a word or have some new year resolutions? Please share and tell me a little about it.

Wish you all a fun filled 2018. Happy New Year

Auckland Sky Tower - 1 Jan 2018

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