HOORAY...It's a New Year!!
Isn't it GREAT to be starting afresh. This past year's been pretty challenging in many ways....so a new year seems like a whole new beginning with all new possibilities and opportunities....or at least that's what l keep telling myself...hehe!!
New Years resolutions are NOT my thing...l never keep them anyway:-)) but l guess it IS a time for reflecting on the year that's been and trying to at least see where things might be improved in the one to come.
...and talking about reflecting l've been going through posts from the past year to select my fave pics for this review, and while doing that l was surprised to see the changes in my blog over this time...lt just goes to show things can evolve so subtly....we might not ever even notice?
This pic was taken last Summer under the tree that my Sister gave me as teeny thing in a pot, it's huge and beautifully shady now....though we have no idea what type of tree it is.
Over the last year l've enjoyed the creativity of putting vignettes together....mostly using vintage finds (and lots of roses) as inspiration.
This pic was taken in the lead up to the London olympics....bit of a British theme happening. Tiara, coat of arms spoons and drinking glass.
Pearls, shells and sea glass....all things beachy.
There were lots of changes around the house....having had coloured walls all my life, l've really enjoyed my newly painted white(ish) ones.
Freshly painted walls called for a whole new look.... pale, washy canvases were painted.
and new /old furniture added....new cushions were sewn.
White Spring blossoms and linens....the dresser was painted white.
My favourite (new) buy of the year was this Moroccan style screen...which also got a coat (or six) of white paint.
Flowers....always and forever inspiration.
Pretty, romantic feather pens....Like many of you....l've usually had a few projects on the go and a couple in the back of my mind...
My favourite project of the year was this bedhead...l loved it not only 'cos it was such an improvement on how it arrived, but also because l HAD to learn new skills along the way.
You can see what it used to look like here.
A few more paintings were completed...new paints and styles were trialled.
Ruffles were added to vintage sheets and given new purpose....
......as well as old doylies reshaped and dyed to become a new bag.
There was a trip in April to the Melbourne flower and garden show....where spectacular creativity was showcased.
l walked down memory lane....reliving the experience of painting this (ceiling) mural many years ago.... Here.
The changing seasons were acknowledged....Spring, full of beauty especially when "pierre de ronsard"covers the arbour in our front garden....sadly soon after, the garden was ravaged by hailstorm.
Moodboards were created...helping to gel ideas, colour palettes and projects.
It was often a struggle in the gloomy, grey days of Winter to take pics that weren't blurry so hubby considerately rigged up a stand to attach my camera too which helped a lot.
Having a blog is a great way to journal our journey through life isn't it....we're able to remember the past, the happy and NOT so happy times....but as you know blogging requires attention and energy to bring it to life..... l find it encourages me to consider and create WAY more than l would if l didn't blog, it's certainly a learning curve...l hope by sharing these creations and ideas l can inspire YOU in the same way that all you creative, talented and funny bloggy gals inspire ME!!
Wishing you all a blessed year ahead, thanks lots for stopping by and also for your kind comments...hope you're all enjoying a well deserved break :-))
Til next time.