Monday, December 31

Last post for 2018

 This is a commission for a very precious baby. The last piece of work I've done in 2018.
2018 I can say had it's share of ups and downs, nothing alarming.Nothing we couldn't resolve or cope with.
Some fantastic commissions and teaching assignments which meant travelling to new places and meeting great people. We closed our bed and breakfast but that's given me more time and energy to pursue my creative pursuits.
This quote pretty much sums up the year for me
Life is amazing. And then it's awful.
And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful its ordinary and mundane and routine.
Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary.
That's just living heat-breaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful.
- L R Knost
I'm sure 2019 will be an exciting year 'Your works are wonderful and I know that full well' Psalm 139.
Wishing all who stop here a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019. I hope you discover for yourself that life is amazing. 

Saturday, December 15

Landscapes painted with mist


It's the monsoon season, the north east monsoon. 
I sit out on the deck with the dogs and the landscape keeps changing.
The mist paints a new picture for me to view every other moment.
I'm a sunshine person and I'm waiting for the clear blue skies and warm toasty days of winter to arrive but for the moment I am enchanted by the dynamic mist painted landscape.

I'm excited about a Patch Swap in February. If you are looking for a small project to start the new year with, this might be just the thing. Find out more at gatherwhatspills on Instagram.