Tuesday, January 29, 2008

First day of school.

Regan had a wonderful first day of school, she looks so different in a uniform!!

The more I exercise the better I feel and the more I want to create, so I have decided to join the Emily Falconbridge art journal 2008. I hope to get back to basics and really enjoy the challenge.

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!

I'm in shock at the moment, feel a bit weird!! My wonderful Husband Cameron has been looking for a new job for a few months now and today he got a call to do an interview at 7.00pm tonight and he thinks he might have a postion, but the thing is the job is in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and the starting date is April 1st!!! OMG still feeling weird not sure how to get my head around it yet, ok getting ahead should just wait till he gets the offical word first.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Twas the day before School goes back!!!

Yeap they go back to school tomorrow, Erin is in year 3 and Regan is heading of for her first day starting Prep.
I'm left with one little man about the house to keep me company.

At Gallery 12 its week 5 and the theme is ' Reflections ' so many different meanings to this word, it should be very interesting to see what the ladies come up with.
And don't forget to get your vote in for week 4!!! Lets get the number of votes up, spead the news and lets make this challenge something really speacil.

I had a late one last night scrappin, the first layout I did for the sketch challenge over at SM forum and the other is of my most gorgeous Regan.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Australia Day!!!

Hope you all had a very happy Australia Day!!!

We had a wonderful day, with the kids of to a birthday party at the beach in the morning which turned into a whole day at the beach till sunset!! You can't get more Aussie than a day at the beach with snag's in bread to fill ya tummy.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Really has it been that long...

OMG I can not believe how fast time has flown, its been the last week before the kids go back to school and I have been speanding time with my girls, especially Regan as its her first year full time away from me and as much as I'm ready to sender her off I'll still miss her so much!!

I'm doing well with my gym work, am keeping to my 4 days a week!! Have not lost weight but am feeling physical and mental strength growing with every workout, the only challenge now is to change some bad eating habits!!!

I have missed out on updating you with week 4's theme at Gallery 12 its ' Repetition ' so make sure you get yourself over there for a look see over the next week to check out the wonderful pics, and if your quick you might just get a chance to vote for your Fav pic from week 3!!!!!

Not a lot of scrappin at the moment with a few other things taking up much of my spare time, but here is a paper bag mini book just for boys that I will be doing as a class at ' Passion for Paper ' my local scrap shop.

And finally I did my calender for the kitchen last night, but I need to get some more ribbon!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ok lets get it started.

Ok time to get serious!! I have done my first session with my trainer and he has put a program together for me to follow, my starting weight is 71.1kg and my goal weight is 65kg so I'm off and racing to a fit new me!!
Tomorrow boxing class!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I love leaves.

Leaves are a fav of mine to photograph, they have texture and structure which can create a dramatic vision when altered.

These are some I did today.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sad to say Bye bye.

Today is Helen and her son Cameron's last day and its finally SUNNY!!! So of to the beach to take some pics of the kids at play!!!

Week 3's theme at Gallery 12 is 'SERENITY', so its camera at the ready!!!

Oh and don't forget week 2 voting has started, get yourselfs over there and be a part of the fun and place your vote for your fav pic.

With all the fun of doing the Gallery 12 challenge I have found myself once again focused on the camera and not the scrapping, creating just a single moment in time and space, seeing the fine detail and provoking feeling in all that I photograph has once again become a passion all consuming when I have my camera in my hand.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Helen is coming!!!

Helen is coming today, YEAH!! Its nearly been a year and so much has happened it will be so wonderful to catch up with her.

Helen is my friend from Melbourne and she is the one responsible for getting me in to scrapbooking, can not wait to get her call to pick her up!!!!

Here is a pics from the other day when it was so windy, it was not the best weather but if I hadn't ventured out I would never have see the waves crashing up like this. Totally worth it!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Week 2 at Gallery 12...

Its week 2 at Gallery 12 and the theme is ' your backyard ' , so come along for a look see at the amazing pics and after Friday please vote for your fav and lets help this challenge along!!!

Since the start of the year I have given myself a challenge of to create art with photography, like an artist paints I wanted to see if I could do the same in a photo.

And here is my first creation!!

See if you can guess what it is???

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Oh what a differance a day makes!!

The weather today was amazing, so off for a walk to the beach and to our suprise there was an Ironman/woman comp, so the day was spent swimming and taking photos of the event.

Feeling so sleepy, now why does a day at the beach do that?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Keepin busy.

This is the world outside my window, wet and rainy.

But we decided to do some salt dough.

And here are some of the wonderful creations.

And here is my basket creation.

I do hope the weather improves soon but we are making the most of it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What a great prezzie!

Check this awesome tripod called a Gorillapod out, really cool and lucky me I got it for Christmas from the wonderful Aunty Fay! She is a gem because I know this will sure come in handy all year long.

Look how it grips the tree, oooohh!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A New Year, time for a rebirth.

Farewell to 2007 a year I would not like to revisit, a year where I found myself struggling with depression and sickness which took a massive toll on my creative side.

My physical self also took a pounding with over eating and comfort food, but with a new year comes a chance for change and my wonderful Husband Cameron gave me a gift of 12 months membership with a personal trainer so this will be my personal challenge to better my health.

A new start and a bit of fun, I was invited to join a photo challenge blog, 52 weeks with a different theme to photograph every week so please come along and visit these very talented ladies and vote for your favorite photo.

Week one's theme is "Brand New" I have already put my photo up in the Gallery but here is another one I did a bit of a play on words!

Do you get it!!!

Here are 2 layouts I did before the end of the year, had fun with the second one.