Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas gifts...

As I scour the web and various blogs for ideas on "making" and celebrating Christmas, one idea that has me fascinated was the following. I found it on

and she referenced

Visit both if you get the chance since they have lovely blogs.

The idea is as follows: Instead of going nuts buying various presents for everyone (in particular the kids), you follow this little mantra:
Something to to wear
Something to read
Something they want
Something they need...

That's it.

Now to see whether I can do this... I admit in advance that my kids will probably get more that one thing they want... and yet... I really do like the idea... Of course, the other thought running through my mind is how I would feel if that's what I got... hmmm... something to wear (good thing this isn't coupled with need because I need something new to wear like I need a hole in the head... but sure)... Something to read (always)... Something I want (hmmmm what could that be? Better choose wisely if it's only gonna be one! LOL) and something I need (chocolate perhaps? )

Ideas anyone?

Monday, November 24, 2008

So much for posting daily!...

I managed that all of two times!

Quick note to let you all know that I am, once again this year, donating a painting (see above) to Project Tembo. Their mandate is providing education for girls and economic empowerment for women in Tanzania - now that's something I can get behind.

Please have a look and see if this wouldn't be something you'd like to support as well!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What fun!

Yesterday night, Rob updated my website with new jewelry and paintings... it's looking great!Have a look!

For for me, I'm thinking about what living creatively actually means? What does it mean to do something creative every day? And... omg... what will I do today that is creative? The pressure is on.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Creativity is not for the faint of heart

Hello all - or rather - hello to the two of you who have to read this because I'm asking you directly to do so!

I'm finally doing it... a year after first thinking about writing a blog, a year of lurking on other people's blogs...

My goal is to blog often on the joys and challenges of living my creative moments in a wonderfully chaotic life!

At the moment, I've also set a goal of doing one creative thing - no matter how small - every day... I'll let you know how that goes!

Hope you'll join me!