Sunday, 31 January 2016

January is a wrap and prepping for Feb

31 finished mini canvases and 29 blank ones.
All piled together!  Ahhh I'm in love!!

I prepped all 29 canvases and I'm ready to start with February!
Pretty exciting stuff! ❤️ can't wait!

January at a glance...

I love seeing them altogether.
I definitely have favourites... Eeeeck am I allowed to say that.

31faces in 31days...

31 of 366faces

And just like that January is a wrap!!

We have survived our first month... With flying colors!
Moving swiftly from our first week, to double digits, through our twenties and onto our thirties! All mini milestones to help us through the first month until this sweet little habit is formed... 
The art of showing up daily!  Well done fellow teabag ladies..
We are on our way!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Saturday girl...

Today was quite busy... The girls had appointments all day, from tinting eyelashes to sizing new cycle kit, to play practice.  All said and done, we ran all day long! Taking shifts! In between my taxi shifts - I squeezed in a lovely nap!  Greatly needed...But such are some days!
Embracing all that comes this year!
30 of 366faces

Friday, 29 January 2016

Happy Friday....

29 of 366Faces

It was a crazy busy Friday of playing taxi taxi mom!
Up and down, over the mountain and back again...
It's 11pm and I'm still not home yet. I managed to squeeze her in quickly in between trips!
This sweet girl... I think I love her! ❤️
Good night folks!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

28 of 366Faces

Day 29 of 366Faces...

I love big red hair!
Limited palette of 3 colors!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Working on some tiny commissions...
For two different people.  So exciting.

Moving swiftly along...

Day 24                                               Day 25

Day 26                                               Day 27

I'm soooo loving showing up daily.
It's been sooo good for my heart and I'm loving these days so much.  Next week I will have much disruption in my home and studio.  New ceilings are going into this 100YearOldHouse, not the whole house - just areas and I'm uber excited.  It's a week of discomfort but I'm excited and soooo grateful!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Day 23 got recorded...

23 of 366Faces

I set up a little rig this morning and I time-lapsed video recorded this... Just for fun!

I always love recording myself Painting. It's always such a delight to see the face emerge.
Corks and I sat editing this little iMovie together! ❤️

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Hello sweet 21

Hello sweet 21!
I loved doing her and all the layers...
I bought a new color called Red Ochre.  I quite love the richness of it.
Look forward to playing some more.
21 of 366Faces

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Day 19 and 20

Day 19 and 20 of 366faces
I so enjoyed these two girls!!!

I seriously can't believe it's been 20 days already!!' 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

14, 15, 16, 17 TeaBagGirls...

Day 14, 15, 16 and 17 of 366Faces

I have sooooo enjoyed these girls.
They have at moments been challenging but the deeper I go the more I love them.
My little pile of teabags on my mini china tea saucer are growing...

And I love that feeling.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Day 13 - the lucky one....

Day 13 of 366Faces

I managed to squeeze her in before we headed out the door... Today was the first day of school for our new school year.  And that's always pretty exciting!

Feeling pretty nostalgic dropping off my girls today. It's Corks last "first day" of school ever. And it will be the last "first day" that they will ever do together! 

As for this sweet girl... I painted her in watercolors. A first for me! I loved it!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Day 12 - inspired by my teabag friends

12 of 366Faces

Oh I really like her.
She's inspired by my other TeaBag Friends who have been using other mediums.
From Pencils, Watercolors to Oil crayons... I love that.

She's done with Inktense pencils and acrylics... what fun!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Day 10 and 11 - and just like that we are into the double digits...

10 and 11 of 366Faces

We spent the whole day deep spring cleaning and clearing.
I love starting off the year with a clean slate... but all said and done, we were absolutely exhausted.
I still managed to squeeze my number 11 in just before midnight.


Saturday, 9 January 2016

Day 9 - Saturday Studio Day...

Day 9 of 366Faces

I must say I have had such a busy Studio week.
When I think about it - eeeeck it makes my heart so happy.
I've woken up today so grateful to be living a creative life.
Corks helped me so much this week, I couldn't have done what I needed to do this week without her... she is fast becoming my apprentice, assistant and many times my teacher too.

Love that we share this joy together.

Happy Saturday folks... tomorrow we enter the double digits.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Day 8 - Early kickoff because it's Friday...

Day 8 of 366

Friday is my best day of the week because I'm home and the girls are still on holiday, so I have great company!  I wanted to get cracking early because I have much to do today... Artshop visits, appointments and lots of creating. I'm part of a round robin journal swap and my journal has to go out today! Eeeck! 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Day 7 - we survived our first week...

Day 7 of 366

I distinctly remember when Anne and I reached our first week last year and to be honest I can't believe we are already through our first week here! So far a pretty awesome week... We have been watching the whole week, how people have jumped on-board this sweet little project... And I love that!

If I'm not mistaken we are up to 7 people doing #teabaggirls for #365faces and I thought I was going to quietly journey through this year with Jackie Cate I didn't realize we would have such awesome company! So excited!!!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Day 6 - It was a good day...

Day 6 of 366

Today was still full on, after work I finished my postal run... all my final packages went out.
And I actually received two packages myself, one locally and one from Australia.
I was blown away about that and of course their contents.  Will share more on my normal blog.
Plus my long time dearest friend was in town and we got to hang together as a families.  I miss her terribly so it was such a treat of an evening.

It was a good day!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Day 5 - hi ho hi ho, it's off to work we go...

Day 5 of 366

Yup, I went back to the office today.  And it was not easy.
Half way through I almost fell right to sleep.  And getting my brain back into gear....
No easy feat.  But I survived.  On my way home, I popped into my Printers.
And I spent the better part of the afternoon there ordering my new business cards and mini prints.
It was really such a joy seeing each piece come up and being reminded of the story of behind them.
Sharing some of that out loud, felt so deeply personal and so special.
It's wonderful working with people who just get it.
Feel so honoured to have experienced that.

Mini Canvases... what fun!

I prepared some Teabags ready for me as my supply from last year was actually finished.
Just in case you are wondering what I do...

* Brew my tea in boiling water.
* Squeeze out the water and place on a surface to dry.
* Once dry, slit open the back and empty out the tealeaves.
* Gesso the front of the TeaBag and leave to dry.
* Stack and now you have mini canvases ready and waiting.

Have fun!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Day 4 - Life as we know it....

Day 4 of 366

Oh I'm loving these darker shadows and colors very much.
I had a uber busy today being back home, unpacking.  Mountains of washing.
Packaging up parcels and some work.  I also did the girls stationery shopping for the new school year.  And just like that life is back on.  I'm not complaining.
Cos I am a home body and I love being home.

Happy girl!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Day 3 - heading home...

Day 3 of 366
It was a very early start to get this one out because we will be road-tripping for the better part of today!  Bye-bye Beautiful Butterfly, til we meet again! 

I will never forget our time! 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Day 2 - packing up...

Day 2 of 366

had to squeeze this one in, in amongst packing up my make-shift studio and our bags.  As well as trying to max out our last precious day here! I loved our time away... But I am also ready to get home.  I have lots to sort out for 2016 and that's always exciting!

We are leaving well rested and full of anticipation for the year ahead.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Day 1 - we have liftoff...

Day 1 of 366 - we have liftoff!

I can't believe it, really! I feel like I might be completely crazy!  But that being said, I'm feeling so focused - like I know where I'm off to and having an end vision has been a little game changer for me!  At the back end of 365 faces + 1 I'm feeling pretty excited!