Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Wow, it's been an eventful time of late, not to mention having been on two holidays. I know that sounds extravigant, but really it wasn't - one was a mini break in Scotland and the other a well needed girlie week at Womens' Conferance. Consequently, my craft room is collecting a layer of dust, ( just to match the rest of the house), but to make up I'm going to show you 3 more paintings. There, I feel better already :)

This one is called "Walk to school" and features pupils of the Jolorabi school in Mombasa, Kenya.

sorry but the photos don't do the paintings justice. But it will give you the general idea.

This one is entitled, "Mzee" which is Kiswahili for old man or Grandfather.

All my paintings are acrylic on canvas

Have a great weekend x

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Women don't fish...

Well, I haven't posted a sunday inspirational for a few weeks with being away in the states and then get the head cold from hell. I'll be busy this Sunday night too so here's a Wednesday night giggle instead. Have a great rest of the week.

Never Argue with a Woman
One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside
cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.
Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.
She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up,
and begins to read her book.
The peace and solitude are magnificent.
Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat..
He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'
'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')
'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.
'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'
'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.
I'll have to take you in and write you up.'
'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.
'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.
'That's true, but you have all the equipment.
For all I know you could start at any moment.'
'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.
Never argue with a woman who reads.
It's likely she can also think.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Sneak preview

Ok, you know I told you that I was gonna be designing for Well, I thought I'd let you in on a very sneaky preview of some of the digistamp designs I'm working on. Right now they are just my art work but pretty soon we will have them as a complete range with backing papers and sentiments to match. Keep checking at The Paper Trail co. as we are releasing new stuff regularly. Hope you like these images, and do let me know if there is a range you'd like to see us do.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Mother's pride

A couple of years ago I decided to have a go at painting on canvas. All the paintings I did were based on actual photos I took on trips to Kenya. This painting is on an 8x8 canvas. Sorry about the sheen on the photo, hope you like it - thought it would make  a change!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

What a journey...

Wow, what a trip! I just got back from a real whistle stop visit to America. I flew into Los Angeles last Monday and after sleeping 2 nights in my trailer, (I felt like a movie star - just needed my name on the door, LOL), we (5 ladies) drove in the most enormous truck all the way to Provo, Utah.

Some of our conversations were indeed surreal. I'll never look at a soup terreen or a cookie jar the same way, might not sound much but we were talking about cremations, so I'll speak no more on the subject!?! Suffice to say we laughed till we actually hurt, my friend Paula thought she'd pulled a muscle in her side.
Four nights in Utah and we drove all the way back, 1 night in my trailer and back to the airport I went. FYI, if I never have to run across Atlanta airport in heels again as long as I live it will still be too soon! I almost missed my connection, TWICE! About 20hrs later I arrive home.

We had gone to Provo for the BYU Womens Conference...if you ever have the chance to go then you really should. We had the most amazing time, we were uplifted, counseled, laughed and bonded in a way that just wouldn't other wise have happened. We also experience almost every known weather in the western world - sometimes on the same day, sun, sleet, snow, wind!

I made this card before I went on my amazing trip but I guess this suits my mood tonight.

The background paper, digi stamp and sentiment are all from the Cheeky Monkey CD from the Papertrail Company.
The link is just below the picture. The frame is on mirricard and cut out using Cricut's Heritage cartridge. I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

A great card for anyone either going on a trip, starting a new adventure in their lives or to someone who justs need some encouragement to be brave.
When I get my trip pictures uploaded I'll be sure to let you all have a peek. Have a great week and as Tim Holtz always says...Enjoy the journey!