Friday, 29 April 2011

Beautiful Timelapse

I saw this via Treehugger and thought it was so beautiful I had to share it. Its a timelapse showing the Milky Way in all its glory and was taken by the photographer Terje Sorgjerd and was recorded on El Teide, Spains' highest mountain.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Spring has Sprung :)

The weather has been absolutely glorious just recently. Its been lovely. I've been down the plot loads and that's coming along well. We have onions, courgettes and potatoes already in and tomatoes, lettuce and sweetcorn started on the window sill. We also have chilli peppers and hopefully some more catnip for the allotment cats :)

I've also been reading The New Messies Manual by Sandra Felton and thats been getting me really inspired to get things organised and decluttered.

I've also been whizzing through Joanne Harris novels - I've read Chocolat, Lollipop Shoes, Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange and Gentlemen and Players. I'm currently reading Coastliners and I'm about half way through. I'm really enjoying her style of writing so I'm looking forward to tracking down some more. I've already spotted another in the library :)

I've also finally been feeling a bit more creative \o/ I've been making jewellery like there's no tomorrow and painting. I picked up some cheap canvases from one of the pound shops in Hemel last week and have already used one. I've put some of the new jewellery up in my folksy shop and have some new stuff on the way :) Heres some pics of what I've been working on recently.

Monday, 11 April 2011


As promised, here are a few of the zentangles I did the other night while trying to get inspired :)

Still not feeling terrifically inspired but they were fun to do.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Feeling Swirly

I've been suffering a touch of crafters block the last month or so, so I've been playing around with Polyvore and zentangling .

I've always loved spirals and swirls and they feature regularly in my art and crafty creations. Here's the little collection I put together in polyvore to inspire me.

I'll also post some pics of my zentangles in a day or two so you can see what I've been coming up with. I've been producing them as ATC (Artist Trading Cards) so they're pretty small at just 3.5" x 2.5", but that makes them very easy to produce and I've already done a few this evening.

I've also been down the plot a lot over the last few weeks and have got tons done. I've been mostly digging and weeding. I also planted some onions and courgettes and have tomatoes, chillies and lettuce started on the window sills. Its also been really warm and sunny the last few days so I've also been making the most of that too.