Thursday, 27 January 2011

Happy Robot Chocolate Cupcake Moo Day!

Hi all!  I'm so excited I could burst!  Postman Pat brought me two fantabulous parcels this morning that I just have to share with you.  Firstly,I am now the proud owner of an Evi Robot!  No, don't worry,I didn't order a Fembot.  My good friend sent me one of her groovy Robot wall plaques and I love it!

My photo doesn't do it justice due to the lack of decent sunlight and a moody camera.  It is just so groovy,I love the bright colours,his cute robotty personality and he's just the right size.  I've hung him above my work table to inspire and cheer me when it's drizzly and dull outside,which,at the moment,is quite often.

Evi's funky shop is here -
 if you would like to get one for yourself or visit her on facebook,there's never  a dull moment when Evi's around  :o)

                                                         Behold my yummy Moo cards!

As if getting a robot in the post wasn't exciting enough, I also got my Moo business cards too,how lucky am I?!  I am so chuffed with them,they are even better than I hoped they were going to be.  I went for the 'green'option which are %100 recyled and recyclable and was a bit worried that the print quality would be a bit iffy,well I shouldn't have worried.  The colours are vibrant,the photos are sharp (well,as sharp as my photography skills) and they came in a yummy recycled pulp board case.  I keep picking it up and looking at it,getting some cards out,looking at them and putting them back. 
It doesn't take much to keep me quiet.

So there you go, two marvellous things in the post and now I'm going to make some vegan cupcakes.  When I say 'make'I mean open the box,add the oil and water and chuck them in the oven.  I'm using 'Cherrybrook Kitchen'chocolate cake mix,it is so yummy and really filling. (I know that sounds like a cheesy advert,but it's true!) I can normally eat three or four or five cupcakes in one go,but these are so filling I only eat one or two in one sitting, and the mix has loads of chocloate chips in, oh they are awesome.  Only problem is, all my (non-vegan) family love them as much as I do,so they disapear fast.  Luckily I'll have a headstart before everyone else gets home.  Yeehaaaa!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Top 100 Tutorials of 2010

Check out this fabulous list of Tutorials, compiled by the super talented Ellen of 'the long thread'.

I've just quickly looked throught it and already picked out several projects I want to try.  I think Ellen's done an amazing job putting it all together,definitely one to put in your favourites!

Top 100 Tutorials of 2010

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Diving in!

Happy new year!

I hope this year brings you good health,love and joy.  I feel very blessed that I got to spend Christmas and see the new year in with my family.  I hope that this coming year will bring lots of adventures and those of an arty persuasion,I would like to share with you.

Thought I'd intersperse my waffle with a photo.  Yes,I know it's kind of a boring photo,but.....this is partly why I've started my blog. 

I am a big procrastinator and this year I am determined to do more,make more,learn more,well you get the idea.  I figure if I have a blog that is waiting for a post about what I've done then I bloomin' well better have done something.  Kind of scary but kind of exciting too.

I was finding it difficult to keep track of my friend's blogs without a blog of my own too, now hopefully it will be a little easier.
  I think that as this is my first post I should put down what my goals are for 2011.

My 2011 Arty Farty Goals
  1. Start a blog! (I'm off to a great start ;o) )
  2. Sell my art somewhere else as well as Etsy.(Doing well with this one,got my Folksy shop set up just haven't got anything for sale in it yet.)
  3. Practice practice practice my painting.
  4. Stop procrastinating and worrying about doing things perfectly or not at all.  Just get on and do it and embrace the imperfection and mistakes along the way.
  5.  Learn something new.  Now I've plucked up the courage and finished not just my first but two canvases I feel excited to learn new techniques,well any techniques actually,I haven't got a clue what I'm doing,but that's half the fun,right?!

 I hope you drop in to say Hello now and again.  I would love to hear what your goals are for the coming year.  Hopefully,no, definitely, my next post will be up soon showing what progress I've made with my new canvas.
Thanks for dropping by and big up to my (as of today) one and only follower,the lovely Marie,who you can find here:
Thanks Marie! xx