Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend in review

I went to visit my family for the weekend in the NorthWest Province.  The girls are growing so quickly and I don't like to miss out on what they're up to; I also need to see my mom more regularly.  It was just an overnight visit but great to see everyone again
 
This is the silly billy club! 





 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Art Journalling

When I get stressed from the overload and endless demands at work, I feel the need to be creative.  I'm working in a Moleskin journal, which I've entitled 'the book of small moments'.  The big moments in our lives are rare and we usually look forward to them so much.  But our lives are made up of 10 000 small moments every day, and that's what I'm documenting.  And it's a reason to play with paint and stamps and stuff that I love.  I'll be offering a retreat in 2015 to make this journal.
 







Monday, October 13, 2014

Week in the Life

I did a Week in the Life challenge in Autumn 2010, documenting a week of everyday life in stories and photos.  I wanted to do the same this year in my 'new' home, and because a lot has changed during the last 4 years.  You've already seem some of the photos that I'll be using - my visit to Greyton and the scrapbooking weekend.  Here are a few more photos which I will be including - my business trip to Cape Town, working in Johannesburg, my home and Ruby. 
 


Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town


my latest crochet project - a shawl 

wake up face and work face 


in the traffic to work in Cape Town 


Master Chef challenge at work for our annual Wellness day 

back at the Vineyard Hotel 


home 


the traffic in Johannesburg - ugh! 

sunset on the way home 



Home 



 
I have a lot more photos of ordinary stuff like doing the washing, things I bought during the week, news stories, meals that I ate, etc. which I like to include; it's fun to look back on a few years' later.  I've printed out the photos and gathered all the bits and pieces that I want to record; now I just need to get moving.  If you want more information on this project, take a look at Ali Edwards' site (Week In The Life 2014 is happening from October 27th though November 2nd); the dates didn't work for me so I chose my own dates.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Scrap Addicts

The Scrap Addicts recently spent a weekend scrapbooking at my home, one of our regular quarterly gatherings.  Being part of a regular scrapbooking group really keeps us motivated to scrap more, we share lots of ideas, and we encourage each other in our love of memory keeping.  Every quarter, we make and share scrap kits, so we also get a lot done in a short space of time.  And we laugh.  A lot
 
Lynn's scrap kit which she designed for us

Lynette's gorgeous design

Linda's beautiful layout


Leonie and I used the same range of paper and we both designed summer pages - it was not pre-planned!   So funny...






Linda 'accused' me of not putting all the  necessary embellishments into a kit which I designed a while ago.  After looking very outraged and indignant for a while, she found the 'missing' embellishments under the piles of paper at her work space.  I insisted on a written apology, hehehe

a monster hail storm raged on Saturday evening, trashing my garden and damaging the ladies' cars parked outside 






Leonie made breakfast for us on Sunday morning - we thought that we were in a hotel!  She also brought her juicer along and demonstrated her new passion for juicing; I loved the apple juice.  The plain carrot juice, not so much




 Scrap Cat.  Princess Ruby suffers from FOMO - fear of missing out.  So she's always near me (and because she adores her mommy)

 Linda, Lynn, Leonie and I (Lynette didn't sleep over) at the close of another awesome scrapbooking weekend.  Tired and happy ladies.