Yes.....there's been another loooooong break in the posting schedule! Had a bit of an "interesting" few weeks but I'm still here (honestly, I'm as surprised as you) and I have set myself a challenge: a post a day for the next seven days!
I've needed some time to reconstruct my reality, mend and heal. I'm still having difficulties maintaining focus or following a process - any process - from beginning to end and once again I've turned to art to help me re-establish some order in the chaos. SO far it's been a successful plan, if a little haphazard, project-wise. I've had to take time to reach this point, avoiding the internet being a side effect, but I've missed you guys and am looking forward to rejoining the world of bloggy awesomeness!
I've had some wonderful gifts too. Carmen (whoopidooings.blogspot.co.uk) and I have decided to be pen pals - like in the old days with actual proper snail-mail letters and stuff! She sent me a gorgeous card with two surprises - a truly lovely Mucha postcard (which will totally become a journal cover....oh yes) and a VERY cool and completely hypnotic lenticular FOX card!
Yeah.....That served as a distraction for QUITE some time. And again when I photographed it. Oooooooo... Thank you missus xxxx Carmen's an amazing artist - I'm currently hassling her for a zombie postcard! Her work is so bright and original and she's totally cool - go visit her blog and say hi! xxxx
Thank you Kathy! I love EVERYTHING! I hope you like your parcel of stuff when it finally arrives xxxx If you want to know more about Kathy and her amazing skills, go visit her blog and be inspired!
My bestest friend, Feroz, who has put up with me for YEARS and still hasn't run for hills ALSO spoiled me rotten at Easter. He knows me so well and sends me the most amazing treats to cheer me up! We enjoy sending each other happy parcels and The Colonel has a long standing alliance with his kitty cat, Boo - together they'll take over the world, so we have to keep them both subdued with catnip presents! Feroz sent me a bundle of goodies, including some gorgeous G45 Steampunk Spells paper, some wonderful washi tapes -
- and just for extra awesomeness, some Faber Castell pastels! They're so vibrant! I have to admit that I've always been reluctant to play with pastels unless it's as part of a mixed media project, but these are so lovely that I'm determined to get the hang of them...
Feroz, The Colonel and I love you loads. I know we tell you all the time but I'm just reminding you and sending you big hugs from the both of us! xxxx
It's really hard being alone here, especially with this irritating and ongoing agoraphobia issue, but the love and support from my online friends, new and long-standing is truly a salvation. Comments here on the blog are a boost and feeling part of a community is vital. Thank you for your encouragement and the inspiration that your creative blogs provide! It feels good to be posting again, and I'm determined to follow my week-long plan and goal of daily posts for seven days. It's a challenge and a motivation! So, that being said, I'll be off now and see you again TOMORROW! Hugs all round! - Shroo :) xxx