Finished customised wedding collage!

customised wedding collage with watermark

 

Hello!

Here’s the completed collage I promised to show you a while ago.  What do you think?

The couple it was gifted to loved it, so that was the main thing, hooray!

Have a lovely Friday my love bugs (nearly wrote love beads then realised that might sound a bit weird)

Hope you’re feeling festive!

Big love and mince pies,

Jenny xx

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Woman’s Wallet Stolen – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

This made me think – especially here in Barcelona where pickpocketing is endemic.

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Jessica Eaves of Guthrie, Oklahoma Jessica Eaves of Guthrie, Oklahoma

Jessica Eaves from Guthrie, Oklahoma recently had her wallet stolen by a man while she was grocery shopping. Most people in that situation would immediately get the authorities involved, but she found a way to resolve her problem herself.

“I saw this gentleman down the aisle from me,” Jessica tells us. “He walked behind me, and when I got a couple of aisles over, I realized my wallet was gone.”

“I spotted him in a crowded aisle and approached him,” she continues. “I’m a pretty out-there personality, but I was quiet and calm.”

“I said to him, ‘I think you have something of mine. I’m gonna give you a choice. You can either give me my wallet and I’ll forgive you right now, and I’ll even take you to the front and pay for your groceries.”

The alternative? Jessica reporting him to the police.

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Collage in progress

collage in progress intrepid

I love love LOVE making collages!

If I could make 2 of these commissions a week I would be a happy bunny! Maybe I’ll make them anyway, to train myself, even if I don’t have the actual orders yet.

This is a collage I’m in the process* of creating – in between feeding Poppy and typing this one handed – for a beautiful bride and groom in Sydney.  Aren’t they gorgeous looking lovelies?!

* Well I was in the process when I first starting writing this – it’s now at least 2 weeks later and the collage is finished and safely in its new home – but shssh, I’m actually really organised.  (How on earth do you spell shoush???!!)

Will show you the finished piece next time.

Big rainbow love,

Jenny

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Favourite things: Poppy!

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Hello beautiful people of the tinterwebs

I’m typing this with my nearly 4 week old Poppy by my side.  Sigh….new mama hormones are here, I’m so in love with our little baby girl.  And to think I wanted another boy!

I’ve no idea what week it is this week, and who cares?  It’s just a number, like one’s age, it doesn’t really mean anything, unless you’re like me and use it as an excuse to beat yourself up about all the things you thought you might or should have achieved by now and haven’t.

I’m reading The art of being unmistakable by Srinivas Rao, and there are some gems of wisdom in there, let me tell you!  This, for example :

What if AJ Leon’s wise words “this is not your practice life” became the filter for all your decisions?

I like the idea of having a filter for my decisions.  I’ve been wanting to dye my hair blue for a while now but have been too concerned about what people might think (too old, pretentious, why?)  Well if this is not my practice life I better get on with it and who cares what anyone may or may not think???? I imagine they have more pressing concerns anyway n’est-ce pas??!!

Here are some of my happy list things at the moment:

♥ Poppy! (Obviously!  She arrived safe and sound and we love her so much) ♥ New sofa in my studio (I’ll post photos soon) it makes it look soooo cosy!  Perfect for the coming winter months.♥ Steal like an artist book ♥ The art of being unmistakable book.♥ Large Amazon book order full of creative books that I thought I would treat myself to.♥ Somerset Studio magazines – soooo much artistic inspiration! ♥ One of my midwives recognising me in the hospital corridor a couple of weeks later and making a big fuss over me and Poppy, saying how gorgeous she was.♥ Elly’s homemade lasagnes cooked for me whilst I’m at home alone with Poppy.♥ What a thoughtful friend! ♥ Clare coming round and cooking me lunch. Another amazing friend! ♥ Feeling fit and healthy.♥ A million handmedowns for Poppy.♥ Central bookshop.  I went there the other day after a hiatus of a few months.  Yet more inspiration!  So many artsy design and craft books that I don’t actually feel guilty spending money on, because, well, it’s research innit?!! ♥ The Apprentice TV series.  I hesitated to include that but it’s my new thing to be unapologetically myself so I’m owning my guilty secrets!

I’ll leave you with a wee picture of Poppy:

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Wishing you lots of love and unabashed self acceptance!

Jenny xx

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