Thursday, July 23, 2009

Finding New things

Hi all
Here is my big Surprise from my last post. Wasn't really a secret, but an exciting little thought that something nice was about to happen and it did!!
I have just recently received my Give away prize that I won on Marie Segals Blog.
I cant thank you enough Marie, everyone who has seen it has been really impressed, and I know I will treasure it with a special place in my heart for it .

Marie called it her Bella Necklace, and I entered her Giveaway Comp, thinking of my G/G who is Isabella, and is a sweet 20 mnths old. This necklace is sweet and pretty like our Isabella who is a little person to be taken notice of just like my new necklace is whenever I wear it. So it was a very appropriate gift for me to receive.
I can think of Marie and Isabella as well.
This necklace is made of Cernit a much harder clay than I am able to use and I certainly note the difference, and think how durable it will be for a long time
A great thing about this Giveaway is that I have been Finding new things in other people's blogs and I marvel at how far I have come since I started blogging.
There are so many places to go , that one thing leads to another, and when you start looking at all the other blogs that are attached to your follower's blogs I feel it makes the world very small, and we all become known to each other by this.
I still get real pleasure knowing that other bloggers come in to my blog here and leave such nice messages.Fancy that, I now have so many follower's which I had none of when I started
As they say like begets like, we want to be around positive people like ourselves and isn't that just so right.
It makes for a very happy day.
I had a very happy day today.
Every year our city, Mackay,Qld Australia, has a Festival of the Arts for 2 wks, Well it is on now, there are displays everywhere and entertainment and street things and today I went to an Art space where people were asked to take part and take their art work of any kind along and so I took some of my cloth dolls and jewelry for display.
A lovely Japanese girl was the resident artist and was so sweet .
The place was just done out like a cave with the ceilings and walls covered with colourful fibres and art work and and so much crafty things from paper mache masks to big colourful rosettes, and children's art, it made you feel so happy just to be there,it was a place where everyones art or craft was appreciated. I did not know any of them but they just accepted you as you are, which I do when I meet people, so I was really happy there, and it was really out of the blue for me to do that, but I knew it was the right place to be. When I go back I will try to get a few photos to put in here.
It really was Soaring with the Butterflies as it was a new experience for me but was such a happy one, that I have been smiling all day since.
So look outwards and do something new that you think you never would have thought of, it might be just what you should be doing.
Elizabeth XXX

Monday, July 13, 2009

Finding New Things

Hi all, great for me to to find time to be here as a continous post.
Pat myself on the back. HE He!!.
Here is some of the recent Polymer clay projects I have been up to,
It is my Ancient Metal beads, from one of my Polymer Cafe Magazines
Also go to my Picasa to see more.
I am so taken with Christie Friesen's Fishes that I have been experimenting and finding I can make them, well, to my satisfaction anyway?
Well I should be able to, have enough of her books.
Indulgent lady that I am and can't resist a new book when I see it.
It is true every day I am still Finding New things to keep my brain in good health and have fun at the same time.
I have a big surprise coming , so will wait til I get it to put in here, so like me you will have to wait for it.
Come back again, put your feet up and have that coffee again with me here in the Tropics with our wonderful winter weather, Beautiful one day Paradise the next, and see my beautiful surprise.
Can't wait.
til next time
Soaring with the Butterflies
and living each day to the full

Finding New things

Hi all at last I have arrived here on my blog.
I am longwinded about this my next instalment,
as so many things happen in a month, that time just flies, and you can't always get here to do what you want..
The photos here are of a lovely trip I and a friend took to this very upmarket Island in the Whitsundays.
Hayman Island, it is a 55minute boat ride out on a beautiful Catamaran like boat, with a great boat crew who really look after you, serving refreshments and all types of drinks from Alchohol to Tea Coffe and food. I had tomato juice Really spoilt.
Our trip was only overnight but had two nights away from home getting there as it is 2hours away from where I live to the outgoing port called Shute Harbour, which is where all the boats go to all the Islands. Near The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland..
The photo of the pool area is of what you see from the balcony of your room, so enchantingly beautiful with the pool area built out over the sea.
The rooms which are really high class are on the left of the picture all around the pool area.
We went to a 5 course Black Tie dinner at the night and it was an Awards night for some budding chefs . We were allowed to go into the kitchen where the judging was held in the afternoon, and taste the products after the judges had done with them. Amazing and fascinating and very spoilt.
I did learn a few new things, to add to my cooking culinary skills, LOL.
A wonderful experience that I was lucky to be able to do, and one I didn't hesitate from, as it was a bit excy, but well worth every penny spent there. So much pampering and relaxation, don't think I'll ever be the same again.
Haven't been to the Islands for some years so it was good to go and think I still could enjoy it all.
It is all world class,and so, what has Hawaii got we haven't , I have been there too.
Apart from all this indulgence I have been working at my lovely crafts, namely the Polymer clay
Have a soaringly beautiful day
and look at my next post re the Polymer clay.
Love to all