Monday, January 23, 2012

Remember me?

Im the girl that used to blog all the time? Occassionally scrapped and always waffled on about all sorts....well I still waffle thats never going to change lol

Its been a mighty long time between posts on my little old blog and to be honest I wasnt sure if Id be back at all......last year was shall we say "less than fabulous" in my little world and as a result of heaps of stress,lots of tears and being sicker than Ive ever been in my life my creative mojo and my happy bubble was rather deflated :(  But Im not going to bore you all with the gorey details of it all because 2011 is gone and 2012 is a new year with new chances,new ideas and a new outlook :) Well its not all new really some things I had forgotten and have re-newed love for :)

 It wasnt all bad in 2011 though 2 of my closest friends had beautiful baby girls, my Dad got a clean bill of health after a scare with his kidneys and I started Kaycee's handmade for all my sewing adventures :) (Find me on facebook-heaps of bags,hair accessories and more)

I once was the sort of person that would draw and paint everyday......my hands where always busy expressing what was in my heart and mind with the help of paint,pastels,pencils and paper. I would lock myself away for days doing my "thing" then I would be totally drained afterwards. I loved every minute of it......my first drawing was when I was about 4 (I know crazy that 1.I remember and 2.I could draw at that age :O ) It was pebbles from the flintstones (hehehe showing my age now)....mum carried around those little yellow sticky note sized pieces of paper in her handbag for years lol I wish I still had them but they where lost in our journey from the UK to Australia when we emigrated...... from then on I was always drawing,making,creating something or another. A relative asked me when I was about 10 what I wanted to be when I grew up and I told him "An artist" he laughed and told me that it "wasnt a real job thats a hobby" (I giggle now when I think of it because my job is art related and yes it is a hobby but a business too *pokes out tongue* The last drawing I did was in 2001 for Al and I's 1st christmas.....we where love-rich but dollars-poor so I decided to do a drawing for him and frame it as a pressie.....then that was it I stopped drawing.....no idea why or how or when it all stopped but it did......Until November last year that is lol

I had the great pleasure of being invited to my gorgeous friend Donna's retreat at her home and me being a slacko non-driver asked if anyone would be interested in having some company for the drive and the fabulous and lovely Gigi (uber talented mixed media artist and owner of Gist-Creative) offered me a lift.I had met this fabulous lady years before at a crop day but hadnt seen her since so it was great to catchup in the car then have the pleasure of sitting beside her all weekend........and it is her I have to thank for reigniting my artistic flame :) I was sitting there shuffling papers and thinking about all my worries when she offered me some of her mixed media paper and the use of her scrummy art supplies and this is what happened..........

The one on the right (Never give up) was my first attempt at some mixed media fun ,her wings followed and "hope" was when I got home :)

some close ups.....
 my favourite quote and was very appropriate for my mood at the time...
 There is always hope....


These where all in November and my mum was most chuffed to see me using some of my arty style again so she and Dad got me a huge stash of yummy art supplies for christmas and from there came these.......

The ballerinas.......



I christened my new sketchbook with this scribbly doodly figure in late December 2011.......



Ive since done a drawing for Al's birthday too but cant show that til he gets it ....he told me he didnt want me to "buy him a present" so I didnt I made one instead lol

Then came this .........."The light at the end of the tunnel" Im having this outlook for this year.....there can be no light without the dark....I will find my way through the forest and into the happy light again.

A bit of mixed media therapy after I finished my housework on saturday afternoon I have to say I {heart} this painting....and thats not something I normally say about my art but I really enjoyed working on it and I think it showed me a new mindset....





SO thats where Im at .....happily creating through not just scrapping but also sewing for Kaycees and painting for me :) This year WILL be better ......I intend to make it bigger and better and happier.....

Ive started my gratitude journal too....giving daily thanks for all my positives and steering clear of the negatives from now on :)

If you are still reading my blog after this humungus post or are a follower then thanks ....for reading,for sticking around and for being fabulous xx

Signing off with paint on my hands and happiness in my heart once again.....

Krissy xx

P.S I did scrap too , I will share those tomorrow :) xx

3 comments:

donna said...

I'm glad that your visit here was the kick start that you needed Hun. And I'm even more glad that you are feeling much better and yes, this year is going to be fabulous you you and Al!
Miss you
D xx

Julie said...

Wow Krissy, you amazingly clever girl - they are fantastic!! Glad to hear you sounding so positive - it IS going to be a good year, isn't it. Hugs from Julie

home & hobbies said...

Hi :-)
I have stumbled across your blog, & had to let you know I think your artwork is amazing! Your art journalling is beautiful too. Such vivid and intense colours and so many beautiful drawings & techniques. Very inspiring.
Cheers, Shauna