Wednesday, April 29, 2015

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you'll know that I love changing things around.  Life's too short to stick to one background or theme or colour....  :-)
It's like the seasons.... white for the winter with lots of snow.... soft greens for the spring ... reminds me of the grass growing out back now that the snow has melted.  Pretty flowers for the summer and fall or autumn as we say back in Australia brings beautiful colours of the falling leaves and of course Halloween.   Red for Christmas, and on it goes.

Perhaps my preference for changing things around might stem from the fact that I mostly wear black. Little flat black shoes sometimes with a bow on the front but always peek a boo toes, a black sweater in the winter or a black t-shirt ... then of course my black short cropped capri trousers in the summer and long warm black trousers for the winter.  Black winter boots, and black coats of course with fur on the collar or shiny buttons.   It was the same back in Australia when I used to work at the Museum and Art Gallery.  Most of the people there wore black ... very professional and always looked nice.   Now all I have to do is tame my craving for black handbags ... I think I have about eleven of them all shapes and sizes ... short handles, long straps, different clasps, patent leather, all sorts of designs.  oh well.... my hubby loves black too.  :-))  thank goodness.

Friday, April 24, 2015

 A pretty image to use to send to those Mother's you adore..... mums, daughters, mum-in-laws, grandmums, stepmums,   It comes larger when you click on the image and save it from there.

We've been looking for a new car. The old Jeep is nearly on its last legs and living up here in the snow and the cold we certainly need a reliable vehicle to get us around.   4 wheel drive is great too.  So many choices,   It's a difficult decision because so many of the new ones look pretty much the same.  I guess it will come down to a test drive and our budget so in the meantime is interesting to get all the brochures and ideas and reviews.   We'll keep looking.....

Woke up to snow this morning.....  and I thought spring was here ... not so.  The day turned right around towards end of the afternoon and we had lovely sunshine... but my little squirrel friend had snow on his head when I went to feed him at 9 a.m.   I enjoy our chats and watch his antics with great delight as he chases the birds away from the seeds.   He "owns" the back yard and all that it has in it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cute little girl.... I love black and white stripes...
Use her as you wish but please don't upload it to any other sites.

I deleted my Yahoo groups this morning. It seems "the times are a changing" ....

People I guess don't want to learn how to make things, create their own images or design stationeries or tags or anything else anymore. It's easier now to send someone a text for their birthday or just use their facebook accounts so many people weren't sharing regularly and I didn't see why it should always have to be me nagging them to do so or being the only one to share the pretties.  Oh well....  it comes to everything. Much like the VCR's we don't use anymore .. now its all DVD's and digital television stuff.  And I used to like those big red phone booths scattered around the countryside or towns for people to use.  Gosh I'm showing my age .... only see them in old movies now.

It got me to thinking about all the other things we don't use any more.  They were all such good creations in their day.  Do people have carpet sweepers anymore.  Those little box contraptions on a long handle that would pick up the crumbs from the carpet.  And how on earth did we manage before bottled water came to be.  I'm never without my bottle of beautiful liquid.   The world is getting way too "fancy" now.  As much as I love my computer I don't trust them to run things ... keep track of my bank account, fly planes, and all the other stuff they do for us now.  Makes me wonder what  the future holds for us all.   We can only guess.   :-))

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Disappointing to have someone in a European country steal the previews of my images for sale at Etsy and then have them printed onto T-shirts and selling them.  I was appalled that someone would do that ... original images maybe... but not the ones with my big wording across it to stop this kind of thing.  I reported her to the place where she was selling them and they de-activated her account ... but I've found she is also selling them in many other places.  Makes me want to give up my shoppe and just sit outside in the sunshine and watch the grass grow or the birds sing.   Urgh!!!!  Please if you come across any sites selling my designs I sure would appreciate you telling me.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Don't forget there are over 540 beautiful digital collage sheets at my Etsy Shoppe ...for you to use in all sorts of ways.  Decorate for Spring... I had one customer yesterday who wanted to print out a beautiful vintage lady with pink roses and jewels and add it to her newly painted cupboard in her bedroom.  Another used the images she chose to print out invitations to her daughter's birthday party...and another was going to print her French inspired images onto fabric bags she was going to sell at the local fair soon .... so many ideas.   I'm always amazed at what people do with my graphics .... and love hearing from them.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Have a very happy Easter.