Thursday, 26 November 2015

End of 2014

As we reach the end of November, I began to look back over the months. Not very productive, I'm afraid. But I'm coming to terms with my grief. Some days, are truly terrible but they are becoming less frequent. I will never be grief-free but I believe it can become bearable.

I've rejoined CLUB SCRAP and have made new friends and found old ones. Their designs are still unique and beautiful. There Watercolor Christmas is stunning. I haven't had the chance to play with the kit  - something to look forward to.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Life Book 2015

18th December, 2014

Since my daughter's death in March this year, I have been a lost soul. On the 16th or this month, her birthday, she would have been 44. I've discovered grief is a long, on-going process and even with family around me I felt isolated and alone.

Then I came upon read and about Tam, her art and the various art courses she teaches.

I took her free course  "Art, Heart& Healing" a true exercise in healing. I recommend it to one and all. It's on ongoing course and open to everyone and available at:

 Willowing - a happy place for making art!

When I saw she was doing another year-long, Life Book 2015. I knew I had found help for my grief . I signed up immediately and January, 2015 is just a few weeks away.

I am not an artist, I have trouble drawing a basic oval but I am allowing myself to trust my soul's response to my pencil and colours.

My dearest daughter, will be guiding my hand, watching me.....

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Elizabeth Scott
1969 - 2014

Christened as Nora Elizabeth, my daughter shunned her first name and was know as Elizabeth or Beth.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Art from ViVa Artistry

ViVa  Artistry Designs

The Taming of the Shrew

Credits: ViVa Artistry kit "The Bard"

A New Direction

A New Direction in Digital Scrapbooking

I discovered Art Journaling by chance - there was a challenge at Oscraps.
This was the result:

1958 Dixieland at its best!

Well it wasn't "true" art journaling but it was a beginning.....

The next attempt was again, using Maya de Groot Designs products available at


Now I felt adventurous  and bought a kit from Captivated Visions at Scrapbook Graphics called "Fluent in Sarcasm" This kit was made for me as I'm apparently out-spoken :) Anyhow, here is my page: Called Me? Sarcastic?
I was over the moon when it was chosen as a GSO at DST.

Me? Sarcastic?

To be continued::

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Ben's Visit

Family BBQ to introduce Grandson Ben to his Canadian relatives

Auntie Shirley talking to Ben -  Ben talking to Uncle Dave

Credit: All Anna Aspnes products

March and April Posts

A few of my layouts done at Oscraps

Credit: Maya de Groot Designs "Miss Melody Kit"
As soon as I saw Maya's Kit I knew it perfect for a photo from 1958

Friday, 22 March 2013

Recent Layouts

Favourite Photo of my dear mother and I

Cover for Amanda's Album

Monday, 8 October 2012

Layouts for October:

Credits: Forever Joy "Breathe Kit"

Credits: Danielle Young Designs "Expectant"