Sunday, 28 December 2008

Happy New Year






I haven't had time to do very much art in the past week with Family and Christmas taking over. We had a lovely Christmas day spent with family and friends, and beautiful weather. We spent much of the day lazing outside in the garden, eating, chatting, drinking wine, more eating. Every year my stomach wishes it had stayed home, but it never learns. It's wonderful to see the grand children's reaction when they open their presents, that's the best part, little eyes light up after the wrapping paper is frantically torn from the present, much impatient jumping up and down as parents struggle to remove the bucket load of tie wire used to hold the toy into it's packaging, to prevent theft. There's usually enough wire at the end to tie up all of Australia's tomato crops for ten years(slight exaggeration, maybe only five years).

I did manage a few more background pages for my new scrap paper journal, I need to actually find time now to write in it.
I managed to complete a couple of jewellery orders and make some earrings to be added to my etsy store this week. I also made myself a bracelet using memory wire, that was fun.





Thank you all for visiting over the past year, I REALLY appreciate your visits and comments. I hope you all have a very happy new year and that next year holds everything you hope for with lots of time for art.

35 comments:

Maria said...

Happy New Year to you too Ro! Looking forward to visiting your blog next year . . . always a pleasure :) Love those bracelets!

yvette said...

thank you Ro, for the lovely story about your grand children, and what a beautiful bracelet.
Wish I spotted you earlier but better late than never...looking forward to posts in the new year...!

Thelma-Art said...

I love your jewelery and journals, they're are so unique. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Happy New Year!

Jackie said...

And a Happy New Year back to you. I echo the feelings about blog visits and comments. Its a new dimension in life.

Judy Wise said...

The very best to you, Ro. You have given me so much happiness over the years and I love wearing your jewelry!! xo

Ann Christine Dennison said...
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Ann Christine Dennison said...

Sorry I a big spelling mistake in the erased post ups ;-)

A very Happy New Year to you too :-)
Thank you for being a loyal contact, I appreciate your visits and really enjoy your blog too!!!! Looking forward to visiting next year.

Judy said...

Yes indeed
Happy New Year to y'all too.
Ring you tonight.
xxoo

katie jane said...

Happy New Year to you, also. Soundl like you had a fun and productive holiday. You are right, kids are what makes Christmas wonderful.
Love your new bracelets.

Chris said...

Is that bracelet(s) cool, or what?!
I love it that you're doing that scrap journal. I'm working on backgrounds, too. I find it great fun. But itching to start writing, too. I need a white gel pen!

Thank you for being here to visit! I look forward to another year of you.

Karen Cole said...

Ro, you have been doing some amazing work. From journal pages to memory wire bracelets, to puddings and everything else. I look forward to whatever it is you come up with this coming year. It has been a joy to share in your creativity from afar.

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a VERY happy and healthy new year.

Chrisy said...

Lovely to stumble across your blog and your etsy store...thanks for sharing your life and your work...and all the best of 2009!

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Ro,
For a lady who is "not doing much art" you have some amazing stuff here! -- LOL. I love the bracelets.

I am chuckling as I read your comment about the wires that hold the toys in place -- before we wrapped the presents this year, my husband and I removed them from their crazy wire entrapments, put them back in their boxes and then wrapped them. Much easier come Christmas morn!

Happy New Year!

Susan
xo

Leslie said...

Your scrap journal is seriously enticing. I love artist books and journals. I am *so* tempted to make one too. Your bracelet is lovely. I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to more enjoyment in the Happy New Year!

Jacky said...

Ro I just LOVE your new bracelet!!! The green and blue beads are beautiful, such old'40s colours...just love them. And the pages for your scrap paper journal .... such a beautiful way to recycle.
It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas day, the little ones always make it so special dont they?
Wishing you and Steve a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

TonyaA said...

I love your pages! I would love to just come over and sit awhile with you and have a look at your journals. I bet they are all beautiful.
I love your jewelry too. Great colors.

Robyn said...

I love visiting your blog to feast my eyes on all the colour and creativity. Happy New Year to you Ro.

dieadjustormigrate said...

and a happy, happy new year to you as well! i read your blog often, love your creativity and, just so you know, may come knocking on your door one day if i ever make it to melbourne! olwyn

Steph said...

Gorgeous pages and bracelet! Happy New year to you!

Elizabeth said...

Ro! Your commetns about the wrapping wire holding up all of Australias tomatoes really cracked me up!!! There must be something that we could do with this stuff taht would be really cool??? Not me though I am trying desperately to excavate my art space and get rid of stuff taht I have not used in years and to face up to the fact that I will NOT use again!!!! So no more collecting of toy binding wire or the like for me!! I love the buttons and fabric sets that you are selling on your ETSY shop- I bet that they will do well for you! The sample that you show is so beautiful!!
I know that 2009 will have more great art adventures in store for you and I am going to continue to dream about somehow getting to take a JOurnaling workshop with you!!! Hugs!
Elizabeth

lynne h said...

happy new year, ro... thank you for the inspiration, and many posts full of colorful eye candy this past year! xo

Gaby Bee said...

Really fabulous pages and bracelet! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!
I look forward to more fun and sharing in 2009!

Gaby xo

mary ann said...

ro - your bracelets are just stunning. WOWza! the scrap journal looks spontaneous and fun. you're a wealth of talent. visiting is always a pleasure.

happy new year :-)

rivergardenstudio said...

Ro, it has been wonderful getting to know you and your beautiful art this year, it is such a joy visiting your site and seeing your imaginative creations. Happy New Year to you... Roxanne

Cory said...

Love the bracelet....
Thanks for visiting my website.

Happy New Year

Jen Crossley said...

Love you bracelet Ro gorgeous.Happy new year to you I hope its a very creative one
Jen

Sarah said...

Happy New Year Ro, your bracelets look wonderful as does your journal.

sharon young said...

Lovely pages and bracelet, Ro.
I know what you mean about the grandchildren, they certainly make Christmas special.

Jo Horswill said...

Happy New Year Ro...looking forward to a wonderfully creative one. You are certainly off to a great start!!!
Bracelet is wonderful...

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Ro, i really love the bracelets you made. They are so pretty..
And the art pages are lovely as well.
xoxo Nita

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,
Love your journal pages...I am enjoying the challeng already...Hope 2009 is great for you...xx

mary schweitzer said...

Your pages are wonderful! They look happy.
Mary

Mary lin Huskamp said...

LOVE the bracelets! BEST Wishes for a Great New Year!!!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

LOVE the bracelets! BEST Wishes for a Great New Year!!!

MargaretR said...

A vey happy new year to you too Ro.