Monday, February 27, 2012

Kraft It Up And Paint Party Fiday

So.,..I said I have decided to start scrapping again with an arty twist...And even though the look isn't as neat or as scrapbooking memories style, I am thoroughly enjoying the arty part of doing this...at last the perfect combination for me...I know this style won't suit many, but, I'm happy!!!

The first is where I decided to paint a white tree...the symbol to me of family and growth, thust the phot of Jacob and Maddie in a loving embrace...the joys of being a parent far outweighs those tough time for sure...









The second is where I just smudged paint all over in red...and di a bit if credit card stamping and doodling...
gotta love getting your hands messy...

Linking this to
 Paint Party Friday
Kraft It Up

Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scrapping at last

Yes...you heard right...its been about 2 years...I have been experimenting with art and have decided that scrapping with a little bit of art of my own added to it...this is when I am my happiest...so...it may be a little rusty but it's a start...




I joined in a cybercrop over at challenge heaven...I was quite shy on the chat part but it was the kick in the butt I needed to get me back into scrapbooking...a challenge or two.

This one was a sketch challenge...

Here is my birthday boy...he turned 17 yesterday...happy birthday Lachlan...you are an amazing person and I am so proud of you...

Here he was when he was 4...

OK..well...that's about it from me...I am off to do more scrapping...I think I may just throw some paint down....get my hands all dirty...lol...

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Monday, February 20, 2012

unknown title...

Hi there...

It's a bit of a vent post, so if you dissappear I totally understand...

Wish I could say I have been amazingly too busy have fantatsic arty days ...too busy to post...but alack and alas...not true...

I am lying in bed, beside me Jacob, just in the beginnings of a not so wonderful virus that i have had for the past 4 weeks...

I always forget the stress I go through everytime he is sick, until of course the next time he gets it, ie now....I am lying herein bed, late, with him beside me,  feeling tight and stressed and nearly on the verge of tears...it's a hard thing to deal with knowing that everytime Jacob gets sick with a cold or virus, he could die. I wish it wasn't so, but it is. It's a fact I guess I am used to, but really, it is never any easier to deal with...that same rush in my heart, too scared to go to sleep, but I know I will...waking up in the morning thinking everything is ok for that split second, but then realising and panicking thinking, oh no...I fell asleep, and honestly checking him to make sure he hasn't died overnight...That my friends, is my reality.

Sorry to burden you with my thoughts at this moment, but venting helps me...

I home school my twins, Jacob has a twin sister Maddie...she has issues herself, don't know if you knew this but Maddie has deafness...last week we went for another hearing test and even though the audiologist said not to worry too much,  a certain frequency is getting worse...I do worry of course, as over the years he hearing has worsened...and to make matters worse she is seeing a psychologist for another issue, she has toileting issues, anyway, I have been too sick to even remember that I had to take her back to the paediatrician to get another referral for her appointment on Friday...impossible to organise before then, I am sure you know how hard it is to get into specialists...crazy brain strain here...

OK...on a brighter note I am slowly getting better as of today...not so much coughing and body aches...

My mum and a few of us went to get mum's biopsy results...yes she has lymphoma, but it is a low grade lymphoma and at the moment she needs no treatment...which really is one of the best possible results...

So...sorry again, and gee, well thanks for lasting to this long...

now let me see if I can rehash some prettiness. or niceness...

OH..PS..Danielle...can you email me your address please....

Our new labrador, BYRON...



The twins joy always makes me smile...

Me holding Jacob when he was still in NICU...so tiny...

Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

You can do this...

So...this week we have had some news about mum...she actually has lumphoma and she is getting a biopsy done this month...we will know more from then as far as treatment goes...thanks to many of you for your kind thoughts and concern...

School is back as of monday...i am homeschooling Jacob and Maddie, Connor started high school and Lachlan is in his last and biggest year of school...year 12...it should be a very busy year...

As far as art goes I have tried to do Leslies challenge of art each day and that has been a no goer...sorry Leslie...

But I have done a little and will try to follow Liz Hick's art journal challenge of which is only once a week which i hope I can manage...

So...the first challenge that Liz said was make a page with a positive encouragement word or phrase you give to people...I say you can do this all the time to people...never really thought about it til just then...
used water colour and kindy glitz and waterproof ink pen...

I will also be linking this with paint party friday...so many amazing talents to check out...





Ok
Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx