Sunday, 13 January 2013

113 in 2013

last year I followed Jane as she took photographs for the 112 in 2012 challenge and really enjoyed seeing her interpretation of the different themes, so when I saw that it was on again I thought that it might be fun to join in...


I haven't done a challenge for a while, my 365 project didn't get finished of course. a photo a day for a year is a biggie! far too ambitious for busy people I think..!











#24 lens flare























anyway you can check out the challenge here on flickr if you've a mind but basically there are 113 different themes with one photograph per theme.



#26 railway or train tracks























the interpretation of the word is open..




#34 rust or rusty















that makes for some interesting shots...




#48 around the corner






























from lots of different....








#57 three or more of the same thing























and very talented people I can tell you..


                                      
 #97 something beginning with B

I'm enjoying it so far and I'm pleased with the number of shots that I've been able to include already..


















#62 jump

we'll see if I can keep up the momentum won't we?

Friday, 4 January 2013

Symbols and a flimsy,,,

So this create thing must be working because I've finished the aqua/chocolate top this morning..!
















I spent all last year wishing I could finish more instead of starting more and here only four days into the new year, I've started and finished a top..! I think I'm going to send most of the quilts I make this year out to be quilted, it's probably the only realistic way that I'm going to keep up with what I want to achieve... 








 the weather is extremely hot here in Victoria and around most of Australia this week, we're in for a torrid week so I think I'll just keep sewing. the air conditioners are doing their thing and keeping the house at a respectably temperature so this little bundle of pinkness is next..  











I'm thinking either pinwheels or something really modern..? 


















Yesterday I told you about my 'word' for the year, well I try to have something with me all the time that reminds me of what I want for the year, last year I found this silver wrist cuff.... 




and I've worn it everyday since I bought it. can you tell what it is? it's a copy of the focus ring on an slr camera...! I was reminded to 'focus' all the time. 
















this year I've been giving my 'create' a bit of thought, trying to think of what I could carry with me as a constant reminder, then I realised that I already had something!!




I bought this adorable silver thread cutter from the Sue Spargo website a couple of months ago and put it on this lovely silver ball chain....
it's not only a practical thread cutter that I can wear all the time, it was made by an artisan silversmith who 'created' it for Sue Spargo, a creation of both beauty and symbolism..

so there you have it, my symbol/reminder to live a creative year..
right, I'm off to cut this bundle....

stay cool and safe Australia...

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Create......

I've found that new year resolutions are a little like rules, made to be broken or bent somewhat!! so for the last few years I, like lots of others, have chosen a word that I try to follow through the year. Last year my word was FOCUS, I really needed to focus on what was important in my life, 2011 had been a rough year with mum....

anyway, in 2012 I tried to focus on me a little more, tried to focus on the things that mattered a little more and tried to focus on where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do and of course I tried to keep my lens in focus  ;o)

....and I had a great year!

So this year is my year to 'CREATE', my word for 2013 is create.....

So today I'm creating....


....literally!

I'm not sure yet where I'm going with this but I can tell you that I am planning on making two quilts, one aqua and chocolate and one pink and yellow....!!!

Yep, in July we will have another little one so I'm trying to get in front..  :o) does that make you smile 'cos it does me, me in front...hahahah, we'll see won't we....

So short post  today because I need to go 'create' something...

Hope you all have an amazing and creative 2013....

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