Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's official ...

... we're moving back to Sydney.  After four years of living on the Gold Coast in the Sunshine State of Queensland, my husband starts a new job in Sydney, NSW on 15th March.  We've found a beautiful house to rent in Hunters Hill, which is a very nice part of the world ... lots of old world charm and historic buildings in this suburb.  It's going to be extremely hectic over the next couple of weeks - I finish my job on 5th March, the removalists arrive on 9th March, then we do the 12 hour drive to Sydney on the 10th March and somewhere in between all that we need to pack!

The other thing that's happening at the same time is I'm also attending the Creative Soul Retreat on 17th March in Melbourne Victoria and have two creative commitments to complete prior to attending ... lots and lots to do and so little time.

Here's a couple of creative things I managed to get done in the last few weeks:

Beatles ATC

I made this card for the ATC Quarterly centrespread theme of The Beatles.  The background is gesso, a wash of Gold Raw Sienna, Olive & Tattered Leather Glimmer Mists, Tim Holtz stamp with Butterscotch Adirondack ink, small & large star punchinella with Espresso Adirondack ink and a gel medium transfer of the Beatles.

Kittens ATC

This month saw me and Lois win the WTA (Winner Takes All Lottery) on ATC World.  Lois had sleeping cats at her suggested theme, so I made one especially for her.  Same background as the ATC above, just no punchinella inking around the edges and the image was printed out instead of doing a transfer.

Alice Challenge

The Paper Arts Yahoo group have a challenge this year where you make a page on a character that gets announced each month, from either Alice in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass.  The first character was The Red King and here's my interpretation.  The good thing about this challenge is we get to keep our page, we just upload our pictures once a month.  The pictures are being displayed on the Paper Arts Blog - .

Jen Crossley Workshop

Last weekend I did a workshop with the lovely Jen Crossley (aka Captain Underpants) and I made two bezels filled with Ice Resin.  I had the best time and absolutely love spending time with Jen, she's such a hoot.  I still need to sand one back and add some more resin 'cause it's a bit bumpy, but overall I was really happy with how my two pieces turned out

Calendar Challenge - January

I'd finished my January calendar ages ago and kept forgetting to post a picture of it completed ... not as artistic and creative as some of the participants in Kate Crane's challenge, but I was so happy that I actually wrote in it everyday and finished it.

To finish off I thought I'd show you the number plate of the car we hired in Sydney last weekend ... I thought it spelt Beaux, our dog's name ... perhaps it was a sign??? Well we did get the house we wanted, so it must have been!

That's for now, I been having trouble signing into blogger, hence the lack of posts lately, but for some reason it worked today.  The next post will probably be once I've moved to Sydney ... keep well and enjoy.


xoxAlyssaxox said...

Wow Hun you are going to be busy! Goodluck with the move and I'm just loving all your creative work xx

Queen Of Toys said...

Hey Wonderful Lady Di, great art and I am amazed that you have found time to do any. Great to hear you are moving closer and closer to Victoria LOL and make sure you are stress free for the CSR coming up soon. My goodness with all you have to achieve I am suprised that you are still attending.

Hugs to you.

Madmag said...

Wow you will be busy too. Great news I think. It will take some adjustment but you'll manage. Hope you'll be happy where ever you are. Lots of Love Magda

PS. Happy birthday. I know it isn't there yet, but you know how I am xx

Jen Crossley said...

It was so great to catch up with you again Di :]
Hope your move to NSW is a smooth one

Jill Brown said...

Di, I'm very sad to hear your news. I know I don't see you every day but the thought of you not being just around the corner for a catch up is sad for me. Of course, I wish you well and I hope the move is fantastic for all of you (I guess you are taking your Beau). And no chance for a coffee before you go :-(. If you get time, please let me know. I do so enjoy being in your company. Wishing you all the best. Love from me.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what news! I hope the move goes well for you and that Fearghal's new job is good for him. Thinking of you all and wishing you the best of luck with packing and moving. Email us your new address when you get the chance.

Lots of love from,

I-Cheng, Stuart and Annabelle

Shelly said...

Wow, so Sydney it is? Glad to hear Ferg got the new job and it sounds like you have found a lovely home.
Congratulations on the feature in ATC Quarterly. Big smile on my face when I opened the centerfold and saw your fantastic art!
Good luck with the move and enjoy the art retreat. Wish I could have made it. I'll live vicariously through you !!

All the best,

Samantha Marshall said...

Good luck with everything!!!