Lately here...

Today I got to paint!
It's kind of a big deal.

For over the past six months most of my 'creative energy' has been sapped by this new creation growing in my tummy.  I've missed crafting/painting/sewing so SO much.
Those of you who remember how saturated this blog once was with recent projects/d.i.y's will have likely noticed this absence as well.  Um, sorry?
(It seems that a pile of visitors have come across this blog through projects they've seen on Pinterest/google searches.. and then if they stick around they get the 'bait n' switch' of me not being so creative and just ranting/confessing/rambling about family life and motherhood and where my heart is at lately.  But I'm ok with this blog shifting, and for those of you who have stuck with me.. thanks)!

Anyway.. it feels great to be forced back to creating again.
In that, this recent painting is another commissioned piece I've been working on.
I'll show y'all when it's done - just imagine a colourful large sky and rolling country hills.

Having the space to create in our bedroom/studio is kind of a big deal too.
It means we've finally booted our girl + her bed out of my studio corner.. and in to her room with the fitful younger sleeping brother.
(That's still a mess... and I'm afraid I'll be used to not really ever sleeping well again by the time they hopefully do sort out their sleeping patterns, ah well).

Having a husband that helps entertain the kids while I sneak off during daylight hours is the biggest help - so thanks Ben!
Creating is a rare gift nowadays, I'm savouring every second I get.

Creatively yours,
Mel ;o)


  1. so good!! can't wait to see the finished product. i need to get back to painting also. but i imagine i won't get a chance to until the new year.... xo

  2. I'm eager to see it too! lol.... hope you get that palette wet soon sweets. ;)


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