this CD recently.
Many of my favourite female artists have donated their time to support the important cause of raising funds to establish Australia's first human milk bank. Marea Ryan is a midwife and lactation consultant, and has set up a not for profit organisation, which you can read about here. The Gift is available for purchase on her site, or from Mother's Direct. I'm particularly loving the song "Spokes in the Wheel" by Zardi. Think I need to check out more of her music.
Didn't I just receive the latest Scrapbook Creations? Well, another one arrived yesterday, and I have to mention Jeni's Reality Bites feature - thank you so much to Jeni, Deb, Sue, Elizabeth and Marieke for sharing your stories with us - you are all such beautiful and strong women.
And I love the cover layout by Tracey Pickersgill , who was the winner of the cover layout comp - fantastic work! Also excited to see a teensy little Nicholas on the front cover :-) I'll share Nic's layout later as I need to photograph it, but here is the one I did for Jeni's astrology feature. I was the featured Aquarian, and I blame the Aquarian rebel in me for this layout - I just didn't feel like doing an about me page!
Metamorphosis is a good way to describe the creative process for me, as ideas evolve as I work, and the end product is usually quite different to the idea I had at the beginning. I found a beautiful greeting card with artwork by Alphonse Mucha which I used here behind the butterfly, scanned from an old Dover Publication called Exotic Alphabet and Ornament. Bit hard to see here, but there is a lot of stamping and clear embossing over the top of this - I'll take a better photo and post it next time.
The Peace Festival website has been updated some more, and it looks like being a wonderful week. If you are anywhere near Warwick, I urge you to come along. This is just the second peace festival, so it is still in the growth stages, and it would be great to see as many people supporting it as possible. There are many events planned, ending with a Peace in the Park day on the last Saturday, and a lantern parade/closing ceremony/music event on the Sunday evening. I'll be contributing to the lantern parade by running a workshop for teens and adults to make the star lanterns that I showed in one of my posts below, and other tutors will be teaching childrens' lantern making in the park.
Ooh, I almost forgot.....OUCH!
I was making fish and chips for dinner on Sunday night, and sliced a decent-sized piece off the top of my left thumb, and it hurt!! A lot. Don't think I really got an appropriate amount of sympathy at the time, so thought I'd mention it here..lol.. don't worry, I won't share a photo.