Monday, 31 December 2018

Milestones, Memories and Moving Forward

This is my 900th blog post and coincides with the last one of 2018.  This is the first calendar year that I have blogged every day, the year that my first DT samples were shown on Hochanda by Lou Withers (Royal Talens), the year I was asked to join the Clarity design team and have participated in too many challenges to count.  My second weekly art journal is only three pages away from completion and I have made many creative friends.   I have decided to pick a project from each month this year which shows my continuing journey.  All captions link to my original post.
January

My February choice is one of my most popular posts and was a journal page for Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.
February
For March I have picked a card and the second most popular post of all time on my blog.  I have really enjoyed experimenting with different layers this year.
March
April's choice is a tag in my favourite colours.   This was given to a crafty friend.
April
May's choice is also a tag,  I make rather a lot of these to try out new techniques and materials.  I love these cute robins!
May
For June I chose another card.  This one made with cardboard embellishments.
June
July brought another anniversary, the first year of blogging every day.  I chose a set of tags created with set 4 of the Distress Oxides and the Clarity three way overlay stamps, two of my favourite products of 2018.
August brought with it the third anniversary of my blog.  I chose a journal page which forced me to think outside the box!
August
For September I have chosen a 3D project which stretched me a great deal, but which was a resounding success in my eyes.
September
October's choice is a tag from my tag journal.  So far I have completed pages A-U.
October
On the 1st November I had the honour of being asked to join the Clarity design team by Barbara Gray at the NEC.  It was an amazing day out with two crafty friends.  I have chosen the birthday card which I made for my eldest son a week later.
November
For December I have chosen another new type of project.  My first attempt at candle decorating.  I intend to carry on trying out new ideas and techniques as 2019 begins.
December
The first event of 2019 that I am looking forward to is a workshop with Maria Moorhouse on the 5th Janusary, followed by the first Clarity show of 2019 on Hochanda (6/1/19) at 2pm where my very first samples may be shown.  I do hope they are up to standard!

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