25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!


I hope you are all enjoying Christmas with family and friends and loved ones......I wanted to take the opportunity of thanking all of you who have visited and commented on my blog in the last year. I have thoroughly enjoyed making contact with people who I would otherwise not have had the opportunity of communicating with. It has been a real pleasure.
I am stuffed full of turkey, potato salad and pumpkin pie (not a pav in sight!) and snacking on cherries and brazilnuts washed down with way too much champagne.
Stan and I are enjoying a relaxing day with our friends in Tasmania we will be here for the next couple of weeks working on the holiday house. Ill try to post some pics connection to the internet can be tricky! So my friends enjoy yourselves keep safe and


Helen x


13 December 2012

Drawing Challenges and New Ventures


state of mind


Drawing Challenge :: state of mind

I found this page from one of my journals where I went looking for states of mind inspiration. I did this drawing during another time of uncertainty and for some reason I kept coming back to it.
You see an empty stage can be seen in different ways desolate and barren or readiness and expectant. I have traversed all of these states in the last couple of weeks.

Drawing Challenge :: Cactus

My daughter gave me a packet of plastilini last christmas and Nadines theme for the drawing challenge just seemed perfect for a plastilini exercise. It was fun I enjoyed it immensely reminded me of my claymation days!
Please check out Nads wonderful blog and follow the links for a journey into the wonderful world of Cacti.


Dear Friends

things are really crazy here in my corner of the world and my poor blog not from wanting has been neglected.
I dont generally go too much into the personal minutiae of my life but I want to let you know that my husband and I were both retrenched from our jobs recently (make mental note not to work at same place of employment in the future).
We are both teachers and we both freelance as well. I probably dont need to tell you all how this will be impacting on us and particularly at this time of the year. So we went into lockdown mode trying to figure out what the best route was out of tricky situation.

For some time now my husband (Stan) and I have freelanced on various web projects and have often toyed with the idea of setting up a web development studio and making a proper go of it.
So that is what we are going to do.
 Its a little exciting and quite a lot scary but I really do think that the time is right. 
I am not one to wallow in self pity and have this bizarre built in mechanism where I see adversity as an opportunity to test my skills.
I love a challenge and the bigger it is the more I love it. Stan is not so adventurous as I am and tends to err on the side of caution but he too can see the possibilities and so we venture ahead into the relative unknown.

For the next few weeks I am developing a new identity for us, branding and marketing materials, website and blog. Ive decided to blog the process of development of the new business. Of course I will still have objects of whimsy blog it is my baby and I cant give it up. So a launch will be coming soon!!! Iam more than a bit excited I can tell you.

Things may go a little quiet here on objects of whimsy for awhile but I will be visiting your blogs from time to time and participate in a challenge or two just because I cant really stop those as you all know the addictive nature of drawing challenges hee hee!

Helen x