Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Take a walk on the wild side...

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get myself cornered into a place where I find it hard to break out..it's entirely my own doing...my own self imposed limitations....and then that trapped feeling comes in and I know its time for a change...
"Beautiful, BIG"

So while my winged girls will get the appropriate attention as I sort out orders...I'm feeling the need to (cue music) "take a walk on the wild side...!"

I've set myself a challenge for the month of May.....a combo of paint, fabric, paper and stitch and creating an animal a day...sweet!
It'll get my creative juices flowing, stretch my  seemingly ever decreasing boundaries, oh and get my etsy shop updated more regularly too!

I'm aiming to post my animal creation everyday on my facebook page (which if you so feel inclined I'd love it if you popped over and likeee liked!) 
I'll do a weekly round up here..fingers crossed I stick to the challenge because frankly it would be a first!

I'd be delighted to hear your animal suggestions if you have a particularly favourite one...

And while we're on the topic of wild side, it seemed fitting to show you the photos my 12 year old took on our weekend walk..love how she sees the world :)...very wild and overgrown and yummmmo zingy green!

I swear she finds hearts wherever she goes.  :)


  1. I know what you mean about those tight corners but a rhino seems like just the fellow to break free. This sounds like quite a challenge - good luck!

  2. those photos DO have great heart + are beautiful!!
    + i am craaaaaaaazy about your wild side!!!
    looooooove that rhino + the sweet butterfly blessing the side!
    + what a fun goal this month w/the animal kingdom!

  3. A horse, A HORSE, of course, of course. Your Rhino is fan-tab-u-lous! Love this challenge of yours and can't wait to see what you come up with. RAWR!!!!

  4. aw i love that you gave your camera to your child, it is always so wonderful to see what they 'see', beautiful!

    LOVE your rhino, he's the spitting image, well done! i'm excited to see all the animals you come up with. my favorites are the giraffe and the leopard, both i hope to see soon. we'll be leaving for africa in six more days!

  5. Can't wait to see your animals- I reckon that a Lion would be pretty cool (They are a big hit in this house at the moment and they are all called Rory- about the only word that my son can say!)

  6. Please stitch a guinea pig - I LOVE 'em :)

  7. Cannot wait to see your creations. You are so imaginative!!
    Your daughters photos are brilliant!

  8. Here from lori's: oh that rhino! Oh that heart!

    Isn't it the best thing to know your daughter too knows how to see?


  9. Hahaha! I love how you challenge yourself. I give another vote for the giraffe and a vote for a greyhound. Or maybe a pair of them ;)

    Good luck with your challenge. I've challenged myself to a painting a day for this month. We'll see how it goes!

    And congrats on the shop taking your sweet pieces! How awesome is that!!

  10. I love your rhino and the photos are cool. My favorite animals are giraffes, elephants and seahorses. I quite like owls, too. And frogs & turtles if you venture out of the mammal category. :)

  11. Thanks for putting my pictures on! I think you should do a picture of an anteater! They're cool and crazy!
    luv ya! x

  12. Just popped over from your latest post. If you are still doing this, I have a soft spot for crows... or ravens ;) (Pop over to mine sometime and stick Silver Crow' in the search bar to see the handsome chap that flits around our way :D )