Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 20 - Sympathy Card

I am so glad I left unpacked just a few pieces
of lace, fabric and card stock
I was so terribly sorry when my dear friend, Suzette's mother
sadly passed away very recently
I wanted to create a memory card for her to mark this sad passing.


I could barely find anything to embellish it with
(with my studio virtually completely packed up)


but then it really didn't need that!

The image speaks for itself:


"Lasting Love" is the memory and feeling that remains

in the heart of one who has lost their most cherished mother!

Linking today to Simply Neutrals Tuesday
with Wen at AppleApricot.blogspot.com


This will be my last post until we move to our new
residence which will be at the end of 
next week!
I'm hoping to return here as soon as I can establish
my new creative space so stay tuned!
Thank you all for continuing to visit me here and leaving
such kind comments. I can't thank you all enough.

Love and hugs to you all!
xox Suzy


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vintage photo albums and cabinet cards - Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 19

Dear friends
as Simply Neutrals Tuesday has come around once again
- it is the 19th party hosted by Wen now
and as I have virtually no new creativity to share 
for this event today I am revisiting some
artwork nestled in amongst
a few vintage cabinet cards and albums
which some of you may have not seen before.














 I'm so looking forward to seeing these appear (including this
gorgeous image of my grand parents) in my
new studio space which hopefully will be
no more than a few weeks away from 


 Thank you Wen once again!


Thanks to everyone for leaving such lovely comments
on my last post talking about the transition.
There just hasn't been enough time for me to respond personally
but just know that I am really really appreciative!

Love and hugs,
Suzy xox

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Simply Neutrals Tuesday #18 -Time of Transition

We all make plans in our lives for the future
and as we age we start to think about
direction, downsizing and
what things we learn we can manage
and not manage as the case may be!)
when we advertised our beautiful home and property
(to test the water so to speak)
we were not expecting our hearts would have to change so quickly
when it sold almost immediately!

How could we ever leave all of this -



 the trees we have planted, the plants, flowers and roses

 we have nurtured,

the birds we have watched,


the wildlife we have observed,


 and the precious pets we connect with daily




but life is always about compromise and the journey
is taking us in a new downsized direction
all of our beloved pets can stay with their
new owners thankfully 
we are happy for them for that! 

So consequently it is a time for sorting and packing up our
possessions as well as casting off which has its
own sense of freedom
after much searching we feel we have been very blessed
in taking the next step forward to
 a very small manageable property in our near by seaside town
which affords the most incredible beauty at our back door 
without all of the labour on our own shoulders!
Nature has provided us with this:


 Another gorgeous garden which is very simple
with the rest provided by nature on a lake
with vistas and magnificent aged tea trees
amazing bird life, kangaroos and ducks.
This is just a glimpse of what is to come!



(a glimpse of the lake to the left!)

So onward with the packing we go now in my studio


 in the boxes they go!




as they wait in line to arrive at their next 
stage of the my creative journey!






 Empty shelves now as I count the days before
I say goodbye to this morning kitchen view!!!

 All of this my dear friends is the reason I have been unable
to be at my table creating as well as visiting you all!!!
The task has been and is still huge!!!
I hope to be able to share
more with you in the coming weeks.

I am linking today to Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 18
with Wendy Sylvestre.

  Thank you so much for your support and patience
as we make this transition!

With Love and Hugs,
Suzy xox
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