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Decision time – butterflies or birds for my burlap canvases?

Months ago I re-covered 2 canvases with burlap (I didn’t like the creation from a previous crafty exploit).

I had two ideas for these two new burlap canvases, but couldn’t decide.

Many would describe me as having ‘thing’ for butterflies and birds. Previous ramblings featuring birds and butterflies are testament to that.

Before making a decision between these two beautiful creatures, I wanted to see what they both looked like on the canvases, so created them both in a kinda draft format (so excuse all the pins holding everything onto the canvas).

There has been a gap of three months between the first option and the second.

Rather than get my nickers-in-a-knot making the final decision, I thought I’d let my blog readers decide for me.

**MILD PANIC SETS IN ***

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Scrapbook – a blog about something I love doing!

How did I stumble across this?

I was emailing our landscape designer (Derek from http://www.facetdesign.com.au) about my new blog http://www.lot271.com, to tell him that I was about to write about the design he did for our new home, and he emailed back to tell me that he loved the idea of the blog, and that his wife had also started one ….

Scrapbook

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Butterfly Mania

I have a thing for butterflies at the moment – maybe it has something to do with the current metamorphosis my life is undertaking right now. We have sold our home in the city (Melbourne), and bought a block of land on a golf course, about 800m from the beach in Torquay (all in the one week). Hence the reason I have been a little quite lately.

My husband and I joke that we have brought our retirement plans forward about 30 years – and I can’t think of a reason why we shouldn’t. After all, life is to be lived – isn’t it?

Yes, I did say land (no house – yet!). You will all be blessed with living the exciting experience of designing, building, decorating and landscaping our new home – the next year will be Hey Bernice! on steroids.

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Everyone needs a wall of fond memories

This is my wall of fond memories…

Over the last 10 years I have collected artwork from trips to Nicaragua, France and London. Accompanied by images from holidays in Tasmania, Guatemala, Fiji, Broome, our Easter road trip and our Wedding day. Naturally Jack (our staffy X heeler) features in one way or another. I change it frequently, which makes it a focal point for visitors.

I love the small artworks I have collected (and carted in my backpack for months!). Let me share some of the stories with you…

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Creating a canvas – why not use patterns?

Decorating the walls in your home is a very personal thing – it’s like choosing an additional housemate, because you have to live with your decision every day. I found myself being so particular about size, colour and mood of my wall decor that I end up making them myself. The decision to do so is simple, but then I still need my creative inspiration to come from somewhere … and worse still, I need to actually like the result. If you re wanting to start creating your own wall decorations be careful not to find your inspiration from something that is or was ultra fashionable, or it will look dated before you have even finished (unless that is the look are after!). I try to do something that reflects my style, and is different to anything else I have seen – an eclectic mix of many things.