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Down But Not Out

What a messy year this has been so far! I feel like I've spend all year picking myself up just to fall at the next hurdle and I'll be honest it is wearing on my now.

I'm trying to hard to stay positive, trying to keep smiling, keep moving forward but it's becoming harder every day. The things that people think should be bothering me don't and the things that shouldn't bother me do. My head is a mixed up messy place...some days it is so full of noise that I can't think straight other days it's a very lonely place. I am not sharing this because I need your pity, I don't want help or to be told it will all be okay. I know these things, I guess this is part of a process for me, one I need to just go through to be able to see the rainbow.

So what has got me down this past few weeks? The same kid who hit me almost hitting me again proving he has learned nothing at all from last time, having 2 beautiful previous students lose their lives in a terrible car …

Smeared Ink Reunion Blog hop

Oh how happy my heart was when I heard about this blog hop. I miss the Smeared and Smudged team so much.

I had planned to make something really special, then thanks to a bad decision by someone else that all went out of the window.

What I have made is a piece using 2 different stamp sets - Femdom and Winged Hearts

The background was made using different inks that were sprayed over the top of some die cut letters. for the frame I've used card, crepe paper and some strips of leather.




I am really looking forward to hopping along later to see what everyone else has made.


SMEARED INK REUNION BLOG ROLL
Terra
Alison
Leigh
Leigh SB Designs

It wasn't even my fault.

I've been thinking about this post for about a week now, every time I thought about writing it I realised it was not in a fit state mentally to try and relive it.

On the 4th of June I had spent the day on the allotment, finally got the grass cut, my brother rotavated 2 big beds and I was feeling great, things were really starting to look up on there and as I had finished with uni for a few months and we'd had the dreaded Ofsted at work I thought I have a bit of time now to spend on the plot making sure it was in full use.

We left there around 3pm, dropped the stead to put the big petrol mower and strimmer in the back, and headed home. I was roughly 30 seconds away from home when it happened. I van was parked in it's usual spot on the bend so I slowed right down until I could see around the bend. In a split second it was all over.

It started with seeing the car...too fast, far too fast, then skidding and drifting around the bend coming faster and faster towards me, the look…

Sweat and Tears

On the 1st of July I am going to do something that just isn't me...I am going to run a race!

Not only am I going to run the 5k I am going to do it trough mud and over obstacles. now I am no princess...but I really don't like the idea of being sweaty, covered in mud and out of breath! So I'm trying very hard to over come these things as the race is for such a good cause. This all started a few months back when a group of ladies at the slimming world group I go were talking about signing up, I love a good challenge so of course I was in. 
My issue now is this...We are only a month away from race day, I am still as unfit now as I was when we signed up. I've got a few medical issues going on which isn't helping but generally I am just unfit. So what do we think? A month to be able to run 5k?...Lets do it!!!! 

If you are feeling generous and would like to leave me a donation then please do so here>>https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/shellys-fundraising-pa…

Twitch

Lets just get this out there...I am a gamer, always have been, always will be. Now can we just clear this first...when I say I am a gamer I don't mean I play those silly Facebook I own a farm games, nor do I mean pretty pink fluffy girly games. I am a gamer who likes to blow stuff up, preferably another person...I have to be nice all day and sometimes you just need to make someone cry game tears.

You may or may not know what Twitch is so I thought I would share a bit about it. Firstly Twitch is what all the cool kids do (I know, don't even ask me how I ended up there) it is not however anything at all to do with involuntary muscle movements. Twitch is a place where you can live stream or upload videos with anything to do with gaming really. I have to admit I don't spend a massive amount of time watching other people game...truthfully because it is boring and I'd rather..well I'd rather be gaming!
That said it is helpful sometimes when you want to know if something …

I've got a black heart

Yes I have a black heart...shaped box to share with you tonight. As it is half term and I'm done with uni for a few months I actually got a bit of time today to play!  I painted this little box with black gesso some time ago and never got chance to finish it so today I started by giving it a spritz of glimmer mist then added the head trim and mulbery flowers. I really like the colour combo although I wasn't sure to start with that it would work.