The Glazing Queen: Julie Dunwoodie

My sister Julie is also an accomplished watercolour artist. On a hot, sticky summer’s day late last December, we sat down together with a cup of tea and we chatted about her art.

Tracking 100-day projects

If you want to do a 100-day challenge of some sort, use one of these creative trackers to mark your progress. If you love to colour in and tick things off, these are for you! You can print them off yourself and get going!

More serendipity: Pencil shavings and 6 word stories

Conceptual photographs and six-word stories

Curiosity and satisfaction

Linus Pauling brings the idea of satisfaction and curiosity together beautifully in this quote:  "Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life." 

The countdown begins

The countdown begins. I am about to publish my first eBook on Everyday Delights.  The book is called "Documenting a 100 Happy Day Project" which is a compilation of posts from my first blog in 2015. That original blog site has now disappeared. This book is a two part compilation of those stories and high-quality photographs from 2015 written for the blog.

Unusual “treesure”

  Infrequent, occasional, rare, scarce, sporadic, uncommon. atypic, atypical, novel, unconventional, unordinary, offbeat, bizarre, cranky, curious, eccentric, erratic, freakish, idiosyncratic, odd, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, quirky, singular, strange, unnatural, weird, kooky, screwball, exceptional, extraordinary, magnificent, outstanding, preeminent, rare, remarkable, singular, towering, uncommon, standout, awesome, out of sight. Oh. My. Word. So many synonyms for unusual, the prompt for … Continue reading Unusual “treesure”

Quirky wall displays

I love quirky decor and wall displays. You know - decor that is different or unusual but in a good way. For me, quirky decor is about the creative juxtaposition of items, re-using sold stuff in original ways, striking colour combinations and so on. For me, the arrangement of the items in the pic below is an example of … Continue reading Quirky wall displays

Serendipity, inspiration and creativity

Serendipity, happy coincidence or pleasant surprise, call it what you will, I think it happens for a reason. For me, it generally happens when I need motivation to get out of a rut and do something different, or to be creative when I haven’t been so for awhile.