Monthly Archives: August 2008

Patience and Pebbles


I’ve felt frustrated this week. On Tuesday or Wednesday I went to get in the shower in the morning after writing for forty minutes or so; it was raining outside and I thought about how lovely it would be to stay at home, inside, writing all day. But, like every other week day, I had to go to work. I felt sad about it for most of the day. It was probably quite an immature response: to mope and pout all day.

I emailed a good friend of mine to have a whinge, and she offered the following advice, passed on from her mother: “People who move mountains start by moving very small stones”.

And so I am going to practice patience and start with the pebbles.

The monthly project is due tomorrow.

Image by cocoi_m.

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Quiet weekend

This weekend is going to be a quiet one, and I am so looking forward to it. My love is away until Monday and I will miss him very much but I will also enjoy having a quiet lazy weekend catching up on reading, creating and perhaps even venture out to some markets. It’s going to be very nice.

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Rediscovering the library…







Today I have had the most productive day. I love monday’s because I don’t have to work and I get a chance to get lotsof things done. Today was tax return, shopping, and FINALLY getting to the library near my new house. And perhaps even the gym….

I remember when I was little going to the library every Saturday morning after netball with my Mum and sisters and borrowing several books. I had forgot how much fun it was spending time browsing shelves upon shelves of beautiful books, agonising over which ones were to be coming home with me. I hadn’t been to the library for so long and told myself that this was because I much preferred to buy books. Which is still true, but there is also something nice about borrowing books you normally wouldn’t really buy, to learn something new or look at all the pictures.

Today I went in search of books about trees, looking for some pictures and inspiration. I found two incredibly beautiful books, which reminded me how much inspiration there is to be found in nature. How beautiful are these pictures?
Bottom three images: Thomas Marent – Rainforests.

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Little People


So lovely I just had to share. Thanks to Scott for the link!

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thinking about trees….

Today out shopping I found this great paper which reminded me so much of the tree for this project, I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to use it for yet but I’m thinking I might try and use it somehow in some jewellery? Or maybe this month I might make some kind of artwork in the wall hanging sense… it’s been so long since I’ve made anything like that, and my new house has lot of empty walls that need something on them!

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I need, need, NEED these!!



I have a thing for tea. I love it. The only thing I love more is teacups and teapots. I can’t remember where I saw these teacups, (so please let me know if you know!) but they are the best I have ever seen and I must have them! They are designed to change and build up a pattern, with areas getting darker with each use as they are stained by the tea. You can order them here. Mine will be so dark in no time!

(Images via woodlondon)

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The Tree

We thought maybe this month we’d try an image as the theme. This beautiful tree shot is by tgallivan. He has some other, very beautiful nature shots – worth a look!

The deadline will be the first Monday of next month: 1 September.

As usual, send any response to us in an email: themondayproject85@gmail.com.

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Happy creating!

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