Saturday, December 11, 2010

Busy days and ,odds and ends, and pondering

Hi all,

Speech night done and one more day until school is over for another year!!!!! Bring on the holidays!!!!! I so love love the summer holidays and Christmas time. I love the feeling of life and excitement and celebration and family and friends and holidays...............

Still getting Christmas organised though and I haven't wrapped one single presents hard to find the time with a precious 3 year old around.......and by the time night time comes I am also ready for bed and zzzzzzzzzzzz's!

Off to a wedding in Dunsborough soon and just had an Intimo party with a lovely friend of mine who I went to school with. I invited 20 odd people and only one person turned up!!!!!!!!! Lots cancelled, some forgot and others.....hmmmm my Xmas list!!!!!!!! Only joking!!!!

Paintings for the Regional Art Gallery still underway!!! I am still working on the painting of Starzia and I am loving it. But I have reached a stage where I love it....but it has such a long way to go....but I don't want to spoil it!!! But I have to get over the luxury of having that feeling, be brave and get on with it! I believe in myself so I am sure I will enjoy the challenge and love it in the end!

Between painting I have been pondering.....and............................. it is so important to live life and not just let it flitter flutter or fly by!!! My father said to me the other morning to make the most of each day and of being young because it goes by too fast. He is right! It is so important to stop and prioritise what needs to be done and what you want to do and do what you want to do!!!!!
I even feel now the days running away with me and becoming one!!!!
That's why I find it so gorgeous watching my beautiful angel playing. Watching her experiencing life .................and moments and being so thrilled and captivated by it......and she teaches and inspires me to do the same. It really is incredible!!!!

So I am determined to make the most of these holidays....throw myself into opportunities and experiences that present themselves and challenge myself to be more courageous and hopefully more than once take myself out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to be and become a better person!!

So, in short, while I am doing all this, I will be away for a short while and will not be blogging or posting photo's or organising my etsy shop etc etc.......all things on my very long to do list. But I am going to put it on pause for a while and enjoy my daughter and the wedding and my family and most special day of the year. I just love it!

So cheers to you all....I hope you have a very safe and exhilarating Christmas full of thrilling opportunities and adventures.

I will have lots of stories to tell you all....or here's hoping!!!!!!

Take care and talk to you soon.

Skye:) and Starz*

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Mid West Art prize!

Hi all,

The Mid West Art Prize 20011 is coming up shortly at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.
There is a prize pool of $45 000.

How cool is that!!!!!!!!

I have been spending my hours painting a picture of Starzia in the pool....a bit different to the photo in the last post! But very similar. So I haven't had time to sew or post up photos on my gallery or etsy shop, as yet, but I will get there.

Apparently there is a very strict pre-selection process.......I would so love to make it through and actually win something. That would be an amazing way to start the new year!!!!!!

Wish me luck!

Skye:) and Starz*

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lots going on!!!!

Hi all,

Lots going on..... Here is a 1 to 5 of our busy life at the moment..........

It is all going past so fast........and Christmas is just around the corner!!!
Please head over to and order your Christmas cards before you miss out!!!

Starzia and I have snuck in another market stall and it went so well. So much positive feedback and sales. All good!!!!
The place was amazing and it was a lovely afternoon spent chatting and meeting new friends!

This was my little corner!!!

This was one of my own designs and one of the first items to go!!! I just love it!!!

This is the back of the dress, which when the child grows can become a skirt.

And the front. This lovely dress/skirt is made out of my very own fabric.....which is one of my children's paintings printed onto fabric, via Spoonflower!!!!!

If you love it please email me and I can make to order!!!!! The price of this dress/skirt was $45 AUS

The local ACDC gallery in Geraldlton is holding a GIFTED shop where all the local artists are invited to display and sell there works for Christmas. Very cool!!! The opening day is this Saturday at 10.00am, although I hear that there have been various sales already!!!!!!!

A lovely friend of Starzia's just had her 5th birthday party and I was asked to paint this board for photos. How do you like the crazy clown???? Cute hey!!!

This was another one of my very own designs and the birthday gift. I love this one too!!!

How cute is my little model!!!

The local Regional gallery is having an Art competition and I am thinking of painting my gorgeous Starzia....
Check this picture out!
Fun in the sun

So this is just a sneak peek at what we have been up to lately.
For everyone that is waiting for my to upload images of clothing and paintings onto the gallery and etsy....please bare with me.....they will be there soon.

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.

Skye:) and Starz*

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I survived!!!

Hi all,

I survivedl!!!!
Reports almost done, exhibition for the school hung, labels and tags collected and market over!! WOW!!

I must say though, that the day before the markets was pretty bad!!!!!
I had quite a few crocodile tears, arguments with my mother, an over tired daughter, props to be sorted and clothes to be tagged and labelled and priced and sorted and sized and and and and and........

At one point I gave up saying "I'm not doing this anymore! There is no way I am going to get all this done by myself!" Poor me poor me poor me.

But a very timely visit from a friend of mine helped pull me together and I forged on!!!! (Plus a few more crocodile tears on her shoulder!!!)

I think I was up very very late with a pile of clothes in front of me waiting to be tagged and paintings to be priced etc etc
Absolutely exhausting!!!!

Up early the next day and a few gorgeous friends looking after my Starzia and helping me load and set up my gorgeous stall.

The market day was great and I am very lad I did it.

Here are some photos of my stall.

Thank you to all of you that visited me on the day and gave me so much positive feedback on my paintings and clothes. And Starzia's too of course!!!
I am so excited and re-energised to keep taking one step at a time and doing my best to make this little, precious business of ours survive and succeed!!!!

Please stay tuned as I find the time to upload images of our paintings and clothes onto our blog and face book and etsy!!!!!

My next project is to find a photographer to take some gorgeous pictures of our clothes and kids wearing kids clothing and just being kids. Having fun in the playground and running through the water park. Chasing butterflies and running after sea gulls at the beach!!!! I can't wait!

I hope you all survived your weeks and are doing something you love!

Skye:) and Starz*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2 days to go!!

Hi all,

I know all I keep talking about is the Baby and kids markets happening this weekend...21st 2 days time!!!!!! But it is taking up all my head space at the moment!

I am still waiting for my business cards, tags, labels and new range of clothing from my pattern designer and it looks like I am picking it all up tomorrow!!!! It's all happening tomorrow!!!!! Plus I work, plus the exhibition is opening!!


I think that I am going to be sleeping all day on Monday, if Starzia lets me, NOT!!!

I also know that I haven't posted many pictures up lately, but I promise, you will be inundated after Sundays markets.....probably Tues!!!

So until Tues, stay happy, be safe and go well.

Skye:) and Starz*

Monday, November 15, 2010

A smile or 2 in a busy week!!

Hi all,

This is one of my mostest and busyestez weeks ever!!! (Starzia always makes up words so I thought I would give it a try:)) Cool huh!

Writing reports for school, hanging a school exhibition on Thursday for opening on Friday, running around frantically trying to finalise tags and business cards and that they can be printed by Friday AAAHHHHH so that I can tag and label my clothes for market day on Sunday AAAHHHH, plus working 3 days this week and squeezing Starzia in there somewhere. Plus seeing my new, fantastic pattern designer and picking up designs on Thursday. Plus having to contact my gorgeous designer Jessica Swift to help out again!!! Thanks Jess:)

Actually Starzia is never squeezed in....she is my beautiful life!!

I have been so fortunate to have worked with so many amazing people on my travels down the business world road....everyone has been so supportive and amazing and so incredible.
So many people have gone out of there way to help us in our little venture. I feel so lucky and fortunate and happy!!!!!
I think that the UNIVERSE is finally smiling at me and encouraging me on my little bumpy road because it has only taken it (the UNIVERSE) 38 long and hard years to finally get me to do all this!!!! (A very very patient UNIVERSE, I know) so great not to be given up on, isn't it!!!!!!

I know you are probably thinking that I am stir crazy...but no, I promise only just completely mad!!!!

Sometimes I shake my head at myself and wonder what on earth it is that I am actually doing and trying to answer to myself is "I really really don't know...but I am having, oh, so much fun and I just love doing it." And that seems to still my mind for a while and my heart just smiles happily, enjoying itself!

Then it smiles even deeper when moments like this happen........

My mother, Starzia, her cousin, Jenny and I were sitting at the table tonight having our dessert. I looked at my gorgeous daughter eating her ice-cream beautifully with her little spoon and I said "Starzia, you are eating so beautifully at the dinner table honey!" And before I was even able to continue with my praise and adoration, Starzia proceeds to put down her spoon saying, "I don't need that anymore!" Lifts her bowl and places it eagerly to her lips and proceeds to drink the remainder of her icecream from her bowl.
As if that is not enough she then smacks her lips and says "Yum!" and then starts to lick every skerrik of ice-cream out of the bowl.
Oh to be a child once again!!!!!!

Smiles to you all.

Skye:) and Starz*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oops...not sure what happened there?

Hi all,

Oops, I think I pressed the wrong button!! A post with nothing in it!!!! Trust me to be able to do something like that!!

In a week and 3 days time Skye and Starz is going to have our very first outing at the Baby and kids markets on the 21st November....I have so much to do until then.............
Fingers crossed it all comes together!!!!!! Please wish us luck!

Starzia has been wearing one of my dresses and I have had so many positive comments about it. Very cool!!!!
Someone even said, "Oh I love your daughters dress....I might have to make one just like it."
Also I have had some friends around, who have asked,"Does that come in an adult size too?"
So exciting!!!!!!
Here is Starzia wearing one dress design. She is such a poser.
I just love her so so so very very much!!!

Look at that beautiful grin!!!!

And wow.....what a pose!!!!!! And check out that look!!!!!!!!! Model material or what!!!!!

This morning I asked Starzia what she wanted to wear today and she replied, "That dress you made me mom because I just love it!! I love all your clothes that you make!"

I tell you what...hearing that makes it all worth it. As long as Starzia likes it what else matters!!
Well it would be nice if everyone else liked them too, so our little business could grow and prosper, but thats a big step in the right direction for me.

Take care.

Skye:) and Starz*

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hi all,

I don't believe how busy life is at the moment!!!!! Incredible! I feel like I should be in the circus because I am juggling so many balls. I think I would break the world record!!

But a huge positive is that things are taking beautiful, new, shiny, sparkly, amazing blog!!! (Thanks Jess) My business cards, labels and tags are in the process of being printed, ready for the up and coming Baby and Kids markets on the 21st November. My first to speak!!! WOW!

I have a pattern designer drawing up designs, which will be stock standard items for Skye and Starz because they are so different, cool, new and us!
I also want to design our own brand of children's jeans and swim wear. Plus get our own, unique material printed from Starz's and my painting designs.

As promised here are some of Starzia's painting designs on t-shirts. I tell you she is amazing!!!!!

This is a mermaid with a gold fish swimming next to her.

This is her picture of a boy with spiky hair.

This is her drawing of a surfer girl on material. I am going to make a dress with it. Gorgeous hey!!!!

There is so much more to show you, but I will have to wait until reports are over and school work slows down. I hope you love her paintings as much as I do. Let us know what you think. I am sure Starzia would love to hear from you all.

Until next time.....keep smiling and using your happy dots.

Skye:) and Starz*

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne cup, swimming in the pool and being creative

Hi all,

Melbourne cup, swimming in the pool and being creative together....what a great day!
Starzia and I had a lovely lunch at home with my father as we watched the cup race today.
Starzia swam in the pool this afternoon saying, "Mommy mommy watch me watch me!!."
She had a ball.
And then we both spent some time working on our little business together, painting some designs onto some t-shirts.
Starzia painted a person on one shirt, a mermaid on another and a surfer girl riding a wave onto a piece of fabric! Wow, she is amazing! I think that her designs are going to sell faster than mine....they are adorable. I am thinking of asking if she will paint one for me on one of my t-shirts. Hopefully she says yes!
I won't show you now, but I will show her designs to you soon......I hope I have wet your appetite!

Stay tuned and I hope you had a wonderful race day.

Skye:) and Starz*

Sunday, October 31, 2010

What a Halloween day!!!!!

Hi all,

I am sunburnt, tired, exhausted, wind blown, fly blown and exhilarated!!!
A very strange sentence, I know!! (Especially if you are a farmer!!!)
Let me explain..............

But first, lets talk HALLOWEEN, as it is the 31st October.
We had some gorgeous and delightful friends over for dinner last night and had an absolute ball. Don't you love an evening of getting together with gorgeous people and having lots of fun!!!! You guys are amazing!!!!
The kids all dressed up in Halloween witches hats and Starzia played with her hat again this morning.
Here are some gorgeous photo's of her and her witchy hat!

I also had a little play with a rough Halloween sketch of my own. But this little one is probably a bad, mad fairy rather than a witch!

What do you think????

Anyway back to my sunburnt and windy day......
Donna and I had a stall at the Blessing of the Fleet markets to sell our collaborative Christmas cards.
We arrived to a gale force wind which made setting up very challenging. Then came the constant haze of icky, sticky and pesky flies. I think I almost went mad and I am sure that I looked like a windmill the whole day, flapping my arms around trying to shoo then away.
I came home tired, exhausted, sunburnt, wind blown and self-nominated fly hater of the year!!....but strangely also extremely exhilarated!!!!
The amount of positive feedback for our cards was fantastic!!! I think my smile disappeared due to the flies and then someone would come and say something wonderful about the designs and my face would light up again for the next hour and the flies disappeared (almost).

It was so great!!!!
And thank you to all those wonderful friends out there who came and supported us and bought some of our cards. You guys are amazing and so so so supportive. And I also know that you bought the cards because you loved them as much as we do!!
Also thanks to everyone we didn't know who liked our work and bought some too. :)

Happy Halloween to you all and we hope that you have a Halloween day of your own to remember.

Skye:) & Starz *

Friday, October 29, 2010

How on earth can life be such a juggling act, plus moments of joy

Hi all,

Just a quick story, because I love stories....actually I eventually want to write and illustrate my own children's book some day soon (When I have the time to squeeze it in) another goal, another dream....I think sometimes I have too many, if thats possible!
But I digress.
Back to my story.
Starzia woke up this morning and said "Morning mom, I love you. Is it wake up time?" (She is always bright as a button as soon as her eyelids open...actually as soon as they are even half open!!!)
"Absolutely not', I replied, "Roll over and go to sleep!"
"But Mom, I am sure its wake up time. Its light outside." Meanwhile she is crawling all over me and lifting up my eye lids with her little fingers.
I eventually open my eyes. She looks at me with a very concerned look on her face and she states, worriedly "Where are your happy dots Mom?"
Fuzzily my brain registers "happy dots" and a complete look of incomprehension crosses my face.
Starzia reads my face clearly and then puts her little fingers onto the corners of my mouth and lifts upwards. "Your happy dots Mom."
"Ahhh", I think, as I realise I must look like a half awake, half befuddled, half crazed, or should I say dazed, mother who smiles, without encouragement, this time, thinking "You are the most amazing, most precious, most gorgeous, most wonderful person I know......and you are mine:) :) :)!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are now all wearing your happy dots!!!! (Maybe that could be an idea for a clothing story!!!!) Hmmmm..........

Smiles all round.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My love, my life, my smile!!

Hi all,

What a busy, but gorgeous day!!!!
Our Christmas cards arrived today. YAY!!!!
Yes they are here and ready to send out to all that love them. I must say, it is so cool seeing them at the completed stage. It fills my heart with warmth and pride and love for what I do. Amazing!

Talking about amazing.....My little and gorgeous Starzia amazed me yesterday!!! I was taking photo's for posterity sake and Starzia was playing with her plastic camera, (which has run out of batteries and which i have no idea how to work, as I have had not two minutes to sew together......)
Anyway I thought, "Oh shame, she has to pretend to take the photos!" I let her have my camera to play with.
I showed her the basics and she was off like a hot rocket!!!
Here are some of her gorgeous snaps!

Pretty diverse and amazing hey!! That's my girl!
I love letting her have a go and teaching and showing her new things. It's an incredible feeling!
Her face is just all aglow and her eyes shine up at me.

Back to business......

Here is my make-shift clothes line for our Skye and Starz range!!! (In our little flat)

Crazy hey! I think there is lots of posterity in our little day, just one day, it might turn into prosperity!

Oh, another thought to leave you on.....I was thinking about our clothing range and the different themes we might do, and what we might call them and I thought it might be cool to call them stories. Uninteresting I know, but this is what my head is filled with these days.....this and clouds:)

Stay well.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The new us!!!

Welcome to our new and improved look....isn't it just amazing!!!!!!
Jessica Swift is such a lovely, clever and talented young lady. She has produced such an incredible branding for us! Love it love it love it....and I hope you do too.

I am so excited about everything that has been happening lately.
1. Christmas cards are on there way so please order fast before they all disappear.
Head to to place your orders.
And here they are....gorgeous, unique and ready to send.......

2. I have been stocking up on my wonderful, new clothing range. It is all hanging on a make shift hanging system in my little flat. I will have to post a photo tonight to show you.I think you will all just laugh.
I have to record these things, as in 5 years years time it will be crazy to see how Starzia and I actually started and the space that we managed to work in.
(Not that I have Starzia working per se but she does help me by choosing her favourite designs.)
"I prefer that one mommy!!" and " I really don't like that one mom!"

3. I am already thinking ahead to next summer about bather designs, materials etc etc Crazy, I know!!! But it's hard to switch off and contain yourself when you are doing something for yourself (and loved one) and something you love!

4. We are going to do a market stall in November to see how the public likes our work!!! Nervous and exciting!!!

5. I will start posting up lots and lots of photos and organising my etsy shop and facebook page keep in touch and see where this little business is going next!!!

We are starting to stretch our wings getting ready to fly. (Hopefully there are not to many crashes as we learn our way through this adventure and soar into the bright blue sky!!)

Just a little aside...I was looking up a word in the dictionary and I found my name...Skye...and guess what it means??
a small rough-haired variety of Scotch terrier with long body and short legs. How sad is that!!!!:(


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christmas is calling

If you want to have a look at our 6 gorgeous fantabulous Christmas cards click here,
donna heart in my friends column.


Christmas cards....yay!!!!!!!

Hi all,

I am soooooo excited!!!!
A great friend of mine, Donna Heart of and I have put our creative heads together and come up with our very own Christmas card designs. for 2010. They are soooooooo cool, even if I do say so myself!!!

Please go to her website and take a look......(she is so much more computer savvy then I am)....but I am slowly and steadily getting there. Hmmm.....
We designed and created 6 different Christmas cards for individual or bulk ordering.

Please take a look and I hope you fall in love with them as much as we have.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our little business is slowly coming together

Well its getting there.....slowly!!!!
Our little business is coming together.

I know I haven't posted in a very very very long time but I feel like I want to attack this solidly when my business has it's new cool look!!
As I said Jessica Swift is redesigning everything for me and we are getting close to the end. I AM SO EXCITED!! It all looks sooooo amazing and great and gorgeous and wonderful and cool and and and..... I can't wait to show you all.
Jess is amazing and such a wonderful person to work with. So cool!

So if I am only posting in dribs and drabs please come back soon and check out my new look!!!
But in the mean time know that I am busily stocking up on and designing my new exciting range of girls and boys clothing and making my line of women's dresses, pants and skirts too.
I am also painting furiously for an exhibition I am having with a gorgeous, wonderful and precious friend of mine in May next year.

Oh it's all so exciting!!! And doesn't summer just inspire you to be the best you can and get out there in the warm summer light and live life!!! Hmmmmm love it!

Stay cool.


Monday, August 30, 2010

I know its been a while....................

I know its been a while.................
I have to start by saying that I went and saw Eclipse, the movie, with a very special and close friend of mine the other night and I have fallen in love again, if I have ever really been "in love"!!!!!!!!
"Edward" is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
I even jokingly said to my friend that I would even go so far as wearing an "Edward" T-shirt. She laughed at me!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmmm, maybe not!!! But wow he is great.
It makes me feel like I am a young teenage girl all over again:)

I said to Starzia tonight, because I am watching New Moon on video tonight, that I thought he was gorgeous. She has been saying that we need to find a new boyfriend/husband for me and a new daddy for her. I showed her the picture of Edward on the cover of the movie and jokingly kissed it....... and she said "Yuck mommy.......he's not right or cute at all!!!!!!!"
I said its ok if we don't agree on everything!!!!!

As for the business front............I am in the process of establishing my empire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh to be famous and employing others to produce my designs. To see them in shops and having adults and children wearing my clothes. What a dream!!!
I have a huge pile of clothes on the way and I am loving the design process. Who would have thought 10 years ago that I would one day be taken by fashion and Art together!!!!
I am thinking of photo shoots already and have booked a friend for next weekend.
I will give you all a sneak peek before I head off to Melbourne next week!!!! Fingers crossed!!!!

I hope you are all as busy and happy as I am.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

I have been thinking lately!!!!

I have been thinking lately........and I think that a few of my favourite things in the world, besides Starzia and everything she does.....are rainbows, especially double ones, Stars (of course!!), fire works, fairy lights, the ocean at any time of the day or year and sunsets/sunrises!!!! Just all breathtaking!!!!! Oh and love....real uncomplicated precious love in all its shapes and sizes. Love of a friend, a colour, a rainbow, being creative, a man, a child, a daughter...............

The wonderful, creative and amazing Jessica Swift is designing my whole business look and image and I am thoroughly blown away by her talent and her work. She is incredible to work with and makes you feel like you are her one and only and special client!!! Amazing!!!!
I am so excited by what she has done so far and can't wait for the rest to unfold!!

Also so much has been happening lately regarding our business.........sewing is happening, painting, combining art and fashion and design and love and and and and is so exciting!!!!!!! I can't wait to take photos, and work out how to shrink them in less than 3 hours so that I can put them up on my blog for you to see and also become excited and captivated!!!!! ( Hence no photo's or images now...sorry!)

I have also been overawed at all the support, help, shoves and encouragement I have received from everyone around me for Starzia's and my new business. It is absolutely humbling and beautiful and amazing all at once. So thank you to you all!!!!!!!
I must say a special thank you to my twin sister who thinks I have 10 hands, 5 heads and 6 bodies in order to do all that she encourages me to do!!!!!! I love her enthusiasm and total support of what I am doing and her complete faith and love in me. She is amazing!!!!

With love as a what you do and do what you love. Love yourself and all the amazing people and things around you. Love each and every day as an opportunity to do all you can, when you can, enjoying every precious moment.

I love you Starzia.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Xmas already????

I am so excited!!!! Being creative is contagious!!! The more you do the more you want to do!!!! It's addictive!!!!!

A friend, Donna Heart and I have put our creative heads together and come up with some gorgeous Christmas card designs. They are hand drawn and then coloured using illustrator. I just love them, the designs, the colours, the patterns....everything.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the designs.

What do you think???
Please let us know??


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back in the swing of things

It's been a busy time, a fun time.....and yes, I know, a long time between posts.
So much has been happening and I am so excited!!!! My new logo and business image is well under way and looking amazing!!!!! Jessica Swift is one incredible and talented young lady. I love her style and her designs and everything. She has been absolutely brilliant to work with.
I can't wait to show you all....but all in good time, as they say!!!!
I have also been going fairy crazy!!!!!! No that was not a misprint (fairly!!!) ha ha!
Have a look at these...............

I love her wings!! It is so much fun experimenting and playing with mixed media. I love the happy accidents!!!

I love the colours of this fairy and the buttons!!

The following two fairies are all about texture and spray and colour and fun.

Then a wonderful friend and artist, Donna Heart and I decided to do a collaborative fairy. This is our result. Isn't she gorgeous and she has already sold!!!

I have also recently finished an oyster shell and a bird cage painting....but I will save those for next time.

In the mean time I will carry on cutting and sewing and painting and laughing and having fun being creative. I hope you are doing what you love too....if not its time to start!


Friday, July 30, 2010


I was putting my daughter to sleep tonight and I thought "I wonder what blog I am going to post tonight? What will it be about? And I should write one because it has been ages!!"
Then I started thinking about relationships, for various reasons...and thought "Yes thats what I am going to blog about."
Relationships are so diverse and so complicated and so convoluted and so interesting and so terrible, (sometimes), and so and so and so.......... But really they don't have to be.
Relationships between mothers and daughters, friends and partners, husband and wife......
I have started thinking about my relationships, in my life and I have come to a conclusion. The only thing that keeps them all real and all healthy and all true is as simple as, staying true to yourself and being honest. You can not compromise yourself or your beliefs for someone else.
I love my Art and being artistic and creative. It makes me feel safe and happy and content and thrilled and centred. It is what I love to do. It is my talent and it is my gift. It is the one thing that centres me and grounds me and makes me feel who I am. And that is a great place to start. It is my place! It is me!
Too often I have tried to keep or make other people happy, but let me tell you it is an impossible feat. I have achieved so much in the last few months and I have never been busier or happier. And the busier and happier and more true to yourself you are, the busier and happier you become. Its lovely!!!!
It's amazing when you start following your dream and living and breathing your talent, what life holds for you and what the universe offers.
My daughter is one of the most special and precious things in my life. I adore her. And I adore her more my following and living my dream....hopefully teaching her to live and aspire to her own dreams.
Life is about the present and loving the people around you and interacting with them positively. Enjoying the people that resonate with you and respecting the ones that don't.
Smile more and give others the compliments they deserve. Praise rather than criticise. Be brave and think...."I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,... I know I can, I know I can .....I did it!!!!!!
What a happy place it could be!!!!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Whats on? Who? What? When?

This is how I feel lately!!!! What time was I meant to be there??? What am I doing tomorrow? I can't even remember what I did yesterday!!!!
The fact is that I love love this life of being busy and planning our new creative venture!!!! It feels so right and so good to do what you love.
I am just completely in love with, but completely over, our little cat Tinkerbell.
She is absolutely gorgeous, but absolutely mad too. I suppose thats why she fits in so well to our family!!!
I am sure that she was the runt of the litter and never got to her mothers nipple for milk.
I have never, in my life, seen a cat eat so much or demand food every single second of every single day,...... and night!!!!!!
She meows incessantly to go out at night, then after half an hour meows incessantly to come in. Then she continues meowing for food and then meows for pats and cuddles. if I am extremely lucky, she is in the mood to play at 2.30 in the morning, and meows for attention!!!!!!!!
I think we should have called her MG..............Madam Garfield!!
Term has started again, so teaching 2 days a week to middle school students. Swimming lessons for Starzia on Monday, work Tuesday, playgroup Wednesday, dancing Thursday, work and kindy Friday!! Farmers market Saturday and crash Sunday. No not really.... Life is great!!!!!
Plans with friends on Saturday and Saturday night. Plans Sunday. Then it all starts rolling again Monday.
What surprises me is not so much the being busy, I actually love it, but how fast time flies!!!!!
I know that everyone else is probably just as busy and hectic, if not worse............but I just want to leave you on this note.......
You still need to make time to consciously stop and smell the roses, or enjoy a sunset, or stop and really listen and enjoy the wonderful thoughts and opinions of the children around you.
Starzia told me the other day that she was going to be a teacher and then an artist and then......
she was having a bath yesterday and talked me into having a foot massage!!!!! So sweet getting a foot wash and massage from your 3 year old daughter!!!! Then she says "And now the other one mom!!"
As she is washing and massaging my second foot she proudly states..."I've changed my mind, when I grow up I am going to be a washer lady!!!!!!!"
Big smiles,
Skye :)

Friday, July 16, 2010


I was having a few dear friends around for dinner the other night and I was cleaning the patio in order to make it all look smiko for the evening. The next minute, with a broom in hand, a butterfly landed on top of my hand. It stayed there for 10 mnutes and then flew away. Amazing!!!!! Apparently it's good luck.
I was standing there thinking wow you are a gorgeous looking butterfly and was in awe that it sat there letting me look at it so closely!!!!

I am starting to believe "the good luck" part as I am going to get a huge and beautiful makeover of my blog and business by the amazing Jessica Swift!!!!!! I am so so so very excited......hence the delay in my posts. SORRY:(
So please say turned and watch this space!!!!!!!

I have also been meaning to show you some gorgeous drawings done by my daughter.........

Here are some amazing drawings from her sketch book.

This is a drawing of a beautiful butterfly!!!!!!!! I just love the wings, the face and the antennea!!

This is a drawing of a pregnant lady with a baby inside her tummy.
Luv luv the hands and fingers!!!!

This is actually Starzia's very first drawing of me!!!!!! "Mom with boobies"!!!!!!

This one is lady with long hair and black dress.

How clever is she!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely love this picture of Starzia...she looks so free and gorgeous.