Friday, 13 April 2012

Thank you All, some Studio Tour feedback & a Sneak!

I feel incredibly blessed that I receive so many lovely
comments on my blog at a time when I am unable to
return many of them.  Just wanted you to know that :)

Generally I get through life no matter what but right now
life isn't going my way & everything is throwing itself at me,
combined with the fact that I have a huge lot of work to 
catch up on now because I had to take days off 
creating when we went away over the Easter Break
& then I got sick.

All through the day I've been receiving comments on 
my studio tour & I have to say I've been surprised.
I've never felt my studio is "tour worthy" as it doesn't
look "pretty" or immaculate (although it does function
very well which to me is the most important thing).

I had to smile at how many of you said you liked my bag!
 Thanks!!  I even got a comment from Stefanie saying she
was surprised it was so small :) Now when you see the size
of my scrapbooking tote in the next installment of my studio 
tour you'll see where my priorities lie...

 I completed a layout today as it was due in.  Here's
a sneak.  Pretty crazy right?!

Well the truth is I am feeling pretty crazy right now!
My state of mind  has a huge effect on my work
so when you see something like this you know 
something is up LOL!  I had a crazy conversation with 
someone, so that was my "inspiration" so to speak.

I can't go into detail but this quote pretty much
sums up where the conversation went...hehehe...

I love the way Eminem tells it like it is.

On days like today scrapbooking is so
much more to me than just "telling a story".
It's an artform & a means of expression.
I get very frustrated that it has a "lame" rep...
But that's another story for a different day.

Happy Weekend Everyone :)


Rachael Funnell said...

I think most of US are always interested in other's Scrappy Studio's..... For me it's looking for Idea's in on improving & making my space work best for ME!!! SO! THANKS Again for sharing & bring on part 2 & 3... & that sneaky is looking like it has the WOW factor all over it!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry to hear that you are having a rough time right now! {{{hugs}}}... I loveeeeeeeee the sneak!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

great sneak!!! want to see the project!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh yeah, cannot wait to see parts 2 and 3 of your studio tour!! Absolutely fab sneak Helen, LOVE the pearls and painterly! Wild and crazy you go girl! Have also been into much more colour and texture in the pages I created over easter, won't be able to share them till at the end of the month though. Thanks for popping in darling! it is SO annoying that Blogger won't show the photos properly, have linked them from Green Tara's blog 3 times in less than a week. Bugger bugger bugger! :(( Have a fabbo weekend, chat soon! Mwah mwah mwah!

Heather Jacob said...

sorry to hear you are having a rough patch and are feeling low .... I believe everything happens for a reason and it is always for your highest good even though at times it is difficult to see , but when things i improve you will see some light and you will understand what it all means, in the mean time take care and be gentle on yourself xoxoxoxo big hugz

Bente Fagerberg said...

Loved to see your studio. Wow you are so organized girlie....!
Sorry to hear that your life is no drama free zone, but as the ladies say; everything happens for a reason!
Hugs, and take care!

Fi said...

Glad to hear so many people cheered you up Helen. The sneeks look great and I love that quote. I can totally relate as I am one to speak my mind and stand up for what I believe in. So I am sure I have enemies but lucky for me those who spend time with me in real life know me and stick by me because they know what a good friend I am and know I will not run away from confrontation to make someone else happy. It seems your struggles at the moment maybe a juggling act but I am sure you will be on track soon. Otherwise I say go into lock down, in your craft room and don't let anyone But remember to rest as well. Take Care

Mitra Pratt said...

I can't wait to see this bead page! I just got a little package of mixed up seed beads myself, but really was thinking they would look cool in a I am going to stalk you for this new idea!!!!!! Oh, I am sad there is a lot going on in your life and it's oooooober busy (that is super in the the US) but we get the benefit of some sweet art!

Lea said...

What a great quote! Holy cats! That sneak is awesome!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm linking that quote, Helen! And the sneak is intriguing... love those drippy lines and the fab splash of color with all the beads. Hope your weekend is a good one, with time to do all you wish (or at least as much as is reasonably possible!) xoxo

Lynnda Hosni said...

Glad that we can cheer you up Helen... sorry to hear about your rough moment!!! {Big Hugs}
I can't wait to see parts 2 and 3 of your studio tour!! Absolutely fabulous sneak Helen...I heart the pearls and splattering of paints!!! Awesome... hugs..xoxo

joyce said...

I feel better already reading these notes of goodwill. Gotta know we love you Helen! Can't wait for the full reveal of these glorious and exciting sneak.

Alison said...

just remember you have way more friends than enemies! We're all rootin' for you!
Alison xx

Denise Price said...

Those beads look so playful & fun--can't wait to see the rest of the layout. Sending you hugs!

Gayle Price said...

Your sneek peek looks amazing, can't wait to see the rest. Love your honesty Helen, the point you make about SB being an" art form and means of expression" and the fact it has a "lame" reputation rang so true with me and I love that you said it on your blog, I'm such a chicken when it comes to saying what I really think sometimes and just always avoid controversy. Would love to sit down with you over a glass of wine and discuss some of scrapbooking's more delicate issues. Sometimes when people ask what I do I am almost embarrassed to say the SB word..........

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, loved the tour of your studio, loving all those open baskets, great idea. Sorry you are having a hard time at the moment, my thoughts are with you, take care, Doreen x

sandi said...

Oh Helen sorry to hear that you're in a tough time right now...remember the saying "this too will pass".
I love that! I can't wait to see the reveal!!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

I just saw your LO on Creative Scrappers and Christine is right Jaw dropping!! your LO is absolutely stunning I'm in awe and in love with it. would love to try it one day looks awesome!!

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Desire Fourie said...

Heather, I totally agree with you, we sometimes do need to have lows to make those highs extra special ... although we don't understand the low moments at the times they are happening. And Helen, I can't see that scrapbooking has a lame reputation ... it definitely has a different meaning to each who thrives in this art form ... one definitely save whole stash of cash when it gets to visiting a shrink (no need for that when you scrap) ... scrapping is a therapy in itself!