Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Originally uploaded by Katy M1
Yesterday was just one of those days that did not seem to work quite right. You know the ones where moods, necessary errands and activities just don't mesh! So to alleviate the need for me to pull all of my hair out and so the madams little head didn't start spinning a la exorcist we went down and grabbed a cheap bubble machine!
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Lots of fun for both of us and as I have only just had a chance to try and navigate my way around flickr it gives me a good reason to try some ' arty farty' bubble shots.
Lesson of the day:
When in doubt : play
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
More and more I am hearing of women, some mothers some not, to scared or lacking in confidence because of something another woman has said or done. Whether it be their friend, acquaintance, mother, sister, in law, teacher it is always at the hands of a fellow woman. I left my mothers group because I could not bear the continuous financial competitiveness, I could not put my daughter through another Wednesday afternoon of possibly not living up to the others standards and I couldn't put myself through not living up to their standards. I wasn't raising my child according the masses, I wore the wrong clothes, said the wrong words. Another friend of mine has herself in a complete and utter breakdown state because her 9 month old is not up to her mothers groups standards and she is starting to 'feel the heat'. I could go on but I wont subject you all to that!
Like me there are a few I know that have left mothers group, book clubs, gyms, etc because of other women - yes we have all found other creative outlets, fitness regimes and things for our kids to do - but should we have had too?
I am grateful for the experience as it has probably allowed me to become more confident about who I am and what I do - and it led to me starting this blog which I will be forever grateful for - I just wonder what happened to the sisterhood - can we not support where we criticize, can we not understand where we would usually judge, why do we not embrace the uniqueness?
Are we really living in a society where the most dangerous of predators are our own kind?
The lovely lady that made this is an amazing person - she did the 365 Days of grateful - where she took a Polaroid for 365 days and found something to be grateful for everyday - you can check out Notebook magazine who did a interview with Hailey about the project and you can read it here. Which is how I found out about her.
Also have a look at her blog You Can't Be Serious. It is really a family blog and the entire family is insanely creative and totally inspiring - the videos her children have made are brilliant! A great way to enjoy a Tuesday!
I will write more soon - I am just in the middle of a "spring clean/realigning" and the words are either escaping me or a little jumbled.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I recieved this on an email and thought it was a brilliant example of just how resourceful and creative one man could be!
Check out Scott Wade's Dirty Car Art Gallery for more http://dirtycarart.com
(I couldn't get it to link properly but that is the website)
Have a great week x