Wednesday, August 18, 2010

my creative space . thinking about 2011


i'm really happy to be at my desk today . . . the week has been interesting!
on sunday {the day my sister came to visit from interstate for a few days} i had my first ever trip in an ambulance and a day in hospital. high drama! i thought i had appendicitis. it turns out after lots of appointments that it was an ovarian cyst that wasn't happy {described by the doctor who did the ultrasound as 'like being kicked in the stomach by a horse over and over'} ~ but it's all ok now, phew!!

before all this, i had made a start on some collages for the 2011 calendar. i had been thinking vaguely about the calendar for a while and came to a couple of conclusions:

:: i want to keep with the idea of a collage calendar ~ i love making collages {i love the intuitive process and the surprise results} and the concept of making 12 for a specific 'project' appeals.

:: i want to stick to a similar layout {loose leaf, narrow rectangle pages} and production process to last year. i printed them here and cut them to size ~ which i enjoyed doing. i like the idea of producing according to demand, rather than worrying about trying to guess at quantities . . .

. . . i'd love to hear your thoughts!

happy creative space day. to play along and see more spaces, click over to kirsty's :)

17 comments:

june at noon said...

Glad to hear you're ok. Bet that was scary!

Can't believe it's time to think about 2011 already. I'm doing Christmas projects for this year, early, but still in this year! ;)

74 Lime Lane said...

glad to hear you're okay! i think you should completely go with your instincts

Belinda Saville said...

Eek, how scary for you! Glad to hear that everything is A-OK now though.

Your collages look great, keep doing what you're doing! :-)

Kylie said...

Such a relief that you're feeling better Belinda! That does not sound good though. I'm glad your sister with you. I love your calendar and I'm sure the 2011 one will be just as gorgeous. I was a bit challenged by the loose leaf format at first but then I came to love it :) Kx

June rhymes with moon said...

I don't have anything helpful to say about the calendar, I guess, but I wanted to tell you I'm glad you're doing better! Sounds scary.

ArtMind said...

wow, that must have been a big frights! I hope all is well and that the cyste wasn't harmful! Enjoy the time with your sister and the collaging sounds just fantastic! :)

Ooty said...

Ooh that's a pain I used to have it - hope you got all over it by now!!!
Have fun with your sister - it is always nice to have your family members by your side =)
xo

fleurfatale said...

oh Gosh!!! I hope you feel much better now!
The calender is a great idea, can't wait to see it finished!

vadjutka said...

oooh, I hope everything will be OK with your health! *crossing fingers and toes*

I love collages - do you plan to use some crochet as well in the collages?

Jesse said...

Wow, that sounds really scary! Glad to hear you're okay. And what you're doing with the calendars sounds perfect!

Krystal said...

scary! i hope you are feeling much better!

Kate said...

Oh no! How scary for you.
The calender is looking great so far. I love your collages.

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Luckily it's better now? !

I agree of your idea of producing according to demand rather than worrying about it. You can never know before the quantities,that how I think about it.

chococatania said...

I'm excited to watch the progress on the calendar...

And, I'm glad you're feeling better. I've had problems with Ovarian Cysts a few times and BOY DOES IT HURT! I'm glad that you're feeling better... :)

hollie said...

oh no, belinda, i'm glad you're feeling better! i had one rupture once and i thought i was dying. ow ow ow.

the collages look great. i can't wait to see the finished calendar!

Kendra Zvonik said...

So sorry to hear about your health scare, Belinda! Glad you are okay!

I loved your calendar last year and really wanted to buy one. I hope to be able to afford one this year. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

ELK said...

wow . what a scare! take good care now...

i love your calendar, like the loose leaf as i like a sleek one page type to put in certain spots..i may do one with my birds using that same concept, it makes it simple to copy at home and all

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