Saturday, 16 May 2009

Soartful is ...

Soartful Challenge is now HERE
Its still going to be fun and weekly every saturday so please click on the link and come over and then add to follow ART FREEBIES

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Soartful changes and freebies

As many of you know i have struggled this year to do so much online due to unforseen circumstances and altho i spent a lot of time creating and making seperate blogs and challenges, i was able to do them as was at home with little to do then. Now though, i have become a part time carer and have less than half that time available to me and i have struggled.
I love love love doing the challenges i have and also my art and news when i have time but its time to make some changes to ensure it doesnt all become a chore.
I love to give away my images at art freebies as well as run a darkside challenge and my arty retreat which is a personal blog, also i have my art from the scrapheap which is for recycling in art and more which i wont even mention. In addition to this i have my own digital images website and craft forum to run .. and i could go on ...

So i am going to try and make things a little easier for myself but in doing so i need your help too. I have decided to combine some of my blogs and condense into a maximum of three. Lots will go but i will keep the challenges and the art freebies. I am going to combine Soartful with Art freebies which is a different google account so i need you all to pop over there and add yourself to follow. Click on the art freebies logo below please. Then as from Saturday 16th May The soartful challenge will continue from there. NOTHING ELSE will change so the challenge will be added every saturday as usual.

I hope this is not too much trouble for everyone and i truly hope you will keep on doing the soartful challenges.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Soartful Saturday -Fruity !

New Soartful Challenge anyone ?

Ok as you all know, i have had such problems keeping up to date with everything and as i said earlier in the week, i wanted to put the challenge back to normal times. The soartful challenge normally is given on a saturday and the image given earlier in the week was a stop gap but i am still happy to recieve and display any entries for that cute picture but also i am here to set the NEW SATURDAY CHALLENGE

HERE IT IS: FRUITY ..... Think cherries, strawberries, orange, lime, Carmen Miranda hehe
Your work can be the colour of fruit only or you can base it all on fruit or you can incorporate fruit into your work ... as long as its fruity ... it counts !! Have fun !

PAY IT FORWARD 3 PRIZE DRAW - Please read the post before for the details of the draw which end on the last day of May.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Pay It forward - Soartful Challenge

Thanks so much to Terri who in April did a fabulous 'Pay it forward'. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners and will be recieving something fab from Terri at tsome point this year. If you havent visited her wonderful blog please do, Such amazing artwork and blog chat. My job after winning is to also offer something on my blog as this will be my part in the pay it forward chain. So this is what i will be doing. I will offer ONE lucky winner THREE prizes. I have trouble enough with memory problems so one winner is enough for me to send to. I think it would be lovely for that winner to recieve 3 things instead of just one in my pay if forward. The prizes could be anything but at least one of the items will be jewellery, one will be a piece of artwork and the last one is a mystery ... even to me :)
Closing Date is The last day in May
The prize will be sent withing the next month or so after the prize draw ( again i dare not leave it long due to my dodgy memory ) HOW TO WIN !!!!! You need to leave a comment on THIS POST ONLY !! and be aware that should you win, then you also need to do a 'pay it forward' too at some time. Please also put the words 'PAY IT FORWARD ' on your comment as this post will also hold the soartful challenge and i need to know for sure if you want to be in the draw. That is it ... simple !!

Now although i am still dealing with a lot at home and still quite unwell myself, i need to keep busy too as my mind demands it sooooo here a new Soartful challenge for anyone who wishes to join in. I will renew the challenge and put it back on time this saturday but i would love it if some of you wanted to do this one too. Please add your link if you make something thanks SOARTFUL CHALLENGE ... MAKE SOMETHING WITH THIS IMAGE PLEASE

Friday, 1 May 2009

Thanks and my news

Hello everyone.
I just wanted to come and explain whats been happening so that you very kind and caring people who have left beautiful comments and prayers will know how things are.
As many of you know, my son had a stroke in february and we have been very lucky that he is here with us. He has been recovering since then and having medications to try and bring his blood pressure into check as its still too high. Before i left the last message, Adam had paid a visit to his doctors and his bp was high again and he had been feeling dizzy a lot. The doc did some checks and arranged immediately for a scan at a hospital out of town after the weekend. At the time it all seemed to really close in on me, maybe because we had already been through so much and it seemed like a new worry and i also have asthma and chest problems right now so i maybe was just vulnerable. I was trying to be strong but it all got too much so i just couldn't cope with managing all the things i do and also be happy and upbeat online .. couldn't face blogging etc.
Since then we have had the results back from the scan. Without going into details, the news is that nothing has changed. This is good news because adam still has a small anuerysm which he worries about. The doctor rang him and told him that the dizziness is caused by the healing of the site where the stroke was so its very sensitive. This is huge relief and i feel much better in spirit now and able to cope again, however i am a little under the weather with my cough and asthma so i shall be taking things slowly.
I hope to get back to setting challenges and will set the first one again here tomorrow :)
Thanks so much to all of you for your kind thoughts, and hope to get around to visiting each of you just as soon as i can