Scrapping and other crafty bits

Thursday, 25 October 2007

My inspirations....


A quick upload of one of my favourite things in my 'hallway' lol - laughing because it isnt really a hallway, more like an area of space in my front room that almost qualifies. We got this on a holiday in the Dominican Republic,, where we were ripped off by a few of the friendly locals, until we discovered what they were up to and did a little 'ripping off' of our own lol, nuff said.
This is the holiday on which I nearly drowned (twice - really wish I was a stronger swimmer), but saw some of the most beautiful places (also a few of the most dirty, dingy places, with people living in pretty poor conditions). We went to a place where the locals carved these sculptures and stood there after swanning around the Dominican, sunbathing and generally being lazy and soaking up the place, I was overcome by feelings of guilt! These people worked so hard and carved such beautiful pieces for very little money and I couldnt help feeling like I really shouldnt have been just stood there, watching them working.
Anyway.....
I have been blog stalking a number of people, and have been overwhelmed by the talent of people like Louise (my life most ordinary), and Cloclo (the art of teabag staining), Sharon's Fairy Dust Bag Blog and Looby's (Scrap Happy Lou) blog to name only a few!! They have really inspired me to do something different with my LOs/cards, which are getting a bit samey, and not very adventurous. So I am hoping to create something a bit more inspired! Fingers crossed anyway, I have a few ideas but will just have to see where they end up!
Sp I shall say au revoir, and hopefully I might have some good crafty bits to share with you soon! Have a nice day!

10 comments:

Hazel said...

A beautiful carving, Charli - and a reminder of a good holiday (except the nearly drowning twice bit!)

sharon said...

Aww..you've made my day Charli, thanks for the kind words..I know what you mean though, there are some fantastic places to get some inspiration..including yours!!!
I had to look twice at your carving, initially thinking..oohh lovely heart..then reading on..back tracking..ehh up mrs..lol..I love collecting things from holidays..such special memories, sounds like you had a great time..apart from DROWNING..OMG...and TWICE..take your arm bands next time..lol..xx

Bambi said...

that's very pretty.

Marina said...

Lovely carving :~) xx

SuzyB said...

Cor, just had a big read to play catch up on your last 3 posts! Love the pink post, made me feel all warm and fuzzy that you ran for your mum. Im sure she's as proud of you as you are of her :o)

Old age must be setting in because now I cant remember what else I was going to type, dammit!

Whatever it was, it will have been along the lines of I always enjoy reading your blog! xx

Lynsey said...

Love this sculpture.

MommyBa said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing a pic of your favorite thing in your hallway. :)

MommyBa said...

btw, I tagged you in my blog :)

cass said...

it is a beautiful scilpture Charli

Chris said...

ooooh I just love your sculpture Charli... what a gorgeous piece!!
I know what you mean about blog stalking too LOL though I don't seem to have enough hours in the day lately.. isn't it fab to see such wonderful stuff out there. It amazes me how everyone is soooo talented in such unique ways :D

p.s. the papers are my own :D thanks for the compliment:D