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Sunday, 28 September 2008

So.... You wanna do it again?

So guys.....

Lookie look!! I got a brand new one! Yay lets get wrecking.....

Wreck this journal take 2

1. Yay a new journal to get my teeth into
2. Crack the spine (with a little help from my pillowmonsters mini wrestlers)
3. Close the book.. Doodle on the edges
4. Take this journal into the shower (the colour didn't run this time!)
5. Poke holes in this page using a pencil (pop the balloons)
6. Write backwards
7. A page for four letter words
8. Cover this page in circles (yay buttons!!)
9. Sew this page (I made a patchwork from felt bits)
10. Doodle on the front cover
11. This book belongs to
12. Doodle on title page
13. Doodle on copyright and instruction pages
14. Rip it up
15. Stick these 2 pages together
16. Burn this page (104 tiny burn holes joined together with my flame doodle)
17. Colour in this entire page (kawaii strawberry doodle)
18. Colour outside of the lines (Mad road doodle)
19. Make a paper chain (this time it's polka dotty)

Really enjoying this one! I feel like I want to go all out and be as creative as possible this time... I have really discovered so much more about myself! Hope you enjoy it as much as me! Stick with me guys xx

Friday, 26 September 2008

The final part

So here we have it.... The final part of my wreck journal...

Wreck this journal............... The final part!

67. Scrub this page
68. A place for shopping lists
69. Collect all the stickers off bought fruit
70. Close the journal, draw, scribble something round the edges
71. Draw with glue
72. Carry journal with you everywhere
73. Write backwards
74. Make vegetable prints
75. Make a mess, clean it up
76. Create a drawing using hair
77. Ask a friend to do something destructive to this page
78. Glue in a photo of yourself you dislike DEFACE
79. Space for negative comments
80. Give away favourite page
81. Document a boring event in detail
82. Collect your pocket lint
83. Make a sudden,destructive,unpredictable movement with the journal
84. Throw something, a pen, a ball dipped in paint
85. Draw lines using abnormal utensils dipped in paint
86. Fill in this page when you are really angry
87. Hang the journal in a public place, invite people to draw here
88. Tie a string to the spine of the journal and swing wildly. Let it hit the walls
89. Tie a string to the journal. Go for a walk, drag it
90. Scribble wildly using only borrowed pens
91. Press leaves and other pressed things
92. Stain log
93. Test page
94. Tape this journal closed. Mail it to yourself
95. Order a new one and see what arrives first
96. Oooh they both do
97. The final doodle

Am I ready for a new adventure?? HELL YEAH!!!!!

This has been so fantastic and I've discovered so much about myself whilst doing it!
I'm not quite ready to cope alone just yet! :)

Monday, 8 September 2008

Journal wrecking... Not much left now!

Here's the latest bit of my journal..
My colourful era..

43. This page is for handprints or fingerprints

44. Pour, spill, spit, fling your coffee

45. Document your dinner

46. Do some rubbings with a pencil

47. Write one word over and over

48. A page of good thoughts

49. Draw a really ugly drawing

50. Chew on this page

51. Glue in a random page from a magazine, circle words you like

52. Glue in a random page from a newspaper

53. Write with the pen in your mouth

54. Doodle over the following

55. Compost this page

56. Collect the stamps off all your mail

57. Wrap something with this page

58. Hide a secret message somewhere in the journal

59. Cut through several layers

60. Fill in this page when you are REALLY ANGRY

61. Tongue painting, lick this page

62. Page for internal monologue

63. Sleep with the journal, describe the experience

64. Lose this page, accept the loss

65. Document time passing

66. Sample various substances from around your home, create colour schemes

My journal wrecking part 3 .... My colourful era!

This has been so super ace for me! I'm re discovering my love of doodling and finding whole new ways to be creative! I love this journal!

More Journal Wrecking...

I've been continuing the big journal wreck over the summer holidays too..

So carrying on from where I left it last time here's what I've been up to now..

21. Doodle over the front cover

22. Tear out this page, put it through the wash and stick back in

23. Draw a non stop line

24. Close your eyes connect the dots

25. Scribble wildly, violently and with reckless abandon

26. Colour entire page

27. Write or draw with your left hand

28. This is a sign, what do you want it to say

29. Make a paper chain

30. Find a way to wear the journal

31. Write a list of more ways to wreck the journal

32. A page for four letter words

33. Draw lines with your pen or pencil, lick your finger smear the lines

34. Trace the things in your bag or pockets, let the lines overlap

35. Draw lines while in motion

36. Make a funnel, drink some water

37. Journal golf

38. Page for white things

39. Take this journal in the shower with you!

40. Doodle over the copyright and instruction pages

41. Add your own page numbers

42. Draw fat and thin lines

Woah! Journal wrecking part 2

WOW! The taking the journal in the shower part nearly killed me! AAAGH! I was really upset :( And it wasn't until the journal had completely dried out (4 days later!) That I discovered the magical patterns created by the rainbow of ink running through the pages! Prior to this discovery I had been beating myself up about I had wrecked the wrecking and totally destroyed it! But now I know it was meant to be! So what if the paper chain never made it through!! :/

Self portraits and me...

Well I have been doing the whole self portrait Thursday thing for a while now so while we're catching up with everything, I'd better catch up with that too.

After my Breakfast on Pluto button fest, I went for my cake and candy obsessive side. Totally prepared for ladies day at ascot.

Self Portrait Thursday 19-6-08

Then my love of kids toys took over...

Self portrait Thursday 26-7-08

The following week I felt really run down...

Self Portrait Thursday 3-7-08

Next, another film inspired one. This time it was my love of STudio Ghibli movies, in particular My Neighbour Totoro.. Well my new forest print dress made me think of that movie.

Self portrait Thursday 10-7-08

Then it was nothing special... Just little me

Self portrait Thursday 17-7-08

Facepack time at the KiTTYPiNKSTaRS spa..

Self portrait Thursday

My birthday...

Self Portrait Thursday 31-7-08 Birthday!

I went to see The Dark Knight, it had a very strange effect on me..

Self Portrait Thursday 7-8-08

I love the Chobits manga books, and Chii is so cool. I decided to do a Chii style SPT but in my pink style..

Self portrait Thursday 14-8-08

Then it was time to clean up the house..

Self Portrait Thursday 21-8-08

My fairytale ending

Self portrait Thursday 28-8-08

And finally... More sweets..

Self Portrait Thursday 4-9-08

Phew.. Sorry for the big big overload of MY FACE!! But this is all part of the big catchup! XX

Knit tagging and guerilla fun!

So I decided to brighten up the place I live by tagging it in wool! Inspired by KNITTA a group in the USA who knit tag the city guerilla style, I decided to give it a go.

So my first attempt was at the local skate ramp...

Guerilla knitting

Noah and I walk past here nearly every day on our way to school, so what better way to brighten it up than a bit of rainbow knit!

Sadly....It wasn't long and it had vanished!

Spot check on our skate tag!

Next I decided to put one in Wareham forest. I go there for family walks regularly, so left one at the viewpoint where we sit and chill out!

Close up

I picked green so that it would fit in nicely with the surroundings..

Forest tagging

One outside our house, on the tree that Noah likes to climb..

Tagging Noah's tree

Give your favourite tree a hug with a wooly cuff!

Knitted tree cosy

Then to celebrate the last walk to school before the school holiday, we tagged TESCO in tesco colours...Red, white and blue!

Support your local store

After all, the trolley park needs love too..

So we decided to hit Tesco

After 6 weeks the Tesco tag is still going strong,check it out..

Checking on the tag!

Then we re tagged the skate ramp..

Skate park tagging! 2nd attempt!

Only to find 24 hours later they had done this....

The tag!

BAH!!!! Those pesky kids! Still they haven't found the sticker I left yet

The skate ramp

See I got a bumper pack of sharpie markers and have also been inspire by Keri Smith! She of the WRECK THIS JOURNAL To inject a little bit of thought, fun and smiles into peoples lives..

Starting with this..

Stop and smile

Listen!

And chalk messages..

Fun with chalk

Whoops too late

Hello sunshine....

And finally.... Sweet messages

Message on the street

More of them to come! Well if one extra person stops and smiles it's gotta be worth it!

My oh my Meme!

Wow can it really have been so very long since I last blogged! Whoops!

Well I'm back to catch up. Starting with all the questions I've been asked on a weekly basis on the flickr meme group, and the photo mosaics I've created with the answers...

Firstly it was a photo meme

1. Screen name of person who introduced you to flickr...KiTTYPiNKSTaRS (I found it myself)
2. Brand of camera.... Olympus
3. Favorite shooting location...My pink candy house
4. First ever camera brand....Olympus
5. Favorite thing every photographed....My little boy
6. Title of most popular image in your Fickr account....SPT Thursday
7. Number of images in your photostream....1357
8. Location you would like to go to photograph....Japan
9. Celebrity you would like to photograph.....Cillian Murphy (because he's beautiful and I can't stop looking at him!!)
10. Any image from first page of Your Contacts page.....
11. Name of group currently at the top of the list of Groups you belong to ... Siamese cats
12. The first picture you ever posted..... Tutti frutti

My Foto Meme 4....KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The What would you be? one...

1. an animal? Cat...(Especially Wilbur because he gets to wear fab jumpers!!!) independent but loving (on my terms! haha)
2. a city? Tokyo.....I LOVE Japan! The culture, food, fashion...EVERYTHING!!!
3. a profession? Knitting artist...What more can I say! It's all I wanna do!
4. a song? Strange and beautiful...That's me in a cartoon character way!
5. a season? Summer... Ice creams, bright colours, blue skies, sunshine!
6. a fruit? Dragon fruit... Vibrant, strange, neon!
7. a tree? Pink blossom... Pink!
8. a cuisine? Japanese sushi..... Kawaii!
9. a website? etsy... Creative,handmade!
10. a tech device? nintendo DS... Cartoon games on my pink DS! So much fun!
11. a room in a house? Bedroom... Curling up is so lovely!... I love to sleep!
12. a means of transportation? Retro roller boots... Retro, roller girl style!

My what would you be? meme 6...KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

My Childhood Meme...

1. What was your nickname as a child? No real nickname but my friends called me CAZ
2. What was your favorite food as a child? Chips ......With anything!
3. What was the theme of your favorite childhood birthday party? I never had a theme..But my brother had a fab super hero party and I loved it!
4. What were you punished most often for ? Never really punished but always told of for biting my nails...I still do it now! Sorry Dad!
5. What special talent or skill did you have? Drawing cartoons! I was always doodling!
6. What was the name of your first best friend? Liz! We went to playschool together!
7. What was your favorite cartoon character or superhero? Mr Benn...My ideal Man! So much fun...Imagine a date with MR BENN!!! Wowie it would be such an adventure!
8. What did you want to be when you grew up? Dress designer
9. Who did you look up to? My Mum! Love you Mum! You rock!
10. What elementary school did you attend? Winton First School!
11. What was your favorite game to play? Imagination games and plays! Used to tell my little brother what to say for his part! :)
12. What was your biggest fear as a child? Getting lost! I lost my Dad in the smallest fish and chip shop ever! Wow I panicked so much!

NO PINK ON HERE EITHER!!!! HAHAHA SHOCKER!!!

My Childhood Meme 7.... KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The Travel and personal geography meme...

THIS WAS A WEIRD ONE!!! I'VE NOT BEEN ANYWHERE YET!! :( But nevertheless.. The pictures are beautiful even if the answers are boring :/

1. What country do you live in? In the UK...Dorset, by the sea!
2. What was the last country you visited other than our own (or that you want to if you haven't been out of your country? Japan is where I would like to visit! But I have not been out of this country yet :(
3. What is your favorite kind of trip (i.e. camping, laying on the beach, cruise, etc.)? Log cabin in the woods
4.What is the farthest location south that you have gone? Isle of Wight! Can't believe Ithis is the furthest but I do love it there!!
5. What is the farthest location north that you have gone? London!
6. What is our preferred mode of transportation when traveling long distances? Train
7. What kind of vehicle do you own or would like to own? Not sure really, I can't drive so I chose this picture because it sums up my constant walking in vans.....and occasional taxi use!
8. What is your ideal destination? Japan...I so wanna go there!
9. Who is your favorite travel companion? Norman the knitted fox! Made for me by my Nan. He goes everywhere..I can't sleep without him :)
10. What is the largest city you have visited? London
11. What destination would you recommend to a friend? Kimmeridge because it's my favourite place!
12. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? A lighthouse anywhere! I just want to be by the sea!

My travel and personal geography meme 8 ...by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The black and white meme..

Black and white done the only way I know how!!!! True KiTTYPiNKSTaRS style!

1. How many kids do you have? 1 little boy
2. Who is the craziest member of your family? Me (I asked my brother for a second opinion and he laughed and said need you ask!?)
3. What is the main cultural background of your family? British
4. Where did you go on your last family vacation? Nowhere..Holiday at home
5. What city were you born in? Dorset
6. What member of your extended family do you see the most? Auntie
7. Who are you closest to? My Mum
8. What is the coolest job someone in your family has? Pink dinner lady Yeehee I love my job!!
9. What kind of animal(s) does your family own? Cats
10. How many siblings do you have? 1 brother
11. What fun thing does your family do together? Walks and picnics
12. Who makes you proud? My little boy! It makes me so proud to watch him grow!

My Black & White Family Meme 9 .....by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The desert island meme....

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO GET BODY PARTS IN EVERY SHOT!!! YAY!!! I DID IT!

1. What one person would you wish was stranded there with you? Noah my little boy because I'd miss him too much to be apart! Or Cillian Murphy for a totally different reason!
2. What one tool would you want to have? Army knife
3. What one food do you wish you would have an unlimited supply of? Twiglets!
4. What one luxury item would you wish for? Wool.....lots of it!
5. What one book would you want to have with you to read and re-read? A big knitting pattern book.. Full of different skills and patterns to try!
6. You have one piece of paper, a pencil and one bottle - - who is the message going to be written to? My Mum...SAVE ME MUM!!!!
7. What skill would serve you best while on the island? My creativity... I just love to make stuff! :D
8. How long do you think you could last before needing rescue? a week tops! I have no faith in my practical survival skills :)
9. What one island animal would become your pet? Wild boar...Pigs rock! And we could snuffle for truffles!
10. Your island is unknown to you, and you need to give it a name - - what would it be? Candyland.... I would also knit stripey candy coloured tree covers to brighten up my little world!
11. What would you do to pass the weeks, days, and hours? Knit and make stuff
12. You've been rescued! What is the first thing you're going to do when you get back home? Have a bubbly bath

My Desert Island Meme 10.... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

My random meme...

1. What word best describes your job? Fun....I'm a playground supervisor / crafter
2. What do you like to do in your spare time? Knit and make stuff
3.If you could make an impact on the world what would it be? Inject more fun love and colour!!
4. When no one is around and you are alone what do you like to do? Dance in my underwear!!
5. Strangest Thing You've Ever eaten? Squid
6. If you have a ‘catch phrase’ what is it? I'm not a puppet I'm a real girl
7. Favorite cartoon character? Hello Kitty
8. Favorite sport to watch? Skateboarders
9. Favorite sport to play? Football
10. A word for a free space your choice! candyfloss
11. Favorite College team? The underdog.....Always support the underdog!
12. Who you love to see your college team beat! The jocks...I am the anti jock :)

My Random Meme 11.....by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

Getting to know you meme...

1. What makes you laugh? The Mighty Boosh..... Those guys rock!
2. What makes you cry? Everything.... I cry alot! Happy cry sad cry Waaaah!!
3. Who is the one person you trust the most in the world? Mum
4. Who broke your heart? My husband
5. Where was your first kiss (location not body part, pervs)? The park
6. What body part do you love most (your body)? My eyes
7. What body part do you love least (your body)? My hands.... Mutilated by biting my nails!
8. What candy fits your personality? Candyfloss... Yes of course... Fluffy and PINK with a hardcore neon side!
9. What color would you paint your room if you could pick any color (yes, I am fishing for ideas for my new bedroom)? PINK! Need you ask! In fact this picture is in my pink house..... EVERY room is this colour!
10. A word that makes you laugh? Paws! Blame my son.... No idea why but it does!
11. What emotion do you express most often? Happiness
12. Who inspires you? My Nan.... She was a super creative knitting Nan! And she had so many funny traits.... Every day I swear I turn into her a bit more!

My Getting To Know You Meme 12... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The olympic meme...

1. What is the closest the Olympics has ever been to your hometown? London 1948
2. What is your favorite summer Olympic sport? Basketball
3. What is your favorite winter Olympic sport? Bob sleigh
4. Who is your all-time favorite Olympian? No idea? (I'm not a sporty girl! )
5. If you could go to the Olympics, where would you want the games to be held? Japan
6. What is the symbol or predominant color on your country's flag? Red
7. If you were a member of the Olympic Committee, what sport/activity would you add to the games? Knitting :)
8. What sport is your least favorite to watch? Cricket
9. You get two tickets to the Olympics, who would you ask to go with you? Noah (Yep this is my Noah!!)
10. Hey, you made the team! You're going to the Olympics - what's your event? Knitting of course :) Yay! Well I have just added knitting as an event!
11. The Olympics asks you to bring something to represent your hometown or home country - what would you take? A knitted flag
12. Congratulations! You won a medal! Where are you going to display it when you get home? Craft it into a cool necklace!

My Olympic Meme 13 ..... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

Inside the actors studio meme...

1. What is your favorite word? Applique ..... Well it changes all the time, but right now it's applique!
2. What is your least favorite word? Hate
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Colour
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Fear
5. What sound or noise do you love? The sea
6. What sound or noise do you hate? Metal on metal......EEEEEEK!!
7. What is your favorite curse word? Nuts
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Art teacher... The creativity of children amazes me!
9. What profession would you not like to do? Farmer.... I'd never take my little piggies to market!
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? What kept you?
11. What is your favorite emotion? Contentment
12. What is your zodiac sign? Leo the lion

My Inside the Actor's Studio Meme 14 ..... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The pets meme...

Before I start.... I should mention that I have 4 cats and I love them all! I picked Dollie because she's a real Mummy's girl and my little baby!

1. What was your favorite pet? Cat
2. What was it's name? Dollie
3. How old where you when you got your first pet? 5
4. What do you feed your favorite pet under the table? Nothing.... She has a very sensitive tummy!
5. Where to you like to take your pet on trips? The garden
6. What is your pets favorite toy? Pom poms
7. What is the coolest trick your pet can do? Impersonate Dart Vader
8. Did you adopt your pet or buy it from a breeder? Present from my brother
9. Where is the furthest you've taken your pet on a trip? The vets
10. What is the most extravagant thing you've purchased for your pet? A cat jumper
11. What is your favorite breed? Persian
12. Describe your pet in one word. Cuteness

My Pets Meme 15 ................... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

The holiday meme...

1. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
2. What is a tradition that your family does every year on a holiday? Just get together
3. What is a second tradition? Have fun
4. What is your favorite gift you've ever received? My camera
5. What was your favorite costume as a child, be it Halloween, a
play, school program, Carnival, etc.? I dressed up as a TV for a summer carnival! But I think I just looked like a girl with a box on her head!
6. What holiday icon did you most believe in as a child ie. Santa,
Easter bunny, etc. Santa! I always thought I could hear the sleighbells!
7. What holiday do you go all out for? summer
8. What is your favorite holiday food? Pancakes
9. What is your favorite holiday desert? Easter eggs
10. Do you travel for most holidays or stay home? If you travel how far to you go or where do you go? Stay at home
11. What is your least favorite holiday? Valentines
12. Favorite holiday song? Christmas at the zoo by the flaming lips

My Holiday Meme 16 .....by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

Which means I've caught right up to this weeks This and that meme...

1.What was your favorite summertime activity as a kid? Messing about in the sun
2.What was your first pet's name? Perfecta
3.What model car did you learn to drive on? A bumper car
4.What's your proudest moment as an adult? Becoming a Mummy
5.What are your top 3 hobbies (other than photography)? Knitting, Drawing, Sewing basically anything creative
6.where do you call home? My pink house in Poole
7.where did you call home at age 11 (or any age)? My pink room in Bournemouth
8.What word do you love to say? Weirdo
9.where do you go to relax? Bed
10.Who was your first kiss? I can't even remember
11.Least favorite food? Raisins
12.Least favorite subject in school? Maths

My This And That Meme 17 ......... by KiTTYPiNKSTaRS

Well there you have it! A little bit more about me!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

I love pillowmonsters!

Since I have been selling on etsy I have found some highly talented and interesting sellers. But once upon a time I found a shop called pillowmonsters, and low and behold I saw.....Victor!!

I love Victor!

With his lovely smart shirt, bow tie, his dashing mono brow and not to mention his lovely little freckly nose, in true internet dating style Victor came with this little bit of information..

Victor is the food critic for his local newspaper, The Beacon. He is not sure, but he thinks his job is the best in the whole world. He got the job because he is very good at thinking of interesting ways to describe food. He once described a cheeseburger from the local diner as tasting "like a summer day on my favorite roller coaster". Victor never passes up dessert, and he will never ever give a restaurant 5 stars if they don't have cherries to top off their sundaes. No, indeed. Victor also thinks that fashion rule about not wearing horizontal stripes if you have a heavy frame is ridiculous.

WOW!!! Now I'm sad to say that at 33 I have yet to meet Mr Right but something went PING in my heart over Victor! I decided he was the man for me, after all I needed some sophistication in my life!

Well a week or so later... This exciting parcel arrived!

The postman knocked!

Woooooooooooopie!!!! He had arrived! Come from overseas to sweep me off my feet!

Plushie LOVE!!!!

Already he was like no man I had ever met before, and was consulting the local restaurant guide for the perfect place to take his new PINK LADY!!! ME!!!!

Now where shall I take her?

So thank you so much to Nichol at pillowmonsters for creating a match made in heaven!!