Sunday, May 20, 2012

All together now

So this is my All Together Now post and I am the proverbial white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland * I'm LATE I'm LATE I'm LATE !
So, I should be bragging about myself ? Well this is a wonderful start then isn't it ? I am uhmmm, I am  uhmmmm {hear me stuttering with shame}, I am .......{bright light of revelation!} ... Always FULL of ideas and inspiration !.... and therefor I get LOST or LATE with things, I never forget though, so I always come clean on promiseses and I always finish what I start, ..... it sometimes just gets delayed, in transit, left on the backburner for a bit.... whatever you want to call it. So, oh yes, the BRAGGING: I am wonderful of course, I guess I am proud of myself for always keeping going,  I will fall flat on my face and crawl up again and then I will trip and crash and get hurt again and ....you get it ....I will crawl up again and again and again. I feel a little like Katniss in that way, yeah, you guessed right, I just finished the Hunger Games book 1 {I gave up one evening this week to read it, because I needed to see if I could take my son and his friends to see the movie for his Birthday.....no, they're too young} So that's also the reason I am late with this post, I had to organise this Birthday party, the cake, the sleepover {house full of 11 year old boys now} etc. etc. So yeah, I started a new life yet again {if you wish, you can read about that page in my black book here} and so far I think I am on the right track this time, it means putting in lots of hours for very little at this stage, but at least I am doing something I love and that makes it all good. For those of you that don't know yet {really ? after all that I have been posting on this blog ?} I am a Mixed media artist, designer, teacher, gallery/studio owner now too and a mother of two incredibly cute kids {I love them to bits} and I have a partner-in-crime that is forever on my side {how lucky is that ?} No we never got married, because we preferred to spend our money on travels around the world and admit it, "living-in-sin" is so much more exciting, ha! Find out more about my new studio/gallery and what I do to make a living {here} Find out more about my collection of works {here} and if you like to be in to win this gorgeous give away {I have this handmade and handpainted journal, thought since I just had my nose deep in one, a book would be fitting}, leave a little comment, follow my blog, follow my FB page, I am everywhere. Gotta thank the www.
Have a great party, Yeah !!!!!!! 

23 comments:

Glycérine said...

Hi Joyce :).. I love your post and also your giveaway.. I wish I will be on your short list ;)
I hope this birthday will be a good day..
see you soon
xxx

NatashaMay said...

Keep going is a good quality to have. :) Hope your house is still in one piece from the kid invasion.:) Your art is wonderful and I would love to win your journal. I also follow your blog and like your fb page. :)

Tammie Lee said...

it does sound as though you have been busy and you have been having a grand time.

your journal looks wonderful, i love the one I bought from you, it is a gift for my niece who lives in Italy. She will love it.

wishing you more fun filled days.

Cameron said...

Joyce, Sweetheart, Loveliness!
So glad you made it to the big Bragging Bash! I love what you are offering! Hope you pick me....heehee!!

I agree, your kids are pretty darn cute...but I didn't know about you and your man...not married, huh?...you rebel ;P
I think it's good that you're busy. All your hard work will pay off eventually....meanwhile, getting to do what you love still sounds like a pretty good thing. Enjoy it :)

Wishing you my best...with a supportive squeeze on the side!

Terri Neggers said...

I'm so glad you made it to the party, better late than never! If you hadn't I might never have discovered your blog - seems to me you have lots to brag about. Your journal is gorgeous and would be a pleasure to own - gotta go subcribe to your blog!

Simona Cordara said...

Joyce, I love viewing your works! You're so talented!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Ha Ha hiccup!!!! Whoops, well whoda thought? A bevvie for the road... lucky I'm not designated driver because I have been partying at Amy's 'All Together Now' ALL DAY & just realised there was one more stop!!!! So (off the point) want to see the Hunger Games the movie.... yesterday I bought the first 2 in series (we have 3rd book already) because my girls had borrowed the others from the library but both deemed we should OWN them & they can re-read & I should too... so it's sorta funny reading you just have too.... OK you MADE a cake???? You are awesome, I haven't made a birthday cake since I realised I could buy donuts & stick candles in them (sad but true)....
believe it or not I'm just back from your Facebook page...
Now I should be more focused I know, but probably never will be :/
Anyhows LOVE your blog (will follow) & TOTALLY love LOVE your notebook please chuck my name in the randomiser ;) great to meet you & always remember... It's never too late ;)

Sunshineshelle said...

PS Doubtful Sounds is one of my fav places on earth!

Gina said...

How come I've never visited your blog before???? I know I already know you on FB :S (BAAAAAD GINA!) Guess I never assume every one on FB is a blogger too lol :D
The image on your book is just gorgeous..all delicate and free looking....can walk in the woods with me any time(promise if I win her, I won't drag her on a bit of string :D) XXX

Diane said...

I would LOVE this journal Joyce, and right now is the best place for you to be in--lots of goodness!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I would be proud o myself, too, if I could paint this beauty. I want to touch her scaly hair--bet they are smooth. And I want to get lost in that hazy gold...

@Gina, if I win it, I will walk it in the woods, too!

Nicole Foshee said...

Your journal is awesome! Also, I love the Pippy Longstocking picture....is that you? REally enjoyed your post!

WrightStuff said...

Hello Joyce - I'm already a fan and crazy stalker!! It has been such fun finding some more out about you and the other beautiful artists on this blog hop - I love what you do!!
Warmest wishes

Kristin said...

Awe, sounds like a beautiful life! And I bet you were busy this weekend, with all the 11-year-olds ;)
I am already a fan and follower and would love the chance to have a piece of your talent in my home. Thanks for the chance, Kristin xo!

Kristin said...

Oh! And otter pops - kind of like a popsicle ;)

smokeysmom said...

Oooohhhh, love this journal...and your post. Sounds like you've got it together, lucky girl:) I'm a Follower and a Facebook Fan, too:)

Carolyn Dube said...

If you've read The Hunger Games, perhaps you feel like a bit of a laugh with The Hunger Pains (a parody that my kids & big kid (hubby) enjoyed). My heart reaches out to you with the sleepover- I recently did that for the 14 yr. old girls. Those events are adventurous! What a fabulous journal! I would love to give a loving home!

amy said...

okay, now i finally make it over. I'm running so late too, so i'm actually glad that you posted late (:
i started visiting around and then... i don't know. the weekend happened.
anyway! if i am reading your links correctly, you're teaching full time now! i'm excited for you.

i have admired your art since... jeez, when did i first see it? well, yours was one of the first blogs i came across - before i even started blogging, so awhile now (:

in fact, i remember being soooo intimidated and too afraid to even comment on your blog because your work is so cool.

i can't believe i just shared that with you. i think it's the wine, and the fact that my manslave is back in town and making me nuts. i'm losing my wits and opening my heart.

also, hey. i wanna win the present.

!!

xxa

Fallingladies said...

I am LATE, Late late as well! glad I stopped by and saw this lovely giveaway! I need to go back up now and click on your links to hear more of your story. i commented first so I wouldn't forget but I am really going back to check out more great stuff, believe me I don't lie!

Judah is a.... said...

Wait, how did I miss this post??
Well, I'm late now as well, so it all balances out!
Love the green-haired woman... just lovely!
(and yeah, Hunger Games... great series, but not so great for the younger ones)

Amy said...

hello, glad to have met you..I tried reading Hunger Games but the thought of hunting down people got to me..so still have not finished it yet..don't know if I will and here I purchased the whole set..LOL..

Your art is grand and thank you for inviting me to your blogspot..always nice to meet a new artful friend! Thanks for the giveaway as well

Malinda said...

Ahhh, love your post Joyce! And ADORE that journal, lol!!!

Wendy said...

as usual, love looking at all your new artwork Joyce! I will have to let you in a little secret..you aren't alone in being late with this and late with that! lol!
It seems to be universal :)