Embrace Possibility!

Hi Everyone!

Having finished cleaning up my craft room I have been back in it creating more mess!  This time making a small mixed media canvas using lots of my favorite products.


Papers:  Background and Collage Pieces from Crafty Individuals, Stampin' Up! Cardstock
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co - Christy Tomlinson Disttressed Criss Cross, Donna Downey Art & Possibility,
 Inspired by Ang Moment by Moment, Unity KOTM, Dark Room Door Wildflowers Volume 1 
Other:  Kaiser Craft Acrylic Paint, Tria Markers, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Punchinella,
Kindy Glitz, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, 


Initially the idea for this one started with the idea of making a small canvas about where I feel I am currently at in my life.  The past year has seen so much change with us moving house, having mum and dad come to live with us, losing Rod's Dad and one of our good friends to cancer to name a few.  Its been a time of reflection and reassessing what is important in my life and also identifying who and what I want to be part of it!  I am feeling that it's time for me to once again spread my wings and explore and discover new possibilities some of which I have been doing over the last few months.

Then this morning I had a question put to me totally out of the blue by a friend about perhaps travelling overseas to the USA where I do have family living.  Rod and I have discussed this before, but up until yesterday hadn't given it much thought, we'd always been saying we want to see our own country first.  But now recognizing the perfect opportunity could be presenting itself to us, with Rod due for Long Service at the end of this year and also with us about to sell our other house and having some money available, it definitely is one of the possibilities to embrace and explore.

I am linking up with my Unity Friends with Flair this week, as my canvas has lots of Unity Goodness on it, as well as entering this into the following challenges:-

Altered Elusions and Artitude - Challenge #1 Anything Goes 

26 comments:

The Constant Scrapper said...

What a great idea to create this beautiful canvas about where you are right now in your life, Danie. It's always the right thing to do to take stock and make adjustments in order to ensure that you're putting into and getting out of life everything that matters to you.

What part of the US are you considering visiting?

Janice

Noelle Reese said...

I am sorry for the the people you have lost but your canvas is beautiful! Colorado is also beautiful, FYI! :)

Becky said...

Your canvas is gorgeous, I just love those butterflies.

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Julie Short said...

Bet your room looks fabulous Danie and you can't find a thing!
Your canvas is colourful and is sure to be a talisman for you to look to as you plan, dream and save!

marilyn said...

What a wonderful canvas. After a rough year, it is good to take time to re-evaluate everything. I hope you do get to travel to the U.S.

jane stillman said...

what a fabulous canvas, do try and do your USA trip, the timing appears to be right for you, and you may have regrets if you don't do it. Good luck with whatever opens up before you x

Linda said...

A truly magnificent canvas I love the colours. As this opportunity has presented itself I feel that you really must embrace this and travel to the USA. It is one place that is at the top of my list to visit.

Spread your wings my friend and fly!
Big Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

I am a great believer in fate - you should seriously consider the offer to travel to the USA.
Meantime I love that canvas - what a great idea.
Kate
xx

Celia Harrington said...

Love the canvas the colours and butterflies , love it xxxxx Hugs Celia xxxxxxxxx

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning, I love how there is so much meaning behind the design.
Good luck in deciding what to do, follow you heart!

Sue

Crystal said...

Beautiful canvas, I love the butterflies and meaning behind your art!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is an explosion of fluttering color! Beautiful!

Kary said...

A Beautiful canvas piece!! I'm sorry to hear you had a rough year, but things will get better, and I hope you get to travel to the US for a break. Sometimes it's just great to have a little vacation and time to just enjoy life ;) Take care!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful! I love all the butterflies.

Zoe said...

Wow! Fabulous xxx

Abbie721 said...

Absolutely fabulous hun, just love everything about it, the colors and all the elements you have added. Thank you for joining us at Altered Elusions this fortnight. Abbie (CO Owner) xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow this is stunning, I love the colours and those butterflies are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with Altered Elusions
Lindsay xx

Barbara said...

What a fabulous canvas....I love it, so much to look at. Good luck with your 'soul-searching' x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely nice and colourful emma xx

Cely said...

this is so beautiful danie! love all the colors and textures.

Tammy said...

You and your husband can always come and stay with me! What a crafting time we could have! Love your canvas, awesome work and wonderful colors!

shuggy said...

this is amazing!!

Michelle said...

This is so pretty! Good luck with your decision!

Julie Odil said...

Fabulous canvas. Love all the pretty butterflies.

Emily H said...

Oh my goodness! This is awesome! You did such a great job!