Monday, 9 January 2012

...And I'm Back.

Happy New Year everyone and apologies for being absent for so long. However, I shall more than make up for it now with some delights to get your inspiration whirring.

Now, I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do have a few things that have to be fitted in within the next few weeks. As most of you know, I have a degenerative spinal condition and unfortunately, it's degenerated a bit more! So, I am awaiting yet more surgery, which should be within the next couple of months. After that, I'll be out of action for ages, so this is my to-do list:

1. Make 14 table decorations for sister-in-laws wedding on Saturday.

2. Finish commissioned collage.

3. Visit the exhibition of Anselm Kiefer's work at The White Cube in London.

4. Knit Simon a jumper.

5. Get a load of small pieces done for sale in the art gallery.

6. Take Maud and Mabel to the Moscow City Ballet production of Swan Lake.

Oh and somehow get my house to look like this.

photos courtesy of E Mag Deco

This is the home of artist, Claire Guiral, aka Miss Clara. Her beautiful work can also be bought here.


  1. Welcome back Jo, even if it's only for a short while before your surgery. How exciting to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibition! I would love to hear all about it once you've been. Enjoy Swan Lake too.

  2. So good to hear from you!! Sounds like you will be busy!!

  3. So nice to see you back! I, of course, have canned my blog! Well, not literally - it's still up, but I'm doing everything via my FBk page now. Anyway - LOVE your inspiration boards here for your house! GORGEOUS! How's the art making going or have you gone into decorating full-time, .lol.?

  4. the one thing I would question is the order of your to-do list ..point 4 should be a much higher priorty surely....

  5. Happy New year Jo. Sending lots of well wishes for you and your upcoming surgery. As for your post- it made me smile- and Simon's comment made me smile from ear to ear. He is very funny!!! Sending lots of best wishes for you and even if you don't get to all on your list- as long as you put a smile on your face each day- you can find a moment of inner peace! hugs xxoo