22 March 2011

Giveaway for you

This morning the hum of the city rises on still air and intrudes into my little sanctuary amongst the trees. All is green or grey out there. The trees, the hills; mottled verdantly. The city, harbour and sky; monochromatic through the drab light of dawn. I think its going to rain.

A few days ago I was pondering all the exciting creative projects on the horizon ahead of me when all of a sudden a sense of overwhelm engulfed me. Followed swiftly by Artist Block.

As I struggled against a composition that wouldn't arrange itself pleasingly, I realised there was nothing to do but walk away. Just walk away and do something else. Busy myself with other things until my muse returns. I'm learning this is the best way and I'm learning to have faith that inspiration will return.

Happily, my creative spark is back quickly this time, inspired by two fortuitous finds in second-hand shops - some vintage embroidery patterns and some old patterned wall paper. Gold for a mixed media artist.

Id like to share the creative abundance that I have been blessed with, so this is for you... I'm putting together a little pack of wallpaper samples to giveaway to one of this blogs followers. So if you haven't already, click "Follow" over there on the right column and on the first of April I'll draw the name of someone who will receive a little gift in the mail. Spread the word on your blog, let me know you have in the comments below, and I'll throw your name in twice :)


  1. How fabulous.... *fingers crossed* :) Funny how sometimes we just have to walk away from our artistic endeavors so that the muse can come to find us again.

  2. I've been feeling rather uncreative myself. Damn it, I hate when that happens! So glad you found some things to inspire you x

  3. Oh, I think we all have days like that. Sometimes it's the weather or just the time change can do it. These wallpapers are lovely - great for mixed media projects. :) Theresa

  4. Hi Veronica ,

    I am a fan of you art. I wrote about you after the OWOH event on my blog and I will post about this great giveaway. Two chances to win!!

    I would love to have an opportunity to create some beautiful art with these lovely papers. I have the perfect 'Marie Antoinette' shoe project in my mind.

    Have a great week!


  5. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway. Love these papers.