Tuesday, 5 January 2016

2016 A Fresh Start

Hello to all my Friends in Blogland, I have been away for a long time and I owe everyone a very large apology for my lack of contact throughout 2015.  I do want you to know however, that I did not stop visiting  and admiring your wonderful projects. So what happened??.......

Basically Mr Mojo left me one day  for no reason and never came back! - can you imagine that! well it was awful I can tell you and to be honest it got to a point that I was not entirely sure if I would ever get back into the swing again.  I owe a big Thanks to three people Anne, Jenny & Rachel who encouraged me to hang on in there as they were by far more confident than I was that it was just a matter of time and guess what, they were right. 

So, now here I am 12 months on having achieved our dream of moving house to the seaside (Norfolk) last October, a huge move from (Cheshire) and enjoying spending my time with my ever loving and newly retired hubby not forgetting one very spoilt doggy who loves his new walkies.

To help me get back in to the swing of things I signed up for Wanderlust  having read about it on Anne's blog. The first class was on 1st January and had us completing a journal page, a path I have never ventured down before but I gave it a go and this is how mine came out.

As Wanderlust is a year of online classes and tutorials run by Jamie and Kasia from Artist Trading Post, I have not done a step by step, but I hope you enjoy the pictures of the completed project.

The image that was running through my mind during the creation of this page was a house surrounded by the sea full of love and happiness. 
 Kaisia asked us to think of one word that describes us today, for me there was only one word that sprung to mind immediately and that was HAPPY.

The journalling reads "Its January 2016 and I feel HAPPY to enjoy life in our new home by the sea, making new friends and having time to catch up with old ones. Being Creative and enjoying fresh air walking the dog" and on the right hand side "Being with the one I love everyday. We laugh a lot and talk a lot, hug each other a lot living life to the full making the most of every day"

Just before I go I would like to wish you all a very HAPPY (allbeit a belated) New Year and promise to catch up with everyone soon.


  1. And you're back... !!! Hurrah! Knew you could do it. Fantastic journalling and a great idea to do this course to get you back into your artwork. Happy to see you Mo and Happy New Year. Jenny xxx

  2. I second Jenny's words! Its so good to see you back Mo and I hope that its the first of many posts - no pressure though! Sounds like life is treating you very well! Thats excellent - I'm so pleased for you! Hope to be able to catch up with you this year sometime! Big hugs Rachel xx

  3. How wonderful to see you back, Mo - it sounds as though so much has changed for you, and the word on your pages tells us all we need to know. Wherever Mr Mojo has been, I'm so happy too that he's around now. And I hope that he'll stick around for as long as you want him! Love the swirls of the ocean and beautiful drippage, and looking forward to seeing where else this Wanderlust journey will take us all.
    Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

  4. Welcome back Mo, so wonderful to see you here again, - you were missed!!! So glad that Mr Mojo decided to return (and hopefully stay for a long time)! This journal page looks fantastic, and oh how I love the word you chose, it says it all, and hopefully will be a Leitmotive for the year ahead!. Beautiful colours and imagery, a stunning spread! Happy New Year!!!

  5. How lovely to see you back in Blogland Mo. I always ask Ann how you are. Like you I have just returned to Blogland too. Your talent is still there in abundance with those fabulous journal pages. Here to a better year for both of us then. Stay safe. Hugs Rita xxxxxx

  6. Well HELLO there!!! No one could be more delighted to see you here than me Mo. I am so thrilled that you are back crafting again and you have hit the decks running with this amazing journal page - it is stunning and so perfect for all the change you have gone through. I love it!! Amazing work my dear and lovely friend and I look forward to seeing lots more from you now too! Big hugs to you and Alan and Georgie too of course. Big hugs, Anne xxx

  7. Hello and loving your pages. The background and design is wonderful. I am a newbie to journalling and looking forward getting to know you on our Wanderlust journey.
    Linda xxx

  8. Lovely to see you back in Blogland Mo. Mr Mojo has obviously returned in full power as your journal pages are stunning. Looking forward to seeing what you do next on this course.
    Hugs, Julie x