Saturday, 28 February 2015

#BloggersGroupHug 18

BloggersGroupHug is all about S.U.S, Support, Unity and Similarity. Read all about it here and join in.

This week Jade has given us the word MISTAKE.

Do we learn more from our successes or our perceived failures?

As a coach, I have always encouraged those I work with to experiment, to make mistakes in a supported safe environment. Because it is through these mistakes that we learn what is right for us. Through those mistakes we learn to change and improve. Yes, sometimes we fail, but it’s the way we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and quietly try again that shows great power and success.

Kate xx 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A Sneak Peek into my Scrapbook 2

Last week was half term and I got a chance to really wind down and take some time to doodle and make a mess in my scrapbook. Those 3 days sat curled up with my paints have really refreshed me. I was able to think a lot about me and not about work. It has bridged it's way into this week and I feel like I've sailed through these past couple of days. So as it was recently Valentine's Day love, hearts and pink seem to have featured quite a lot. This is not deliberate by any shadow of doubt. Simply I go with whatever I'm feeling at that moment. I grab the closest piece of paper and start working.

I love seeing other's art and scrapbooks as it gives me so much inspiration so if you've posted something similar do leave your link.

Kate xx

Monday, 16 February 2015

#BloggersGroupHug 17

BloggersGroupHug is all about S.U.S, Support, Unity and Similarity. Read all about it here and join in.

This week Jade has given us the word TIME.

My friend recently sent me a link to an old oasis song. The lyrics “While we’re living, the dreams we have as children fade away” really resonated with both of us. He is nearing his 50th birthday and would like to be doing the things he always dreamed of and I’m just starting on the path of adult living. Both of us are chasing the dream of our future and we mustn’t waste the time we have to do that. Time is precious and we should use it in pursuit of things we really want…
Otherwise it just fades away.

Kate xx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A Sneak Peek into my Scrapbook

The above scrapbook/journal pages were completely spontaneous. I sat down with my book and just started creating. They're not finished. They're not perfect, but they describe what was going on in my life right at these moments. I love when I can work completely instinctively. Without thinking I add some collage, some prints and ink without a thought of how the final image is going to arrive. I'm really happy with these 2 pages. The above shows how worried and under-confidenced (not a word, but I'm running with it) I was (maybe still am). The second feels like a clash between an order and chaotic existence. I'm currently looking for the perfect quote to sit in that box, so do give us a shout if you think you've got one.

I think I will be featuring a little more of my creativity and journaling and do share links to your posts with peeks into your journals. Who doesn't love looking at other's creative process?
Kate xx