Thursday, 23 August 2012

REST AND RESTORE

Everyone needs to pace themselves - and its particularly important for me, but you know what?  I never learn, and if I feel good I try and do too much.  Hey ho - anyone else think they're bomb-proof and the rules don't actually apply to them?  Welcome to the club ....

Anyway, this means that I frequently have to remind myself that my energy (mental and physical) is limited, and that means sometimes I just have to take time out.  It applies to everybody really.  So I made myself this reminder ...

Its another Caran d'ache crayon background, and my new favourite colour combination of pink and orange. 
 Again you can see how my lettering starts off as quite simple lines, and then I go back over each letter and thicken it, adding curly accents.  I'm no calligrapher but it works for me!
I do worry a lot about "letting people down" so when I have to say no, or back out of something, I always feel bad about it.  This was one of those days.
And then you can see how much fun I had fiddling about and doodling.  The Uniball Signo white pen is absolutely the BEST - I get through dozens of them (and am not being paid by them to say so)!!

Sorry I don't have much to write about this - I'm about as tired as I was when I made the page, all sorts of stress, not to mention going on holiday Tuesday 28th and having to organise not just ourselves but animals and mother in law (going into respite care) as well.  I'll be a stretcher case by the time I get on that plane!  Back on the 12th September, and will post again once my brain catches up from the jet lag ....

6 comments:

Carol Q said...

I love your ups and downs page Rosie. Sometimes you wonder if it's worth going away with all the hassle before and after!

Sandra Hall said...

LOVE the colours Rosie - you've managed to get tones of the orange, it looks really great! Page content is true of me too :) Hope you have a good rest on your holiday. x x x

alexa said...

Hoping you do have plenty of resting, relaxing and renewing during your time away, in a lovely peachy-rosy glow! Your page is such a great reminder ...

Pat Beaumont said...

Love the vibrant colours and sentiments Have a great relaxing holiday

Dee said...

Really enjoying what you've done there - I can tell. Great colours that zing off the page. Nice work.

Suzy said...

Rosie, I'm a new follower. I found your lovely creation on Pinterest. You are an amazing artist! Love Love Love your pages. I would love if you would come over and follow me, grab my button! Thanks for the inspiration! PS Welcome Home! Hope your time away has restored and renewed you! Suzy