Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New House!

We started the new year moving to a new house. Moving was kinda crazy, I never realised that we had so much stuff! I am such a horder (*hang my head in shame*). I'm working on simplifying my life and it will mean getting rid of all this stuff that I think I "need".

The best thing about the new house was that it was EMPTY! So not only will all the stuff fit, we get to create our own style and really make it reflect us. Just like the old place we've already started to create memories here, with my family and friends coming over to help clean and cook and ofcourse drink!

My creative juices are flowing and although I have only just been cleaning and sorting, I am loving every moment!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Farewell to Sunset House

We started the new year moving! Could not ask for a fresher start to 2013. I loved sunset house and will miss it dearly. Apart from watching the breath taking sunsets and moon sets from the balcony, I'll miss getting mangos (4 different varieties), cherries, limes and other fruits from the yard. I'll miss never having to lock the front door and the chickens living and nesting in our yard. The humming birds and doves nesting in our bedroom balcony, the beautiful moths and clever lizards. After four years we've created many lovely memories there, I hope that whoever moves in there will be as happy as we were!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's my Favorite Holiday. a fresh New Year!
I've done all my celebrating and will soon starting planning (my fav!). Here's a look at how I kicked off 2013!


sparklers

Fireworks


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kiss the Paper

"Kiss the Paper is a poetic documentary that contemplates the revival of the nearly obsolete, centuries-old craft of letterpress printing."

Anyone interest in letterpress or beautifully made independent documentarys should check out the facebook page.

Currently screening at the Slamdance Film Festival, check it out!



Wonderful work by my friend Fiona Otway; her work as an editor has attracted many awards, including the first ever prize for 'Best Documentary Editing' at Sundance Film Festival two Academy Award nominations.

Island Girl
xoxo

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 - Happy New Year!

New Year’s is really the only holiday I “celebrate’ or get into. It’s not religious and it’s an event pretty much everyone can relate to. I love new beginnings and fresh starts. The New Year is the perfect time to plan and set goals and I take advantage every year.
My overall resolution or theme this year is to “stay on top of things”. I’ve learnt that keeping the theme positive has really helped me want to achieve and keep my resolutions. So instead of “Stop procrastinating” I’ll be staying on top of things!
The way to achieve this goal is to plan! Plan! Plan! So I’ve started to organize, de-clutter, prepare schedules and plan (should be easy since I was a Girl Guide for 5 years).
Then there are goals that I set for myself, they are pretty much the same as last years; financial goals, health and fitness, family and relationships, school or study goals and creativity. So I’ll be working out in some way once a week. Not that I don’t intend on doing more, but 30 mins once a week is the minimum. Apart from the craft I do with the kids I want to do more Art Journaling and drawing. Of course one big goal is to blog more! Not just because I want to but more and more I see the need for a positive response to the insecurities of Caribbean Island Girls. So I am going to do my part!
At least one blog post a week!! 

Xoxo
Island Girl

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carnival Restyle - Feather Head Band

During Carnival I was overwhelmed by the amount of feathers in all those beautiful head pieces. I only thought to ask people for their pieces after Carnival, by which time most had abandoned theirs somewhere along the road side. I can imagine they can become a hindrance when all you want to do is jump and wave down the stretch.

I did manage to get a few and they will keep me busy for a while. So here's my first feather project and a Carnival Restyle too!
Carnival Piece
This photo just made me realized that I labeled the last one incorrectly. The piece there is not a head piece but it was the only one I photographed. I actually used a head piece for the restyle.
Head Band
This is my first attempt and I quite liked it, as did my sister and little Bunny. I used only what I had on hand at home; beads, shells and cord.
before & after
So here's the before and after with my Bunny modeling the head band! ( Posted here in the Project Restyle Flicker group). Check out all the other cute restyles, there are some great ideas!

Island Girl xoxo