Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Create-i-tiv-i-T

I have always believed in the importance of creativity in ones life even from an early age, I think it truly does shape the people we are or turn out to be. Creativity teaches you so many things; it connects you with others, expresses your feelings, engages you to learn, react and make decisions, to dream!

Encouraging and accepting creativity into our lives the more healthier and happier we will be.
We seem to be living in an information age and most of us use screens and gadgets to communicate with and not human beings or nature. Interesting isn't it. Think about it for a minute.... the amount of time you spend at your desk/ in front of your computer, reading your iphone? Its not that I disagree with these things, as a graphic designer I too use them, I just want to make people aware that taking the time out to enjoy your creative side, to day dream, think out side the box... is important and like exercise is also part of having a healthy balanced life.

I think it is important also that our - your children - the great minds of our future are encouraged and are aware of this importance of creativity and their own self expression.

Through creative self expression you can gage a lot into the mind of that person.
Looking back to my childhood - I was always creating things, i remember i was given a camera for Chirstmas from my aunty one year, it was a very very basic one, but with my pocket money i use to buy a film, and take pictures of the sky, trees, rainbows, animals, favourite toys - i use to love the shapes and colours, i use to save up to get them developed, sometimes it was a year or so later ( and discovered again how wonderful they were), i use to record myself singing on the old tape cassette player, I made mazes in the long grass (before dad use to get it made into hay), collected wild flowers, leaves, and seeds and made collages, made little gift tags and drew pictures on them - sold them to my parents, grandparents and friends etc for 5 cents each, played in the streams, made dams and mud pies - cooking them in the pretend oven (a fallen down tree) . the memories go on and on.... and all these fond memories stem from creativity...

I just wanted to share this with you, and hope that it does inspire, trigger your imagination or welcome the importance of creativity into your and your families life's.

Share Smiles

Sheryl x

Friday, November 6, 2009

the "silly season" is upon us

As you know the christmas festive "silly season" is upon us, so I wanted to share with you Twospoonfulsofsugar's christmas dress-up collection.

We decided to share some smiles with you and be a little bit silly, so the whole collection of greeting cards and make-me kits have decided to join in the fun and dress up in santa hats and antlers this christmas! They look so cute if I do say so myself

They are already up online! So you can start shopping straight away!

x x Sheryl


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A lovely day at eveleigh art markets on sunday

Had a fantastic day at Eveleigh Art Markets on Sunday - a big hit were the guys dressed up with antlers and santa hats! What a fun day! It was even better to be side by side next door to 3 other Brown Owls!
Picked myself up a lovely Eco friendly Tote, from Jess at "A life so peachy" Made from an old coffee sack! I absolutely love the type on it.... I convinced myself its going to be my new crafty bag for all my goodies to go in, so was well worth it! :o)

Def looking forward to the next one on the 6th December 09... A little birdie told me they are christmasing it up! and we just might be running workshops - making christmas cards... To be confirmed! :o)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

the big R

Twospoonfulsofsugar is officially a registered trademark!

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