I want to share a photo of our amazing camping spot on the Tutukaka coast; a magical place called Horseshoe Bay.
The following photos are from a mammoth job we finished just after New Years: a huge map wall in our eldest's room. We were moving Daniel into his own room and I had a plan with all the maps I had been collecting over the years. Because the maps are just light-weight paper, I wanted to make sure it would stick to the wall properly, so I painted the wall with a coat of wallpaper sizing before I started on the maps. I used standard wallpaper paste and my trusted flexible squeegee. Also couldn't have done it without the spirit level; our house is 120 years old and not that straight. Craig helped me with the top part of the wall; carrying wet maps up a ladder wasn't a job I looked forward to! When it was all dry and looked great, I gave it a couple of coats of water-based sealer to keep it dry in case it needs to be washed.
I've been giving this blog a lot of thought (more thought than attention, as you can see from the long breaks between posts). I love it and it's been a huge part of my creative life for the last 6 years or so, but I feel a bit uninspired with it all. I'm not ready to let go though, so have been thinking about making a change to a WordPress platform so that I can organize all my content nicely and make it look pretty.