Sunday, 28 June 2015

UKS Twisted Sisters July CJ

For July, I have Gills The UKS Twisted CJ, the theme is 'In Disguise'.  Took me a while to come up with a plan but here goes.....we've all kissed a few frogs in our lifetime while hoping for our Prince/Princess Charming.  A photo of  a frog was my starting point.....

As with all other CJ entries for the Twisted Sisters, I create a background for the next person, 
and here it is, lots of gesso and lime green paint with hints of my new 6x6 stencil by Prima

Next up is 'Book of Favourites', I wonder what that will be about!

TFL Lou x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Unstampabelles: Felicity Aston, Adventurer and Explorer

The Unstampabelles challenge continues with the theme of Heros and Heroines.  With the UK recently having its General Elections I was thinking about doing something around the suffragette movement, I had it all planned out, all supplies in place and then I stumbled across a book; 'Do It Like A Woman' by Caroline-Criado-Perez .

This book is a celebration of modern day women.  I'm on chapter 2 and its dedicated to Felicity Aston.  Already I've digressed from the book but felt compelled to do more research on this amazing woman, explorer and adventurer.

You may remember the  Kaspersky ONE Trans-Antarctic Expedition, in 2012 Felicity became the first explorer/adventurer to ski across Antartica ALONE!  An amazing feat by any measure.  The sheer vastness of this landscape and the feeling of total isolation alone would be hard to ever truly comprehend.  Check out Felicity's blog HERE , and this Youtube about her Trans-Antarctic Expedition HERE .

I am intrigued by the frozen regions of our world, so here's to Felicity Aston, a woman after my own heart.  May her adventures continue to inspire others.

Felicity Aston,
Adventurer and Explorer

There are so many amazing people out there past and present.  Some inspire us with their unlimited supply of strength and compassion for caring for others while others inspire us through their desire to challenge what we know and accept in todays world, be it through health, education, human rights,  inventions, technology, science etc. 

We look forward to celebrating your hero and heroines with you and reading about why you admire these people so much.  

TFL Lou x