New Adventures 2014

Happy New Year blogosphere friends!  Its been rather crazy here… we survived  Christmas and have slid quietly into the New Year.  What a breath of fresh air to turn the page over to a brand new start.  To wish a sweet adieu to a rather hectic and emotionally draining year and turn to face what may come with some hope in my heart.

What may come?  Who knows.  I just want to embrace this year with open arms and loaded palette, with courage to face what’s thrown at me and excitement at what is to unfold.  I’m the worlds biggest chicken licken, but I’m trying so hard to embrace change and the unknown.  Hope I can do it…I have plans!!

To help me find my inner strength, I have started a 365 photo project, featuring two little friends of mine – Monetquin and Manetquin, my wooden art mannequins.  They are going on an adventure in gratitude and finding blessings in my day-to-day living.  Its not going to be easy photographing a 20cm bit of wood every day but I’m going to give it my best shot!

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New Year’s Eve 2013

I started a day early – New year’s Eve I gave a sneak peek!

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Day 1 – 1st Jan
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Day 2 – 2nd Jan
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Day 3 – 3rd Jan
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Day 4 – 4th Jan

I will (try to!) post the photos here each weekend…watch this space!

If I’m still a little quiet here on WP, you will find me enjoying  school holiday adventures with my girls and taking some much-needed time away from the internet.  Do not fret…I will return with some routine in february.  If you just cannot wait for the daily instalment of the Adventures of Monetquin and Manetquin, then come and say hi over at Facebook…I also list three things I am grateful for each day as I upload my photo.

BTW…this was my last painting for 2013.  The one I was unable to show here on the blog as it was a gift for my mama…but I forgot to take a proper photo of it!

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The unwrapping of ‘Gypsy Rose’ – Christmas day 2013

My goodness… She loved it.  There were tears.  Yep, that much-loved! Dude also  loved his painting and was totally and genuinely surprised.  Phew.  Job done.  And wonders will never cease – its already hanging on its very own patch of wall!!!

I usually wait months for the drill to come out!

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Christmas Day 2013

So, here’s wishing you all the best for the start of your 2014.  I hope your days are filled with paint and photos, creativity and craft, love and laughter!

Mia x

4 thoughts on “New Adventures 2014

  1. I know that I will love sharing your 2014 Adventures Mia – you have a very creative spirit, I hope all your outpourings will one day be put together between covers and into bookstores.

    My cookbook Moghul Cooking has a new very colourful cover and has reached its third printing. Fire and Spice is now in e books ( don’t really understand what that is all about, but apparently it lends itself to that mode)

    Much Love

    Joyce \

    ph: 61 8 93120531


    1. Joyce…your words are so affirming to me. Thank you. It is a wonderful dream to think of something of mine being in print one day. I’ve wanted that longer than I’ve wanted to paint or take photos! I must get a copy of both of your books. It’s so exciting to have a passion for doing things creatively…whether that be cooking, such as you have enjoyed all these years or a new hobby or pursuit.
      I truely do appreciate your words. Happy new year! The girls and I have some excitement coming up with mum….watch this space!
      X Mia

  2. Mia, I love the photos of Monetquin and Manetquin that you’ve posted and look forward to following their adventures — what a unique and creative idea! I’m sure 2014 will be productive and creative for you. Best wishes, Louise xx

    1. Thanks so much Louise…it’s going yo be fun! Watch this space, some fun is coming up! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures soon. X Mia

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