It’s been so long since my last post. So much has happened globally, locally and on a personal level. This is just an update on what I’ve been up to in the last 9 months and boy oh boy it’s been quite a rollercoaster ride.
So I relocated from Ikorodu back to my studio in Ikoyi at the beginning of April and resumed life and work in my new reality. I had moved to Ikorodu in November 2016 for 4 months following the death of my father, to support my Mum through her mourning period. My loyal clients (for whom I am forever grateful) stuck by me through this transition and continued bringing me their business. God bless you all ever so richly.
As I felt more settled in familiar surroundings back in Ikoyi, I started making plans on achieving my goals for the rest of 2017. Continue reading
Hope you’ve all been doing great? I know I’ve been absent from the blog scene for a while and I apologise for my silence so far this year.
I consciously decided to take some time out to re-evaluate my plans for this blog. As a result it has made me realise I need to acquire some new skills and knowledge to achieve my set plans, which is what I’ve been doing.
Soon I will reveal to you what I’ve been exploring and I hope you will still follow and support me on this journey as you always have, I certainly don’t take any of your love and support for granted.
In the spirit of #FlashbackFriday I’d like to share my experience from my visit to Arrows of God Orphanage, Lagos back in October 2015.
I never got round to posting this back then as I was down the day after the visit, which extended into the next couple of weeks, with a pretty severe allergic reaction that I won’t wish on anyone! Ever!
Hello beautiful people,
The days are rolling by really quickly, we are just 5 days from Christmas! How exciting! And now I’m equally excited to announce the 2nd draw winners of my 2016 Calendar Giveaway. They are…
Hello and welcome to November!
Where has the year gone?! It seems just like yesterday I that I made my first paper cut in this series. Yet so much has happened this year too. I can only be thankful for how the year has gone, both the good and the bad because it all works together to shape me as a person.
So the quote for this month is
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded
I think the quote speaks for itself. Why settle for average and blend in when with just a little extra effort you can be exceptional and stand out?
Let me start by saying:
Happy Independence Day Nigeria!
For those of you who are not in the know, October 1st is my country’s Independence Day and we’re 55 years young!
October is also my birthday month *whoop! whoop! It’s less than a week away and no I’ve not made any plans *sigh
So I’ll make this brief.
The quote as you may have already guessed is;
You must do the thing you think you cannot do
It was said by Eleanor Roosevelt and I think it is quite apt because it speaks to where we are as a country and also to me personally.
Can you believe it’s September already? 2015 is flying by and what a year it has been so far.
So on to the quote for this month is by Napoleon Hill
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right
I decided to do something different with the backing papers for this quote, by using different colours in the negative spaces of the text. I reckon it turned out quite well. And what says time better than a watch/clock, I emphasised the time never being right by having 2 different times depicted.
Hello lovely people of the world!
I hope 2014 has been a great start for everyone. About a week ago I stumbled on a twitter post from a UK Paper Artist I really admire Julene Harrison. She was one of 11 designers picked to design a lantern shade to promote Panasonic’s 100 thousand solar lantern project. As always Julene had created a truly AMAZING design which you can see here.
This video explains what the project is all about.
For some of you who’ve lived in developed nations all your lives, I’m sure the idea of living without electricity is completely alien to you. However in third world countries like mine it’s a way of life. I’m even considered privileged because I live in a city where we get sporadic electricity from the National grid. Even with that electricity can be gone for hours, days and sometimes weeks so most people resort to generating their own electricity. Those who can afford it have a back up generator or inverter to compensate for the failings of the electrical company.
Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took time out to visit, like, follow, advise and comment on my blog. 2013 was an exhausting year for me but it would not have been the same without your encouragement! I’m currently thinking up plans for the direction of this blog so hopefully there’ll be lots to look forward to in 2014. I’m also open to any ideas or suggestions anyone of you might have so do drop me a line if you feel so inclined.
I pray that 2014 meets you well and that you are followed by joy, peace and unimaginable blessings everywhere you go.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome to my very first blog post EVER!! Over the next few months I shall be sharing with you my mini obsession with paper. Yes PAPER! It might be kind of odd for an African living in Africa to be obsessed with such but hey, I love it and I’m awed by the wonderful things that can be crafted out of it and daydream about making stuff often.
The whole point of this blog is to force myself to ‘pull out my finger’ and actually DO SOMETHING about this obsession of mine. I procrastinate a lot, so hopefully by setting myself this target of completing a paper project every 2 weeks, I will be one step closer to improving my skills and maybe one day following my dreams of becoming a ‘super duper paper crafting maestro!’
I shall try my hardest to keep to my fortnightly deadlines. So please look out for my first paper project post in 2 weeks!!
In the meantime I’ll leave you with a little bit of my writing, which I’d say captures my current mindset.
Everyone has dreams
And anything can happen in your dreams
Dreams aren’t only seen when you are asleep, they are even more powerful when you’re awake.
Dreams can be scary, audacious, mind-blowing.
Dreams can also be delicate and fragile, that’s why they need to be carefully nurtured into reality.
Dreams, visions, aspirations have moved people to act, have changed nations, the world and compelled men to reach for the stars.
Where will your dreams take you?
-Morenike Gbadamosi (2013)