Final draw Winners : 2016 Calendar Giveaway

Final draw Winners : 2016 Calendar Giveaway

Hello and compliments of the season!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to a wonderful New Year.

As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to announce the Winners from the final draw of our 2016 Calendar Giveaway.

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2016 Calendar Giveaway

2016 Calendar Giveaway

Yay! It’s finally here! Win 1 of 30 CD encased Calendars in the 1st ever Thoughts Paper Scissors Giveaway!

CLICK HERE TO WIN YOUR CALENDAR

If you were following my progress on my year long 2015 Monthly Calendar Project you would have seen all the behind the scenes pictures and thought processes of how I created all 12 pieces of paper-cut artworks that feature on each month of the calendar. I got quite a few requests for 2016 Calendars and since we’re in the season on giving, you could say I’m in quite a generous mood!

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December: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

December: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello!

Welcome to December! If you’re like me you’re probably thinking “Wow! this year went by really quick!” But then again, I think I have that thought every December! LOL!

So as you all know this will be the last instalment of the 2015 Monthly Calendar Project! OMG!! I have mixed feelings about this.

On one hand I’m happy I was able to set myself a goal and keep to it consistently through some of the most difficult periods of my life like family drama, work pressure and battling health issues (Oh yeah, apart from overcoming and having a successful treatment for a long drawn out health problem earlier this year, I also recently had my 1st and hopefully last severe allergic reaction! Might blog on that later).

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November: 2015 Calendar Project

November: 2015 Calendar Project

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?

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September: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

September: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello!

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.

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July: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

July: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to July!

We’re seven months into the year and I must admit I almost didn’t get this done at all! If you follow me on social media i.e facebook, instagram or twitter, you’d have seen my post about a private commission which I completed over the weekend. I will be putting up a blog post on that soon. Anyway, that commission took up more time and energy than I had anticipated and coupled with a few other personal obligations in my private life I was really tempted to post getting this July project done. But the show must go on and I’m glad I decided to stick to my guns and force this post out by hook or by crook! Continue reading

June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to June!

I find it amazing that we’re already half way through the year. So much has happened and there’s still so much more to come.

So going straight into this month’s quote, it’s a proverb from the shores of Japan

Fall seven times and stand up eight

In other words, stay resilient regardless of what life throws at you. Have that determination to never give up and to keep on going despite any setbacks you may face.

Thinking on this, my mind went to my country Nigeria. As a people we face several challenges across board. Yet there’s a dogged determination and resilience in most, if not all Nigerians, to find a way through, around, over and under our issues and keep on striving. This is the ‘Naija Spirit’* (*Naija is a colloquial term for Nigeria/Nigerian)  Continue reading