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Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

creative juices

Oh dear, I have been having so much fun, being at home playing on the computer. You are all going to be so bored with me.Not only is Pinterest lighting up my days, but now I've found Picnik. I'm sorry, but before I started blogging I was afraid of technology, I had not long learned how to text! For those of you who don't know, Picnik is a  site where you can upload your photos and mess about with them, making collages and overprinting with words, it is tremendous fun, but does zap your time. Hey ho I am making hay while the sun shines, once back to full health I have a TON of work to do, so I won't be able to play! See what you think of my messing.......

I do feel now, after I have had my play that I need to go and create something physically, I am not sure what, I might bake or sew or paint. Anyway I will be taking a little break from the computer for a couple of days so that I can concentrate. I wish you all a very happy and productive rest of the week. Much love Linda x


  1. Hello Linda:
    Gosh! Golly gosh! We are amazed. And we thought picnics were about pork pies and car rugs on the ground [with a bottle of something if one was really pushing the boat out].

    These are absolutely wonderful but clearly the result of some careful image choices and co-ordinated effects. We love them!

  2. Love your collages! I use Picnik and Picasa for my photos too.

  3. Very pretty... and what route did your creative juices flow down... baking, sewing?

  4. I love it all but those red polka dot shoes are just the best!

  5. I've been having a play with my photos too and it is very rewarding. I particularly like the layout of the party pics.
    I know what you mean about needing to get away from the computer and yes, it does steal your time!
    Enjoy your week,
    Becky x

  6. Great fun all these things we are learning! My new motto is to blog without feeling obliged to do so, therefore I thoroughly approve of you feeling able to take a break. I cannot keep up with those that blog too often anyway!
    We did enjoy the wedding, thanks for asking. :)

  7. What a wonderful way to display all your lovely pictures. I still have not found time to master Pinterest, but will have a look at Picnik. I am a bit impatient, and if I don't grasp things straight away, then I get cross with myself for not being able to do something!
    Thank you again for leaving your kind comments on my post, and as always I am most grateful.
    I hope you have an enjoyable and creative few days.
    Love Abby xx

  8. Hi Linda - you HAVE been busy, and it all looks great! I also have Picassa, which I uploaded and it's great for editing photos!

  9. I love your pictures. I think I'm going to have to pay a visit myself!!

  10. Wow! Thanks, Linda! I put Picnik in my favourites and WILL explore as soon as I have time!

    Your "messing" is fantastic!


  11. Oh your 'messing' is just wonderful! My daughter has just shown me how to use it too ~ but, like you said, saps the time, so am looking forward to being able to do a little more experimenting! Your collages are just beautiful ~ so lovely to look at ~ well done! Love Brenda

  12. That is very creative! I need to learn more about this kind of thing! I have been so busy just working. Time to create!!!


  13. You might as well make the most of the time to have some fun and play...
    Your picnik collages are lovely. I like using Picnik too.

  14. Hi Linda! I see my post (from yesterday) is not here!

    I love what you did with picnik and as soon as I have time, I will give it a go. Great collages! Exciting!


  15. Hello Linda

    Not bored with you at all. On the contrary, it is always a joy to find a new message from you and today, your collages are just beautiful. So, you are lighting up my day too.


  16. I'm not bored in fact I didn't even know about this, your pictures are lovely ..... I'm going to have a play :) x

  17. Superb dear Linda!!! LOoks that you had lost of fun! and the results are perfect!!!

  18. Your pictures are always lovely and by the way Linda you have the same name with my mom..now I know why I fall in love more with your blog. I have included you to my sunny love ( fave blog)


  19. These are great Linda - your artistic eye is in evidence here!
    I just darent go on to Pinterest!
    But I do indulge in the odd play in Picnik!
    I love these, especially the kiddies ones!
    Make the most of this recovery time!
    Gill xx

  20. These look great. I still use the free service. Did you go to the paid service?

  21. Hi Linda
    I am very impressed with your Picnik. You are putting your time to good us. Your blog looks terrific. I struggle trying to figure out all the marvels of blogging.
    Hope you are feeling great


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