Wednesday, January 16, 2013


And so it begins...

A new year and all the excitement and changes that it brings! 

We had THE MOST amazing holiday over New Year....we were in Orlando for 2 weeks courtesy of lots of hard work on my hubby's behalf in the last quarter at work!! We hired a house for the 2 weeks-which was way cheaper than the hotel route (especially with the R at R8.50 to the $!) We did what every tourist does when visiting Orlando and visited all the parks...Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Seaworld, Universal and Islands of Adventure, Wet n was such fun seeing everyting that I've only ever seen on TV and movies etc. The gannets and hubby rollercoasted themselves into oblivion (I was the bag-lady and photographer...I don't do loops etc!)
We also shopped....Orlando Premium Outlets, Krispy Kreemes... I bought a leather jacket for $33 on sale, which is one-fifth of what it would cost me at home! It was a "rollercoaster" 2 weeks and my body is still halfway across the Atlantic, unfortunately, so sleep is a luxury at the moment.
"Our house, in the middle of our street"

I couldn't resist!

My all time favourite Disney character from when I was little

Donald was sooooo funny when the eldest gannet went for her hug and photo. HE held her hands and kissed her cheek while waggling his little tail frantically the whole time! Her then did the heart throb gesture when she left!

Oh wow is all I can say! I've dreamt of standing in front of this castle since forever.

Always the photographer...never let a good photo opportunity go to waste!

The cherry on the top was the Art shopping! There are so many markers etc available in the States that I drool over but just can't get, so I had a field day in the art shops!
 I bought a set of coloured Micron 0.1 pens. lePlume double ended markers(brush and fibre tip), a set of 24 Sharpie ultrafine and 2 books!

So to commemorate my new aquasitions, this weeks Challenge, and my first of the year was done using my Sharpie markers. The DIva had us doing a duo tangle - not my favourite - she always seems to find tangles that I don't like doing or can't seem to draw! Bunzo "grew" on me, however, as I drew it sort of developed a life of its own!

Challenge #102: Auraknot and bunzo

 Hope everyone has an Amazing 2013!


  1. Loved the photos. Nice job on the Challenge. Like the perspective created by the lighter Auraknot. Was this done with pencil?

  2. Thanks for sharing your great holiday pics! Super splash of colour and fun flow!

  3. What family doesn't enjoy a couple of weeks in DisneyWorld? Love your photos and your wonderful tile.

  4. Glad you had such a great time there! Also glad to read what you could buy there.
    Your challenge is beautiful, nice colours :-)

  5. Glad you enjoyed your vacation here, and so glad you found all those goodies to take home and draw with. It worked well for you on this challenge. Love your auraknot. It is so NEATly done. I have trouble keeping it straight. Liked the touch of color, too.

  6. Thank for all the lovely comments...I missed my tangle connections xx

  7. Your challenge piece looks like a celebration!