Saturday, January 28, 2012


Hi friends

Forgive me, as it has been 20 days since my last post!  Where did that time go?  Oh, that's right, work, family, return to school, you know how it is.  It has been even longer since I've done anything creative of my own and I've been missing it so much.  Today is the day!  I've nearly finished my little series of Barking Mad cards that I've mounted onto canvas and added my own little creative touches.  Here's the one I've done today.  It's titled  "holding onto each other while the gust of love blows through".  It will go on the wall beside the last one I did, "listening to the quiet". 

I have been searching high and low for a spectacle case just like this.  Finally I found one!  Where did I find it you ask?  Etsy vintage of course.  All the way from France.  I love it and I love Etsy.

A big thanks goes out to Catherine at A Time to Create for her wonderful giveaway, of which I was the lucky winner.  It arrived safely, thanks so much Catherine.

I'll try and not leave it so long until my next post!  Stay as happy as you possibly can.  There is so much to be grateful for.  Referring back to my precious new calendar for 2012, here's a tip.... "Enlightenment is a 24 hour a day job."

Jane x

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy anniversary!

Imagine that.  I've been a blogger for a year now, my first post was 1 January 2011.  I didn't know if I would keep up with it, or more importantly for me when I started, would anyone want to keep up with me.  Well the statistics speak for themselves.  Journey to the Edge of Jane has not been an overnight success, but as I write, I have 52 followers, after 51 posts.  It's not so much the number of followers a blogger has (although I see some bloggers are driven by the big number) but the quality of the followers.  I love that each time I welcome a new follower (you help validate me!), and I jump over and check out their blog, it's nearly always a person whose spirit, humour or interests align with my own in some way. It's just like magic!  I think my January affirmation has been working behind the scenes for me.

So, thanks to you, one of my lovely friends, for keeping me smiling and willing me to follow dreams to create and be happy.  In a world where there is so much negative, it's so nice to know there are just as many positives.

I am finally getting around to trying Ironmum Karla Quinoa salad.

The onlookers comments...
 'mum, what did you just take a photo of?'
I said:  'my packet of quinoa'
Onlooker said:  'do you really think anyone will care?"
I said:  'Karla will'

When the quinoa was ready...
Onlooker said: 'are you actually going to eat that?'
I said:  'um, yes'

Precious aren't they!

Have to go now and add the extra bits.  Have a great day today whatever you are doing.  I'm having some girl time with some special friends.  Oh, and last night I made these.  I'm loving making paper garlands at the moment and giving them to people I love. 

Today, let your heart do the talking. 
Jane x

PS. If you have any great Quinoa recipes, please share.  Just wait till I serve it up to 'the onlookers' for dinner one night!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My January affirmation

Hello dear friends

I've been trying to relax a bit, lie around a read a book or two, get a bit organised for the new year, spend quality time with family.  It's all working!  Today I actually put up my 2012 calendar.  I treated myself to a Louise Hay calendar which features beautiful drawings and positive affirmations.  I'm a huge fan of Louise. Her gentle guidance has supported me and helped me to 'grow' so much in the last decade or so. 

The affirmation for January is...  I am open and receptive to all the good in the Universe.

Are you feeling open and receptive to what lies ahead for you in 2012?

Happy thoughts to you today.

Jane x