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Fresh air and inspiration (5 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Friday, June 5, 2020,

I've been working from home since mid-March (twelve weeks so far). I'm very lucky that my employment hasn't been affected by COVID-19 at this stage, and that my job can be done from home.

My creative business is also home-based though, so this means a lot of my time is spent between the same four walls. So every day I aim to go for a walk around my neighbourhood to make sure I get some time outside and some exercise.

Personally I also think it's really important to mix up my visual stimulus - c...

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Pretty paper flowers (22 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : Creativity 

A couple of years ago, my Mum was in hospital and I was planning to buy her some flowers. Then I remembered an online tutorial that I'd come across for making carnations using tissue paper. I'd never really been one for paper crafts before, but these were really pretty - they would last longer than real flowers, and my Mum would always know that they were made with love.

Tissue Paper Carnations

The tutorial for tissue paper carnations was from the Folding Trees blog. The blog authors have stopped posting new material...
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Hibiscus (28 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Tuesday, June 28, 2011,

A beautiful hibiscus flowering in our garden.


One of these days I'm going to set up my tripod early in the morning and do some time lapse photography of a hibiscus opening up to greet the sun. It's one of my favourite sights from the kitchen window each morning :)

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Hoya (17 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Thursday, June 17, 2010,

I have so many blog posts in draft form, but they need more polishing than I have time for tonight. *sigh*

So I thought I'd share a photo of one of my favourite things :)

Hoya Carnosa

This beautiful Hoya Carnosa is growing on my back balcony. I adore its waxy texture, starburst shape, sweet scent and velvety petals - truly a feast for all of the senses!

Hoya Carnosa is my favourite variety (we always had a plant growing next to my parents' front verandah), but there are many different Hoya species available ...
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