Today I have been thinking about Maximalism. Perhaps to be more accurate you could say eclectic Maximalism. The taking of beloved things from all time periods, genres, styles and places and just mixing it together in a wonderful mish- mash curation of style, bordering on, but not quite reaching, chaos. When I think of Maximalism… Continue reading Maximalism- when more is more
Hi everyone, I have made a decision to close my Etsy Shop. This has been a difficult choice for me to make as I have enjoyed running an Esty shop and attempting to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the same time. Unfortunately Etsy is no longer a viable option for me, due… Continue reading Why I’ve closed my Etsy shop.
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I updated the blog and even longer since I gave an update on Joseph and Cystic Fibrosis, so I thought now would be a good time to bring you all up to speed! As you may all have seen on the News and heard on the radio Cystic… Continue reading Update on Joseph- Orkambi and say Hello to Neville
There has been a lot going on over here at RRandJ Designs, but just as a quick reminder don't forget my nieces and nephews, AKA the FAB FIVE have been getting ready for there awesome adventure climbing Snowden to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - please support there efforts HERE! In other news,… Continue reading What’s going on at RRandJ Designs? #art #createlongridge #extraordianrywomen
I'd like to draw your attention to my amazing nieces and nephew's -AKA the Fab Five!- who, with the help of my family, are planning an awesome adventure in August 2018! Erin age 13, Sofia and Mark aged 10, Keyaan 9 and Maxwell 4, are climbing Snowden to raise money for the charity The Cystic… Continue reading The Fab Five Climb Snowden for #cftrustuk
As you may know by now I am entering Create Longridge this year, an art competition based in the Ribble Valley. In the run up to the competition I thought I'd try my hand at a few different styles of painting. Recently I have been admiring a lot of abstract art, this is not something… Continue reading My First time painting an abstract landscape
Hi Everyone, this week I read a thriller called " The Dry" by Jane Harper. It is Harper's debut novel and was given to me by my father in law to read. Luckily for me he is an avid reader and book buyer with very similar taste in literature to me, plus he is very… Continue reading The Dry by Jane Harper #readingchallenge book 4
The day has finally arrived, Joseph's last day at nursery school. We have the six weeks summer holiday and then my little baby boy is going to "big boy" school. I didn't know how I was going to feel on this day. Although in general Joseph has enjoyed his time at nursery we've had our… Continue reading Joseph Graduates Nursery
Hi everyone, just wanted to share with you some photos of Joe's 4th birthday celebrations last weekend! Joe decided that he wanted a sleepover with his cousins for his birthday instead of a big party, so we squeezed 10 of us in our two bedroom house over night and had Nanny and Grandad over too… Continue reading Joseph’s 4th Birthday!
Blue sky. My little boy. Sweeping up leaves with his trusty wooden toy broom, lost in a three year old's busy work. All its meaning in the process. The journey. He's learning how to be big and grown up, where nothing is about the journey any more. We are swept up with the idea of… Continue reading Repeat