Saturday, 31 December 2011

Let's party

Well, this is it, another year draws to a close and what do we have to show for it? Quite a bit actually. I feel content, headed in the right direction with a feeling that I've achieved something. I'm also ready to tackle 2012 head on with some ambitious plans intended to stretch and grow untapped potential.

Lately there's been an internal shift - a real desire to keep growing. Not literally, of course, I'm quite happy with my current height and indeed plan a bit of a shrink of certain parts of me - notably waistline...

No, it's a mental thing. Take a peek at the pile of books by my bed and in my Amazon wishlist and you'll find a foray into the world of business academia. I'm devouring Dan Pink, Nancy Duerte, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Garr Reynolds... and I'm glued to TED lectures. There is a distinct theme to these explorations and it doesn't take me far from my roots. It's creativity. It's the power of the right brain and its influence over the left. It's my passion for bringing colour, imagination and spark to the workplace; to raising the bar with the way we communicate and engage with our colleagues; to help build businesses that release the potential of the people that work there and above all enjoy what they are doing.

2012 will see my personal growth flow into my business so I can take what I've learned from these masters, mix it with my years of experience and add a little touch of 'me' to help my clients achieve their own goals - and maybe set themselves on a journey they weren't expecting, but one which does them a power of good. Who knows? 2012 is waiting in the wings - opportunity is there for us to grab and I've got long fingers!


I was going to use this post to share with you my word for 2012 and reflect on choosing the word PUBLISH worked out for me in 2011... but this is getting a bit long and I haven't even started on explaining what's going on with those two ladies up top! You'll have to come back tomorrow to read that story.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2012 - may you dreams and hopes come to fruitition. What are you most looking forward to? What's your biggest dream?


So, moving swiftly on. The ladies are a couple of crazy witches brewing up a wild party night. Inspired by lovely Amy's live class, they began life as a couple of models cut out of Elle and stuck onto some scrapbook paper. I gave them a makeover ready for tonight's festivities (them being so not happy with the black and white look)... They were both expecially pleased with the hair - their own being scraped back in a dull ponytail. They are brewing up trouble for tonight... beware of strange haired ladies wanting to kiss you come Midnight....

Here's the full version


  1. Loving your witches. Your year ahead sounds awesome, hope you achieve all you set out to achieve. Happy 2012, hugs Annette x

  2. Great painting. Love how you have used the Fairy Tale paper for the background! Valerie

  3. Those ladies look like they are up to all good!!!;) Happy New Year, Miss Wright Stuff!!! LOL See you on the flip side.

  4. love these sassy ladies and am so pleased that you are happy with the direction you're heading in and so positive for 2012. woshing you only good things.xx

  5. I like your painting very cheerful. I am a fan of TED too!!! I wish you a wonderful and creative new year :)

  6. HI Lisa..beautiful post..gorgeous witchy type of kindreds..we'd get along fabulously!
    Wishing you a beautiful 2012 full of magic and dreams and sparkles!
    Victoria~your far away friend always...

  7. happy new year to you too! can't wait to hear about how your word worked out for you last year and see what you're working with for 2012 so i'll check back in soon! :)

  8. How wonderful, Lisa, in that the realization of your goals...and improving yourself will overflow into the lives of others...

    I feel your voracity in needing/wanting to attain the stuff your dreams are made are going to have an incredible 2012...I just know it!

    Here's to eating up all the deliciousness that is Life!! Figuratively, of course, I'll be trying to dwindle down my middle, too...haha! :)


  9. It's been fun following your blog this year...hoping you will link in with your chosen word for 2012 over at the blog hop on Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year Lisa! Here's hoping your dreams come true; you work hard and I'm sure you will achieve your goals.

    And - yes your gals, here, do look like they're scheming :)

  11. Happy New Year Lisa, so lovely to have been in contact with you throughout 2011 and hope to see more/hear more/do more in 2012 :) I love ambitious, exciting plans and yours sound great! And as for books, I can never get enough of them, your sound good! I´m off to start commiting to paper (good ole notebooks eh?) some of my ideas for 2012.

    Hope you had a great night last night and speak soon.


  12. Happy New Year Lisa!! Love these girls!! Amazing colors in this piece!

    Wishing you all the best of good health, love, and happiness for 2012!!


  13. You seem to have an action-packed year planned. I wish you oodles of luck and a very happy New Year.
    Best wishes!

  14. Your an amazing artist and I am go glad that you share all of these beautiful pieces with us.
    Happy New Year

  15. They're both quite bewitching! And how fun, I recognize that background paper from a mask giveaway I hosted a few months ago.

  16. Beautiful painting! I love the green witches hair.

    It sounds like you and I have similar tastes in books/authors. Looking forward to tomorrow's review and announcement of the WotY!


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