an Instagram version of finding the silver lining

This past year has been so busy and full and running in circles that it's taken me a while to take notice of all the amazing wonderful that has happened. 
So much wonderful. 
I have met and become friends with some people who I feel I will be real true friends with for ever. That's probably the best thing ever. 
People who get me, who want to get me, who want to learn to know me, who want to hang out with me, and who like what I do. 

Isn't that pretty bl**dy cool!!!

I'm at the point now where I'm thinking.planning.writing.dreaming.deciding what direction to work towards next year. In terms of creative-ness, and craftiness, and making, and doing. In terms of making a business out of what I like to do, and what I can do, and what I have been doing.
The meeting of some of these people is spurring me in directions I think I would never have considered moving in. That's good. That's excellent. Having inspiration and motivation from other creative people.

I wanted to share just a small snippit of the creative wonderful-ness I'm enjoying this week (mostly links from Instagram, as I still find that place so good for every day spirit-lifting)
look up and down by my Instagram friend Lisa Solomon (IG name is @lisasolomon)
Alex Falkiner - everything.EVERYTHING that Alex does is freaking amazing. Go follow her on Instagram for starters (IG name is @alfalky)
Foxs Lane - Kate simply is well.... you know what. Go check out her blog, and her IG feed and decide what fantastic words you can think of to say about Kate (IG name is @foxslane)
and lastly the real-life, in-flesh, I-can-hug-her friend who has been just the bestest find this year. Jo makes me laugh, and she gets me, and she's super the coolest gal I know (really), and much too humble for her wonderful goodness and amazing talents, and the things she does. She's wonderfully good and nice too. And her whole family are swell as well. Jo says great words like fab and swell and awesome. (IG name is @oliveandthevolcano)

*I think that photo is about finding the silver lining and all that. It rained today and was sunny as well. I think that just about sums up life - it rained and then was sunny, and rained again, a bit.