UPDATE : 23 March 2020

A Note From Marie

To my fellow bloggers I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise.

I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I'm not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone.

My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way)and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

A big thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness and good wishes.

From Marie aka Ozstuff

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Three Muses Challenge - LOVE

I heard an old song this week - Joni Mitchell's "From both sides now".  I love her lyrics and it seems she looked at love from both sides but she really doesn't know love at all.  I was inspired to create two pictures to depict both sides and I hope I am forgiven for posting both of them.
Go HERE for credits.
Create an art journal page showing us what love means to you (not necessarily the Valentine's Day ideal).  For those who don't know what an art journal page is, it is simply a page with artwork and some text or even a single word.  In other words, it is freestyle and the way you approach the theme is up to you.  Have fun!


  1. My loving Heart is on my blog. thanks for looking. xx

  2. Stupendous work, Marie!! My loving couple is on my blog HERE

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Marie!Mine is here:

  4. Maybe I really don't understand the art journal concept Marie... Anyway, my attempt is at:
    Sim's Work

  5. And,our dear 3 muses... mmmm, for next week, about the black and white theme, did you mean whitout greys?
    Thanks a lot huns! :)

  6. Fabulous pictures both...


  7. Both your samples are fabulous, Marie!
    Mine on: http://korttipaikka.blogspot.fi/
    Thanks for looking:)

  8. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so I had fun with my collage! You can find it here!


  9. Great samples as always Marie...but I LOVE your clown!!
    My piece of LOVE is on my blog at


  10. My piece is on my blog here.

    Thanks for looking.

  11. My love is here: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2014/02/love-is-forever-promise-that-lasts.html

  12. That smily joker looks so sad is the true example of ups and downs in life.
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  13. Would love to see more posts regarding to three muses.
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