The 'Three Sisters' & the Jameison Valley ...... one of the 'touristy' spots in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Whose 'Creative Corner' I hear you ask???

Hi, I'm Chris Bennett AKA 'Chris in Oz'. I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (affectionately known as 'Oz' or 'The Land Down-Under'). I'm in my mid-50's, have been married for 30+ years to THE most wonderful man and I'm the PROUDEST MUM of 2 grown children. My DS is into photography and has taken some amazing shots. You can see some of them in 'Simon's Gallery'. My DD is a High School teacher who is committed to educating our youth of today. I was a Teacher/Assistant Principal in the field of Special Education for over 16 years until I retired in June 2004.

I've been involved in art and craft activities for most of my life and I became a 'stampaholic' and 'technique junkie' to 'save my sanity' after an injury in 2003. I began by making cards and slowly, but surely, became addicted to ATCs, hand-made books, altered books, boxes, bottles, tins, jigsaw puzzles and anything else that stands still long enough to be altered. I love texture and colour and I'm gradually stepping outside my comfort zone to experiment and explore other media and styles. Check out 'My Gallery' to see some more of my work.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also take photos, I don't know how 'good' my photos are, but I just love to take them ...... so every now and then I might just sneak one in ...... I hope you don't mind!!! Well, not too much!!! LOL!!!

Friday, 6 February 2009

One World - One Heart Update

311 Down, 600 to go!!!

OMG, this event just gets bigger and better each year. Lisa Swifka needs to be congratulated 'big time' for putting this together again this year. I have no idea how or what process Lisa has had to work through, but I can only imagine that the time and effort involved has been absolutely humungous!!! I, for one, am truly appreciative of Lisa's commitment to this outstanding event.

I've managed to visit 311 wagons from the 'Gypsy Caravan' so far, with 600 still to see. I've been blown away by some of the generous give-aways out there and truly inspired to create more often and become more adventurous with my 'art'. I promise to visit each and every one of theses wonderful wagons before the cut-off time because I don't want to miss out on experiencing the talent of the wonderful group of 'artists' that Lisa has managed to get together.

One more time - LISA SWIFKA, YOU ROCK!!!

Until next time......

Chris in Oz


jonaks said...

lucky you I guess I had visited more than 200 blogs yet. got so busy and connection not so good. don't forget to drop by my blog too. I'm listed at #481.

Sarah said...

Chris - thanks for popping by my blog!! I adore your Header - what a stunning place to live!!! I think I've hit about 250 or soooo!! It is amazing!! Wonderful to meet you!!!

Rena Sawatski said...

Hi Chris, I so enjoy seeing your art and am sure the winners were thrilled with your give-aways.

I I have given you a blog award, I hope you accept it, just go to my blog to see details....hugs