Friday, October 26, 2012

House Number 5

Welcome to the "Blog Hoppers" blog hop for October.
This month, we are looking at numbers that are important in our lives. 
When I was thinking about this, I couldn't go past the number 5. No matter how I look at it, every single house that I have lived in long term or owned as been a number 5 house.  Don't know what it means in Numerology terms, but that is the way it is.
I came home from a hospital as a baby and lived at 14A Ipswich St for 22 years.  In Numerology, you have to add the digits together until you get a single figure so 1+4=5.  The first house I bought was number 68 Woodend Rd.  6+8 = 14, 1+4=5. I lived there for 5 years. Then when Mark and I moved to Mackay we bought a house numbered 5.  We've lived here now for nearly nine years.
Just to continue the importance of the number, our son was born on the 14th as well!!
So, you see, 5 is a VERY important number in my life :)

This is what I did to illustrate this story.

I did plan on doing a layout about the house we live in now, but in my usual organised fashion I couldn't find the picture, so I decided to do a little mixed media art instead.  As I was running out of time I cheated a little bit and used cut outs from Christy Tomlinson's Pink Paislee line.  Thank heavens for my new heat tool as well, as there were lots of layers in this piece that needed to dry before I applied the first layer.  I was VERY pressed for like the last minute, hey?
I have used a WOW - Words or Whatever Altamatz "Clouds 12x12 ALTA026" to apply some texture paste too.
I did my journalling by typing out what I wanted to say on strips of masking tape.  If you want to find out how to do this - it isn't tricky - let me know and I'll post a quick tute :)

Thanks for popping by my blog, don't forget to hop on to th next lovely lady - Sharryn  -  on my list to continue.

Kerri Geoghegan
Lucy O'Malley


Sonia said...

Monique, great minds HEY!! Number 5 Energetic Outgoing

Scrappingdownalane said...

Lovely take on the number theme, I love your little canvas, thanks for sharing it with us xx

Chloe :-) said...

What a beautiful canvas! Pretty amazing about the number 5 featuring so much in your life! :-)

Marcia said...

Wow, that's a lot of fives! Gorgeous canvas, I'm loving your colours.

xx M