So in the spirit of being kind to myself - rather than beating myself up further, I'm going to write a few 'year in review' entries to finish off 2013. A bite size task - more manageable and there is not one for every month either . . . surely that's achievable?!
I lovingly refer to the cupboard space under my stairs as the 'hell hole'. If you ever need anything it is always at the back - and when you take stuff out, it's volume expands making it a real challenge to fit back in!
Below are the 'before' and 'after' shots. I'm too ashamed to show the 'in progress' ones with my front room carpet, sofa and all other available surfaces fully covered . . . and me looking on thinking why on earth did I start this.
I'm happy to report that this space has been maintained through 2013 and although I have to move boxes to get to the back everything is neatly stored, labelled and has a home making it so much easier to find what you need quickly!
The weather was bad in February and trying to get a photo shoot in the diary was a challenge. The river ran too high for the boys to safely row from Maidenhead Rowing Club so this was a true 'collage' of images to make a final composition.
On maybe the only sunny Saturday in February we managed to meet and get some photos at the Rowing Club - including some shots of Jo and the family dog Russ to incorporate. From these I developed a series of sketched compositions for Jo to choose from.
The image of Jo's hubby was taken in their garden and emailed to me - as was a picture of their son and his chums rowing.
The finished result was revealed at a fund raising event at Maidenhead Rowing Club in March and got a lot of positive comments.