Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Confetti balloons, idea from the wonderful @mandycrandell

Happy New Year! 2012, I think we are going to be great friends. I want to spend more time in my studio and less time on netflix. I want to eat better and move more. I want to drink more water. I want to track my to-do and daily lists more consistently. I want to be happier in my day to day, but doesn’t everyone?

Last night we went to my brother and sister in law’s house for New Year’s Eve festivities. Shortly before midnight we went to the park across the street and popped stuff in celebration. My sister bought party poppers and I blew up confetti balloons, pictured above. The idea came from here. Funny, when I was remembering her post I thought she used clear balloons and colorful square confetti. I thought I came up with the white balloons and silver stars myself, doh. While we were preparing for the evening, Matt started blowing one of the balloons up at home and it got away from him, spewing stars all over our living room. Tiny, miniature, shiny stars. Everywhere. I imagine we will be finding them for quite some time. We’ve picked up tons, but the light catches from a different direction and new ones are revealed. I most recently found one in our bedroom.

Another pretty awesome thing from last night was that my sister and I made Cornish Pasties. My sister snapped the picture above of our uncooked pasties. We made it simple, using store bought pie crust. They were so quick to make and everyone loved them. I can’t stop thinking about them. I think I am going to try and make them again tomorrow. Sorry, Madison, you might be seeing less of me.
Happy 2012!
Happy New Year!


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Happy New Year to you as well! New years is my favorite holiday. Dress up pretty, stay up late, drink, and eat!

    Also, I love pasties. In high school I lived in an old cornish mining town, and pasties were what we made for fundraisers. I have probably put together a thousand of them!

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