Sunday, 25 September 2011
~ This week I spotted my first water dragon of the spring/summer season , it's been really warm and sunny, perfect weather for them!
~ We sat in our sunroom over a beer and planned a holiday for next year. Thinking about it is almost as good as the real thing!
~ Went to our son's High School graduation ceremony, now he has to knuckle down for the Higher School Certificate exam coming up soon. Then school is out!
~ Listening to Spring rain falling heavily on our rooftop tonight, such changeable weather!
~ Iv'e been busy in the shoe shop with lots of people coming in for their summer sandals. Love the buzz....
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
For some time now I have been in the midst of writing and illustrating a small children's story. I have progressed much further than this pic shows, I am only sharing the very early birth process here..... They are absorbing illustrations and I love the challenge!
Illustrate, then mask, then wash, then paint, then decorate... lots of concentration required! I am happy with how she has turned out so far and only have two more pages yet to go.
The story is very simple verse and the illustrations fun and colourful. I am posting this to give myself a shove in the direction of finishing what I have started. Onward to the finish line....!
Sunday, 4 September 2011
I've been looking back over old posts and I can see a change in me. Olivia, ever intuitive, has pointed it out on a couple of occasions. We change all the time and sometimes it's easy to see, often it creeps up on us.
My life is so full these days - work is wonderful and I just love the people that come into the shop. They all have their stories/problems/joys and share these pieces of themselves willingly with me. I feel as though I am a sales assistant slash psychiatrist more often than not!
Life at the villa is happy and relaxed....... we are enjoying gradually making improvements to it. I bought a large cane chair recently at the Salvo's Op shop for our sunroom and I am having the cushion re-upholstered. This is a simple pleasure for me and I can't wait to see the result!
Days at the gym are lots of fun. Who would have thought I'd be saying that about repetitious exercise!
I am back on facebook too, after a long break and I'm loving seeing what everyone is up to!
Mind body and soul all doing well!!
The pic of the boat I took a couple of years ago down at a local waterfront. There is a pair of ducks on the deck of the boat and I posted it just because I love it!