Sunday, 25 September 2011

Spring Things

~ 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

A Fish Story!

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

Seeing the Changes

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!