Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More sketches

These are very quick, a crab claw I picked up off the beach the other day and my mother in laws very old darning mushroom, I do every so often darn my socks when a favorite one gets a hole in the toe. I didnt ever know my mother in law as she died when John was eleven but there are several bits and pieces of hers here, she did a lot of very nice embroidery. A lovely walk this morning and a beautiful, rather too warm day, but they are saying we may get some showers. I hope so it is too early for the rain too stop. Look on my other blog ( on the side bar) for a quick wander around the garden.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A little late

I am a bit late with these, a pair of ear rings that I made from aluminium flashing and a lovely broken whelk shell I picked up from the beach a few days ago. I have spent quite a lot of today potting up a few things and weeding, it is a beautiful sunny day and I feel, hay fever or not I have to do a few things in the garden. A friends 75th birthday in Adelaide a lovely deal, great to catch up with old friends, and beautiful setting and food. Today I am a bit tired but trying to get stuff done. A new fabric project.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keys and broken shells

We walked this morning over at Pt Elliot and I searched amongst the shell debris, John found a cowrie but I was looking for something interesting to sketch and found these broken shells. cool and windy today and some rain over night, thank goodness. I think from here on in we start to warm up and stay dry. I am not doing a lot, housework and reading and doing more pages on my altered book, getting a little more adventurous but not sure I am liking what the end result it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

More sketches

A couple more sketches, a small pair of scissors and a pill bottle. I was supposed to be away but it all fell through so I am home doing mundane things, we did have a walk this morning but there has been a change in the weather and some drizzle and its quite cool and windy. Very pleasant falling asleep by the fire over a book after doing the ironing, and some washing.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Another two sketches

A wooden heart that hangs in the sun room and a triangular book I made ages ago in a Maggie Grey on line class (I think) Beautiful weather, I went marketing this morning, John has gone fishing. I need him to dig a couple of holes to put some plants I bought yesterday in, spring is coming here with a mad rush, before we know it it will be hot summer so apart from the hay fever I am enjoying it while I can.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two sketches

Still doing quick sketches, a reel of cotton and an apple I had just taken a bite out of. I think maybe I over did the auto contrast.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Three days of sketches

I am still having problems trying to get the correct photos up from my tablet. I will learn in time I suppose. My love y pale green cymbidium orchid got aphids so I cut off the flower spike, only room for one flower in this tiny sketchbook. I sketched the lovely tree that Robyn Gordon carved for me, and also a sketch taken from a photo as we drove through a Victorian country town the other week. We have been busy and the weather has been all over the place. The girls are home with the ponies after a very successful Adelaide Royal Show, all tired but pleased with themselves.