Monday, August 10, 2015


All this wandering and looking at galleries has made me want to paint. Not terribly well I admit, but at least I had a go. fungi from my imagination. Watercolour.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Moving on

I wasn't sure if the top one was finished and looked at it for a while and then decided to put a wash of gesso over it and add the branch of leaves. I quite liked the depth the background gave it. Leaves are easy to do.I am not a painter, acrylics are not my medium but I seem to have quite a few, so this was fun.

Friday, August 07, 2015


I have been in Adelaide for 2 days and a night. Mostly went up to spend time with P and have a bit of a look at some of the SALA exhibitions.I am afraid I got terribly tired as I have had a few problems with my tummy, not sure what the problem is, stress perhaps. Any way I managed the drive up and back. We saw some lovely, and also not so lovely stuff in some interesting places. Highlights were the magnificent space in the St Peters library, transformed from the original town hall, and some lovely stuff by friends I know displayed in smallish acrylic boxes, books, boxes and embroidery. From there we went to the National Wine Center where there was a great display by mostly emerging artists from Kangaroo Island, called KI Fungi, great space, interesting work, hence my sketchbook jotting, these were really only there to be used for display, and then interestingly this morning I found some ink caps, a very quick sketch using ink and a dropper. now tired and trying to catch up after a morning of shopping and checking of things in the garden, still cold but a bit of sun.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Back to childhood

Today was Lyn's turn on Carla Sonheim's blog and we made birds and bugs in tags using leaves.Great fun. This has been a fabulous set of free classes. As you can see, 2 birds, a cat, or perhaps a fox and a caterpillar. Cold overcast and making my joints ache. Collected oysters, which we are having tonight, battered which we haven't done before. woops, not sure how there are two pictures, but I don't think it matters.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Having fun with a free on line class

Carla Sonheim has a free on line class, supposedly for children but adults can join too. As you an see I have joined in, the first were Picasso dogs and the next night sky is put up by, oh dear, can't remember who. Any way they have been fun to do. It has been very cold all day and I have a running nose, so a nice thing to do on such a miserable day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


While doing a bit of tidying up I found this canvas, which had a small hole in it. I pulled it out, patched the back with tape and gessoed it. In doing so knocked the gesso over and made a lovely mess! ! I then threw some paint at it, J doesn't like it, I don't do abstracts but it has grown on me a bit. I can always gesso over it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Shells and other things

Not so much of my boots with my sketchbook, it is finally what I would call a proper winter, freezing cold and showers all day. Infact every time I went out I came in wet. These are things by my chair by the fire, odds and ends, broken shells and my favorite grey turbans. something to do. I have been tidying the house and doing mundane chores and have another pair of little dolls under way but after a visit to my doctor yesterday when he told me my sugar levels were up and I am to go on another pill and was I walking. Well no not at the moment so I am doing circuits of the house. There is no point in walking when when I cant see because of the rain and my rubber boots hurt and I am so bundled up it takes ages for my clothes to dry when I come in. I know, I am a wuss. I do hope it stops raining soon but according to the weather lot not until the week end. Which is when I have a class over at Goolwa. Looking forward to that.