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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

From my sketchbook

Wow, over a month since I posted here. I think as I feel fitter I have less time to play, although I am having a few problems with my repaired knee. I think the shoulder is getting better though. I have also started driving again, freedom!! I drove up to Adelaide and back on Thursday, tiring but proving I can do it. Will try not to have such a long gap next time, and produce something better than these.

Monday, May 25, 2015

silly sketch

Not a lot of sketching has been done. I am doing more around the house and then falling in a heap. Cleaned out a pantry cupboard yesterday that I found had an ants nest in it, I managed to throw out a lot of stuff and got it all back in today.So annoying that it all leaves me feeling exhausted. A lovely sunny day at last.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

More from my sketchbook

As you can see I have been playing again when I get bored. I am only using a tiny little book and mostly pen IL which doesn't always photograph well although my little Samsung notebook does a good job. Some of these I may colour later. Playing with shapes. I am finding the new exercise my physio gave me to do rather more taxing than the others so once more back to good days and bad days and changing the pain medication once again but on the whole I feel progress is being made. A lovely day today, the sun is shining and the noise of the blower on the roof as John cleans the gutters isn't exactly music to my ears but probably means he thinks it will rain soon. We have had a huge amount of leaves falling this year. I do hope the fishing crew over at Coffin Bay are having a good time and that lots of fish are being caught.Sad we are missing it again this year.