Thursday, June 30, 2011


Time for a little bit of play in my sketchbook. Pen and water soluble pencils.
Still relaxing, my turn to do most of the main course for 9 people tonight.
Hope I dont wreck it! Massive lump of beef cooked in the BBQ. and a warm roasted mixed veg salad.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

From my sketchbook

Just a couple of sketches done in the last day or so, we are here in Queensland, at the moment in Surfers Paradise, windy and a little cool and today showers, all conducive to relaxing (apart from the midge bites, for some reason I forgot about them and they have eaten me alive, I now have about 3 different anti itch creams, I hope one works, last night was not much fun.)
Blogging may be a bit hit and miss, more on my other blog as photos are easy, we will be here for a week or so, so far the house sitter is coping at home, so I hope it will continue to be easy for her.
Off to sit and enjoy a wine and nibbles. Cheers!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Could be my worst nightmare!

I am aching in places I hoped I wouldnt after my physio yesterday, she did say I could get a bit sore as she had worked hard, well I am, so a rather jangly looking figure which is about how I feel.
It can only get better!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mambray Creek lunch

We had the most incredible food while we were doll making at Mambray Creek, all sorts of different soups, rolls, tea and coffee and for Grace's birthday on the last day a ymmy fantastic black forrest cake.
We were very spoilt.
My doll was mostly painted, she was a doll based on anmetal interior with some cloth and then covered with cotton lycra which was painted with gesso and other paints for a flesh colour. I painted my dolls eyes, the others had porcelane doll eyes set in but my face was so tiney she was painted all the way through.
Great fun, she is on my other blog on the side bar in yesterdays post.
I had the cortisone injection in my shoulder yesterday. I think a small amount of improvement, I hope so although the whole prognosis of the shoulder joint isnt terribly good. We will wait and see.
The physio tomorrow may be able to tell me more, as I cant see my GP until we get back from Queensland in the middle of next month.
It was interesting having your whole spine X rayed, even had to open my mouth!
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Not up to standard

Quick sketch of Coffin Bay done when it wasnt so wet and cold, while waiting for the fishermen to return. Lots of boats of all kinds.
We leave to morrow, early, I to Mambray Creek where I will spend the week end making a doll and John home to unpack by himself.
Sort of wish I was going with him.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


I have got into the swing of painting daily at the moment, a bit late but finally. I couldnt crop this to my liking so you just have the sketchbook page.
They are huge birds, and this one was quite magnificent.
They can be rather intimidating if you are cleaning fish and several have gathered around and are clacking their beaks at you.
weather ok a bit of sun, some wind occasional drizzle. Actually lovely for a walk and then in by the fire.
Shame it is almost over.
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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Coffin Bay, along the oyster walk

It is very windy today, not terribly nice outside and once more the oysters, which I love upset my tummy so I spent a lot of the night racing to the loo.
I seem to be ok now thank goodness.
So out with the paints, the trees are very low and scrubby, sitting almost bonsai like on top of the small limestone cliffs with plenty around so close to the sea that did not make it.
Huge sandhills in the National Park dominate around the further edges of this huge Bay.
Maybe I will get couple more done but at the moment I am enjoying walking and hand sewing.
I hope every one had a good week end.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dandy Lion

This little bit of silliness started life as a small sketch of a dandelion flowere in the garden here which then morphed into this withn a few silly strokes of my pen. I was going to colour him in but the fellows are back from a not terribly good days fishing and the computer is needed.
to see photos of what I have been doing go here.
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