Friday, July 20, 2012

Leaf litter

 In my walking with Max I have been seeing a lot of what I call 'quiet' things.
Amongst them is the detritus under the gum trees at this time of the year, well it happens at all times as they shed leaves continuously but when I am looking for something to draw at night, and perhaps use as a bit of textile inspiration they often come to mind. All from my imagination I am afraid.
I love using the inktense and graphitint pencils and adding a bit of water to make them pop a bit.
I do like our gum leaves.
I spent some of yesterday collecting grands from school and pre school yesterday, perhaps I should call my poor old car Pen's taxi, but it is nice to be wanted.
Poor John is trying to make ends meet, since the switch to another dairy company, and with the price of everything going up except what we receive for our milk, a lot due to a stupid carbon tax our stupid Government decided we had to have and the relevant Minister very helpfully the other day said we should just increase our prices, it doesnt work that way mate, we get what the dairy company will pay us and that is almost less than we can produce it for. We may find ourselves in an early grave due to the increased pressures.
Sorry for the rant.
So I havent had a lot of time to do things I want to do, but perhaps tomorrow, off to make my man something nice for dinner.
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Julie said...

Sorry to hear of the economical problems there too! Sad. Your leaves turned out nice. Please don't go to early grave over these pressures around there...just stay happy and positive, OK??? I would seriously miss you, girl!!!
xoxo- Julie

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Penny, Class has been cancelled. Not many numbers just two, the third cancelled last minute!

I apologize!

I will keep you posted for other workshops involving acrylic mix media in free form.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

About the carbon tax, they really do mess up don't they! The paper shufflers and huge companies seem to get away without the troubles that the men and women on the land have to put up with. My sympathy is always with the farmers.