Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sketching and playing

I am trying to knit a 'simple' but to me complicated shawl, I cant do it and watch something I have to concentrate!
In between trying to get this house back into order, we had to pull a very large bookcase apart as the shelves had dropped and so when it was finally fixed a lot of books had to be moved.
My 'bits' (of me!) have not been behaving so in between activity (and knitting) I have also sat and sketched a few odds and ends.
My feet are not good but I have really enjoyed these fashion figures, the first coloured with inktense pencils and water, I havent dont any thing to the second as I messed up a foot but I rather liked the way the clothes and figures flow.
We walked this morning, not far as the tide was in and there was sea weed on the beach which makes for uncomfortable walking but I did find this half of a hammer oyster.
You really cant do the pearlised bit justice whith a sketch, and again the inktense pencils..
I am going to practice more of these little ladies.
Lots of wind today, and quite warm, all the autumn leaves around the house are falling at a great rate and we have been blowing them into piles to collect and rot down over winter.
We are supposed to have a damp few days ahead, I do hope so as we need the growth to give us something for the cows to eat.
I have been told that hay is very hard to come by, we have had about 8 months of very below average rainfall, I know it has been summer but we do expect some rain in that time.
It always amazes me that no one even realises we are in drought and how hard we have been hit, but the WA grain farmers suddenly scream (and they did get some crops off) and they are given a hand out.
If only the Aussie dollar wasnt so high against the American dollar we would be in a far better position.
Fine for people going overseas but hopeless for exporters.
I think I should stop ranting and go and see about dinner!
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