Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Love drawing houses

Over on the sketchbook challenge this month it is houses and homes.
While waiting for John to get the papers this little thing popped onto my page.
Love it.
Dont forget my Give away on my other blog, would love lots of people to enter. Go here
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Give away on my other blog

I have a give away of a small cloth doll on my other blog, here for any who would like to enter. If this does not come up correctly go to my other blog on the side brt.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Messing about

I suddenly realised it has been a long time since I posted on this blog.
I tend to use the other one more and yet this one has more followers, weird.
In doing some tidying up I found a pack of canvas boards, hauled out my seldom used portfolio oil pastels, then a stencil with acrylic paint and finally a scribble on top using the lyra was crayons.
I dont think it looks much like anything any one would hang on a wall but perhaps it will get me back into playing with sketch and paint.
Things have been a bit hectic here, two of our rainwater tanks fell apart so finally we have two smart new plastic ones, and they are almost fully installed. Of course now it will probably stop raining and we want them full before summer arrives.
The changeable so called spring weather, more like back to winter has made my arthritis at times almost unbearable, but the good news is my knee and walking are much better. With spring the grasses start to flower and my hay fever rears its ugly head,
apart from that  we are going about our business, getting the odd nice day in amongst the rain, walking the beach and the cliffs and generally managing to enjoy things in the midst of the odd worry.
I think you might call that normal for our time of life!!
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Sunday, September 01, 2013

This is an Eastern Water dragon

I have been to Coffs Harbour for the cloth doll symposium, what a wonderful 6 days, I had very little time to draw or sketch as we were too busy having fun, making dolls and generally having a great time, go and look at my other blog here http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com to see what I did.
These water dragons were new to me, they were a little like our frilled dragons but much bigger, in all my years holidaying on the east coast I have never seen one. My friend J tells me it is because I dont play golf!!
There were quite a few around the swimming pool area but I didnt manage to get a photo and had to look them up when I returned home.
The weather here has been freezing cold with gales and rain to bright sunshine, and getting warmer for the next few days.
My knee is still not as I would like it, I did lots of walking while I was away, but I think sitting in a plane and airports all day didnt help, and then the change in temperature.
I am walking, but still having to have a lot of rests, so I am playing with finishing off my dolls.
John is off fishing, I hope they get some fresh fish but I am making him a steak and kidney pie for dinner tonight, might be last one I make for a while unless we go back to cold and wet again.
September! Where has the year gone, we are into spring, our busy time with foals due and lots of shows and just generally things happening.
Never a dull moment, just wish I was moving better and not feeling quite so tired.
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