Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last few sketches

Well there is one more to go before the end of the month, but then I will have to go on and finish the book. Random things that I sketched, a tomato and a feather, a fabric house that didnt scan very well and a wine glass. Very quickly done. This morning John had an appointment with the eye specialist, he is on a list to have his cataract off, goodness knows when, while I waited, had to drive him home as he had drops in his eyes. We had another foal overnight and one in the afternoon yesterday, all really nice. Today is Mason (great grand son) birthday, he will be six and we are going to a barbecue for him tonight. It is school holidays so nice to be able to have it on the actual day. Trouble is it has turned cold and windy with the odd shower of rain, not exactly bbq weather but I dont suppose he will mind. Off to make the potato salad for tonight.

Friday, September 26, 2014

More dailty sketches

Things that sit around on the table next to my chair, a large ball of thread, a cork from a bottle of bubbly, my pin cushion and a few pills. Nothing at all exciting but thins I can take a few minutes to draw. Shopping this morning and then a walk in a small amount of drizzle, home to unpack and put away and then sew more of a little fabric house. I am not sure if I will make more as they are fiddly and time consuming but I will see. Waiting for a new foal, I thought she would have it last night but she is still hanging on, probably tonight.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More sketches

These are very quick, a crab claw I picked up off the beach the other day and my mother in laws very old darning mushroom, I do every so often darn my socks when a favorite one gets a hole in the toe. I didnt ever know my mother in law as she died when John was eleven but there are several bits and pieces of hers here, she did a lot of very nice embroidery. A lovely walk this morning and a beautiful, rather too warm day, but they are saying we may get some showers. I hope so it is too early for the rain too stop. Look on my other blog ( on the side bar) for a quick wander around the garden.

Monday, September 22, 2014

A little late

I am a bit late with these, a pair of ear rings that I made from aluminium flashing and a lovely broken whelk shell I picked up from the beach a few days ago. I have spent quite a lot of today potting up a few things and weeding, it is a beautiful sunny day and I feel, hay fever or not I have to do a few things in the garden. A friends 75th birthday in Adelaide a lovely deal, great to catch up with old friends, and beautiful setting and food. Today I am a bit tired but trying to get stuff done. A new fabric project.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keys and broken shells

We walked this morning over at Pt Elliot and I searched amongst the shell debris, John found a cowrie but I was looking for something interesting to sketch and found these broken shells. cool and windy today and some rain over night, thank goodness. I think from here on in we start to warm up and stay dry. I am not doing a lot, housework and reading and doing more pages on my altered book, getting a little more adventurous but not sure I am liking what the end result it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

More sketches

A couple more sketches, a small pair of scissors and a pill bottle. I was supposed to be away but it all fell through so I am home doing mundane things, we did have a walk this morning but there has been a change in the weather and some drizzle and its quite cool and windy. Very pleasant falling asleep by the fire over a book after doing the ironing, and some washing.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Another two sketches

A wooden heart that hangs in the sun room and a triangular book I made ages ago in a Maggie Grey on line class (I think) Beautiful weather, I went marketing this morning, John has gone fishing. I need him to dig a couple of holes to put some plants I bought yesterday in, spring is coming here with a mad rush, before we know it it will be hot summer so apart from the hay fever I am enjoying it while I can.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two sketches

Still doing quick sketches, a reel of cotton and an apple I had just taken a bite out of. I think maybe I over did the auto contrast.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Three days of sketches

I am still having problems trying to get the correct photos up from my tablet. I will learn in time I suppose. My love y pale green cymbidium orchid got aphids so I cut off the flower spike, only room for one flower in this tiny sketchbook. I sketched the lovely tree that Robyn Gordon carved for me, and also a sketch taken from a photo as we drove through a Victorian country town the other week. We have been busy and the weather has been all over the place. The girls are home with the ponies after a very successful Adelaide Royal Show, all tired but pleased with themselves.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Three days of sketches

Very small and not brilliant but I am somehow managing to get them done, a pony, a frog and a netuke rabbit, actually it may be a hare with amber eyes, it has goldy coloured eyes. The sketchbook is tiny so they are small too, done in pencil which I dont like to use, I may go back to a pen. Beautiful weather, and John tells me we have squid either for dinner tonight or tomorrow. yum.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Fat little bird

I bought this little painted fabric bird from Sally Lampe at Coffs Harbour this time last year. Drawn in pencil today in my little hand made sketch book.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A sketch a day

There are a few blogs out there, Gina Ferrari being one who are doing a sketch a day this month. I thought I might try to as well, we will see how I go, this is in a tiny hand made book I made years ago in a class and have never used.Time to have start it. Some prunes blossom seemed appropriate for the first day of spring, yesterday I think, a bit out of touch with things.

Monday, September 01, 2014

A few sketches from the last week

I did manage to sit one lunch time when we were at the Art is You day and sketched the clock tower at St Kilda, just below the Novotel Hotel. Filling in time while waiting, not sure what I was waiting for, a mad bird and this morning a leaf design, I might use this for something in the stitch line. We had 8 mm of rain over night and although we had a lovely sunny morning, it is now clouding over again. We need the rain desperately. I am being slow, but getting a few things done, clearing out bookshelves is one and John washed the kitchen floor this morning after he spattered oil all over it last night trying to do crispy skinned fish, they were ok but not really crispy skinned.